First impressions might make you think this will be a profound post. The reality is, this post may be listing things you’ve read from me on previous posts. But I figured since I’m making a grand return to blogging, I might as well explain why I write.
It’s been a while since I last did due to the fogginess in my mind. When your thoughts are jumbled and unorganisable, you can’t form the right sentences to reflect what you really mean. That’s why for a long while, I’ve been on-again-off-again blogging. If I can’t focus my mind solely on writing then no blog post is going to make any sense or be enjoyable to read.
It’s A Form Of Escapism
But to jump back to the title of this post, “Why Do I Write?” It’s a good question and one I often reflect on before I start blogging again. To sum it up, it’s therapeutic for me. Writing is a tool I use to hold myself up mentally when I can no longer do so on my own. If you know me, you know I’ve suffered from Depression on and off for many years. When it’s at it’s worst, I find picking out a journal and writing all these troublesome thoughts down relieves me of some of the darkness I’m feeling. It’s by no means a ‘cure-all’, but it helps and it gives me a purpose that I feel I otherwise don’t have. By writing down my problems, I’m addressing them head-on and figuring out the best ways to deal with them.
It’s What I Do Best…
Another reason I write is that it’s what I do best. I’ve always been a writer and taken great pride in any work I’ve produced. One proof-reading session is often not enough, I’ll take to looking over something a few times myself and then ask a friend to give it a read to see if everything flows correctly and makes sense.
It’s Who I Am
The final reason I write is that it’s who I am. It’s not just a hobby or a day job, it’s my entire life. It might sound a little extreme, but I always turned to reading and writing in my darkest moments and feel those two activities saved me from myself like no others could. Above all, it’s something I choose to do for myself. The rambles you read on lucyrambles.com are truly all mine (besides the odd guest post!).
I appreciate every single person who reads any of my posts. I can’t fully express how much it means to me that someone would take the time out of their day to read what I have to say.