As children, much of our creativity involves our imagination and play. It spans from playing imagination to drawing or creating things such as crafts. Many times creative writing is not something that children just naturally do when they are young. We learn to write in school. So, naturally, we associate writing with school work instead of a creative outlet. Even if schools do encourage creative writing, many times the focus is on writing essays or speeches that are grammatically correct and worthy of an A plus grade. Writing is so much more than that. This is the reason I write.
I write to clear my head. Whether I am using sticky notes, which I use quite often to make lists, or other outlets like this blog, I can write things down. That way I do not have to worry about forgetting them. Without doing this I would be a complete disaster. I would forget meetings and appointments. I would forget who said what or information I need for assignments in my classes. In total, I would be a mess. Writing enables me to keep a clear and focused head.
I write to express myself in more than one way. I express my thoughts and feelings in a personal and creative manner or in an educational and professional manner. If something is really bothering me, I can write what I am feeling down and it helps me sort out my feelings. Writing also helps me tell my story. I can write my thoughts and emotions. I am also really shy. Writing helps express my thoughts for school in a way that does not stress me out like face to face presentations. I am able to write out my professional thoughts and ideas carefully and in the order I choose.
Writing is very important for me. It allows me to be myself or create a whole different universe just by using a pen and paper. I am able to sort out the jumble that is inside my head in a professional manner. I have a pen pal and we write handwritten letters to one another. Writing helps us connect to one another on a deeper level than simply emailing or sending text messages. Writing should be very important to every person. It is how people communicate, present knowledge, and discover things that were previously unknown. Go out and write, create, discover, live!