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[1: 1,965 of 10,000] The Defining Moment When I Knew I Desired To Write

In Journal on May 30, 2019 at 11:29 PM

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People who grew up loving what they do knew their deepest desire that they were meant to do it. I met a doctor who said, “I’ve always known that I wanted to become a doctor.” Great singers have the voice that blows our mind. Me… the defining moment when I knew I desired to write is because of my neighbour whom I considered an elder sister said, “You can make anything come true if you write it.”

My young mind understood that well I’ve always wanted a genie and that sounds pretty close in having one and the difference I didn’t even have a limitation of only three wishes. There was a time that my novel was a roadmap to my actual life, but that doesn’t always happen. What grew is my love affair with writing, not about making a wish come true, but it transitioned that it gives me the joy to write, and now I am at the point that I write to inspire people of what I write and for others to be infected of my joy because I am writing.

My beginning feels selfish and childish because it is what I was able to grasp and my point of experience in that life. Now, I am still selfish because I do write since it gives me pleasure but I think about others that may my writing gives another light to a path of seeing the beauty of life.

Photo by Ilya Pavlov on Unsplash

 

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[1: 1,852 of 10,000] Enjoy Writing

In Article on January 7, 2017 at 3:08 AM

Since New Year I was able to write a post daily and it felt good like I got my discipline in check but it’s only the 7th, kind of too early to tell I’m in it.

My blog always start from a Notes app that I saved as 10K BLOG. I start from Notes just to keep track of my file naming that started with number code, I’m almost reaching 2,000 posts.

My lazy ass usually makes excuses that I don’t need to be blogging daily if I don’t want to or can’t because it is never an obligation; but  I wanted to be better with my writing and it makes me happy to blog. This year I made a simple addition to my note just above my title, I reminded myself to “Enjoy Writing”. It is a simple two words and yet it planted a fire in my heart that I have the joy to publish a post without any pressure.

This blog is for me and whoever happens to drop by and pick up a little something out of it is the bonus.

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[1: 1,819 of 10,000] My Post Inspiration

In Article on November 30, 2016 at 6:24 AM

6th-year-anniversary

Yesterday was my blog’s sixth year anniversary. My personal aim of starting this blog was to practice writing everyday so I build discipline and on hindsight to hopefully my passion radiates enough that it is able to inspire a reader.

I have not been very good at my goal of writing everyday like 370 posts short, yeah it’s like saying I have not blog for more than a year in total, do I go back and declare this my fifth year anniversary. Oh well, I got on the way, my excuses are I was coping with works and I have not been getting the proper energy to sit still and let my muse get to work.

Do you write a blog daily? It’s not always easy from my end. This blog doesn’t have a particular theme so I get to write about anything that speaks to me once I’ve open the writing page. I sometimes keep a list of topics that I intend to tackle eventually but most of the time they get discarded because I do dive into a piece once I am in that moment to write.

The happiest times for me is when the flow is just perfect. A subject rush through my mind and flows through my screen. Those were magical moments that the string of ideas come right out without labor pain. The surprising part is after sometime and I forgot that I’ve even written about it and will be amazed to contemplate and ask “That is nice, did I really write that?”

I have my dry moments like my muse didn’t show up for the day and I do push to get a post out of me even if it’s a short one but profound. Like what they say in Masterchef, if you are making the simplest dish like an omelette; it got to be the most delicious omelette that would blow the judges’ taste buds. For moments that I’ve tried to write something wonderful and it fall short, I simply forgive myself and move on with the intent that I should do better next time.

My tip on where do I get everything that I write about… I live life and then share it. Go try something for the first time, read and listen, interact with various people, and then write.

Here’s a toast to all my 1,819 posts!

[1: 1,796 of 10,000] I Am Writing With My Soul

In Journal on November 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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I’ve asked myself, if there’s one thing that makes you feel very alive what would it be? If I am being really honest, the answer is writing. It has been proven in the past that when I stop writing, something in me dies.

