The journey of self-discovery is a journey worth taking. Digging deep into your childhood and turning events inside out and examining them so closely can bring fear and confusion. Letting go of all those secrets can bring great clarity and a true sense of calm. But you begin to understand yourself better as well as the people in your life, who, for better or worse, helped shape who you are. You understand that so many times we remember the upsets more than the joys for the upsets are always louder. You begin to understand the beautiful purpose of writing. It can quiet the loud. It can warm the cold. And it can free the soul.