I've always loved to write.
I think a huge part of my love of writing is the simple fact that I find life too short to drag down the good days with bad feelings. Writing is my outlet, my way of discarding any and all negative thoughts onto a piece of paper and then watching it disappear when I wad it up and throw it in the garbage. It's 100% stress-relief for me.
I hate to admit it, but there have been times when I've allowed my writing to become focused on things that are not important. Things like view numbers and comments and followers. Things that I think will entertain others despite the fact that they lack so much of myself. I've tried my best to resist the urge to just post so that I'm posting or to write just to say that I've been writing.
Writing is an extension of my soul, and when I write, I want it always to be so that I'm exposing parts of myself that are otherwise hard to see.
My prayer is always that I can encourage someone else through their journey by telling my own. To lift up and be a friend to those who feel as if they're walking completely alone. I've been there and it's down-right hard.
I write so that those who read will know that they are loved and needed and enough. You've got this, girl. And when you don't, I'll help you carry the load.