To keep my spirit all lit up, I have to write. Whatever the world  throws at me, I will explode for a while, but I could always go back to my serene and peaceful writing self.

It is true, if I don’t write, I will not expect my muse to stay and inspire me. If I build my discipline and get on with it, I recognize a divine portal opens up that translates my work into words, then string of thoughts that will eventually become a coherent message.

I have written so many and when I throw them there is no regrets or holding on because I know I can write new ones again.

Are my works just for me? Sometimes it is but I do long sincerely that my writing touches another human being and in that way I am a mere messenger who serves a purpose as a gift for someone and yet in fact, I was simply being alive.

[1: 1,784 of 10,000] When I’m Not Blogging

In Journal on September 14, 2016 at 9:40 PM

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When I am not blogging it means I am giving my utmost concentration to my demanding and paying career. While I am enjoying a very looooooooong weekend break because of the Eid Al Adha celebration here in United Arab Emirates, then I have no reason not to give ample time to blog.

When I am not blogging I do feel like a piece of me dies silently, without even giving a fight. Like a lamb being sacrificed, it doesn’t rebel, shouts to fight back, but it just cries in silent but it haunts me, it robs me of my peace. I recognise that I do need to write, not really because I identify myself to it, I blog without getting paid (for now), I need to write because I have a voice and I love doing it.

When I am not blogging then it means I am being lazy or not pulling every ounce of I can still do more. I am in my plateau mode that I have not tried to do new thing. Not growing, not making mistake, not daring… it means not having new experience to write or bottom line not LIVING.

It is a challenge if I could keep up writing daily again, especially that I am up for a long vacation starting next weekend. It’s an EFFORT, so YOR are you up for it? I like to say YES, I really do, but action is better than a written commitment. 😀

[1: 1,725 of 10,000] Daily Blog Revisited

In Review on June 17, 2016 at 10:18 AM

I’ve created this blog years ago, there were certain periods that I was really consistent in writing one post a day or even more if there are just too much idea to be written, and then there was hiatus especially when I feel like professional work should have my undivided attention.

Writing a blog post denote work, I do give some thought on what to write even if I am not particulary aiming to write for someone. It is a bonus though when someone liked it, when those time comes, at the back of my head, maybe I’ve written that for that person to see. If no one liked it, I did indeed only wrote it for myself.

It would be wonderful that I could earn a living by just writing but unless I have sort of aim for a direction or a real service to other people, this blog will always remain a hobby. This is my little public sanctuary where every possible subject that I fancy goes in, almost no limitations or is it without FOCUS.

I have a little obsessive compulsive disorder, and whenever I looked at my posting activity insights (see image below), it felt like I’ve been lazy through December to May, and it bugs me terribly! How do I expect to find progress if I don’t put in the time, the work, the effort, the energy, and the dedication for something that I do love (Steven Pressfield in his “The War of Art” had a pretty good explanation on that)?

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Progress after all according to Dechardin is the soul of the universe. Wouldn’t it be nice to be part of contributing to the soul of the universe where we are all inexplicably connected whether we accept that notion or not.

So turning a year older this month is another challenge to get my SHIT together. Put in LOVE and WORK but most especially finish things (the procrastinator in me is yelling, hell NO!). I am going to try very hard again to keep posting a blog daily… for me and when someone happened to stumble upon this world of mine, and for you too.

[1: 1,662 of 10,000] Pondering For A Novel

In Journal on November 25, 2015 at 7:22 AM

I am craving to write a novel. Will I be able to write something with delightful perspective and entertaining experience without me “cringing”?

I dream to become a great story teller where every words of the characters awaken our beautiful soul to venture into an adventure and see the magnificence of life. To encourage each of us in being the greatest that we can be and keep on being loving and grateful.

I have experienced shame, pain, and desperation. I often wonder about the people who even participated on those journey and understanding that it might not even be their will to be part of it; but it happened because I needed my growth so I can tell a new story. It’s a source of a new depth.

