Reasons to write

Why do you write? Was the Bloganuary prompt from January 6.

When I created my first blog, like 14 years ago, I wrote as a way to clear my head. I’ve always been an over-thinker and as a teenager that caused me a lot of stress and made it harder to express myself.

My first blog included a lot of repetitive texts that were expressed without filter. It was basically a lot of brain dumping.

It was definitely helpful, but given that those were my teenage year, I’ve since deleted most posts (and I think I even deleted the whole blog itself).

When the pandemic started, I found myself writing a lot again. This time in a notebook. I’d write every night before bed, because if I didn’t, all the over-thinking wouldn’t let me sleep.

I’m trying to write more often to not let writing only be an escape when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I’d like writing to be something I can do proactively and not only reactively.

With time I’ve learned to be okay with publishing shorter blog posts that focus more on images. Sharing pictures makes me happy and proud. Sharing words is sometimes harder. But here I am! Focusing on catching up with all the Bloganuary challenges and making it to 31 posts by the end of the month.

Hopefully making a habit out of writing during the first month of the year, will make it easier to turn into a habit the rest of the 11 months.

Featured picture taken with an iPhone, somewhere between Chiclayo and Trujillo, in Peru.

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