‘A Few Reasons I Write’
I can’t remember any defining moment for deciding to write as a hobby or otherwise.
In school, grammar and composition were always interesting to me, the mandatory grade 8 novel study The Outsiders was alright…when we got to watch the movie at the end of it all…and I loathed having to study Shakespeare.
Does anyone actually enjoy that part?
With the exception of learning what a Haiku was and applying to the purpose of comprehending that single line in Wayne’s World, I didn’t connect much with the art of poetry. And to this day, I’ll still take a hard pass on reading anything by ‘The Bard’.
1.) Over the years I guess I’ve had so much on my mind that my brain needed a place to dump and organize it.
One of the reasons I write is to help ensure my topmost organ doesn’t go into overload.
2.) “Learn from other people’s mistakes. Life’s is too short to make them all yourself.”- Sam Levenson
Knowing that I’ve always learned everything the hardest way, I knew I had to take that quote literally a long, long time ago.
Paying it forward with those words in mind, one of the reasons I write is to communicate thoughts or ideas that may be helpful to someone else.
3.) Sculpting isn’t a creative gift I was was given, I’m an okay singer, can play a few basic songs on the the guitar and piano, I’m the laughing stock when we play Pictionary and if you ask Jeff…it most certainly wasn’t my dance moves that got his attention 18 or so years ago.
Writing, though, has morphed its way into being somewhat of an artistic refuge for my emotions.
One of the reasons I (now) write is to share my heart, use my voice and hone my creativity.
4.) Because I get to.
“Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.”- 2 Corinthians 3:12 (NLT)
One of the reasons I write is because I get to share hope and encouragement for the future and faith in the promises of the Good News.
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”- Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)