Writers know that not writing is harder than writing. We may find writing difficult, as we bleed onto the page, but not writing is extremely bad for our mental health. We process our world and our lives by writing. We find understanding of others by writing (and sometimes unrealized revenge as well), and we help others find the words they need to do the same.
The other risk in writing is that you find your voice. This may seem obvious, and only a good thing, but it’s not such a simple thing. You see, you don’t only find your voice, for writing purposes. You also find, and begin to value, your voice in your own life. Because you discover the power and magic in words through writing, you suddenly realize you hold personal power in your own voice as you go through your day. It is something you cannot ‘unsee’ and something from which you cannot recover… that discovery that it was there all along, waiting for you to speak up.
Others may not see this as a positive change, or revelation, but it is not unusual for them to resist when we try to change and grow. But we can use our newly-found voice to communicate and grow the relationship, even as we grow. And, that is a very good thing indeed.
So, find your voice and sing your song. You deserve no less.