Today is National Writing Day! Happy Writing Day to you all! Writing has always been a creative outlet for me, whether that was writing in a diary, writing letters or writing stories. As I got older, whenever I struggled with my feelings or my anxiety I would take to paper and write everything down, it is so therapeutic. I thought in honour of this day I would share with you 5 reasons why I love writing.
1. I can reflect on my day and feelings
Through journalling I am able to reflect on my day, my thoughts and my feelings. It is so therapeutic to get it all written down on paper. I have enjoyed keeping diaries since I was young. It is great to have those memories to look back and reminisce on the great times and see how far you have come. When I am struggling with anxiety I find it helpful to write all my feelings down.
2. It gives me a great excuse to buy pretty stationery
I love making lists, journalling and writing blog posts. I love the art of putting pen to paper and writing as well as using technology. So that means I need to buy lots of cute notebooks and pens, right? Of course! Ha ha.
3. It provides a creative outlet for me
Writing on my blog or journalling gives me an outlet for my creativity. It allows me to experiment with my writing and develop my writing style. It allows me to share my thoughts and experiences on my little corner of the internet. I absolutely love blogging, its been the best creative thing I have designed and shared.
4. I can help or support others through my writing
I love helping and supporting other people. Whether thats sharing my experience or even some blogging tips I have found useful. I think its important in this world to put out positivity and support. I like to think I am making a difference even if it just for one person. Just imagine if everyone did a little more to help others the world would be a much more positive place. Seeing how many blog niches there are and so many talented writers, I wish I had known before for example when I was first diagnosed with anxiety, I felt alone and so “not normal” which is definitely not the case. There is so much more support for those people, so just know your writing matters and you are making an impact.
5. I get to be a part of an awesome community
Setting up my blog and writing has allowed me to connect with so many bloggers and creative people. I have made some amazing friends, people who consistently support me and I am so grateful for them. If you are thinking about starting a blog but worried, don’t be the community will support you. I want to say a special thank you to Bexa, Tash and Lena.
To celebrate day, what is one reason you love writing? I’d love to hear in the comments.