I need to set a schedule to write or this will pass by without me accomplishing it. 2016 must means new book.

#FeelingExcited #Pondering

[1: 1,622 of 10,000] Daily Blog Post

In Article on October 17, 2015 at 9:13 AM

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I love my daily blog posts and I couldn’t possibly abandon it. I hope I’ll have better focus on finishing it right away, to have the right inspiration daily, and be immensely happy that I’ve accomplished wonderful things for everybody to enjoy.

Writing blog post daily is really my own practise to write better, to gather my thoughts in one place and have the courage to share it to the world whether they agree or not, pleased or not; but the grinding is important for me to build discipline that would help me with my other endeavours, on to my next book and write faster and better at work.

With the right environment, no destructing television or music, no other human being talking to me, I could actually finish a short blog post in 30 minutes. I was catching up since October 13th and this is my 5th post (so far now I’m on time again). I was contemplating of just making a weekly post but it will depict my purpose of getting better so I just have to make it work.

I was thinking all the other family women who work, they wake up early just to take care of their children and husband’s need. And me, my writing right now is my baby and I couldn’t abadon it. I wonder when I finally get married and have children, I better be not working as an employee but the employer so I can manage my time and make sure my family doesn’t have undivided attention while I still do what I truly love too, which is writing.

Priorities. Focus. Determined. Act. Smile. These are my creed that are so far working to my advantage. 🙂

[1: 1,395 of 10,000] Sending Postcards from Paris

In Journal on January 24, 2015 at 4:48 PM

Paris PostcardsIn this modern age, sending a quick message via social media or email is indeed convenient; but I thought writing on a postcard and using the snail mail, would be a perfect way to remind my loved ones that I wish them a fabulous 2015 and adding a flare of elegance by sending it all the way from France.

I pour my heart out, trying to compose the message without making a mistake, I couldn’t use backspace key can’t I, and trying to really stay awake as I made sure they are ready before I check-out from the hotel. It is worth mentioning that the concierge from Orly Hilton Hotel was amazingly generous of his time and kind of his assistance to take care of my mails that were destined to reach America, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines.

I never sent a postcard in my life, so doing it at the height of modern time, is a classy timing! My friends was happy with the surprise. They appreciate the beauty of an actual paper, a postman, and a handwritten note. They found it sweet and truly thoughtful.

So, send a postcard too!

Photo: That was me at the street of Paris picking just the right artistic card for my loved ones. The weather was fine at 5 degrees celsius.

[1: 1,352 of 10,000] I Am Paving My Dream

In Journal on October 11, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Many HatsI am hitting rock bottom to the extent of feeling depressed and wanting to die now. I am seeking the answer of why am I really here beside the fact that God loves me. I am losing the will to survive and have been comfortable to be a mediocre and not pursue what I was truly meant to do for the rest of my life, to live the gift I was bestowed with, my calling. I put on different masks, hats, or roles that it overwhelmed me to do the things that grind me to bits, delivering without the consequence of dying in some time. I have no enthusiasm and it is frustrating and making me defensive and grumpy.

I couldn’t complain but I could leave and live what will bring my heart in a present being and be loving filled with true joy. I will start to make my plan towards my calling because if I don’t do it I could just take a knife and take my life because there is nothing worst that being in so much despair and sobbing.

My calling is nudging me now. I have asked the question why am I here and now it is pushing me to answer it, ACT on it. I need to be ready to face it with a lot of courage and conquer my fears. I am afraid that when I go on writing with the best selling book on a way that I do not know how, I will starve but the universe is conspiring to lead me to it beautifully. Paulo Coelho said, “If you don’t fear the unknown, the unknown will be kind to you.” And guess what, God was never tired to love and grace me that He leads me to watch this video that answered so many of my doubts, an interview of Oprah Winfrey with an amazing soul Elizabeth Gilbert. Watch it as it may speak to you as it does to me – http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-Elizabeth-Gilbert-Part-1-Video.

I got to keep on writing now and the spark in my heart just got perked up and lusciously excited.