Write, huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh
Write huh yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it again y’all
Write, huh good God
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me
(Edwin Starrs “War” lyrics altered to suit my post)

Is writing really good for nothing? I don’t think so – I do believe that writing is good for something. Now, you and I might not agree what this “something” is, and that is OK. We don’t have to agree. Here are my “somethings” – maybe we have one or more in common?

I write because I have stories to share. Some might make you laugh; others will hopefully make you think. And then some I hope makes you pack your suitcase and go experience something awesome, and some that make you salivate.

I write because I want the Karate Kid to know me after I am gone. I want him to remember his momma’s food by using my recipes. I hope he will sometimes browse through the scrapbooks I make and remember the fun times we had. I also want to set a good example for him. I want him to see that his mom followed her dream, and if I can do it – then so can he.

I write to remember. I am starting to get old and forgetful, thus it is very practical to have thoughts written down. Or maybe I’m looking for something specific from my travels, and then I can find it in my scrapbooks, or in my blog.

I write as a creative outlet. I have moved on from scrapbooks to blogging. There is quite a bit of creative ideas in Old Mamasans head – might as well let it out (or my head will explode, and that won’t be pretty)

I write because it feels good. Writing can be therapeutic, or good for offloading both good and bad thoughts. Some dreams are good on paper, because they then start to manifest.  If you keep your wants and dreams bottled up inside, nothing can come of it. You need to own your dreams, and by writing them; you acknowledge them. And that is when the magic can start to happen, and you can change the status of your dream to “goal”.

I write to practice. If you are to get good at something, you have to practice. I dream of being a published author. By practicing my writing, my dream becomes more and more realistic. When I get helpful comments on my writings, I learn and grow. When I get positive feedback on my writing – my confidence grows. All very beneficent for an aspiring author.

I write in an attempt to give back. Human kind has given me som pretty damn good reads throughout the years, and I hope I will be able to pay it forward by giving someone a good read someday.  By acknowledging this dream it can now start to manifest. I own it. I acknowledge it. Now it is no longer a dream, but a goal. Blogging and participating in writing classes are means to achieve my goal. The ball is rolling.

Raison D’être

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