My Reasons to Write – #Monday Musings

Sometimes I wonder about my writing. I keep on and on because I think things begin to make sense to me. And yet, I have miles to go before I can ever think of calling myself an accomplished writer. Why? Because my writing is still a work in progress.

When I think of my reasons to write, the first thought is that of an impulse, a force that wants to bring about small changes in the way we view things, even if the change were to be a minute one. To me, it means I achieved something. Someone has rightly said of writing, “At times, it feels like riding a roller coaster; other times, it’s like riding a donkey.” Personally speaking, writing pushes me to grow and discover more about myself. I couldn’t live any other way.

When I hear from my readers that my note/post has earned their appreciation, it validates my inner thoughts and fuels me to go on. But, even if it doesn’t grab someone’s attention, I would still continue to write, because, at the end of the day, I write for myself. Sharing a few good reasons that compels me to write:

My writing is my own road map – it shows me the way forward.

It lets me tell my stories and share my beliefs with the world at large.

When I write, I belong in the here and the now

Writing helps me discover myself, my innermost world of thoughts that often lies trapped under the layers of duties, daily chores and responsibilities that sum up my day.

I write to connect with myself.

Writing is a way of clarifying my thoughts, reflections and beliefs to myself first and then, to the world.

Writing to me is about finding meaning and then sharing it with the world.

I write to be fully alive and free, to find contentment because I’ve always wanted to do so for a very long time, not knowing why.

Writing helps us make art out of everyday, ordinary moments.

I write because it allows me to create something through words and then, at the press of a button, gives me that indefinable joy of sharing it with others across the world.

We all go through experiences that teach us some difficult life lessons. I write because it pushes me beyond the barriers of everyday existence into a world of possibilities. The path may not always be smooth and predictable, but there are new horizons to explore always, which add to more adventure in life, away from the staid and the ordinary.

Writing makes one view life with a multi-coloured lens to be able to present the myriad hues of the human condition to the reader. Each moment of anticipation is full of excitement about what could happen in the next.

As I said earlier, my writing is still a work in progress. It is not about the destination, but all about the journey!

 (Linking this with #Monday Musings on Everyday Gyaan)




34 thoughts

  1. I thought I had commented on this post of yours, Esha. I love your writing and am especially inspired by this sentence of yours: I write because it pushes me beyond the barriers of everyday existence into a world of possibilities.
    Amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Corinne! I’m guessing this also with a great many of us! How liberating it is to send out those words into the world full of possibilities!! Thanks again for your appreciation 😊

  2. There are days when I tell myself I am not a blogger because I do not just write for others to read. I tell myself I am an explorer because with each post that I write I explore some more of me. Writing helps me stay aware. The process of writing gives me a new perspective of looking at events and my thought process. There are also days when I question myself what am I doing? Why am I publicizing my vulnerability out in the open or do the everyday stories make sense to the readers? And then the inner voice tells me this has to be my journey of self-discovery and writing is the liberating force.

    1. Absolutely, writing is liberating for me too! The incentive to write is purely one’s own and therefore the joys too! I find it very intriguing to have that question-answer session with my own self as I write each post but the clarity comes through only after the conversation with the self, so I guess, writing helps me clarify things which I would otherwise internalise and not probe further. That’s what I have said in the post too!

    1. Yes, the more I write, the greater the clarity! Don’t rush into exploring the reasons right away…time alone will reveal the reasons to you…a little suspense isn’t a bad thing at all 😉

  3. We need to write for ourselves else it will suck the joy out of it. Your final line says it all — it’s about the journey of writing that makes it so special!

    1. Absolutely, Sanch. I am in line with your thought here. I’m discovering so many new things as I undertake the writing challenge and push my own boundaries further with each passing day.

  4. Great reasons to write and I can relate to all of them! You are doing great, Esha… keep writing ♥

  5. I also write because of the voices in my head. Seriously, sometimes… Now seriously, indeed. Each and every reason you gave me made me smile and nod. Continue your journey forward and may it be a unique experience!

  6. I think in a few words, I write because it gives meaning to my life in more ways than I’m capable of describing…It helps me be me..The rest follow later..And I actually found myself nodding a lot throughout your post Esha..Yes, a lot

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Nabanita! Yes, most people who write will agree that they feel fulfilled and complete as a person when they are able to express themselves through their writings!

  7. One is never satisfied with one’s writing. But I believe all that matters is to know there is a handful of readers who would appreciate my work.
    I had a good time reading this post, Esha:)

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Maliny! Glad to know you felt that way. Writing is a very solitary activity, so even that handful really matters because a good word from someone can go a long way when one is still learning the ropes, so to say!

  8. Yes we all have moments of self doubt but honestly your writing is succinct and your content engaging so don’t worry if you don’t win a Pulitzer or a ManBooker. Keep at it and may be one day you will!

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