Writing Prompt: I Write Because....
I write because
I write because I suffer from social anxiety. I’m painfully shy and have a difficult time finding the right words to say to people. Sometimes, I become so anxious that I trip over my words and even stutter, only embarrassing myself more than I already am. I am very uncomfortable with talking in front of or to people I don’t know. I hold back my thoughts and feelings even to those whom I consider being good friends. I am not good at expressing myself with verbal wordage, and writing frees me of that anxiety by easily letting those expressions flow from my fingertips.
Writing lets me pour my thoughts and feelings out via my keyboard or pen. If I mess up or stumble, all I have to do is backspace and it was like that mistake never existed. Every thought that spins through my head can be spewed forward onto my screen and I can perfect it until I am ready to share it with the world. There is a significantly less chance of embarrassing myself by saying something that I didn’t mean to say or sounding stupid.
I write because I enjoy being creative. I enjoy using my imagination to create a masterpiece for others to read whether it be an informative blog post or a short story. I have the ability to expand my imagination into other universes and have it all on paper to look back on. It’s a way for me to share my thoughts, my feelings, and my creativity.
I write to help others. I’m sure there are others out there who have the same feelings as I do at times. I want them to know that they are not the only ones in the world who feel this way and that there are others out there who can empathize with their situation, or perhaps help them come up with an answer to a burning question. Maybe my words can make someone else feel better and know that they are not alone.
I write because my brain is always running in fast mode. No matter what time of the day it is my brain is daydreaming about the future or reminiscing about the past. My brain never rests, and writing is a means for me to get some of those thoughts out of my head and to good use. I’m afraid that if I didn’t have an outlet for all of these thoughts my brain might eventually explode from all of the overload!
I write because I enjoy it and I never grow tired of it. I realize that some people view writing as a chore that they have to do for school or work. I love writing down my thoughts and feelings, sharing my insight on subjects that I enjoy, or doing the research and learning about a new subject for a project I am working on. I write because I enjoy it, and doing something enjoyable makes my time and effort worthwhile.
Why do you write??
Or Why do you not enjoy writing?