short thoughts: on why I create, and why I share

Creation begets creation, this post is a testament to that – these thoughts came to me while commenting on another post where someone questioned our urge to create and share. For me, the need to write often arises as an outlet for the overwhelm in my mind, but also as a way to preserve my own thoughts and feelings at a certain point in time. That is not to say that I consider my thoughts to be extremely valuable, it’s more about understanding my personal progress and growth as I go through different phases in life. And if those thoughts – and the progression of those thoughts – are relevant to someone else as well, and helps them process their own thoughts and feelings, I’m more than happy to share.

I also just simply enjoy creating something tangible, something I can see and feel that that exact thing, even if it is just some words on paper or a screen, wouldn’t exist without me. Creativity can cause a heady buzz, and people definitely feed off of each other’s highs, which is why I feel creative communities (such as blogger groups within WordPress) often thrive together. For me, creating a piece of writing or art that feels honest, like I’ve imparted a bit of me on paper (or screen), can literally give me an endorphins rush, an independent happiness I can’t come by any other way. I call it an “independent” happiness because I feel like it’s unrelated to people around me, they don’t have the power to give it or take it away from me. It’s all mine, and made within me.


Photo by Ameen Fahmy on Unsplash.

Adding this to the Writer’s Pantry #75.

11 Comments

  1. I only just noticed your link at the Pantry, sorry, and expect others missed it too as it was posted rather late. Do please join us again, any Wednesday (prompted) or Sunday (open) to share your writing. If you can link earlier, and also read and comment on what others have shared, you’ll get more readers and more interaction – among the benefits of a writing community.

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  2. I so understand these reflections. When we write, we birthed something out of ink and feels. And it’s wonderful to see that grow through the eyes of others. Those are the reasons why I write and share.

    Thank you so much for sharing your words with Poets and Storytellers United. Hope to read you again soon.

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  3. I feel this same rush when I create. Even though the last few months have been pretty intense, being able to create is my happy place.

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  4. This post resonates with me! True writing is in a way liberating the bubbling thoughts but also a means to see them in retrospect when I pen them in paper.

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  5. Creativity is definitely something that is personalized and arouses so many thoughts and feelings. I’m glad you enjoy it freely, independent of others judgments and notions. It’s truly liberating. 🙂

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