When I was little, and I was feeling a certain type of emotion, wether it be anger, happiness, sorrow etc. I would lock myself in my room and write and write for what seemed to be only a few minutes.
My mom would knock on the door asking if i was okay, she would say that I had been in there for hours and hours. I never noticed, i was just trying to get my feelings out on that piece of paper and after I would let out a sigh of relief. A sense that everything was going to be okay.
Back then i was more than certain I would be the next Britney Spears and let my emotions out in songs that I would write, with a made up melody i had put together in my head.
That aspiration to become a professional singer/songwriter didn’t last very long, but the writing did.
I remember the days where I felt as if all hope was gone, or my life was over, you know how dramatic teenagers can be. And writing down not only my feelings but everything positive in my life, made that hope come back alive.
I had many blessings growing up, as well as hardships. But the positives always outweighed the negatives. For example, my passion for writing not only helped me endure those hardships but it distracted me form reality for just a moment. And in that moment I felt invincible, like anything was possible.
The words I could write, the amount, the context, everything was my own to create and it was limitless. No rules, just my feelings and my words.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is that although life is one hell of a roller coaster and people may feel as if its too much to handle there is always a positive way to let emotions out.
It doesn’t need to be writing or even something as creative, but turning your emotions into something beautiful is just a way not to let them go to waste.
And I know the greatest songs and the greatest books were created with life experiences and emotions so intense, the only way to get them out was through the power of words.