One of my idols, Tim Burton, once said “Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me” and I never quite understood what he meant until quite recently when I realised that I was experiencing something quite similar albeit on a lesser scale that a feature length flick. Blogging. Well I say blogging but what I mean is writing in general. There is something really calming about sitting down and typing up a new piece of literature or blog post to the point where it is almost therapeutic to me.
Whenever I feel any negative emotion I take straight to my blog to express my feelings on an issue that I feel is fairly important in my life. “What makes it therapeutic?” I hear you ask. Having a strong admiration for the written word I get an amazing feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when I finish a blog post and the thing that makes it even better is you guys reading my words from your electronic devices. If no one read my views or posts then writing them, I fear, would be pointless and somewhat unsatisfying for me maybe even finding myself in an endless pit of doom and unimportance.
Talking to all of you is like having many counselors to listen to my inner thoughts and find out just what exactly does go on in the old noggin of mine. It’s kind of like you are my go to friend who will make me feel better about life for a while until I figure out exactly what is getting me down and manage to eliminate the problem. No pressure or anything, but writing for you guys does make me feel better, and your feedback means the world to me. In fact it makes me feel like a million dollars – for someone to comment on my work and share their views only makes me feel better because that way I now I have gotten through to at least one person.
Blogging isn’t something I will be leaving anytime soon because on the occasional day it is the only reason I get out of bed in the morning and to stop would be foolish. The only thing I have truly enjoyed over the past few years has been writing because it is like going to a whole other world and taking my head away from all the negativity in the world, it also gives me alone time from all the stressful chaos going on around me. Writing is a coping mechanism put in place to help me express myself in the only way I know how to.
Don’t get me wrong I express myself vocally as well, but it is just never as effective as the words I type or write down. The real me can only be unleashed through the written/typed word, I have a special connection with these words and often find it difficult to utter them from my mouth. What you read if the REAL me. The best version of me and the one to be admired for worming it’s way out to share with you.
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