I write because it helps untangle the mess of wires in my mind so I can focus on God’s direction for my life. -Me
Writing, journaling and doodling: sometimes neatly and sometimes so incredibly harsh that the paper I’m writing upon tears. My thoughts, my emotions, my voice are transmitted through my pen. It is released from the bondage of my mind and sorted out upon the many pages of paper it takes to get it all out. Upon the invention of the keyboard, I have learned to obtain some of the freedom a simple pen and paper can provide, however, quite honestly, nothing beats my raggedy old journal accompanied by my makeup bag full of writing utensils.
My mind generally moves a lot faster than my spoken words could possibly come out. For instance, I am already thinking about what I am going to write as a conclusion to this WordPress Writing 101 assignment. I am wondering which picture(s) I should use with this post. I am thinking about who might end up actually reading this post and what they are thinking when they read it and if they are taking the same course as I am at this time…
So, back to the subject: I write because…
I write because I don’t like to talk too much. The problem with that is I have many thoughts which never make it out into the open because I tend to listen to people talk a lot more than I actually interject with my own thoughts. People who talk over other people aggravate me in a bad way. Because of that aggravating aggravating factor, I hesitate to place myself in the position to be talked over- or to be the person talking over another (my husband will disagree with this statement because he is special and gets to hear a lot more of my thoughts than most people.)
Writing is freedom. It allows one to pour their thoughts out and then go back over the thoughts before they have the chance to become insignificant or just disappear altogether. Writing privately (a.k.a. journaling) is like organizing internal chaos; publishing these thoughts is where true freedom is realized, for me, anyway. Sometimes good and sometimes not so good- writing is like a documentary of the soul being actualized. Steps can be traced, plans can be enforced, life can be more than just a passing shadow that disappears when you turn a corner.
REFLECTIONS ON PURPOSE
My purpose for writing is ever-evolving. The point is for the evolution to take shape in truths learned through the ups and downs of the mundane. One way the truths are realized (for me) is through the reflections I see in my writing, in other’s writing and then in the way seemingly dramatic thoughts are snuffed out like an old-fashioned candle. The drama of a situation tends to fizzle out once placed out in the open. It is when thoughts are expressed in a tangible form: via paper or screen where they can take true flight to their true purpose (if there happens to be a purpose;)
MY LACKLUSTER VOICE
Why do I write? I’m sure my answer will be slightly different in future tenses. For now I write because it is my voice, my mirror and it is my passion set free. I have always been very soft-spoken and a few years back I lost my voice (literally.) It hasn’t fully returned and is extremely horse when my allergies are bad. I never liked the sound of my voice and after truly losing it, I miss my “old” voice which I despised for so many years! So, now I write even more.
If you’re new to my blog, I welcome you. This my journey to finding soul peace and to share my faith experiences. God is my purpose and the only reason I even bother writing with the intent of sharing. The blessings and lessons I’ve experienced and will continue to experience go way beyond any written words, however, I am compelled to share that which can be written.
All for His Glory,
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