Who isn’t guilty of saying all of the things they want to say?
Let’s be honest, if everyone was honest and said what was on their mind, this wouldn’t be a happy enlightened society, we’d all hate each other. I believe in honesty, of course I do. But it needs to be carefully curated, you need to know your audience.
There are times though that you can be 100% free. And that’s here. Or on paper. Wherever you feel comfortable and happy writing. You can tell as much or as little as you want. You can tell the whole truth or make it somebody else’s truth. There need be no barriers.
And yet I find myself holding back. Even in things that aren’t true. I’ve gone so far, shared so much but there’s a small wall in the way of full disclosure. I say small, it’s not insurmountable. It’s just a step that’s hard to take.
I think once I’m no longer afraid to just let everything hang out, my writing will improve. It takes courage to write and make it public. But it’s fairly easy if you’re not a hundred percent in those words. Not that all writing should be autobiographical but it should contain some of you.
I’ve tried to litter pieces of myself in everything I write. I need to do it more and more and more…
xx woeful writes xx