Kabir started the day with his favourite track. He had set it as his alarm tone – a perfect way to set the tone of the day, he thought. He felt better than he had in the past few months and looked forward to better his life, one day at a time. He had just landed a fantastic job – a position that he had been eyeing for a long time. Finally, things have started to fall in place and he felt quite positive and motivated.
He made himself a cup of coffee and sat down to look at the papers that were occupying most of his table. He had planned in detail and made notes – notes about things/ habit that he should get rid of, to make place for the new and better things in his life. Notes about what he should do and the ways he could go about it. He had laid a life plan for himself.
Looking at the list and notes, he didn’t feel as happy and motivated as he thought he would or rather he should – he couldn’t tell whether it was the excitement or the nervousness! And as he tried to self-talk, he noticed that there wasn’t any excitement in his voice and he didn’t feel as confident about himself as he felt last night.
He was free now – free from a loveless relationship and a corrupt workplace. Then why was he not happy? What was it that was stopping him to be his new self? Feelings of doubt and desperation surrounded him once again. And he understood it will take longer than he had thought. He felt as if he was held a hostage in a fortress.
But he was locked – locked away in his memories of the past, present day dilemmas and in worries about the future.
I write because… well there are a lot of factors at work and I can’t put numbers saying which comes first. There are days when I write because I came across a beautiful quote, a great article, a thought, a movie, I saw something happening …… and then there are days when I just want to write.
I could say writing is therapeutic – for me! What food is to the body, reading and writing is to the soul. Reading is traveling to a different era, a new city, getting to know different cultures and languages, getting introduced to the local mannerisms. And when I read, it’s not just a boring page turning activity that I do just because people around the world do so… it’s an animated affair! I imagine, live the characters’s life and think what I would have said or done, I laugh and cry, feel sad and get overwhelmed ~ an endless array of emotions.
And that is exactly what I would like to give to my readers, not just a story but an experience, an emotion that they would carry with them, ponder over it, feel it, discuss it – something that people can relate to. And I will not lie if I say I am being a bit selfish here – writing will give me a chance to converse with the readers in the form of comments and feedback and most importantly I look forward “to Inspire and Get Inspired!”
Hello Fellow Bloggers
The course has come to an end and it feels like just yesterday that I jumped with joy when I came across a post regarding Blogging101. Although, I was all set to make the most of it by following the instructions to the T..but haven’t been able to do so. Part credit goes to the fact that I think a lot – always wondering if I could think of something better! I am still thinking of Blog title and Tagline (I have many ideas though, but nothing that feels like this is the “ONE”!) Nonetheless, I have learnt a lot and made some friends thanks to Blogging101.
In the days to come, I intend to learn more and more and to reach out to as many people as I can. Focus will be on mastering the basics and get comfortable with all the tools and features. And yes I know the only way I can do that is by practice – so I am going to be more regular with reading, writing and experimenting with various features. I am already onto charting out a schedule for myself which will be a mix of personal posts, a weekly challenge or two and a weekly feature from my end. I want to be totally prepped for Blogging 201 whenever it comes.
Thank you @michelleweber , @alexjgustafson and @chrissiepollock for engineering such a wonderful course. It did get me from Blog? to Blog! I am now on a journey to become a better blogger and writer, and to make sure that I follow up on my dreams and to not let them get buried in the daily humdrum of life.
Reading has always been a passion to me, a habit inculcated in me by my parents at a very young age (Thank you 🙂 ). I have read a lot of novels, magazines and very little of non-fiction work. And then, there came a time when I used to imagine if I had written this story, what kind of twists and turns I would have given to the story! That was the beginning of a long love affair with the writing. An affair that I was passionate about but couldn’t express it, until now.
Fascinated by the world of Blogging, I decided to be a part of it. But my consciousness took over and anything that I write, was rejected by me in its draft itself as I used to think how my blog will be perceived, do i write well, is it worthy of showcasing to it a large audience? et cetera…. all these and many more questions in my mind never let me write, and if i did manage to write, I didn’t have the courage to post it!
I am a fun loving person who is on her way to discover her creative side – writing is one of them! Why do I want to blog? I guess all of us have something to share with this world – whether it is personal, work related, academic et cetera. We all go through various experiences in this wonderful journey called life – and it is in sharing these experiences that we enrich each other’s soul, learn new things and even forge long lasting meaningful friendships. I do not have any particular topic to write about – I would like to explore various aspects on life and human relationships. I would like to reach out to as many people as I can so that we all can learn things important to us and unlearn things that no longer serve us.