Literary endeavour opens doorways — to the soul (however you wish to define it), the mind and the heart. The act of giving meaning and form to what might otherwise appear every day events prompts questions of a deeper nature that, whilst possibly unanswerable, encourage patterns of behaviour from which the writer can only benefit.
Write a story. Go on, do it now before the inspiration I may have provided ebbs away. Write it, a novel even, not to meet the extremely odd deadline of that whole annual NaNoWriMo craze but because you want to open those doorways. It’s hard work, but don’t make it a chore. Enjoy the potential!