I’ve always loved to write, even when I was a kid learning to write for the first time with my professors. I would go home and practice all the letters I’ve learned just so I could be better at it. Writing has always been a part of my life, from when my parents told me bed time stories that they read and memorized, to when I started spending my free time reading my sister’s books, until this very moment where I’m telling you why I write. I write because I have a tremendous amount of inspiration, I write because I can express my imagination and invite readers to experience them with me, I write because I can’t express myself as well when I’m speaking, because of my speech disorder. These are just some of the reasons why I write.
I started writing when I realized that all of these letters when put together can tell the most amazing stories. I’ve realized that one can be transported deep into another world, and be dropped in the middle of some of the most amazing adventures, while being safe in the comfort of their home. I’ve realized at a young age that I had all the tools required to bring someone else with me into these imaginary worlds that can be created just by writing a few paragraphs. Without any further thoughts, I started writing about anything and everything I could imagine and I don’t have any plans to stop.
I started reading my sister’s books at the young age of nine, I didn’t understand every words I saw in those books, but that didn’t stop me from understanding the stories that were being told. I kept reading those books because they gave me the inspiration I needed for my own writing. Even though my stories didn’t always make sense, I kept on writing because I wasn’t trying to make sense during those times, I was simply trying to put my imagination to paper, where it can be cherished and preserved.
I can remember my first love letter to my crush, I had to put everything I learned from previous readings and writings into this one letter. I was extremely nervous because I wanted to put all of my feelings towards her into the letter, but I also didn’t want it to be overwhelming. I didn’t realize it at the time, but writing this love letter really helped me be better at writing and sharing my thoughts. After what seemed to have been an eternity, I finally did give her the letter and the rest is for me to know and for you to make assumptions about.
I have a speech disorder called stuttering also know as stammering, it is a nervous system disorder, as in there is something wrong in my cerebral cortex, more specifically in my frontal and temporal lobes because they are associated with speech. I’ve had to deal with it for most of my life, and one of the moments where I am free of it is when I’m writing. When I write I don’t have this anchor pulling me down and stopping me from being all that I know I can be, when I write I can express myself better than I ever could otherwise. I envy the people who can speak fluently and take it for granted. They probably don’t know about all of the great opportunities I’ve missed out on because of my stuttering, it has affected my personal life, my love life, my public life and my professional life.
These are some of the reasons why I write, these are the things, places, and moments where I get my inspiration from.