How can a solo pursuit have turned into the most social thing I do? Well simply through being something I am passionate (stroke obsessional) about.
You try it, spend a day or even an hour with someone who is passionate about anything be it real ale, steam trains or rare orchids; whatever it is they won’t be able to stop themselves from shoehorning their little hobby into the conversation. Of course this can be very tedious for the non-believers in their lives, which in turn forces the obsessive to put on their anorak and head out into the world (or virtual equivalent) to find fellow enthusiasts with whom they can bond.
So why is writing my passion. Well, it allows me to join the random thoughts that pop into my head together – not necessarily into a coherent narrative; but still something bigger and stronger.
Writing is also I believe making me a more resilient person too; a gift pursuing anything creative can give anyone. Because for a passion you are willing to step out of the shadows and share what you believe in. Some might scoff but let them, because you if you speak about your solo pursuit, you can bet you will find someone out who is willing to share and make it a social thing.