I Write Because: Great Reasons For Writing Every day
Why do you write? I recently saw the writing prompt “I WRITE BECAUSE”, and I thought what a brilliant idea. We all blog for different reasons and I would be the first to admit that I write to make money but that is only one part of the story. My love affair with writing, heck, words, in general, began very early, as early as I can remember and I never dreamed it could actually be a career for me.
At the core, I write because my soul demands it! I remember in the first grade when we were made to keep a journal and how everyone moaned and groaned. I was horrified because one, what would I write about? And two, the thought of my teacher reading my personal thoughts was too much for a shy, sensitive girl to bear. Up to this day, writing has been my salvation, my therapy, my confidant and now my way to be heard by the world. If that’s not enough here are the reasons I write and why you should too:
It’s Better Than Talking
As someone who has a tendency for social awkwardness, writing has always been a way for me to really be heard and get my point across. It is so difficult sometimes when having conversations because often the words come out wrong. Who has been there? You meant to say one thing and something totally different actually poured from your lips. Too often in my case. It is one of the reasons I detest speaking on the phone.
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Empty Your Mind
I am an overthinker and by that I mean I literally think all the time which would be ok if it was one track, but I am literally thinking a million thoughts and ideas at the same time, which are screaming to come out. If you ask any of my real-life or Internet friends they would all surely agree, I talk too much and at times it doesn’t make sense. My mind is racing too fast. Writing allows me to catalog my thoughts in a way that is organized.
I hate negativity! I would be lying if I said I never had negative thoughts, of course, I do, everyone does. I learned (of course from a book) that writing down your negative thoughts was a great way to deal with anxiety and actually allows you to find common sense answers. I have of course been journaling since I was a teenager because let’s face it nobody wants to hear your problems day in and day out.
It helps to get them out and read them back so you can not be a powder keg of stress and emotion, find ways to work through a problem that doesn’t involve the brain’s tendency to go to doom. You need to get things out! Keeping your emotions inside can destroy you emotionally and physically.
Are You A Visual Learner?
It was challenging for me in school, you know the scene the teacher stands at the head of the class teaching you and in the best case scenario you are soaking up the knowledge quickly because,shit, they only have an hour to get it done. I felt stupid a lot, I’m not going to lie it was one of the chief reasons I didn’t go to college.
Once class was over I pretty much forgot it all, Why? I am a visual learner. I have to see it and the truth is, writing things down manually with pen and paper is how I remember things. That is what I love about online learning is you can learn at your pace and read it over and over until you get it.
I hope the reasons I write inspire you to start writing and reading more. Why do you write? Let me know in the comments!