Most of the times when I want to write, I ask myself what I’ve got to write about. what compels me to write? Everything else has been shared and talked about. What is the new thing I will be adding?
But then I ask myself again what is it for me? How does writing makes me feel? How do I feel after writing?
The answer always is “It makes me Happy”. I always feel content when I’m about to write even when I don’t have ideas to start with. It’s just the thought of writing. I mean the process of it when I look for topics to write about, or discussions I go through that give me ideas to share. I get to learn new things and it also helps me see things differently.
And, most importantly, I write because I need to write. It is my passion. It is my way to feel free and alive.
I don’t have to find a unique topic that no one has written about. I will never find one anyway. But it’s my unique voice. It’s my personal opinions and thoughts that I’ve got to share.
I might not be able to inspire others. But inspiring myself is good enough for me, for a start. Because when I inspire myself I know I will do better and better and eventually will be heard and inspire others; even if it was one or two persons only.
And take it from Sylvia Plath:
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
So I let go all the self-doubts and my fear. Refresh my mind. And start to inspire and be inspired through writing.
So, why do you write? … Share your thoughts.