I write because I love to play with words. I have since I was a teenager, and for years it has been my favourite passtime.
Sclerosis put me off writing for some time, as it hit my cognitive abilities primarily. Ordinary functions like memory, general overview, and focus have been challenged since my second attack and completely changed the way I see myself professionally and privately.
I still write because I love words, but another dimension has been added with my illness. Writing is valuable cognitive exercise. It is like running. It helps me focus. And it makes me happy.
If someone reads my work, that makes me happy as well. Feel free to leave me a comment.