Day 4 of 94

Writing as a form of living

A great part of my writing today was influenced by the motivations I got back in Elementary days wherein we were asked to write essays in school. I remember friends, relatives, and teachers giving me a tap in the back, saying that maybe there’s a future in store for me if I pursue writing.

Today is the future they were talking about. And today, I, by no means, consider myself as a professional writer because I don’t do it for a living but I confess that writing is a reason that makes me want to live.

In writing, I get to taste life twice, or even more. Everything is possible in writing. Dreams turning into a reality; failures turning into success stories; heartbreaks turning into reunions. In writing, there are endless possibilities.

I’ve loved writers like Mitch Albom, Nicholas Sparks, Stephen Chbosky, Jerry Spinelli, JD Salinger, to name a few but I am in no way like them.

I am not an exceptional writer. I haven’t contributed anything great nor life-changing yet, but each time I write, I breathe. I feel like writing is a means to cope with the world, to taste life, and to escape life.

Whenever I feel happy, I write. Whenever I feel hungry, I write. Whenever I feel doubtful, scared, sad, deserted, betrayed, and insert as many adjectives as you can here, I write.

Writing might not have been my cause for a living, but it is undeniably one of my reasons for living.

And
I’m
perfectly happy
with it

that

I’m willing
to learn

more.

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About Shayne Zalameda

Shayne Zalameda is Misstache. She adores eating, traveling, attending events, and watching films. She likes to omit adjectives and is fascinated with ironies. As much as possible, she tries to avoid the word "very". Sometimes she easily forget things. More on http://LeMisstache.com
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