Why I Write
Updated: Jan 31
A coworker imparted to me a thought once, claiming that the measure of a person's intellect could be discerned through their written word. At first, the notion appeared unconventional to me, however, it lingered within me, leaving a lasting impression.
At the time, I was inclined to believe this notion, due to my admiration for the speaker, and as a result, this idea began to unconsciously shape my perspective of writing and intelligence.
Today, I shattered that notion, thankfully. The notion that a person's writing skills could be indicative of their intelligence was limiting, and if I held on to this belief, I would have been essentially telling myself that I lacked intelligence - a falsehood.
I now realize that intelligence encompasses a multitude of factors and cannot be limited to just one aspect. While writing may be a crucial part of intelligence, it is not the way one writes, but rather the reasons and motivations behind why they write that truly reflect their intelligence.
The Top 10 reason WHY I write…
To nurture my personal growth and self-love through self-expression
To hone my writing skills through constant practice
To ignite inspiration and motivation in others
To embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery
To enhance my self-esteem and self-assurance
To encourage and empower others to explore their own creative voices
To deepen my understanding and appreciation of literature
To tap into the joy and excitement of writing
To strengthen my relationships and roles as a friend, partner, daughter, and mother
To impart the significance and power of words in shaping our lives and the world around us.
Why do you write? Leave me a comment I would love to hear your thoughts.