Do you journal or write your thoughts down? Has it helped you work through being ace or any other parts of your life?
I’ve journalled on and off for years and recently stumbled across Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages activity (write 3 pages in the morning, free hand, about whatever you’re thinking of). While I’ve struggled to do my morning pages every morning, trying to do them reminded me about the joy I feel using private writing and fiction to work through relationships and my feelings. I used to explore what asexuality meant to me in fanfiction and have recently gotten back into writing in general. I have a hard time coming out and saying explicitly what asexuality means to me, in my life, but through characters all my asexual thoughts slip and trickle out. What it means to be asexual comes in drips and drabs and between the margins. It’s there and it’s not. Speaking through someone else is a way to explore saying things I’d never write in a blog post, which always felt reserved for polished and accountable thoughts.