I often have thoughts or ideas that I would love to discuss with others. Unfortunately, I might be on my to work or in the shower or in the middle of something else. I guess I want to “capture” my thoughts so I can share them when it’s convenient; rather than simply dismiss them.
There are times I’ve had motivational speeches going through my head, or sweet thoughts about my sweetheart, or business ideas. And, since, I am a photographer, I want to engage with other photographers. Life is a constant combination of genres. I’m not completely sure I can stick with one, but I am confident that I will write something that someone else can relate to.
I view writing as soul-cleansing. Like Yoga. Something that allows me to spend quiet time with myself so that I can engage in intraspection and metacognitive meditation. Maybe writing allows me to engage with my inner best friend – myself. How often to we really explore ourselves? I’m not referring to the negative self-talk that we permit to enter our minds everyday, but really engaging with our own thoughts and feeling comfortable in that solitary space.
Another reason I want to write is to develop confidence in what I have to say. Confidence in my own views and perspectives. My husband has blogged and written controversial editorials in the past that I would never have had the nerve to write. I would edit his articles, with my mouth hanging open; while secretly living vicariously through him! Whenever I “share” quotes from others on Facebook, he cringes. He would prefer to see me write my own opinions. I would, too, but I always reply, “No one wants to hear what I have to say.”
We’ll see how this goes!