Since I have joined WP blogging community, I have come across innumerable posts about blogging-related advice. Expert bloggers have shared their precious insights related to the blogging world that I might have given a miss in general. Every time I click on such posts, my mind engulfs with a few prominent cross-examinations of my intent-What do I demand from my writing? Am I writing for likes? Or the increase in the number of followers? Or, do I fancy more traffic? Or am I writing because I desire to write?
For many years, I desired to pen down overwhelmed musings. However, I couldn’t. It offered me another perspective to look at in this situation- life would be so monotonous if we could do everything we would want to at that very moment. There would be no charm or curiosity in doing things because there would be no struggle, no fight for it. If everything is served on a platter every time you wish something, life becomes dull-no excitement to do something is left. No longing for what you always craved for as you never struggled.
As quoted by Stephen King, if you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. The more one writes, the better one becomes. Even if my initial attempt to write doesn’t quite resonate with my view of a good writer-I kept writing. I never got disheartened because I am an intrinsically driven person. I like to keep working hard and learn. I know learning from mistakes never does harm to anyone.
I noticed that once I started writing consistently without getting overwhelmed by uncontrollable factors, words started pouring more swiftly than ever. While I have acquired knowledge about the blogging world immensely from my fellow bloggers in a short period, I also aspire to know more to inspire and alleviate others through my writings. I am still in the process of learning. However, I recognize that now I am better prepared to write than I ever was. I realized that prerequisite to be a good writer lies only in writing. For it is a process, where the journey is as important as the destination where likes, followers grow with time. In Bhagvat Gita, Lord Krishna told Arjuna, do your duty with total dedication and sincerity without thinking about the result. Result follows on its own based on your karma.
To conclude, I have expressed my understanding of writing as a process in few lines-
Write more each day
Write every day
Write a page or two
Write to pour your thoughts
Write to shout
Write to cry
Write to pour all your emotions
Write to show your scars
Write to heal your wound
Write to grind yourself into fine pieces
Write more to come out polished
Write write and just write as
That is the only way to be…..
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About the Author-
She is a Child and Adolescent Rehabilitation Psychologist with an experience of over 14 years in the field of Mental Health (Rehabilitation Council of India Licensed Professional). She writes about various aspects related to mental health and more @ pausementalwellnessstudio founded by her. She is M.Phil. in Rehabilitation Psychology. She is also trained in remedial intervention, PREP, and COGENT Programs. She has four Publications to her name. She started her career as a Probation Officer at Observation Home for Boys in a Juvenile Aid Centre. Since then, she has served as a psychologist in various settings. Presently, she is working as a health and wellness expert at St Peter’s High School. She is the founder of Locus-Psychology & Education.
She is better known as an expert in dealing with specific learning disabilities, behavioural problems, and emotional issues of children and adolescents. She has expertise in the area of counselling, psychotherapy, and specific learning disorder.
2 thoughts on “Why Do I Write?”
Oh yeah, once I start writing, the words really do begin to flow. The trick is to start first, especially because I seldom ever want to bring myself to the empty page. But it is rewarding once I find my flow. Thanks for this post!
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It’s my pleasure Stuart 🙂 Realization struck when I took steps to discipline my approach towards writing . Now I am sure about one thing more than ever- it needs care,affection,warmth and unconditional love like a baby.
Thanks for sharing your experience!
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