“Most of us have small, sad places in our hearts. My father felt deeply but kept his feelings to himself. Or rather, being a writer, he let them escape in his writing. And so such sadnesses as there were put on cap and bells and emerged as Eeyore.”
This is one of the quotations on my office notice board. It was posted on Twitter by C.R. Milne on World Mental Health Day and it reminds us of the value that writing can have in helping us cope with the vagaries of life. It might be that you use writing for wellbeing for yourself. It might be that you use it for others. It might be that you do both! However you use it, let your writing provide an escape and give your sadnesses, your concerns and your joys, words.