Category: writing

when I write …

I wrote the following thoughts over two years ago and they still ring very true. Writing continues to have an impact on me in a myriad of ways.

When I write … I think more
When I write … I am forced to be clearer
When I write … I gain confidence
When I write … I create an ‘audit trail’ of my intellectual growth
When I write … I dream more
When I write … I bring things to life
When I write … I tear down misconceptions
When I write … I take my own destiny into my hands
When I write … I realize how much I don’t know
When I write … I appreciate good writers much more
When I write … I solve difficult problems
When I write … I create more problems
When I write … I hope somebody’s listening
When I write … I build with words
When I write … I plan better
When I write … I bring order to chaos
When I write … I realize how complex something I thought was simple actually is (and vice versa)
When I write … I am

What happens when you write? Write something and find out … you might be surprised by what happens.

[Originally posted on my internal blog at work in 2011]