I have always had a passion for writing. I can’t remember when exactly it started, but looking back now, it feels like I’ve been writing all my life.
My love for the language started with books. My grandmothers read them, my brother read them, my cousins read them and it almost felt like something I had to do. But somewhere on the path of reading them ‘just coz’, I fell in love with it. Books became my escape, my relief, my love, my constant.
I suppose my love for the language then went from reading what other people had written to writing.
It astounds me how a few words put together in different ways can, in turn, astound people.
I have never claimed to be a master of the art! I have never claimed to be the best.
It’s always been a simple, I like writing, no, I love writing, so I write. And that was how I created my first blog. It was on blogger and when I deleted it, had only about 25 blogs over a period of more than a year. It had been a not so great attempt. And I really hadn’t done much with it.
But last year, something happened. Someone close to me ( my brother 😉 ) told me to take whatever talent I had and do something with it. He told me to take whatever I thought I was good at and use that, put it somewhere where it becomes my portfolio, it becomes an identification. And what he said that day, sparked something in me. And that’s where and when this blog began.
It’s been close to a year and a half. And I can hardly believe that this will be my 150th blog post. It’s flown by with schedules and reviews and stories and random musings. It’s been an incredible journey and I know that I never want to stop.
I’ve got to thank everyone that’s helped at any point with proofreading, or ideas for a new blog or by just reading what I write. So yea, Thank you.
And despite it starting to feel like saying all this is unnecessary, I have one reason.
My point is, I’ve never been the kind of a person who took up a leisure activity like this (something I was doing just because I wanted to and no other reason) and actually seen it through. More often than not, the hobbies lasted a couple months. But I’ve managed to keep this one going. And I suppose it’s only because I really love doing it.
There have been times when I’ve had literally no idea what to write about, or times when well, I had no time in between college or loads of things like that. But I suppose we’ve just got to suck it up and get it done.
So if there is something you feel passionate about, don’t let it just rest in the back gathering dust. Do something about it! Do something with it! One day, you’ll get good enough, with all that practice, for it to become a profession, or for it to become your release and it will bring you that identity you aspire for. But if all else fails, you’ll still be doing something you love and not just wishing you did.
All the best!