Friday, August 23, 2013

4 Reasons Why You Should Write

Lately I've been thinking about how much I love writing. It has been a passion since my childhood. I would read and write all of the time, even snuggling on my favorite tree branch overlooking our yard. There is something about streaming your thoughts through your fingers onto a page that is so freeing. As a wife and a mother, I frequently use writing as a way to express my love. Handwritten notes for my man in his lunch bag and personal mommy-to-son letters for my boy when he is old enough, he can read them and see my true heart. You know. That mommy is a person with emotions not just a chore-giving droid.

If you want to write or enjoy writing already, I've come up with some reasons why you should continue. Whether it's a book, article, letter or just a sweet note to a friend, writing holds so much value. I admit. I am not very good with words in a regular conversation. I scramble my sentences, switch letters, stutter syllables {say that ten times fast!}

When I write, though, I become someone I actually like. I'm more myself, dipping into the depths of my mind and heart and bringing forth something flourishing that can do great things. So if you are thinking about starting a blog, writing more on your blog, dreaming about a book or just wanting to send someone a thank you note, here are four reasons why you should write:

Be a Voice.

If you've got something to say, then say it. Keeping things bottled up helps no one, especially not you. It is actually unhealthy. If you don't have a writing project to let loose on, try starting a journal. Nothing specific, just a place to write down your thoughts and ideas. You'd be amazed how much you have to say and you might even learn something about yourself. Being a voice means turning your inside energy into an outside power source. Go ahead, plug in and write something. 

Make a Difference.

When I started writing this blog, I wanted to inspire others who lived with fear and encourage people to follow their dreams. I never thought how much it made a difference until I started seeing positive feedback from readers. It feels good to write something that touches a heart and creates waves that might bring about profound change. I don't see myself as anything special; just a dork with a computer. But through writing and sharing, lives connect and good things can happen.

Find Peace.

In the past, days have gone by without me even touching a pen let alone open my laptop to write. Those days were usually sad. I always felt like something was missing, even if that day was filled with great things. I am not complaining about my life; I am truly blessed beyond measure!! I'm saying that those days I did not unleash, unload, let go. I felt like a walking bubble bursting from the seams, with thoughts and ideas pending in stagnate waters. Writing can bring peace of mind and clarity.

Leave a Legacy.

Fact: no one can tell your story but you. Writing establishes a foundation and paves the way for others to follow your story and be inspired by it. Leaving a legacy may sound intimidating but it isn't! Think about it. Do you remember the last person who wrote you a handwritten letter? How did it make you feel? Think about the last book you read. What did you learn from it? How did you feel when you walked away? It's in those moments, those nuggets at the end of the writing rainbow that makes the process worth it. The fruit of your labor. The impact you leave with your words can plant seeds and sprout roots in the hearts of writers to come.


  1. Thanks for sharing this. It really spoke to me today. I love to write so seeing this really gave me more inspiration to keep doing it.

    1. Fantastic Jennifer! I'm so glad you were blessed xoxo

  2. I LOVE this!! I've always blogged for journaling reasons. I just don't write stuff down, so having my story and pictures all in one place on the blog is perfect for me!
    But sometimes I'm nervous to say what's really on my mind. I wrote a post on breastfeeding but I almost didn't publish it because I was so worried about offending someone. People get too passionate over that subject! But I did, and it felt SO good! Especially when so many agreed with what I had to say!


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