“What do you want to do?”
Such a simple question. Yet the answer is much more complex.
“I want to write.”
The straightforward reason is I love writing. But what keeps me going? What keeps me from giving up?
Loving writing is important.
But what happens if or when you don’t love it anymore? After a while you may end up hating something you once loved.
Although I love writing and I know in my core it is the one and only thing I need in my life, I want to write because I feel like I have a story to tell. If I didn’t write…my voice, my story would go unheard. Words on paper always have a stronger impact and influence than words spoken aloud. Perhaps, the words last longer since the words are on the page—imprinted there forever unless you burn the piece of paper of course, which I highly don’t recommend.
Furthermore, I want to write because I’ve seen writing help different people from all walks of life in various ways. Knowing that even one person in this world reads what I say and is affected by my words have a certain empowerment factor to it. That’s not all: when I am writing I am free from burdens of my past, free from distractions in the present, and free from doubts about my future.
So in many ways, my wanting to write cannot be summed up easily. Has this post made my answer more complicated? I hope not.