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I write because I have to.

I write because I can’t not.

I write because I want to.

I write to manage chronic pain.

I write to play with words.

I write to help me remember.

I write to learn and understand.

I write to make a connection.

I write to use my voice.

I write to show I care.

I write to leave a legacy.

I write because I have to. I write because I can’t not. I write because I want to.
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I have recently retired from a marketing and technical writing and editing career and am thoroughly enjoying writing for myself and others.


Characterizations: moving, right on!, well written

Comments

  1. Mare, like your Flash I’ll make it short – WONDERFUL!

  2. Suzy says:

    Very clever device, Mare, to express each of your reasons for writing in six words. Even more disciplined than a RetroFlash! Sorry about your chronic pain, but glad that writing helps you manage it. I love all your other reasons, and most are true for me too. Thanks for being part of Retrospect!

    • Marian says:

      Anything that takes your mind off chronic pain helps, Suzy, such as meditation. Writing, for me, helps me focus on something of value so that the pain fades into the background.

  3. Khati Hendry says:

    So well said, succinctly. Brilliant.

  4. John Shutkin says:

    Perfect, Marian. And in so few words you have said so much. I feel humbled. But so glad I get to read your words . And learn your thoughts.

  5. Laurie Levy says:

    Perfect summary of how I feel, Marian.

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