"If we don't tell our stories, they will be told by people who do not understand them at all."
We all have stories worth telling and as the old saying goes, if you want it done right, do it yourself.
That is why I started writing. Like most writers, I have stories that are begging to come out and rather than have others think I'm daft because I talk to my characters, I give them life on the page. Once in a while a character I hadn't planned makes an appearance and takes over the story. That's excitement.