I love books. My parents instilled in me a love of reading from a young age; this paired with my natural curiosity gave me an almost never ending desire to disappear into the worlds created by my favorite authors.
When we let go of our pride that says we must always be right and must always look good, we truly connect with others. We let people see that we are human just as they are human. We encourage them by our actions that it is okay to try new things. We become real and we find those around us letting their guard down too. When that happens, we learn from each other, grow together, and gain all new perspectives we never knew were possible.
But I think writing is like any other muscle. If you don’t use it, it atrophies. You have to make a conscious effort to exercise it in order for it to get stronger.