I feel the urge to write and yet I think I have nothing to say. And yet, first thoughts aren't always accurate. In my first writing class, I learned that if I want to write, I must do just that. If I get the ball rolling, an endless number of possibilities are tapped.
Creative writing thrills me. I can go anywhere, at any time, simply by letting my imagination take charge and writing down what it thinks up. I can be in Paris, looking at the Eiffel Tower. I can stay a week, a month or relocate there permanently. I can be a young child or an elderly gentleman. You get the idea.
When I let my imagination go to work, I'm happy, in spite of my inner critic who tells me I can't write worth a darn. I've learned to ignore that negative voice. When I look back on past writings, more often than not, I'm pleased with my work.
If you have a secret desire to try your hand at writing, I highly recommend the online writing class, Beginning Writer's Workshop available through the website, ed2go. The class is online so you don't even have to leave your home to participate. If you're like me, that made all the difference in the world.