I did it I took the challenge! Ok, well I started the challenge, hopefully I will finish because this is already fun! I have decided to try to bring my blog back to life after months of neglect and am taking the The Writing 101 challenge over on WordPress. As part of the challenge, I will get a writing prompt every day and have to write for 15-30 min.
Here is my first writing prompt: I write because…
I write because it is cathartic. Writing is a way for me to express the many feelings and experiences that life brings. As a young teenager I would write as a way to deal with the pain that I felt from growing up as a child of an alcoholic. When I was dating my husband I would write to express that amazing love that I felt for the first time *and it was amazing*!
Now that I am a mother and wife, writing is an outlet. It is not only cathartic, but fun, relaxing and a way to capture those wonderful moments and trials of being an adult, mother, and wife. I never really saw myself as a writer because I know, I am not the greatest. But when I look back over the years, I can see that writing has helped me get through a lot.
The past couple months have been beyond crazy with trying to relaunch my website, kids starting to participate in sports and the health of my parents. Life really got real for me when my father passed recently. With all of the craziness I have not had the time to write lately, but I am looking to pick it back up. After all, I have so many thoughts and feelings going on, that I am going to need to get it out!
Why do you write? If you are looking for a challenge also, you can find it here: Writing 101 Challenge