What writing means to me.

Writing gives me the freedom to express how I feel when I am at my most confused and vulnerable. The support and encouragement that I get from my 'Writing to Recovery' group gives me the opportunity to really explore the conflicting, overwhelming emotions that come from being on this journey. Through attending these meetings, I have re-discovered my passion for writing, and it has now became an invaluable coping mechanism for me. From subjects such as writing what I'm grateful for, to admitting my deepest, darkest thoughts, each piece of writing takes me a step closer to understanding myself, and hopefully towards even liking myself. I look forward to each meeting and enjoy listening to other's work, as well as sharing my own.
Writing has now became part of my routine, and I am eager to publish more of my work on this website as my confidence continues to grow. This opportunity came along at exactly the right time for me, and it has definitely boosted my self-esteem, as I now realise just what I am capable of if I can only just believe in my own ability. I am so proud of myself for taking this step towards my recovery, and I would highly recommend attending a 'Writing to Recovery' session. If there are people out there who are as unsure about writing as I was, even just reading some of the uploads on this website is an ideal starting point towards bringing you one step closer to recovery... and who knows, it may even inspire you to start some writing of your own.

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need to take that risk

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Love power

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