I write because…
… my brain is a mangled ball of string and I like to make sense of it
… I like to remember my thoughts and my processes
… I find it interesting
… I am a practical sorter – I have to think out my problems rather than internalise them
… I love writing
… I like creating a little corner of the internet for my thoughts
… I hope to help or motivate people
… I like the idea of being able to help people out of a scenario or situation with my knowledge or advice or understanding
… It’s different to everything else I do in my life
… I love touch typing and using my computer
… I like being drawn into the item I am writing about
… I like being taken away from day to day life to write
… I get a buzz from it all
… I have always dreamt of being a writer or being a successful novelist
… It doesn’t fit with my normal personality or life decisions.
Ultimately there is a huge range of reasons why I write… as you can see from above. I am of the belief that you should do what you enjoy – not what is correct, or normal, or the right thing at the right time – but what makes you happy. What helps to destress you.
I am naturally quite an under confident person – I have managed to manipulate my personality to being more forthcoming and ‘bubbly’ (what a word…) because it opens a lot more doors than being shy does (if you’re shy – seriously try it. Tips on the subject to come in another blog!). I do love to be quiet and in my own space for this reason – much to everyone’s unbelief.
When a problem manages to get onto my blog, in the form of a blog post, this indicates that I have accepted the problem, analysed and sorted it all out. Probably with a lot more criticism and a few more tears than you can imagine happens during this process.
I have been told that I am over critical of myself – this may be true – but something that I have realised whilst analysing how critical I am of myself – is that I don’t let other people be my critic – sure, a lot of people with tell me what they think, and why it is wrong etc… but I like to make sure that any change is done in my own will and at the correct time for me.
I am a firm believer that God creates scenarios that enable one to grow as an individual – and going back to the Chimp Post… how you deal with the scenario is your own decision and writing is my way of dealing with scenarios.
I do mix learning with pleasure – most of the time I write in a happy and productive mood – it’s only about 25% that I write and it still hurts. But in the words of Kelly Clarkson, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.
I write because I love it and it makes me happy and relaxed. The comments, views, likes are just a bonus.