Do you think about writing in a cathartic way? If you feel better after you write something, then you need to read this!
After thousands of broken pencils and tons of journals, I can say I have some experience with writing (but I learned nothing because I kept buying pencils instead of pens).
So far, I mostly did it for me (I did some ghost writings as well) and I realized that I always feel better after I get the thoughts out of my mind and I put them on paper. Therefore, I thought I shouldn’t be so selfish and share my thoughts with you. But not because my thoughts are great, but because they are.
You know, a single phrase can change someone’s life. My life changed with the phrase: “You only have one life! When it comes to an end, how prepared are you to f*****’ excuse yourself in front of you because you didn’t have the life you wished for and that you’ve let every little dragon dictate your life?” (this is from a book I don’t really remember the name right now).
When I read this, I honestly freaked out because the answer is not at all! I’m not prepared for my life to end (I’m only 29 y/o). So now I’m trying stuff I think it will help me fulfill my life. After all, a long empty life has no use for anybody.
Writing is something that emptied my soul of s****y stuff and fulfilled my life with imaginary experiences. But… are they really imaginary if I kinda felt them? When your soul is in pain because of some nasty thoughts, is that pain imaginary if you feel it? Do you feel like a crazy person because you are in pain for something it doesn’t exist? Well, write those monsters down! Write them down and they become real, but they become real outside of you! That’s the important part! That’s why writing is cathartic! Your thoughts come to life and they won’t bother you anymore for a while because they are not inside of you anymore!
Oh, and by the way, do you make to-do lists? If not, you probably know something that does. People do that because the things they need to do are not inside of them anymore banging every corner of their mind. After making a to-do list, every thing one needs to do will wait patient in line on a piece of paper inside that person’s pocket.
So yeah, I think writing is cathartic and I encourage you to write as much as possible as often as possible! It will help you clear your mind! And share that writing with people because someone somewhere will have a better life thanks to something that person read on your blog!
Write a bunch! Save a soul!