Bloganuary 6, 2023: Why do you write?

For the month of January, I’m participating in Bloganuary, a daily blogging challenge.

Today’s Bloganuary prompt:

Why do you write?

For whatever reason, this prompt triggers me. I have the impression that only writers write. And although I’m here, actively stringing words together to form sentences, combining those to make paragraphs, and composing it all into posts, I struggle to call myself a Writer.

I feel too casual with this. I’m simply telling the stories of memories I set out intentionally to make, which I found myself repeating to family, friends, and colleagues.

I knew that these stories were ripe to be posts on a blog but, ugh! I had been one half of a lesbian travel blog for about 7 years, and I wasn’t overly excited about it. I actually came to despise it. Setting out to begin a new blog, on my own, didn’t enthuse me in the slightest.

So, begrudgingly, I published My Memory List.

That was then, though. Today, I’m extremely grateful for this blog. I’ve discovered myself through this blog. I’ve found joy through this blog.

Why do I write? I guess I fell victim to overthinking again. I write because I want a way to document my life, through stories, in a way that resonates with people.

Follow along and make memories.


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