23 Aug Why I Write
When times get hard, we think about our favorite things. The main reason I decided to start writing was because of these things. We can essentially attribute every decision in our lives to logic or emotion in varying amounts. Our emotions are what makes this world great. One of my favorite quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien comes to mind when I think about why I write.
“‘I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo.
‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’“
I have thought a lot about what I want to do in this life, and it’s just a matter of achieving it. I want to contribute something helpful and lasting in my lifetime. Writing is about sharing your thoughts, feelings, and stories with others. Helping others through your words and guiding people through an emotional journey is what makes this profession so great. Whether the writing promotes personal growth in reality, or serves as an exciting escape from reality, you are always connecting with your audience. Writing is highly cathartic for myself and I genuinely believe that others can feel my personality and emotion through the words. When you read, you feel a connection to the author and the characters in the story. Finding these connections is the basis of human passion, love, and self-confidence.
Words can pass knowledge and emotion over time. Creating something that lasts forever and helps improve this world is one of the greatest things I could hope to contribute (It doesn’t hurt that writing can be incredibly fun). Helping others out of troubled times, passing along crucial life lessons, and developing stories and characters so life-like that they truly become real, makes this one of the most fulfilling life decisions I have ever made. Writing is something I can do as easily as make a cup of tea at night, yet have the possibility to change people’s lives.
I want to thank everyone that supports me as I continue to write. You are the reason that I write, you are the reason that I share my thoughts and stories, and you are the reason that I cannot wait to release my first major piece of writing. It’s hard to find time with a full-time job but I promise to contribute as much fun, love, and inspiration to this world as I possibly can.
Cheers to the end of a great weekend!