Music has always been there for me, especially during the good times.
But writing has always been my outlet for darker times.
I think that that when you write, it helps you understand why things are the way they are. As physical letters appear on the screen, your subconscious is becoming conscious. Sometimes we are afraid of that. We are afraid because we have this image of ourselves to fulfill and publish to an audience. We must break that boundary with words. You’re then forced to sit down there and just let it out, until all these sentences turn into some type of realization.
When i write I feel that I am putting a part of my mind aside. It’s not as easy as just crying your feelings out. (Though you can cry while you type, if you like.) Rest assured i’ve done that in the past (when writing was my main outlet.) Why stop? I guess I got tired of only writing when I was sad or came to a harsh reality. It became so often that when life finally started looking up, I found myself writing less and less.
Maybe writing is for the sad. At least the type of writing I’ve always practiced.