Thursday, December 18, 2014

10 Reasons Why I Write

I've been busy reflecting on the year that's about to end, along with pondering possibilities for 2015. During this process I've come to realize more clearly than ever before how important writing has become for this personal and professional evolution.  

And like many people, I struggle to sit down and write every day. That's all the more reason for me to share here the ten reasons why I write. 

1. I write to get things off my mind. 

2. I write to explore what I don't understand. 

3. I write to clarify my thinking.

4. I write to give tangible form to my ideas.

5. I write to create a record of my life.

6. I write to enable ideas to become more fully integrated into my being.

7. I write to exercise my spirit and intellect in a very different manner than typically required by my work.

8. I write to inform, educate, and perhaps even inspire others.

9. I write to externalize what might otherwise seem to me to be unfathomable, unbelievable, stupid, or inane.

10. Above all, I write because I matter and what I know and believe matters.  

At the very least, I'm hopeful that sharing these reasons publicly will serve as a reminder and inspiration for me to write when I might be struggling to do so.  

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