Here I am, staring at a blank canvas whilst I’m stuck in my thoughts. It isn’t because I don’t know what to write; it’s because there is so much I want to say.
I fell in love with writing ever since I was a young child. My brain always felt like it was going haywire; there were so many things I wanted to creatively express, and I found that comfort in a pen and paper.
As I’ve grown older, the only thing that has remained consistent in my life is my love for writing.
If you’re reading this, the odds are that you agree. So, why do we do it?
I believe it’s a beautiful form of expression. We all give a piece of ourselves in different ways, but for me, writing allows me to say and express things that I couldn’t in any other way. It’s an escape – it’s an opportunity to move away from the noise and unload the thoughts in your head. Then, we rinse and repeat.
For many of us, writing is a reliever – a form of therapy, if you like. Just like how going to the gym and exercising makes us feel good, writing has the ability to give you that same high – a surge of endorphins rushing through your body, causing you to feel good about yourself. Isn’t it crazy and amazing that writing is able to do that?
Whether you’re writing a short story or a blog about your favourite movies of 2022, you love what you’re doing because you’re giving a piece of yourself in every word you write. That is why we do it.
Life will go on; things will happen, and things will change. What will not change? If you can relate to what I’ve said, you’ll never stop picking up that pen or opening that blank canvas.