I write because…

…it feels right. When I write, it feels as though the words flow from me. All the days experiences and encounters tumble onto the page.  My jumbled thoughts begin to find order. I can sift through the good ideas and the bad when I see them all written down. I can arrange and rearrange their sequence until they all start making sense.

I write because it brings me joy. I am not an early riser yet I find myself up at 4 and 5 in the morning writing more often than not these days. I feared writing at school. I didn’t think I was any good at it. I believed I lacked imagination. I loved reading but I feared writing. Despite my fear, I secretly harboured a desire to write. It’s taken me more than half my life but today… I write.  I am so glad that I have finally conquered my fear 🙂

I write because it brings me peace. I am an emotional being. Sometimes those emotions can cause me to make rash decisions. I write to sift through the emotion, to find clarity, to find solutions and, sometimes, just to understand me a little better.

I write because I find it easier to express myself in writing rather than verbally.  I have found that I reach my most useful/insightful conclusions when I have had time to think things through.  Writing affords me that opportunity.  I don’t have to have immediate answers to anything. I just have to write.  The answers are in there somewhere and I will find them or they will find me.

Hand writing in diary. Quote by Anais Nin

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
Anaïs Nin

Lastly, I write because it gives me a sense of purpose.  I enjoy sharing my thoughts and life lessons with you.  I love reading and am the person that I am today because of the lessons I have learnt from other’s sharing their experiences with me through their books, blogs, articles and social media posts.  It has been said that the right book/words at the right time can change your life. I write in the hope that my words will reach at least one person in this world and have a positive impact on their lives in some way.

Until next we meet…


Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

7 thoughts on “I write because…”

  1. Very well written. Writing does allow us to slow down and process what we want to say and what we think. You expressed your thoughts very well. I did not think I was much of a creative writer in school, I excelled at research papers. I also have evolved and overcome the thoughts and fears of being a creative writer. Although I am still a strong research, factual writer. Thank you for sharing, and resharing.

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