Why do I write?

Today is Day 2 of Write Tribe’s 7 days to Rediscovering your Blogging Groove. And for today I am supposed to Answer a question.

When I was thinking about the question that I could answer today on my blog, a lot of questions came up. But I didn’t want them to be some general questions, I wanted the question to be a personal one. The reason being, this blog is my precious little space. And that automatically made the choice easier for me. So the question that I am going to answer is- Why do I write?

I can’t exactly remember when I started writing things on my own. I would scribble some two lines that rhymed on the last pages of my note books. And when I was around 11, I had my own poem published in a newspaper and then my joy knew no bounds. I kept writing a poem or two sometimes but then I didn’t keep them safely and they were lost forever. Writing took a backseat in those all important years of +2.
And once I got into engineering, Reem Writes happened.

But why do I write? Writing to me is an expression of my feelings. Each day is different and is special in its own way. And writing helps me treasure all those moments. I may not be able to write every day but whenever I write, it feels good. When I am happy, I write happy stuff and when I am sad, reading the happy stuff that I wrote before cheers me up. When I feel a low, my writing helps me put out my feelings and it eases my pain.

When there lots of projects and assignments to be completed, writing is way to drive stress away. And earlier I only used to write poems and random articles, but recently I have started writing fiction quite regularly and that helps me think better and helps me create a world of my own.

Writing regularly is slowly becoming a habit- a habit that I would like to have all my life. What is your preferred activity that lets you relax after a tiring day at work or college? Do let me know.

This post is also written for Day 12 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.

20 responses to “Why do I write?”

  1. Pheno Menon says:

    Nice !! I noticed your location is Hubli… I did my engg in BVB 🙂


  2. Bing says:

    In short, writing or blogging is a therapy. It becomes an attitude, a way of thinking, and a medicine, too. 🙂

  3. Journaling is what I've always suggested tor pulling out what's hidden – and blogging for me is pulling out what I know and sharing – thank you for a great post 🙂

  4. Shilpa Garg says:

    Oh yes, writing is therapeutic and a great creative vent! For me it is reading and writing that relaxes and rejuvenates me 🙂

  5. Cathy Graham says:

    I love all your reasons for writing and totally agree. It's such a great therapy to write about feelings and so much fun to lose ourselves in our imagination.

  6. Writing is the perfect place to vent, isn't it? I like what you told about creating your own world through writing. It is an added bonus of the writing habit! 🙂 Keep writing, Reema.

  7. nibhz says:

    I totally reciprocate your feelings about writing! It's the best therapy I have encountered so far!

  8. monica malik says:

    writing is truly the best therapy for stress. Simply penning down random thoughts can provide such joy at times that no words seem fit to describe it.
    I so agree with you that writing helps treasuring moments..
    loved your post.:)

  9. Red Handed says:

    I started writing to take the stress off but off late I am finding less time. I must write more 🙁

  10. Mina Menon says:

    Ha I so echo ur thots.. writing indeed sooths me

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