Why I Write

I was recently asked why I want to write. I thought long and hard about this question and my answer is – to FLY.

I want to write so I can soar over this world, this life that in so many ways has become mundane and stagnant. As a child I dreamed of being an adult one day and how amazing, beautiful and magical it would be. Now I’m living in the reality of adulthood and frankly, it Sucks. I want the dream back.

Not the material dream of making a career out of my writing and being financially secure – although that would be awesome. As a child dreaming of adulthood – I was not focused on practicalities such as this. My dream was of living a magical life doing what I loved. Following my passion. For me pursuing a career in Finance and Accounting or even Business, was NOT the dream, NOT my passion and definitely NOT magical.

As a child I would get lost in the worlds of the books I read and I wanted to do what those authors did. To create worlds and characters that would magically transport the reader to a new place. A place where anything could happen. I still want to do that.

Some may say I must face reality and my childhood dreams are not reality. That we all grow up to realize the world is not full of the magic we imagined as a child. Well, I call Bullshit! I want to create magic of my own that will transport people, make them smile, make them laugh, make them cry. I still believe in magic and I believe in creating it myself. I want to FLY and bring along others for the ride!


7 thoughts on “Why I Write

    1. Have not finished it yet. I’m reading 3 books right now plus 2 that go with the writing course I started. Work has gotten in the way of reading a bit, but I’m working through each of them.

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  1. I think looking back at our childhood dreams is always a good idea if we’re unhappy or dissatisfied as adults – what we loved as children is often a clue as to what is missing in our lives in the present. It’s just that, as we grow up, we tell ourselves we shouldn’t love those things anymore because they’re “childish” or somehow we should have outgrown them – but these may well be the very things that bring us the most joy and fulfillment, as you’ve explored in this wonderful post.

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  2. Yes indeed. Writing is being a part of the magical world of make believe. That is exactly what I want to, to escape from reality by writing something, or reading something, that takes me on an amazing journey, without having to leave my room.
    May we all soar aloft on the winds of creativity and imagination on glorious wings.

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