Nine years ago, I started a blog. Or rather, multiple blogs (I don’t recall many of the details). I ended up settling on one of them, and it ran for around 4-5 years. It’s hard to fit a genre on the kind of content I was putting out, but it essentially served as an outlet for my crazy ideas. Although today I cringe at almost every sentence from my old posts, I have retained the blog as it was, simply because it is interesting to look back at my past self.
Well, a lot has changed since then. I have truly grown and am still growing, and have learned several things but also unlearned some and am still learning—about myself, the world and life! I now think in ways that I never did before. This has only led, as the beauty of life would have it, to many questions, many ideas, and simply many more things to be discovered. And I have no clue where Life’s special agents, Fortuities, will take me.
[…] The things we want are transformative, and we don’t know or only think we know what is on the other side of that transformation. Love, wisdom, grace, inspiration — how do you go about finding these things that are in some ways about extending the boundaries of the self into unknown territory, about becoming someone else?Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
I am currently a lost soul, but I accept that with open arms. (What does it really mean to get lost?) 2020 for me was a trial, an experiment of sorts, in more ways than one; one thing I have decided is that I will write. I want to explore the art and immerse myself in it. Additionally, I have come to form the opinion that life is rather meaningless unless one: (a) gathers stories through one’s experiences, and (b) brings these stories to life through reflection and writing. I also feel that one’s experiences and adventures lose half their value if left solely in the realm of memory.
And that, my friends, is why I have this blog. I hope you enjoy reading, and don’t hesitate to post your thoughts!