How writing helped me in life
Let’s begin with how I get the ideas for the articles I write. Growing up, all of us experience many weird and wonderful moments but then these moments turn into memories. So, what do I do to remember those special memories? I write them down and turn them into either stories, articles or even vlogs for my Youtube channel. Then one day I can look back on them and just smile like a Cheshire cat remembering every detail about what happened on that day/night.
Some of my favourite memories that I made are when I went to London once to see my friends who I don’t get to see that much due to distance. I met one of those friends at Euston station and from there we went exploring in London. We ended up at this weird museum where there were aliens in small jars and some creepy storybooks hanging from the ceiling! I just had to do a vlog on this so I could show others some of the many secrets London has.
After filming vlogs for so long I thought it was time to take a small break from editing, but I didn’t want those future memories to be forgotten so I started to write about them.
So how did it feel changing how I captured those memories? At first, it was very weird not talking to a camera about how my day went etc. But leading up to my decision on taking a small break, I was losing my confidence on camera. I hated the way I looked and spoken, that would make me mess up during filming and then that would make me feel so anxious I’d end up just deleting the video altogether!
Making the decision to start writing instead of vlogging was pretty tough but it really helped me in the long run! Now I’m writing for this amazing blog, Teenagers With Experience and I’m so glad Emily reached out to me about sharing my experiences with others online to help them not feel alone!
When I’m writing my heart away on articles it also feels like it’s taking so much weight off my shoulders too! Others like to keep journals or diaries and yes I do keep them myself, sometimes when I’m travelling or just out for the day with family I like to carry that journal with me and if I get any ideas for articles I can easily write them down. Then when I get home I can start writing about what I saw and turn it into either a story or an article.
People like to describe me as being creative and I feel like I fit into that category and that’s one of the things I like most about myself that I can turn memories into stories. What I didn’t realise before is that those stories help others too and that’s also another thing I like to do is help people! I will do everything to see another person smile as it’s just a beautiful image to see.
Here is a link to my personal Youtube channel; https://www.youtube.com/c/MelissaGrimes
It’s grand to talk about how you feel and you should never feel ashamed to express your feelings! It’s a free world and let me tell you how it helps others too because they feel inspired by you to do the same too.
I completely relate to this! I love recording/documenting memories and then whenever I'm feeling down I'll go through old diaries & videos I've created to help me remember how amazing life is :) x
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