I just saw this on a friend’s Facebook and I couldn’t agree more. Half the reason I write in so many different places, private and public, is that things usually make so much more sense when I write them. Sometimes I just can’t think straight until they’re out of my head. Yesterday I sent an email to a friend that I cut from 1,000 haphazardly written words to 600 orderly, succinct ones. And I swear, once those thoughts were OUT, I felt lighter, less anxious, and less confused.