Why I Write And Welcome

I remember, quite a few years ago now, when I just couldn’t wait to sit down in front of my computer – at night or when I had enough time – to write. It wasn’t my own story, not the base of it at least, but I did sit down and wrote. I let my imagination fly and built a world where I could get lost and I could be around people I never even met in real life. Thinking about it brings back memories of those years, as those few hours I spent writing were surprisingly calming.

Writing has been a huge part of my life since I was a child. I remember when everyone was talking about the total eclipse back in 1999. That day I had my special little glasses, watched the Moon blocking out the Sun, and I was so amazed by it that right after it happened I sat down at my desk and started writing an article about it. My parents found it later on, and my sister kept it until I was old enough to appreciate it because up until that point I just wanted to bin it. But it reminds me of the fact that I have always wanted to be a journalist. I just wanted to write.

 

In school, literature was my favourite subject, mainly because we were told to write stories, and I loved that. After leaving school though, I never really put pen to paper again. But I never stopped thinking about it. I was thinking about choosing between reading and writing just now, and I was about to start reading because that’s easier. You just need a book, and you can get lost in a different universe in just seconds. But I decided to write and my hand might be hurting a little because I’m not used to it anymore but it makes me feel better, happier, it opens a door to a different world.

Writing is an old habit of mine that I want to bring back to the present. I don’t mind if it’s a story I come up with, or if it’s writing for a website, a blog, or just journaling. I just want to start writing again. And that is the reason why I want to start a blog again. I bought everything I needed to start a year ago, and then I deleted every single post I created. Why? Because they were nothing like other well-known bloggers’ posts. I didn’t always have anything really helpful to say, and when I tried, it sounded silly… and it’s because I was trying so hard to create something very similar to what other people were posting that I lost my own voice and that led me to the thought that I just wasn’t good enough. This blog might not be your usual magazine looking space, or one that shows you the newest beauty launches or fashion trends but I can promise to bring you some of my thoughts, somewhat helpful, and hopefully entertaining posts that you can maybe relate to. It’s time I give up the horrible habit of comparing myself to others and start being myself because, at the end of the day, I’m just a weird young woman, and I sure have a lot on my mind that I want to share.

2 Comments

  1. February 5, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    You be you and write about things you want to. It won’t matter how many people read or comment because you will love your content. That is what happening to me. I feel like I am working really hard posting three times a week whilst having a full time job and I am loving the variety of content I am putting out there. Yet, I don’t feel like people engage more on my blog but I couldn’t care less. I love the way my blog is looking and I am proud of what I have been writing about. Love what you do by writing about what you love and things will come to you.

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    • thetulipthief
      February 12, 2018 / 6:18 am

      Thank you for your positive thoughts. Thinking about it I don’t really care if people read the posts, more like what they will think if they do. It’s been a struggle my whole life, I’m a perfectionist and I want everything to be perfect, and when it doesn’t happen (which is of course always) I just give up because I think it’s not good enough. This is something I have to overcome. And the other thing that holds me back is opening up to so many people. But I think to overcome these fears, writing a blog is the perfect solution, so as I said in this post, I’ll just write anything that’s on my mind, in a way I like writing just because that’s who I am 🙂

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