Can You Put That In Writing? Please
Writing has been a cathartic experience for me. Although, it was not always like that. As a child in school, I was very intimated to express myself on paper. I was paralyzed with fear as I was told to write an essay on a topic that was part of the curriculum. I stared at a blank paper not knowing what to do. I tried to get my thoughts together, but, it seemed impossible. I feared that I would get a bad grade and was very overwhelmed which harnessed any creative juices that might have been present deep within my soul. It was extremely painful and I felt totally incompetent in my attempt to get through the assignment. It wasn’t until college that it became easy for me to express myself on paper. I learned to compose my thoughts and managed to put them into words on a blank sheet. It became easier as I wrote more and became better adept with this skill. I was comfortable with writing traditionally with a pen and paper, editing as I went along. It was not until recently that it became easier to type my thoughts, edit and then print out the finished product.
Now, that I gave you a little history to my past writing experiences I will now discuss how writing has profoundly impacted me today. I enjoy writing articles and personal experiences that I have knowledge of. It has become a hobby of mine and I do devote much time typing my thoughts and ideas so others can read them. I have always been a private person and still consider myself to be, but, I am a little more open to discuss topics that I am comfortable with and can now disclose my thoughts to an audience of readers. I submit articles for reviews and am pleased to get feedback from people who are much more knowledgeable than I am in the field. For now it is a loved hobby and I am always willing to learn more about the skill. “Practice makes perfect” as it has been said and the more I write the more I can improve. It also keeps my mind sharp, as I retrieve my thoughts and compose them for clarity. I guess it is good exercise for the brain.
Writing has become part of who I am. I take time to sort out my thoughts and bring them together to tell a story that can sometimes be of help to someone else and also to me, when I work out a problem or situation in an article. It is cathartic for me to express my thoughts and read the finished product. It makes the situation real and gives my thoughts purpose. I also write about the wonderful experiences that have been a part of my life. I feel happy to express different emotions in an article form. I believe in touching the soul of the reader and know that it will take time and practice with a degree of talent to fully express the innermost thoughts that are present in my spirit.
I do write regularly and feel compelled to continue writing. If days and weeks past and I did not express myself in a form of writing I tend to feel somewhat depressed and need to release the words onto a blank slate. I do get the temporary writers block that will occur from time to time, but, as I clear my mind I get back on track. I sometimes surprise myself after an article is completed. When I reread a past paper I may say I did not know I had it in me. I do not think I will ever give up this hobby as long as I could do it. It has given me a sense of accomplishment and an understanding of who I am. It has become part of my persona and has taught me a thing or two. That is a far cry from my school days when I was intimated and feared I would never be able to express myself on paper. I am thankful times have changed in this regard and I believe writing has now become a plus in my life and not a hindrance anymore.