Why Do I Write?

Hello beautiful! It might seem weird – starting a post like this, but it’s true. Everyone is beautiful, in their own way, and I want to remind you that you are too. Inside and out. And I feel that we, people, are not nearly kind enough to each other. So let’s change that. Together.

OK. Now back to the point. Today I asked myself a question – “Why do I write?”, and wrote down everything I felt and thought. This is what I was left with.

I write because I’m a private and often awkward person. I don’t always feel comfortable expressing my opinions out loud. I want to work on that. I want to work on my confidence in myself, my opinions and well, everything.

I write to learn to express my opinions. Sometimes it’s hard finding the right words to describe something and I feel that practice would help. After all, “practice makes perfect”. Or at least that’s what people say.

I write a blog because I want to make an impact on today’s society. I can’t change everyone, but I can do my part. Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that we only share the good, positive and perfect parts of our lives and try our best to hide all the ugliness. I do understand why, but I feel that it needs to change because it has contributed to so many people feeling depressed. Internet is a great thing, but it comes with anonymity and an opportunity to create a completely different version of ourselves. A perfect version. A version that not only our peers could never live up to, but we ourselves are far from. Which results in a lot of people feeling down just because they don’t have anything “amazing” to share with their friends. I want all of us to be at least a little more honest.

I want to connect with like-minded people and people who’s opinions are completely different. I want to share, and more importantly – I want to learn.

I’ve been excused form work for 8 weeks. I have a note from the doctor, just like in school. (Huh. Life really does go in circles.) The first week was horrible. I was in a lot of pain and I was bored, because there was literally nothing I could do. I have to wear a sling for 6 weeks, so whatever I want to do, I have to be prepared to do it with one hand only. Who knew we actually use our left hand A LOT. And I’m not left handed. I never really thought it to be an important part of my body. More like of the same importance as my belly button. But turns out I need two hands for a lot of things. Anyway, IΒ am a work in progress. In my short life I’ve been through so many ups and downs, it’s unbelievable. But every time I am down, I put all my energy into getting myself up again. This was one of those times and somewhere along the way I realized that I want to start writing again. I want to make something beautiful.

I enjoy the sound of my keyboard clicking. The feeling of my fingers touching the buttons. Seeing letters showing up on the screen, forming words. Words that I am currently thinking. It’s really amazing if you think about it.

Thank you for reading!

If you want to get in touch with me, here’s my info:

Twitter: laima_a

Instagram: laima.anna

Facebook: Laima Mikelsone

Love, Laima

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33 thoughts on “Why Do I Write?

  1. Writing gives us the free will to explore our creativity and I find it easier to put words from pen to paper than actually explaining mys of sometimes. I hope you feel better and here is to finding a new power in your left hand.

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  2. good for you – i wrote a slightly similar post to you actually and it reflects similar reasons and also the challenges. as you say its a working progress so i am sure you will enjoy the journey

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  3. wrting is not so easy, i think it take a lot of time. my english professor advised me to sit for long time and write what is in my mind, write again and again.

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    1. For me it’s not easy to start, but once I do – the words come on their own, I never need to force them. It does usually take a lot of time though, especially arranging my thoughts so that others can understand them too, haha.

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  4. I like your mindset. I agree with you the reason why we want to write “I want to connect with like-minded people and people who’s opinions are completely different”. Look forward to reading your article in future.

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  5. I write a lot of things only for myself. It helps me organize my thoughts at the end of the day. That being said, I’m also a blogger. The things I share on my blog, I write with my family in mind. If I’m ever not here, I’d like them to have my words so they can know more about me and the life I led. x

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  6. Thanks for sharing your inspiration! I started writing years ago to educate people on how to go green and get healthy. It has been an amazing journey so far and I definitely see more writing in my future. Glad you are enjoying the outlet that writing provides!

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  7. I love what you have written. πŸ™‚ I totally agree with this sentence:

    “we only share the good, positive and perfect parts of our lives and try our best to hide all the ugliness”

    When I’m on social media (especially instagram), sometimes I feel like everyone else is having a much more exciting life than I am. I have to keep reminding myself that people like to portray the best versions of themselves and the best aspects of their life. Everybody has their own problems and “ugliness” which they are hiding.

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    1. Thank you! Always nice to hear that somebody can relate. πŸ™‚ Very often I feel exactly the same when checking Instagram. I get wanting to post pretty pictures that will get a lot of likes, but it ends up creating a false image of peoples lives. Then I start thinking – Am I doing something wrong? Why isn’t my life always so perfect? TBH I am guilty of doing the same. But I’m working on it, constantly thinking how I could start to change my own behavior.

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  8. Hi there! Nicely written. I started blogging to log my thoughts, too. I also want to connect with like-minded people. I just think too much!! Lol. So this is a great place to let it all out! And it’s so easy to find people who share similar interest/insights in life as you. Welcome & good luck!

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