I have to admit, I've often jumped on the bandwagon. I have written about writing. The difference is I'll write a story when I genuinely feel I have something insightful to share that I can't find elsewhere. Also, I treat my stories like a sandbox - I am experimenting with different styles - finding what resonates with my reader, and developing a connection!
Lastly, I loved the use of humor in your story. You shared a deep message and made it very engaging by sharing funny situations, which I enjoyed.
Thank you for sharing your story with us!