Why I Don't Write

Here are some theories about why I don’t write.

  1. I talk too much - I satisfy any urge I might have to communicate almost instantly, so I never feel a strong need to write

  2. I have too many creative hobbies - beyond the desire to communicate, I have no push to do any creative writing by the time I’m done with all the videos and photos and guitar and other stuff that I do

  3. I’m scared of the unknown - I don’t feel prepared to face what could happen if I became a writer

  4. I’m scared of failure - I wrap up my self worth in the work I do, and if I tried writing and failed it would be a heavy blow to my ego

This probably isn’t a comprehensive list but it’s a good place to start. Now that I have them listed, I can easily undermine each excuse:

  1. Talking with people often sparks creative ideas

  2. Having a wide skillset provides numerous topics to write about and gives me a great perspective to look for analogous models

  3. I crave change

  4. I don’t feel satisfied telling people I’m an analyst, so worst case scenario is that I go back to telling people that