If Your Writing Is Tied To Your Personal Experiences — Keep This In Mind

Because no one will keep it top of mind for you

Vivian Nunez
3 min readAug 3, 2021

I started my career in the grief space when I was only 21 years old. I wrote blog post after blog post about my own experiences with loss. I put pen to paper because for me, after years of sitting in silence with my grief, writing felt like the only way I was going to survive the second biggest loss of my life.

It turns out though that writing poetry in a blue feathered journal after losing my mom when I was 10 years old is vastly different from writing online about losing my second mom (my grandmother) when I was 21 years old. Yes, the differences took years to become clear to me, but once they did I couldn’t keep them to myself.

I wanted others who create at the intersection of their personal experiences to know that no piece of content matters more than their personal well being, mental health, or journey to process their lived experience.

Once you start publishing in that specific pocket of creativity the above can be hard to remember because everyone else’s voice becomes louder. Others want you to keep creating, writing, producing, so that you can help them cope. You want to keep creating, writing, producing, so that you don’t feel alone.