Can I express myself? Most often pretty succinctly – most easily on a piece of paper. I love to write – every day – multiple times, sometimes about nothing and then again about everything! It helps me vent and be aware of my innermost feelings. What I really love is when the writing takes over and you don’t know the story until you read it later. That is my favorite kind of writing because it feels the most naturally expressive. I’m sure there is some kind of fancy name for that kind of writing – I don’t know what it is but I love doing it.
I just want to write! I try to find a niche that I am most comfortable in and I find all of them at one time or another useful, depending on my type of expressions. It seems to me that real-life incidents trigger the emotional depth I like to express in most of my writing. Sometimes I want to be silly, sometimes I want to be descriptive, sometimes I want to be factual and I always want to be encouraging. Words are so very important to life itself. We need to be watchful however of how we use words. I believe words should be uplifting, encouraging, healing, inspirational, hopeful and fun. I try to complete even my rants on a positive note. I am conscious of others’ feelings in a way that even when telling someone the truth about a serious subject (maybe their words or something resulting from their own behavior) that I leave them with a hopeful outlook.
I don’t ever want to be considered a “know-it-all”, self-righteous, condescending or unfeeling. I just want to help someone else see the rainbow beyond the clouds. Now don’t get me wrong, I know that not everything spoken is going to “mend the world” or even make it a “better place.” Neither do I want to appear to have all the answers to everyone’s dilemma or the solution to the world’s problems – I just want to make a difference and for that difference to be a positive one!
There is so much hopelessness in the world today. I want to help and I know that I cannot help everyone BUT . . . I do know that I can help someone! I firmly believe that life is what it is and there are some things we cannot change, no matter how much we hope, pray, cry, plead, holler, cuss or berate the situation. So many things are out of our control and we are just along for the ride. We might as well make the best of it and keep looking for the silver lining in the dirty, grey, black, ominous clouds overhead.
At least for me – – – that’s the way it works! I try to find the beauty in everything and maybe that makes me a dreamer. I would guess that I would rather be a dreamer than give up! Tomorrow is another day, a new chance to make right decisions, fix wrongs and keep going. Maybe my writing helps me do that. I’m not sure – most feedback I get is encouraging and of course I always run into life’s doom-sayers, but you can’t keep me down and if I can help you get back up to your feet through my words, I will breathe my last breath trying!