19 Oct Why I Continue to Write
I write to provide comfort and inspiration for myself and to others. To give life meaning, offer hope and find reasons to persevere through life’s journey. I write to celebrate joy, foster understanding, reflect on life circumstances and to define possibilities.
I write the words that flow from my heart to lift my spirits and the spirits of those around me. What I have learned is that we never know what blessings our struggle will bring or who we are put here to help. Someone may be watching, learning and believing that since we can, they can. We must never give up hope!
My writings allow me to make a difference, to share love, feelings, emotions and to bring a smile. Writing allows me to touch hearts, minds, and lives. My writings allow me the opportunity to connect deeply with people that I may never meet or see. It allows me to reach people that I know, have known in the past and introduces me to my future.
My writings let me be free. Writings give me wings to fly, eyes to see, air to breathe, legs to walk and arms to hold. In essence, my writing gives me life.
I write to keep hope alive. To find meaning to my Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) struggle, my choices and my life. I write so others can see that they are not alone. I write to leave a legacy for my children and my grandchildren. To remind myself that I have a voice. To remind others that their voices matter too.
I want people to remember that we all serve a purpose. To know that we all struggle and that we can all choose to survive. I want people to understand that we are more alike than not. That their struggles and my struggles are similar. After all, we are the same, under the skin, through the flesh and down to the bone.
So you see there are many reasons to write, just as there are many reasons to live. If you are reading my words, please know that I am writing for you too.