"I am just going to write because I cannot help it" -Charlotte Bronte
When I came across that Charlotte Bronte quote on a Literary website, I knew I had to have it on my blog! I can totally relate to it. I have always been a diary keeper, journal keeper, poetry writer, story writer, scrapbooker, etc.
Writing has always been something I have done when I am happy, sad, stressed. It is a way for me to sort out my feelings. A way to express myself. There is something about taking all of the thoughts and feelings I have and writing them down that just makes me feel good :)
I still have poems that I wrote about my first love, my first kiss, my high school days that seemed oh so important at the time. I have journal after journal filled with who I had a crush on (that week), who I thought I was going to marry, who I thought I was in love with. I have journals filled with thoughts and dreams, fears and failures. I have journals filled with things that I felt and could only express on paper.
My journals and now my blog tell my story. One day they will be there for my kids to do with what they wish. All of the trials that I faced, all of the things that brought me joy. All of the memories that were mine. They will be able to read page after page of the life that I lived from my point of view. My journals and my blog are all about the simple things in life. Things that may have not seemed important, but were to me. Things that may have seemed very important and in the larger scheme of things were not.
I love to write and even more than that, I love to go back and read what I have written. It helps keep the memories I have made over the past 39 years alive in my mind. They are me, uncensored.
I don't think I could have said it any better than Charlotte Bronte did.
"I have to write because I cannot help it."