"My own business bores me to death; I prefer other people's" – Oscar Wilde
I have been going through a huge transitional period in my life for the last few months. I have been applying for jobs in London, looking to kickstart my career in the field I want to pursue…copywriting. Waiting to hear back from prospective employers and wanting to keep my current employers in the loop with my progress and thus when I would be leaving, while also planning a huge relocation is stressful! I am almost at the end of the journey though. My boyfriend is already down there, he began his job at the start of the week and is loving it so far. I am moving down in 2 weeks and start my job in 3 weeks.
It is a huge transitional period, and I have been writing down how I feel at each stage of my progression. Reading back through it, I see that I have a lot of anger, desperation and sadness. These are three things which I don’t like to associate with myself, as I am sure nobody does. But here I am.
Recognising these emotions means that I can at least use them. Maybe not now, they are too raw. Having written them down allows me to read them in a month, or a year, or ten years time and remember exactly how passionate I felt at the time.
I have used this technique many times in my life, and I have always found it therapeutic.
Here are some related articles on writing as therapy. Nothing is more powerful than your own experiences and emotions. Use them.