“That is why I write — to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance.”
— Paulo Coelho
When I sat and began to mull over the reasons why I wanted to start The Libra’s Balance, it all came down to the quote above.
I would consider myself to be a loner, except for when my creative juices begin flowing. When I write a speech that I must deliver, something stirs within me that changes my entire nature. I compare it to the stories I’ve read about comedians. From what I understand, they’re always thinking and are calm in most instances – except for when they’re on the stage. That’s when their behavior explodes!
That’s what it’s like for me when I write.
When I became an “adult,” I became engrossed in developing my career and didn’t take as much time to creatively write for the joy of writing. Writing instead simply became a chore of what I did to earn an income – causing it to lose the excitement I once held for the art.
I wanted to regain that pleasurable sense so for my 40th birthday last month, I decided that I was going to sincerely make every effort to creatively write again!
What better way to do that than to have a blog?
I can connect with folks of every stripe and publicly hold myself accountable to rehabilitate the desire needed to run this marathon.
Hopefully, I can get your help!
So, what do you think? Is your story like mine? Why do you write? I’d love to learn…