Day 1: I Write Because

During the month of September, I signed up for Blogging University’s Writing 101 course.  It has officially started this week, and I already have my first assignment. My first assignment is:

Why do you write? This is a question you can answer again and again, as your response might evolve over time.

During creative writing classes, my professor always read some of the best pieces in front of the class.  I wanted to have something that I wrote read in front of the class just once, but it never happened.  My skills were lacking and the other students were better writers.  Why did I start this blog?  Why do I write?

I write because it is therapeutic.

I have had epilepsy for over 20 years.  Many people who do not have the condition have misguided ideas on what to do.  Some people do not know what to do if someone has a seizure.  Since I am an educator, part of my blog is dedicated to educating others using resources from major epilepsy nonprofits including seizure first aide.

Some people say the most hurtful things without realizing how I feel.  I don’t think that I am alone in this sentiment.  There are others with chronic illnesses that probably feel the same way.

Sometimes I write because I have encountered a problem.  I attempt to get advice from the epilepsy community.  Frequently someone else has encountered a similar problem, and has helpful tips others can use.


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