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The Awkward Writer

Pieces Of Me: Burning Pages (The Reason Why I Write)



I started writing at a young age. Writing in my journal was an essential part of my day. It was something I kept sacred. My journal was like my bible. I would keep it under my pillow and write in it every chance I got. I remember rushing home from school just to write how my day went. It felt like the pages were speaking to me and I held on to every word.

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I knew I had a story to tell, I just didn’t know how the world would perceive it. I wasn’t ready to share my words yet, so I kept them tucked in my journal.

Through my love for reading, I got introduced to my favorite poet/writer, Maya Angelou when I was in middle school. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. To have the ability to move people with my words. Now that was power to me.

I started studying the writing styles of Maya Angelou and other writers. I wanted to perfect my own style of writing. I was never good at writing fictional stories. I wanted people to feel the reality in my writing. Seems to me like not enough of us are telling our stories because we are too busy hiding behind someone else’s story.

I have learned so much about myself through my writing. Writing has the ability to release the happiness as well as the pain within you. Writing is therapeutic. I have gotten through a lot of hard times, just by writing my thoughts on a piece of paper. Life seems clearer when it is written. I can’t speak for everyone but writing is an essential part of my being.

Writing is like burning pages, it ignites your soul.

9 comments found

  1. Isn’t it amazing how beneficial writing can be? I don’t do it nearly as often as I should, but I do enjoy carving out 15 minutes of my day to write whatever tumbles into my brain. It gives you the chance to learn a lot about yourself in a short amount of time. Not to mention there could be some good ideas floating around in that brain dump too. Great post!

  2. I wrote in my journal religiously in middle school and high school but when I became an adult I strayed away from it. A couple months ago my brother suggested that I start writing in a journal again to help with my depression and anxiety and now I write anytime I feel the need to vent or just think things through. It helps soooo much!!

  3. Writing is such a great form of therapy!! I was never really a journaling type of person, but I write SUPER long emails (previously letters!!) to my close friends. I always say my friend is like my diary – I can tell her anything and it is so great to get stuff off my mind and on paper. The bonus of sharing with a friend is that you get some amazing feedback and insights too!! I guess that’s where blogging is so amazing too!

  4. I love love love how passionate you are about writing. Hold onto that and never let go! Some people never realize what they’re passionate about, so it’s amazing that you’ve known for so long.

  5. I never used to enjoy writing as I was always told I was no good at English but since being bale to write for me and not because I was told to I have definitely enjoyed it more!

  6. I’m happy that you’ve found a love in writing, we need a new generation of writers and poets. Someone with a fresh mind and voice.

  7. Totally agree with this. Writing is so great for the body and soul, it’s lifted my moods and given me a lot of motivation and happiness whilst opening up a world of support and love. When someone tells you they enjoyed something you wrote its one of the best feelings.

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