As a writer, isn’t some aspect of your mental health tied to the act of writing?
There are people who write, and there are writers. There are people who are alive, and there are people who live.
If I do not write I am not happy. In the same way that trees suck up carbon dioxide and spew out oxygen – I take life and turn it into words.
Is there something wrong in the fact that I come alive in my writing in a different way than any other activity? I do not think so – the people I know who are happiest, are the ones that are doing what they were meant to do. The ones who are least happy, are the ones who are square pegging themselves.
Do not jam yourself into spaces that feel unnatural because what you produce will carry that message.