Today I’m going to write another post that’s not directly related to anxiety. However it is related to something really important to me: writing.
I know that the title of this post sounds like a typical assignment that an English teacher might give, but I really feel like talking about writing today and what it means to me.
I think the significance of writing has changed over time. When I was younger, I just liked writing poems, stories, and my thoughts because it was fun. It was mainly just because I liked creating things. Plus, I loved (and still do love) reading and so I wanted to share my own poems, songs, and stories and hopefully one day be an author.
It wasn’t until my anxiety came along that I really started writing in terms of trying to help both myself and others. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I had tons of journals and diaries when I was younger and I wrote to help myself figure out things about myself and the world around me, but I didn’t really write for others. However, once I discovered that I could not only help myself, but other people that deal with similar issues, I really started to sink my teeth into it and enjoy it.
This brings me to something else. Writing means communication and connection. I’ve met so many wonderful people through blogging and writing. I never expected so many people to go through what I do in terms of anxiety and I never expected so many people to enjoy my writing. Also, I honestly didn’t expect to meet so many people through here, let alone so many wonderful people.
I really do love writing. I must say that I don’t really remember a time when I wasn’t writing. It might sound cliche, but it’s true. I remember this one time I was out with my mom and I was narrating what I was doing in my head. It was almost like I was Lucas from One Tree Hill when he’s narrating what’s going on in the beginning of the show. I think that just goes to show how much reading and writing means to me.
I think when you find something meaningful that you love to do, that you should use it in the best possible way. I hope that through my words, I can inspire as many people that have inspired me and maybe even more. I hope that I can not only be a good writer in terms of writing good stories and poetry, but also in terms of writing on here.
I just wanted to write about how much writing means to me. I think it deserves its own post!
*I’d like to dedicate this post to my dad. I believe that I got my talent as a writer from him.
**I’d also like to thank The Seeds 4 Life and Battle of Mind for continuing to allow me to submit posts! It means so much to me to be a part of your blogs! For anyone who hasn’t checked these sites out, please do!