Today I thought I’d write a blog about why I write. Below is a list of my top five reasons.
1. I write to spread disability awareness and make a difference in the world. I believe that books are unique platform that can be used to entertain and educate children about people with disabilities. More importantly, books can be used to teach children and young adults to accept and embrace differences and love one another just as we are. I have made spreading a message of self-acceptance and acceptance of others to young boys and girls my life’s mission.
2. I write to work through my emotions and help not only myself, but also others who might be going through similar experiences. Writing gives me a unique vehicle through which to express myself. Moreover it allows me to express myself in ways that I might not be able to verbally or otherwise.
3. Writing allows me to tell the stories that God put on my heart. I believe that He put only the stories that I am meant to tell on my heart so therefore, it is my responsibility to write them in the best way possible.
4. I write because I enjoy doing so and I firmly believe that you should spend as much time on this earth doing things that you enjoy as possible because you only live once and life is short.
5. I write to improve my writing skills. Although many people say I’m very good writer, I believe there is always room for improvement. I have wanted to be a writer since I was about 9 years old and have been writing since about that age. My writing skills have improved over time and I believe that they will continue to improve if I continue writing so I will continue doing so until there are no more stories on my heart to tell.