Why I write

I write blog posts and poetry. When I get asked, “what do you write about?” I usually just respond, “everything and anything.” I never wanted my blog to be about a particular topic, I just wanted to write about whatever I wanted to write about. When I first started this blog 6 years ago I had no idea what I wanted to blog about. I don’t even have any followers on my blog. 🙂 But I did want something to reflect back on, look back and see how far I’ve come and everything I’ve overcome. Some posts are private because they are just for me to read but some are public and I’ve JUST started sharing my posts on Facebook.

Poetry, I started writing in 7th grade and I remember having a notebook where I would write them. I would share them with my friend Caylie but not really anyone else. I wish I still had that notebook. I used to also have another notebook of just writing random things, like how my day was going, or just my deepest thoughts. So, in a way, I can say that I’ve always been a writer, although I stopped writing for years! Life happened along the way and I stopped.

I started writing poems again last year but instead of a notebook, I started writing them in my blog. Not yet sharing them on social media but it has always been public on here. It wasn’t until a few months ago that I decided to open an Instagram account just for poems but even there I don’t share all of them.

The reason why I write is to express myself. My poetry is sometimes about me, what I went through, my feelings, or my thoughts. But sometimes it can be just creative writing, not necessarily something personal, it could be triggered by a song I heard, something I read, or a random topic that came to mind. I write when it comes to me and it just usually flows. Sometimes I’ll write one poem a day, sometimes I’ll write 6 poems in a day. I like writing short poems more because I feel that people’s attention span has gotten shorter and shorter as time goes, so I make them short and straight to the point.

I don’t write for pity or to have people feel sorry for me. Some of the poems are my truths and some are just for creative writing. It has definitely helped me with my traumas and has been a great outlet for me, but I am definitely not looking for anyone to feel sorry for me.

I’ve thought about publishing but not yet, I have some other plans first and then I’ll work on publishing. If writing takes me somewhere then great and if it doesn’t that’s fine too. I just hope to impact at least one person and to have them know that we all have issues and a past we are trying to recover from. No one is perfect.

By Heidy De La Cruz

Daughter of God, Wife, Writer, Poet, Mother, and lover of life

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