And My Journey with You Begins…

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

I have always wanted to write in my own blog…

Several years ago, when I was still an undergrad student in a university, writing was my passion. I was writing down everything I thought. I was jotting down everything I felt. But then, when I entered the complicated life of adulthood, this passion gradually disappeared until I no longer had the urge to write.

“What the hell happened along the way?”, I have always thought.  At the same time, I also noticed myself gradually changing into someone I barely know.

“What the hell happened along the way?”, I often wondered. For way too long, I felt I was in another person’s body, not knowing who I really was.

When reality hit me hard in the face, it made me realize so many things, some of which are:

  • That I shouldn’t change “me” to please other people. The more I pleased people, the more I would have to conform to their unending whims.
  • That when I started pleasing people, it had become unappreciated and without end. Worst, it came to a point when I tried to please them for as much as they wanted already just to blend in and just to belong, but still, it was never enough.

And so…when the day came that all the realizations came pouring in, I decided to go back to how I was from the very start…and it was for the better. I embraced the new “me”— tough, outspoken, if-you-don’t-like-me-the-more-i don’t-like-you-100-times-as-much “me”. Although I admit, I still have somewhere in myself a tinge of the old, pleasant, likeable “me”.

I have always wanted to write in my own blog…

Now I have one. I hope that this will be the start of my second life as a writer.

And I invite you to be with me in this journey.