I found this very relevant! I think writing has not only been a creative outlet for emotions like sadness, anger, and trauma but a measure of my growth and success as a writer. I don’t think it’s a bad thing but it cannot be the only source for validation, fulfillment, healing, or whatever what we need.

I’m very new to blogging but I have noticed my more dramatic pieces tend to gain more attention than anything else. And I don’t want to be the type of person who feeds that so much. So, I’ve started spending more time with friends, volunteering, going to church, and writing funnier pieces just for me. I don’t want to wallow in self-pity while staring at my stats. Anymore anyway.

--

--

--

Writer | Self-Development | Mental Health | Addiction | Fiction | B.A. Eng/Pysch | Addiction Counselor | Certified Hot Mess | https://linktr.ee/dreabookjunkie

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Andrea Duran

Andrea Duran

Writer | Self-Development | Mental Health | Addiction | Fiction | B.A. Eng/Pysch | Addiction Counselor | Certified Hot Mess | https://linktr.ee/dreabookjunkie

More from Medium

I just told my big sister that I’m an atheist

A Karen cogs her toilet, and how to replace one.

Too Short for a Blog Post, Too Long for a Tweet 313

’Twas the weekend before…