Writing, to me, is a doorway to one’s heart and soul, and I believe everyone should write, even if it’s just for themselves and no one else to see. Below are five things I think people should write about in their lifetime.
1. Trauma. We all experience some kind of trauma in our lives and writing it out is an awesome way to process it.
2. Love. Love is, well love is love and should be written about all the time. Love stories give hope that we can all one day have someone to help us shoulder the burden of life, and that we won’t always have to be alone.
3. Lost love. Lost love is a trauma all in itself and should be written about because we need to process it, and for others to know we all lose love sometimes, but we can always find it again.
4: Despair. Despair is a part of life. We all lose hope sometimes, and it’s in those times we should write what and how we feel, so again others know they aren’t alone, and so when we are able to dig ourselves out of that pit we can look back and say, I survived that, I did that.
5. Oneself. A true, no-holding-back piece about oneself, the good, the bad, the ugly, all of it, all of you. It needs to be done; it needs to be explored to truly know yourself. You have to look hard at yourself. The parts you hide from everyone, the parts you try to hide from yourself, that’s what you need to write.