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  • Writer's pictureKara Chatham

Therapy. Unfinished. Struggle


Have you ever been so attached to an experience that when it’s over you can’t bring yourself to write it all down? It’s not that I don’t want to share it, because I most definitely think it’s worth sharing – but every time I sit down to attempt writing it, I struggle to get the words on the paper. I think it’s because I’m not quite ready to let go of it. Some could argue that writing it down would not mean that because it’s written it has been let go, but that’s not how the writing process works for me. When I write, its a form of therapy. It cleanses my mind of whatever it mucking it up. Most of the time, once it is written it is done.

I thought about using the idea of “not ready to let go” as how I opened telling the story itself. I couldn’t really think of how I could really tie it in and when I was testing different combinations of words in my mind, none of them really flowed the way I wanted them to.

Another reason why I may be struggling to write down the story is because I don’t feel like it is finished just yet. I find certain experiences easier to were because they are finished. So writing them down is a form of reflection. This particular experience that I want to share isn’t quite finished in my opinion, therefore it’s more difficult to write about in its entirety.

Anyone else have this struggle?

Until next time… Kara


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