Why do I write? I was asked this question, and in words I could not answer. The truth is I write because sometimes the things I want to say, I can't or I don't know how. I write because I love the finished product after my pen has illustrated the page or after my cursor has created an image that I am proud of. I write because I am allowed to let go of my thoughts and feelings. I am allowed to write about my biggest fears, and biggest regrets. I can write what I hope my future will look like and goals I want to achieve. In a day of technology, the art of writing has become so lost and the truth is, I would be lost without it.
If you were to walk into my dorm room, you would see walls covered in canvases, painted with quotes. Quotes from siblings, family and friends. Quotes that have meaning and provide inspiration every day. I probably get this from my mom, because we have quotes all around our house. Their all different and they all mean something. Not many people today truly understand the power of words and the power of speech. Writing is just another way of conveying the message you want to say to someone. Why do you think we give cards to people on special occasions? Because someone helped write the words that we were lost to say.
Writing can be a glimpse to a different world. Sit in the sand on a sunny day and smell the salt water coming off the ocean. Feel the wind run through your hair and feel the sun beat down on you. Now pick up a piece of paper and write. See what words escape from your pen and watch as a picture comes to life through your words. I write because its my way of letting my thoughts escape my head. Its my relief after a long day, or my relief from everything that is going on around me. Writing is an escape that has become my safe haven. When it comes to my personal writing, there are no rules and restrictions. I don't need someone to proofread it for errors because there will always be errors. We make errors in life everyday, but sometimes we are not lucky enough to have an eraser and start all over again.
Sure, people ask me "how do you like writing, it is so boring?" The truth, it is not boring. Its what I love to do, and it's why I want to pass down what I have learned from writing over the years to the next generation. Writing is pastime that seems close to being lost. Through writing, we become closer to one another and let all voices be heard. So next time your having a bad day or are at a loss for words, just write.
- Kyle Bell