Words changed my life. They pulled me from the very depths of despair. There were dark, almost unspeakable thoughts inside my head. They threatened to engulf me, until one small decision impacted the rest of my life in a way I could never imagine, I put pen to paper and just began to write.

Words don’t always have to hold great depth or meaning. They can be flippant, throwaway, the most important thing is that they are honest and come from, and out, of you.

Seeing your problems in black and white, physically represented, on the paper (or screen), can, most often. give you the confidence to overcome them. At the very least, it can help you find strength to face those self-same problems head on. Putting them to the paper is the first step in acceptance. The only way is up from there.

How has writing helped you in your life?

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