Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Writing as therapy
This post from FA got me thinking (bad move: I should be WRITING, at least till my fingers bleed).
I started keeping a diary about ten years ago when I was cracking up mentally. I got better, decided to do a degree, got into writing because it was a good way of working AND taking care of my son. Cracked up again and entered therapy. Currently in good mental health, thanking you, and starting a course in counselling at my alma mater, Birkbeck, this October.
My point is, following on from FA's post, that writing (and particularly re-reading older writing) can be very illuminating as to one's state of mind at the time. I think it also shows how change is always possible. In scripts as in life.