[The wonderful Deepa tagged me to do the ‘Why I Write’ blog hop. Me being me, had to procrastinate and let the idea fester in my mind before I could start. So here it is. I tag the Zinal Bhadra, Egeedee, Surya Bhattacharya and PeeVee.]
Why do I write?
I write to keep my sanity. Very often I find myself tethering along the edge between normal and crazy. And writing, helps me achieve that balance.
I write to make sense of the world, of the things in my head. Writing helps me see things in a new perspective.
I write because I learnt not to judge people by their face-value. Every person has a story.
I write because there are so many characters in my head. Every person I meet I try to fit them in my hypothetical novel that I have started and stopped numerous times in my head.
I write to lessen my burden.
I write because growing up I felt like I never had a voice.
I write to ease my anxiety.
I write to relive and preserve beautiful moments because that is what makes a person rich. Not wealth.
I write to feel less lonely.
I write because sometimes reality is too monotonous.
I write because I can’t help it. It is a fluid motion and I can’t stop it.
This blog isn’t my only outlet. I have a personal journal where I scribble away. Once I take a step back and look at what I’ve written, I see things in a whole new light.
Over the years writing had become my savior. As an angsty teenager I used to furiously writing in my Nightingale diary. I remember hiding it in places where nobody could find it. Writing has been the only constant in my life, when there were days where I felt I couldn’t talk with anybody I turned to my diary. I was that weirdo who started out with ‘Dear Diary..’ because my diary wasn’t a non living thing, she was my friend. My non judgmental, welcoming friend, who was always interested in what I had to say.
I write because writing is my solace, it is my comfort, my joy and my safe place.
4 thoughts on “Why I Write”
That is beautifully written:) I have been hit by a major block, just can’t seem to write these days
Me too! It takes me so long to come up with something worth writing!
Me too. …all of the above. …great post!