In today’s post I am going to talk about why I write. This is a simple straight forward post explaining what I’ve learned from writing, why you should write and the consequences of you not writing. With that being said let’s get straight down to business as it’s close to 5am and I haven’t gone to bed yet.
Why I write
It’s very interesting for me to see myself writing. It’s not something I’d given much thought to. I’ve always been quiet good at it. I recon I built a solid foundation from all of the college papers I ever wrote for myself and also the ones college papers other students payed me to write for them. It’s not like I went out looking for paying writing gigs. I got asked countless times until I finally relented and started writing papers for other people.
It’s not really a big deal for me as I can crank out a paper pretty quickly. Doesn’t matter about the subject range. Even when I had to write papers on topics I had no idea about, a quick google search to educate myself on the topic was enough to have my thoughts flowing from my mind to the blank page.
All of that was really a quick background on my writing experience. I can give many more examples and stories from my life but as I said before It’s close to 5am, I’m exhausted and I need some sleep. So I’m trying to keep the length of this post just above the thousand word mark while covering everything I mentioned in the introduction.
What I learned from writing
I’ve spent a lot of time writing using pens and paper. I’ve also spent lots of time writing by pressing keys on a computer keyboard. The lesson’s I’ve gained still remain the same. Writing consistently is a sort of development of the soul. And I’m not saying that to be cheesy. But it really does help to develop the soul. Hear me out.
A lof of times I don’t even know what I’m going to write. I can spend the whole day thinking about what to write. And not a single idea I find interesting will stick. But as soon as I sit down and start writing, the words just flow out of me. I have no idea where they come from. They surprise me a lot.
Writing teaches me about myself. I get to figure out the thoughts that come up in my mind. I get to examine them. The best part of all this is I get to take the scrambled thoughts that are constantly ruminating in my mind and unscramble them as they get jotted down where I can actually see them.
This is very beneficial because a lot of the thoughts that go on in your mind make no sense at all. Now if you had to write them down, you’d be forced to make them coherent or else they wouldn’t be understood.
There is nothing in this world more powerful than an articulate person. Writing forces you to become much more articulate. And that’s why I write. To develop my soul, strengthen my mind and become as articulate as I possibly can.
What happens if you don’t write
First of not writing is not even an option in my world. That’s like telling me not to drink water. Can’t do it, Won’t do it. Writing is a form of therapeutic release. Especially if you are writing for yourself with the intention that nobody will ever read what you write. You will end up writing your way to the answer of lots of question you didn’t even know you had.
If you don’t write, you will be missing out on a key component that will allow you to become a much more sophisticated speaker and person. Writing helps a lot in dissecting your mind and figuring out your life. If you write with the intention that nobody will ever read what you write, you can be very honest with your writing if that’s not something you practice much in real life. This will lead to making things in your mind much clearer allowing you to take appropriate action without having your mind clouded with nonsense. And that’s another reason why I write.
Why you should write
Have you ever experienced something so unique that you simply couldn’t find the words to describe it. Well if you write consistently, that is not something that will be happening to you. The more you write, the more articulate you’re going to be. The more articulate you’re going to be, the more powerful and influential you’ll become. All from a simple act of putting words to paper consistently.
Writing will give you insights on yourself you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Being able go write very well has the capabilities of putting you in front of audiences you’d never expect. Writing alleviates lots of unnecessary mental chatter that is constantly happening in your head. On top of all of that, writing also has the power to change your life. By helping others or helping themselves. The amount of great books in the world out there is sublime Someone took the time to write a book and share their vast knowledge on the given topic. Writing changes lives on a daily for the reader and a writer. And that’s another reason why I write.
Just be your self
Easier said then done. With writing, you identify who your really are. Because you’re constantly writing about it and making adjustments you will get better. Writing is not the end all be all, there are other ways to gain these benefits such as writing more, more writing and any other way where you get to practice being more articulate.
It’s getting close to 6am. The sun’s already rising and it’s getting pretty illuminated so I am going to get this article here and catch you tomorrow for an other episode in the series of a thousand words daily.
From the bed of sleepy Abdoulaye
Catch ya later
P.S this ps doesn’t mean anything, I just like putting them there.
P.S.S Told you so.