Each of us feels strong emotions from time to time, and thankfully we have an outlet. Writing.
There's something therapeutic about opening up a weathered journal, or a blank document, and pouring our hearts out. The words can be added to a manuscript, or they can be for our eyes only. Either way, writing through our strong emotions can act like warm stones on sore muscles.
When we're feeling happy
When we're feeling hopeful
When we're feeling nervous
When we're feeling confused
When we're feeling angry
When we're feeling sorrow
When we're feeling regret
When we're feeling thankful
Sometimes my mind resembles a kaleidoscope of jumbled thoughts and emotions. But when I sit down with a pen, or with my fingers hovered above the keyboard, my feelings become organized. Conflicting thoughts sort themselves out, and life becomes a wee bit clearer. Just the simple act of writing through a happy, confusing, or difficult time makes me feel lighter and more relaxed. Until the next time.
How about you? Has writing helped you through an emotional time? Did anyone else see your words, or did you keep them to yourself?