The more I write and read online, I discover more about myself. I’m able to express my thoughts in a much better way than I was able to before and I have found that there are many that think or operate in similar ways that I do. Whether it be in their process or how they think; it’s comforting to see it’s not just me navigating the seas of the crazy. I’ve discovered a whole community or writers out there and they are most welcoming to any who would join their ranks. In some ways, writing is a solo sport. The only one who can put the words down is yourself, but once they are out there it transforms into a community aspect where people read, comment, interact, ask questions, and just contribute to what you have said. It really has been something to watch.
I’m not anti-social by any means, but very much comfortable in my own skin. I don’t naturally gravitate toward people. Out here is a community of people I am completely at ease with speaking freely as I would normally want to who understand where I’m coming from. Are there people in my life who would probably be the same way? I’m sure there are more than I would give credit for. There are also plenty who aren’t. It doesn’t matter if you write novels, poetry, movie reviews, or what you did last weekend: you still wrote. There are aspects on this that escapes many people that I look for in others, and low and behold, there are places out here where there are nothing BUT those kinds of people?! It’s been uplifting to my soul.
I know that this isn’t the usual, and I thank you all for indulging me. I couldn’t help but think you would understand where I was coming from.