What do you like most about your writing?
Oh, goodness! What I like most? There’s a lot I like about my writing.
Well, first off, I like my conversational style. This blog started because I was talking to friends about the homework my therapist gave me – to make a list of memories I wanted to have – and then telling the stories of how I was doing those things to actually make the memories.
When I write, I write as if I’m talking to friends. Which, I am. I like thinking that when you’re reading this – yes, YOU! – you’re able to hear my voice, my inflection, my tone. I like to use punctuation liberally, so you can hear when I pause in my storytelling.
And I like to start sentences with words I was taught not to use, such as “and” and “but”. But, I digress. (See what I did there?)
I also like hearing from people that what I’m doing with my Memory List is inspiring to them. That it’s helping them to create their own lists, and live their lives more intentionally to accomplish things, big and small, that they want to have done. This has happened more, now that I’m able to reach a larger audience.
At the end of the day, my writing is a by-product of my journey of self-discovery. It’s documentation and proof that I’m doing the very best I can to live my life for me. And that, that confirmation, above all else, is what I cherish most.