Feel, Write, Repeat

This week’s post is going to be a bit shorter. The last one was already late, as I’m trying to get out all of my content as I wade through the grime of what I’m working through and healing from lately. Writing is my passion, it’s one of my jobs, and even that has felt heavy. So I’ve turned to writing about my situation, and it’s been helping a little bit.

Writing can be healing, for all of us. You don’t have to be a writer in any other area of your life in order to feel the benefits. Even when it’s hard to describe how we’re feeling, it can help to try. Using metaphors, or writing down direct emotions and occurrences help our minds wrap around what’s happening, and can push us along the healing process.

Here’s what I’ve written about this situation so far:

“But Why do You have to Look Like a Man?”

Coming Out was Easy. Being Out is Harder.

Other writing, to try to lighten my mood:

3 Signs That You Might be a Little Bit of a Lesbian

I’d like to write more about writing as part of the healing at some point, and perhaps I will, but for now I’ll leave you with this- go ahead and write down what’s happening to you. You don’t have to show a single person. You don’t have to keep it. But get it out, and see how it feels.

-S