Hey everyone! So I haven’t really stuck by the rules while doing this challenge and I am really sorry for that. But I promised to do a day 2 of the challenge and here it is!
The challenge is:
- Post in three consecutive days.
- You can pick one or three quotes per day.
- Challenge three different bloggers per day.
Today’s quote is:
“Writing about the past is a way of reliving it, a way of seeing it unfold all over again. We place memories on pieces of paper to know they will always exist.” ~ Nathan Filer –
I was looking for a quote for today and I came across this one. It instantly stood out to me. You know you can really connect and feel a quote deeply when it jumps out of the screen at you. I don’t know why, it might just be the fact that I feel all quotes deeply and I love them all, but it has a really great message behind it.
To ease the pain of what you are experiencing or to lessen it just a bit, it is great to write. Write whatever you are feeling, whatever is on your mind or whatever you absolutely hate. It will get it off your mind and the great thing about it is that no one apart from you can see it. The best thing about it is that you can mention people’s names and what you really feel about them, because they will never know. It will just be off your head and you will feel lighter and mentally more stable. It will also stop you from accidentally telling them everything you really thought of them during an argument. I’ll explain.
If you constantly have thoughts in your head about how much you don’t like a person or something that you dislike about them, but you want to be nice to them to their face, then you are treading on thin ice! You might one day get into a fight with them and out of anger all those thoughts that you had tried so hard to hold back, will come pouring out. Believe me it has happened! If you are writing all of this down in a book, diary, journal or just some pieces of paper, then you will feel much happier not only physically, but mentally as well.
If you write about things you have experienced or problems you have faced, then when you look back in a few years time, you will feel happy that you had overcome that. You will have hope that things do indeed get better, and it was not always that hard. You can relive the feelings that you went through. The emotions, the physical and mental impacts will rush back to you like a tidal wave. It is like a little burst of energy that will run right through you and will inspire you to keep going and refill your hope levels. Be careful though, there might be triggers.
I’m going to end on one point that may be of use to someone out there. Do not be afraid to write. Do not be afraid to release all your emotions through whatever makes you happy. It will be better for you not only now, but also in the future. Start writing once or twice a week just to empty your thoughts onto the paper. You don’t even have to write, you can draw and paint as well. Drawing can represent your thoughts very deeply and it can be very pleasing to see the end result of what you have created too!
I used to write most days just about what I felt and about the things that I really hated and the people I very much disliked. I wrote a few of my own stories about real things and I am 2 pages into a book about amnesia. I had stopped about a year ago and I have found myself becoming very wrapped up in my own thoughts a lot more and I find that my head is also more of a mess now than it was. It is because I have no way to empty my thoughts or get them out somehow because I don’t write any more. I would, it’s just that I don’t have the time or energy to pull out a pen and paper and start writing.
So that was day 2 of the quote challenge! It seemed more harder to write that than the other one, probably because I forced myself to write this one.
Here are the next three nominees:
Thank you for reading this and feel free to leave any of your thoughts down in the comments. Don’t stop writing. Because “you must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”