Another great post from K.C. Mead-Brewer!

Writing Reconsidered

Whether we realize it or not, we create and communicate stories about ourselves all the time. It’s in everything from how we answer people when they ask, “How was your day?” to how we remember past events to how we interpret different social situations and interactions. These stories we create reveal things about how we understand ourselves and our larger world, how we justify or blame or inflate ourselves without ever realizing it.

The challenge comes in when these everyday stories remain “unrealized,” or unedited. Left unexamined, these stories can become distorted in our minds until we’re believing things about ourselves and others that are hurtful, unhealthy, and even sometimes blatantly untrue. Because of this, a lot of people turn to writing as a means of pinning these stories down and taking control of them in a place where we can be honest with ourselves about where we are currently…

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