Writing to Cope With Our Emotions:

Someone once told me “The last three months have been an up and down elevator for me mentally and physically. There are days when hopping out of bed in the mornings are rough and it’s difficult to lighten up when someone you love deeply was within an inch or two near death from a car accident. Someone you have shared two years of your life with and worry every second of every day that they are safe and sound. From God’s blessings to all of family and friends, he is still with us.

When there are days I don’t hear from that loved one, it takes an emotional turmoil on me. I begin to process that everything we endured months in our relationship before were my fault to the point which we were suffering many doubts and heartbreaks.

I turned to writing as a form of a coping mechanism to hide the sadness underneath my smile no matter where I go, no matter what I do and no matter how busy I become. We all have the sadness beneath us and some don’t recognize how much we are willing to sacrifice our lives and love we have for others. However, we in turn don’t love or nurture ourselves in a healthy manner. When I look around to see individuals moving or talking, there is that one individual standing in the center of a crowd screaming for help on the inside but letting everything on the outside bother them to no end.

We should never allow anyone define how we should feel, how much we should give up just because we are willing to care and love others no matter the heartache we endure on a journey together or separately.”

Life is one long journey and we must make each memory with our loved ones count because tomorrow is never promised. Writing as a coping mechanism helps us relieve the anguish we encounter every step of the way. Through God’s grace and blessings, he will ensure we stand with our loved ones until we are called to go home with them and rejoice in the spacious sky above the ground with everlasting love, laughter and tears of joy.

As a blogger, the emotions we write with our personal stories activates our creative side starting on the right hemisphere of the brain and the creativity begins to flow. Meaning that we are able to write with passion when we become overemotional over someone who we care about the most.

Revision of “Touring the Bell Witch Cave” Post:

Revision from: Touring the Bell Witch Cave

“As a Tennessean native, it was a great experience to visit the historical yet infamous Bell Witch cave for the first time.
Along with me were my mother and grandfather. The wind blew a slight breeze but the sunshine and brightness made it more interesting as we were arriving in Adams.

Inside the cave, we discovered an empty burial grave that belonged to a young Native American girl who has been deceased for 300 to 400 years. One night several years back, a woman decided to place her remains inside the cave where she can rest in peace. Unfortunately, a trespasser broke inside the cave and stole her remains which have not been found to this day.

As the tourists were standing near the rock formation, I stood underneath the area where John Bell’s sons got stuck and freed from an unknown force. My mom and grandfather turned in many directions looking for me and I waved my arms across as they stared directly at me. They did not see me so I walked towards them and they jumped by surprise.

We went to the cabin tour and the experience was phenomenal to view how structured the house looked from that time period. It was an experience to never forget. “