I write, or type, because it is therapeutic. Both writing and typing are as relaxing to me as knitting is to others. Since childhood, I’ve used writing as a way to release my frustrations, clarify my thoughts, and identify solutions to problems. Writing is similar to having a conversation with oneself, but without appearing mentally ill to the outsider. Reading what I’ve written gives me a different perspective. I often find it necessary to leave my writing, overnight. When I return to it, the next day, I am then able to delete the thoughts that were based purely on emotion, and focus on the issues that are truly important.
Writing gives me an outlet for the thoughts that fill my head on most days. The big questions in life, the little questions, they all contribute to this ongoing dialogue in my mind, day after day.
To write, is to create, to tell my life’s story, to celebrate, to mourn, to share lessons learned, and to interact with new friends I might not have made, otherwise.