Write for You

Creating is an outlet for emotions unspoken, passion untapped, or stories untold.

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Why do I write? Why do I spend countless hours spinning words and sentences into paragraphs attempting to make sense of whatever moment or idea has struck me that day? Why is it so important for me to express myself in a way I have never been able to do out loud to others or even to myself? Why is it when I unleash the pages of my truth do I feel fifty pounds lighter and as if I can conquer the world?

You ask any writer, musician, poet or artist for that matter why they do what they do, you will find that although each individual answer may sound different at the jump, as you peel back the layers, the foundation is usually the same. Creating is an outlet for emotions unspoken, passion untapped, or stories untold. It is a path to express oneself in a way that some may not be able to otherwise. Whether the reason stems from challenges to heartache or from excitement to success, the art of expressing oneself, in whatever manner it may be, is therapy for the soul.

For me, I write for me, it helps me to discover the truth about who I am and why I am here. I write words that sometimes are difficult to spell out and even more difficult to read; I write from a place that only I know is there until that moment my fingers dance across the keyboard; I write because the more I do, the more free I feel; and, I write for you, because even if it’s just one twisted tale or deep emotion shared, and a connection made, it is one less person believing they are alone in this journey of life.

There is no doubt I, along with my writing, has matured and shifted over the years, and while practice has helped, it is not where I place all the credit. In my growing up as a person and as a writer, I have found that the words are stronger and the meaning behind them deeper when they are honest, raw and real. I have learned this honesty by facing fears I didn’t even realize I had, extinguishing lies I have been telling myself, taking responsibility not for those around me, but for myself, and learning patience not just with others, but with me, and I have also found the more words I put out into the world (much like love, laughter, and kindness), the more I get back.

For me, writing is cleansing, challenging and can take me to places inside my head and my heart I never thought I would go, but has helped me carve my path to the real truth that lies within. Whatever your reason for creating, in whatever form that fits you best, do it for you. Write for you, paint for you, sing for you, and do it with raw honesty, that type of honesty that can be more difficult for you to admit than it is for people to hear. The fact is, the more honest you are with yourself, the more those around you will connect with your truth and the more you will realize you are not alone.

Much Love,

Lisa J

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10 Replies to “Write for You”

  1. So beautifully written! I feel your words deeply. For me, writing is indeed an outlet, and for words that usually just sit there, simmering, until the lid on them is about to fly off.

  2. It’s funny, but sometimes I feel a deeper connection to the owners of the blogs I read than to my family. Or at least, like they understand me better. There are different kinds of connections I am making now with the people online than I have before. I agree that the more you put out there, the more you get back.

    1. Yes! I was so afraid when I first started but I’m so happy I was able to get over that because the connections I’ve made have helped me tremendously on my journey 🧡 thank you for reading and keep writing.

  3. This is one of the biggest issues I have with writing. I don’t always write for me and I am trying to be better about that. And then I don’t write because I am afraid of what the reader will think; not just of the topic but my style. Thank you for this reminder.

    1. Fear is tricky and it lies. This was my biggest challenge as well. It’s scary to put yourself out there, but the world needs your voice. The audience does not have to be millions to make an impact, just be you, and the more you are, the more the fear fades 🧡 thank you for reading!

  4. I definitely write for me , although it is challenging expressing myself through writing it has indeed open up many things that I thought I could not even grasp. It’s a relief too..when you get everything you want to say out of your head and into your writing.
    “Cleansing and challenging” wow that’s exactly how I feel when I write !
    It’s weird cause it’s freeing yet obstacles on every turn.

    1. Yes! It’s definitely a challenge but a challenge that has taught me so much about myself 🧡 thank you for reading and don’t ever stop writing for you.

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