In the blog, The Ninth Life, she was asked, “Why do you write?” I was amazed at her honesty and her testimony. It was very INSPIRATIONAL. I am glad she writes and decides to share her thoughts, insecurities, honesty, and her emotions with us. I write because for so long, I had no voice. I was so shy that I didn’t talk much. I didn’t talk much because for a girl, I have such a deep voice, not manly, but very brash for a young lady. I was laughed at for the way I sounded. It was very uncomfortable. I cannot camouflage my voice for anything.
As long as I can remember, I have been writing. In the 8th grade, we had to keep a journal and we had to write short stories, haiku’s, sonnets, and essays, I was thrilled. It was not a problem for me to write. I lost all of my writings in 1994, due to a flood. It was a devastating time. I will talk about this at a later time.
On a daily basis, there are thoughts and titles running through my mind and I am not able to pen all of them down, but I try. I keep my journal with me and sometimes at work, I write. I write to keep my voice, to show my emotions to all who may not hear or feel my heart. I write because it is therapy, it is soothing. I write because I CAN!