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To Write or Not to Write?

For years now, I've flirted with writing a fictionalized story of my experiences as a targeted individual. For years I've never felt capable, that the words would not come to me in a way that would touch another human's spirit. That place that connects, that sees beyond words on a page, to reach that place called empathy to achieve understanding. Things have changed, in me. I'm more confident in who I am, and even more sure of who these "perps" are and are not.

I've learned lot about myself over the years, experiencing harassment, mobbing at work, attempts on my life, slander, assaults, through it all, through it all, I can finally say, that I'm a pretty amazing person.
Luckylu · 61-69, F
If you feel the desire to write, do so. It doesn’t matter if anyone else connects with it. What matters is that it helps you or provides for something you need. I write all the time, in a journal, short stories, sometimes just blurps that come out, sometimes I post what I write, and sometimes I don’t. But every single time I put word to paper, digitally or otherwise, it releases something inside of me. This simple post you have written shows you cant touch others, or we would not have responded. ♥️
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@Luckylu Thank you!! I appreciate your response. I sometimes forget that detail, to write for myself. As I write more for competition and prizes I sometimes forget. thank you for that beautifully put reminder.
IronHammer · 61-69, M
You've had a lot of good responses on here so I won't give you a long reply..like everyone has said, go for it.
Ontheroad · M
Write it, 100% write it! If nothing else, you will connect with you through what you write.

Writing, at least for me, does just that. I find myself connecting with who I am, which often leads me to understand myself in new and different ways. It's cathartic.
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@Ontheroad True! Thank you! I have to resist the urge to think of myself as this alien thing that's so different from the rest of humanity.
Ontheroad · M
@Qwertyvsme We all, or at least most of us do that, and one day we realize we are much more alike than different from one another.

Sure, we have our own little peculiarities and quirks, but, I think, even those are often found in others.

Over the years I've come to understand that, packaging aside, we are indeed all brothers and sisters.
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@Ontheroad I agree!
in10RjFox · M
[quote]That place that connects, that sees beyond words on a page, to reach that place called empathy to achieve understanding.[/quote]

That's the [b]Out of body [/b] experience that many claim but actually lie about. It is while writing we start to meditate and as we travel we start shedding many of the bodily attachments and our gender less soul emerges out to see things from an outside perspective.
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@in10RjFox Thank you for that! I haven't heard it put like that before. It's almost like being mindful and not at the same time. If that makes sense.
Bleak · 36-40, F
Do it. Those who are meant to be connected with your words will eventually get connected.
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@Bleak true! Thank you for responding. I agree wholeheartedly. It's easy to feel alone in these times. I guess that's what came out here.
Bleak · 36-40, F
@Qwertyvsme My pleasure. 🙂
Cowboybob · M
all that matters is that you believe in yourself
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@Cowboybob Amen!
Lackwittyname · 51-55, M
I say write, if it connects with you it will connect with others.
Best of luck to you. I'm sure the world needs to hear your story.
Montanaman · M
I think you should just do it! ✍️👍👍🤗🤗❤️❤️
Canuckle · 51-55, M
MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
Please write. It may help another soul who needs it. What a blessing that would be!🌺✨
MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
@Qwertyvsme My pleasure and I truly believe in the sentiment of helping others if we can in some capacity.💫
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@MoonlightLullaby Me too. Wouldn't the world be amazing if everyone felt and acted that way.
MoonlightLullaby · 41-45, F
@Qwertyvsme If only....

Sidewinder · 36-40, M
Do it if you got the means.
ViciDraco · 36-40, M
You'll never know if you can unless you try. And often we are our own worst critics.

Let me ask it this way: How many people does it need to touch in order for you to feel the process of writing it out was worth it?
Qwertyvsme · 46-50, F
@ViciDraco Good point! I thank you for the thoughtful response. I think the last vestiges of the "need to explain" is falling away as I heal from these events. You're so right. A question for me to ponder in all of my writings.

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