Sacha | Thoughts
1 min readSep 21, 2021

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I wrote a journal almost daily from when I was 12, through to adulthood. When I dropped out of school at 14 and became pregnant at 16, I was told frequently that I had “ruined my life” and would never amount to anything. Yet I went on to complete a year long foundation certificate soon after my daughters birth; then a law degree and two masters degrees (with top honours) before I was 25. Despite my early lack of formal education, I have often pondered that writing daily in my journal, without a doubt ensured I still developed that skill set that I’d need to achieve later. Writing also later helped me rationalise the trauma of my childhood, which had contributed to my troubles and meant I could begin to heal in adulthood. Writing is an incredibly powerful tool and I too recommend writing daily not simply to “publish”, but so you can exercise those connections that make for better knowledge of self, as well as better publishable writing later too!

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Sacha | Thoughts

Sociologist and writer focused on analysing societal power dynamics and promoting positive social change