“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.” (Pat Conroy)
Taken by absolute surprise as to just how fitting this quote is to my life, I felt a need to share, express and begin my journey of blogging. Favouring the traditional means of diary writing or journals in the past have been somewhat restrictive in this ever-changing and evolving world we live in. Along with my forgetful nature, I must lose something daily, I thought it wise to keep my musings online and give a nod to technology at the same time.
Entering this universe of emojis, selfies and daily postings, I sought out advice from my brother and sister-in-law about blogging, both of which have successful blogs. Although I was unsure what to post about and whether I should keep it to a specific theme, I quickly realised that for me to achieve my purpose of ‘self-discovery’ (pretentious?!), I decided to blog about what I know: health, fashion, travel, teaching and all things related to a 27 year old British Indian female striving for success.
Unashamedly, I have been regularly posting on Facebook my drivel and clogging up everyone’s newsfeeds with pictures, links and daily updates of my path to a flat stomach and enviable bikini bod! Not until Friday night, when out in Kings Cross, did I realise that perhaps I post too much! So this blog will be a forum for me to share all the weird and wonderful thoughts I have, along with tips and how to guides all stemming from famous quotes as stimuli.
To complete my very first post, I would like to go back to Conroy’s point of how rewarding, refreshing and real writing can be. But don’t be fooled, I will have a whole host of pictures to go along with the text, as we all know “a picture is worth a thousand words.”