I don’t consider myself a writer, I cannot even align myself with people who is really good in composing grammatically correct sentences with eloquence in speaking their minds and hearts. I wish I am. I know I can improve in time but forcing myself to be one is not in my vocabulary. Not that I don’t believe in myself, but because I know who I am and I know what I am capable of.
Why am I writing? What motivates me to pursue this kind of craft? One of the reasons, of course, is to express my thoughts and feelings. But the quote below summarizes it all:
Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. – The Courage to Heal
I do understand that if I am not going to write about my life and experiences, about my thoughts and feelings, who would? If there’s someone in this world who knows exactly what’s inside my heart and mind (aside from God, of course) it would be me. Oftentimes than not, other people may even deny, trivialize, and distort facts in their favor. There’s more to writing than merely speaking our minds and hearts. As I’ve mentioned with my previous posts, it is sharing a part of my soul. It is making others understand me deeply and personally. It is an antidote for stress and a source of joy and happiness.
How about you? Do you agree with what I say about writing? What are your thoughts about this? I am so excited to read your comments.