I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on why I decided to start writing. The making of this blog was not the beginning of me writing by any means, but it did bring me back from a very long and very helpful hiatus. During the near 2.5 years that I did not write (minus the occasional poem in a journal) I had time to figure out if I really wanted to pursue a career in writing or even share my poems and short stories with the public. Without writing, I realized I had so much to say and I wasn’t utilizing the one talent that I actually enjoyed. I stopped writing because it had become a chore to me, but now I think I have found the correct way to approach it for my benefit.
I am extremely critical of anything that I write. I read over my poems that I write in my journals and change the words around until the pages are almost unrecognizable. It’s just the way that I am. Clearly when I write down my thoughts, emotions, etc. it’s pure madness, so just imagine what happens when I don’t. I realized during the time that I didn’t write all of the reasons why I did. I need it and without it my life has no significant meaning. Who am I without the purest form of expression? Writing is something I had taken for granted and now I am happy that I decided to start my blog.
I hope that you all are still enjoying Caged Raven as much as I enjoy writing poems and finding poems for you all to read. I still would post even if no one was reading, but I am glad that I have been able to reach a few people during this process.