30 Days of Blogs: Author things --Freedom

There is no freedom for me quite like the blank page. It's the one place where I don't feel like I have to pretend or hide. It is the one place I feel completely free to be me. I can be as inappropriate as I want. I can be as happy as I want. I can be as sad as I want. I can be as confused as I want...I can just be.

I have never been a fan of censorship. As an author it makes me cringe...as a teacher, it also makes me uncomfortable. (I am not talking about parents being parents...they need to shelter kids a bit and have a say in what is in their kids lives. I'm not a parent. I don't play one on TV.)

My master's thesis was about the healing power of writing. And I have proven it in my own life a thousand times over...and the biggest part of that healing has come from the freedom of being able to say whatever I wanted to the blank page and know I wouldn't be judged or questioned or ridiculed for what I put on the paper. I can get it all out, unfiltered and raw...and through that I can sort through what the true enemy to me is (usually myself)...where the true hurt lies, where the purest joy is found...what is at the core of me.  True healing comes from the true freedom of the blank page. As the pen fills the page (or the words flow across the computer screen) there is a pressure release that is felt...and the tension and fears and doubts all dissipate into the air...