Why do I write?
I’ve been pondering this question for a few months, while trying to work through some emotional issues and stressors.
My original premise was:
- I write to work through life issues and desires
- To daydream
- Hehe, for lack of a better term, “to boldly go” where I have never gone before
- To make the thousands of different voices and dreams and “stories”, quiet down. If I could just get them on paper, maybe my mind would feel a little less chaotic. Plus I like the idea of reading my crazy stories on paper. ;)
- To tell a story no one has ever told
Hmmm, since this seems to be more and more difficult to do…
- To retell a story with my own creative twists
- To feel alive
Words, stories, music, drama (not the kind on social media, LOL. The kind where two opposing characters meet, and work through their differences in sometimes, the noisiest, yet most beautiful imagery.)…
It all awakens me. It gives me purpose. It builds me up. Words and music fill my cup, break me down, build me up.
Stories (both written and on screen) give me hope when I have none. They make me feel beautiful, even when I feel I am not. They give me strength to push through another day, and make that one count.
I think that’s why I prefer Disney stories and shows / movies with cheesy, sentimental endings.
The Princess Bride, Ella Enchanted, Never Ending Story, Frozen, Chronicles of Narnia, Seventh Heaven, High School Musical, pretty much all Cinderella movies, Maleficent…
They all bring me joy. ‘Happily ever afters’ make me feel like anything is possible.
This is why I write. I write to connect with my soul, my passion, my energies, and hopefully, with others.
It’s 9:30 am, Sunday morning, and this is the first time I have felt clear minded enough to articulate my thoughts in a good while, so I’m typing them down as quickly as I can, before I lose my clear moment.
For those who don’t know; I am staying away from social media for a while until I can get my emotions and life back in control.
A good friend blessed me by suggesting I craft and do what made me happy. So I’m knitting and making scrabble tile jewelry. (And as crazy as it sounds, I am cleaning!) I’m also purging the house, little by little, to get rid of all the “junk” we don’t need.
I’m hoping to start writing again soon.
Good Lord, you would not believe the killer stories I have mostly written, plus the new ones that are floating through my head!
They are so different and amazingly crazy- LOL, I know, I should probably try for a few less “out there” stories. But these are the ones my creative side keeps bringing to the table.
And this is one of the reasons I write.
- I write to embrace my crazy, creative side.
Anyone else? Why do you write?
Thanks for stopping by. I’m off to knit. (I’m almost finished with my daughter’s birthday blanket. I started it in September. Hehe, her birthday was in October :) )