A friend asked me a question the other day, why do I write? And it got me thinking.
I guess that ultimately I write because it provides me with clarity. As bizarre as it may sound, sometimes I don’t know exactly how I feel or what I think until I’ve put my thoughts down on a piece of paper (or a Word document) and read it through. It’s like a release, equal to the satisfaction of hitting a punching bag when you’re angry or jumping up in the air when you’re happy. And so in writing I find that I’m able to put a lot of the issues that I’m going through to bed.
I also get the chance to tap into a different side of my personality that not many people know about, the deep-thinking side, which is probably why a few of my friends have been so taken aback when they’ve read some of my posts; they just can’t comprehend how such insightful thoughts could have possibly come out of little old me! I’m generally known to be the tough sarcastic one who can handle anything, but my blog allows me to break free from that mould. I get to reveal my thoughtful and vulnerable side too through this outlet and I love it, because even the toughest people need to break down and talk about their feelings sometimes.
And so ultimately I would say that writing is less of a hobby and more of a necessity for me and you can bet that I’ll keep this blog going until the day comes that I can say otherwise 🙂
19 thoughts on “Why Do I Write?”
LOL, well said. I write for clarity, too.
Glad we have that in common, thanks for stopping by 🙂
Good point! This is true for me, too. Thanks for articulating it.
No worries, I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😀
We don’t think about writing: we write to think.
Thanks for sharing. 🙂
100% agree with you on that Poipella, thanks for your comment 🙂
Write to reflect and to be gratitude
Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Welcome and thank you for your visit too 🙂
I’m very glad you do write this little ole blog of yours. I love getting to know the vulnerable side of you 🙂
Awww thanks Ken, I really appreciate your comment 🙂
Exactly! just today i realized this after i did my blog! i felt light and concentrated. yup thanks for articulating it.
No worries, I’m glad I could be of help 🙂
I have two stock answers for the “why do you write” query. The first answer, the sincere one, is “because I can’t not write.” But, if i’m feeling–smug, intolerant, impatient, grumpy, whatever, I just say “Why don’t you?” It’s sort of i-know-you-are-but-what-am-I-?-ish, but….
Haha I think I like the second response better 😛 thanks for stopping by!
Yes, writing is just not a hobby…rightly said, it is in fact has become a part of our living and thinking, it becomes such an integral part that we just cannot escape it or avoid it as it is deep within and drives our motivation and the satisfaction…writing is just wonderful…
Clarity definitely is an outcome of writing and it is indeed process of better clarification with self and a creative composition…Happy Writing!!!
I’m so glad that you share my sentiments Nihar 🙂 Thanks for your comment!
“Why do we write?” I think it’s because deep inside there is this persistent, courageous, and undeniable spirit that fights to get out and be heard.
I completely agree with you 🙂 Glad you liked the post!