Writing Experience ~ The Fun Adventure
Written language is an amazing form of communication. Through putting our words on paper we can make others believe in distant lands or future conflicts. We have the ability to convey messages in a manner that makes others bubble with excitement or weep with sorrow. Our written language is powerful; so much so that we have written rules and laws to guide us. For me writing brings me joy because it allows me to place my thoughts into a message that I want others to understand.
I profoundly remember the first time I wrote a book; I was in the seventh grade. We had an assignment to write and illustrate a children’s book for the second grade class library. I eagerly completed the assignment and, as every good student does, turned it in to my teacher. I really did not think anymore about it. Some time later, my teacher called me to her desk and said that all of the second graders absolutely loved my book. You can only imagine the surprise and excitement I felt. Ever since then, I have enjoyed writing. Reports, essays, letters, you name it, I really liked writing it.
My next big writing adventure happened many years later, when I had my third child. My husband was sent away on deployment with the Army so he was not there for the birth or the first year of our child’s life. Saddened by this fact, I began to think of a way that I could have him still share in the joys of our child’s first year. I remembered that I have always had a passion for writing for children. Thus, I began writing letters to my husband as if they were written by our son. I went into great detail on every monumental moment of our son’s growth. From little things like smiling to big things like rolling over for the first time, my son told his father everything, and with enthusiasm I might add. I wrote these letters every month and loved the writing and the creativity that went along with it. Most of all, I enjoyed being able to share our son’s activities with my deployed husband.
Although writing can be challenging at times, I thoroughly enjoy writing and I look forward to anything that I can write about. I feel that I can get my feelings down on paper sometimes better than I can speak them. I hope to send a message in everything and anything that I write. Each person who reads my writing will gain insight into my life and beliefs.