“I Write To Live What I Normally Don’t”
Writing is without a doubt an art that can be quite personal. But then again, artful things normally are to some degree always personal. This being the case we can assume we all write for different reasons. For me, I feel that my reasons for writing are connected to my personal interests and life goals.
My first and most reason to write, and why I write, is simply because I like writing. It is a personal interest that brings me great joy in various ways, as well as being part of my character (as an individual). But what I mean by “interest” is more or less related to the fact that I always get some sort of benefit from doing this activity. One way this happens, for example, is how come to feel emotionally fulfilled after a writing project or work. Some might think that my feelings of fulfillment as due to me completing the work, but I can argue otherwise. Using the example of a recent writing project I worked on, this feeling I feel can be better explained. A few months ago, I finished working on a long-coming writing project (a short story) which I had planned and worked for the while. Since I take great pleasure in writing creatively (creative writing), I planned this piece with great interest. I remember coming up with the story one day, with the primary goal of focusing it on adventure and traveling. And so, I brained-stormed all kinds of ideas until I came up with an outline or overview for my final desired project. Even though I put aside for a while, and didn’t work on it, this long-coming project was still at the back of my mind. Then I had the opportunity to truly work on it (like a writing marathon). Each time, I thought creatively, crafted scenes and moment for events in the story, developed characters, worked on keeping a strong story arc, and brain-stormed even more ideas.
During this time, I thought, I felt, and I truly dreamed of me being caught up in this work. I wasn’t just writing it, I was LIVING IT. Some may say that this is foolish, but it is not for me because writing means this for me (escaping my everyday reality, to immerse myself deeply into another world). I worked on it by writing everyday every since that start-up moment, and continued doing so until the project was completed. In the end, after having completed the work, I thought back on why I felt so fulfilled. And yes, I guess part of such feeling came from having completed the work (maybe like 10% or so), but the rest was because of the journey I followed when writing (90% or more). And this is how I feel each time I write. I is a way for me to escape into another world, and way for experience events, activities, and moments which I normally don’t in my everyday life. And this is partly the reason why I write, and what my writing is mostly focused on when I write creatively. The only time I don’t do so, is when writing for specific projects are that are required from me (some school or work projects, e.g..), which don’t revolve around writing creatively.
My second most important reason to why I write is because it is connected to my career and life-goal. Truth is, since I enjoy this art (as we might call it), I would someday like to be an educator of it. Writing is more than just a art, it is a skill, a way of expressing your most-inner thoughts and feelings, and so much more. If you are a bad communicator (speaker, in this case), like I am, writing is your other choice for speaking your souls out to the world, or even to yourself. This alone is a reason worth appraising and sharing with others. This is partly why the idea of becoming an educator of writing is fascinating to me. It is just part of who I am and of my persona, at least at this very moment.
Why I write I do it because of the reasons I’ve mentioned above. And I truly mean when I say “I write”. This is when I write out of personal desire and interest, and NOT so much when I am forced to, as the example of writing in a certain way that I wouldn’t normally do (certain school or work projects that take away your freedom to writing, ideas, voice, ect..).