So, why do I write?
1. Food is alternate expression of love.
I write about food, something that is very close to my heart. Growing up in a Chinese household meant "I love you" was rarely ever verbalised, but notes prompting you to eat more or your favourite food is in the fridge were quite common in the household. They were and still how my family expresses their love for each other. It almost like how many of our terms of endearments are related to food, honey, pumpkin etc.
2. Writing defines who I am.
I am all for lame and nerdy science jokes but deep down i am still an introvert, but in the interwebs, I scale it like a spider weaving its own webs. writing has allowed me to define who I am. Writing here has given me the courage to connect with people I haven't ever met before, to not be afraid of talking about your passions and dreams, which is something I'm still working on in person (cue sweaty palms and tongue tied splutters, its ok, I'm not choking).
When I first started writing here, I didn't expect any readers, it was more of a creative outlet, but slowly and surely, a few comments here and there have encouraged me to continue my abieit atrocious writing.
I may not be the best writer, but to be able to write about your area of passion is truly priceless.
I still look back at old older posts and cringe, but thats proof that I have improved as a person, a writer and most importantly, understanding and attending to my flaws, because no one person is perfect and no one should be the former me and say "I can't write".
humans aren't perfect, robots are.
I may be a chronic food picture hoarder but some memories are better captured in words than in form of jpg. Yes a picture may tell a thousand words, but it is all up to interpretation, but to motivate myself, I will write them down and stare at them until I go cross eyed (hidden procrastination).
This may look gloomy, but there are many ways you can interpret a picture.
4. Writing is therapeutic
Words are powerful, which is what makes writing is therapeutic. I write when I'm happy, sad, angry or purely I have something I would like to preserve for the future.
I'm going through a stage of decisions at the moment so the blog has been a bit quiet, but it doesn't mean I've stopped writing, I'm just doodling in my trusty little thoughts book.
So this is why I write.
So, why do you write? and what do you write about?
Till next time,