Relearning how to write at 25

As a child, I was an eager writer. I would pen down short stories, create mini-storybooks for circulation. I kept a diary that contained my random musings, pointing out particular words and conversations that stuck to my mind.

The urge to tell stories is innate in all of us. But as I grow older, I find it harder to rekindle this love. And I believe a big part of it is due to the demands of school and work.

In school, we are told to “write your name” on every assignment and we are critiqued and criticized on each piece we write. It becomes easy for us to…