Writing is one of the most common methods of communication that exist today. Fortunately, many technologies continue to reinforce this art into something that many can comfortably do. Through emails, word processors, social media platforms, writing continues to become simpler to accomplish. I enjoy writing, at least to some extent, and I know that in whichever career one ventures into, it will always be a requirement for one to deliver written items such as reports and letters (VanderMey et al., 2014). In light of this, this paper aims to explore my relationship and overall experience with writing.
Writing can be a challenging task, especially when one has to conform to specific standards. It then becomes even more tiresome juggling in between being creative and confining yourself to given instructions. It is tough balancing the two aspects, and usually, people become stressed, and they give up, succumbing to the temptation of using other people’s materials. The writer’s block is another aspect of writing that I fear. There are particular times in life where one cannot think of anything creative to write about, and somehow you are just unable, indifferent to the task. At this point in my life, I often feel some level of resentment to writing, something I realize is familiar with most people (Chintamani, 2014). However, I think that it is imperative that people should find their unique ways to inspire themselves and feel creative once again; mine is reading.
I feel that writing is a gift and human beings should appreciate it more. The value of using writing as a method of expression should not be something people take from granted. Today, people can be in far ends of the world and still communicate meaningfully. I, like millions of other individuals, find that sometimes we can relate more effectively and expressively when we write things down (Smith, 2013). I figure it is because writing somehow frees us from the pressure of verbal communication and we can deliver messages more honestly and directly. Also, when I think about the value of writing as a means to express myself, I feel at liberty. I feel the sense of freedom because I can organize my thoughts and ideas into an eloquent piece, one that I can develop depending on my audience. This consideration allows one to enjoy two statuses, that of the writer and the reader. Through this one can be able to emphasize those areas deemed crucial.
The most exciting thing about writing is that it is present in all career paths, and while many might not feel proficient in the art, it is a requirement that everyone tries their best to develop these skills (VanderMey et al., 2014). I understand this fact, and that is why I try to learn as much as possible, so that in all my future job positions, I might stand a chance at communicating objectively and expressively, and, in an organized fashion. Another exciting thing about the prospect of writing more in the future is that the materials I generate will help others, prospectively, into learning faster and being better at what they do.
It is a fact that writing will always be necessary to humans in all spheres of life, whether in school, social settings or professional environments (Smith, 2013). Therefore, although expressing myself as a writer might sometimes feel taxing, I continue to learn that it is essential, as a method of creating reference materials, as a means of expression, and, as a way of organizing our thoughts and feelings. Also, I observe that writing allows us to be objective and, most importantly, to interact with people by pushing us to move past our fears and communicate.
Chintamani. (2014). “Challenges in Writing”—The Writer’s Block?
Smith, F. (2013). Writing and the writer. Routledge.
VanderMey, R., Meyer, V., Van Rys, J., & Sebranek, P. (2014). The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching, Brief. Cengage Learning.