This time it’s hard for me to continue blogging for the next half of the year. It’s the beginning of my final year at college and especially the time meant for my preparation to get a job. I want to do it.
I have to better my skills, start applying for jobs, attend interviews, and basically reduce work in total for those tasks to seem easier and fun. If this was 2017, I would have given up college to write but I have observed otherwise. Writing is not something I do as an excuse to anything. So, it’s a part of something bigger than just being a reason to give up what is already a part of my life. I write because I don’t have any kind of attachment to this process whatsoever. I love creating so much that this is my 111th day in a row posting on this website. Something I didn’t really plan out for the blog. And, I feel more comfortable with writing than ever before. Creating just won’t stop be whatever my decision with it. This makes me know for sure that I can do it (writing) given any time and situation because of having no attachment.
That’s the beauty of writing, I don’t have to give up anything else to do it. It’s independent of all other entities unlike preparing for interviews. But, in someways I have learnt how the corporate world too has a lot to do with the love for your work. I really want to get better at coding. I want to see why it’s possible to have both writing and programming influencing my life as if neither had a choice. It’s not really helpful to say that one is out of the question because of the other.
What if it’s a bad idea to stop writing?
I’m aware of this problem. And, I’m pretty sure it’s a bad idea to stop doing something you love. So, here’s what I have planned for the situation – I’ll completely stop posting content online, because it’s the idea of having to produce content that might end up being counter-productive to my preparation. This means not publishing articles, no poems and no artwork either.
I won’t stop writing. This is very much essential to my process of getting better at writing and even programming too. As I’ve read in Ikigai, it’s suggestive to keep your skills outstretched because it gives the sense of flexibility to whatever I do. It helps me enjoy doing whatever I want to work with. This means my mind needs to float when I expect my brain to work highly active. So, it only makes sense to keep continuing the art of writing as I’ve seen it only make my life better and in no ways counter-productive. It actually helps me get better work done.
Quality > Quantity
Not gonna lie, I’m still sceptical of this step. And, it’s only going to be a good idea if I have fun while I prepare for the interviews. That is exactly why I’m discontinuing the blog for few months. My old posts will be here forever, and knowing this fact really makes my doubts fade away. The heart of this blog (stories, perspectives, artwork and more) will still be here and I’ll still be reading from other creators. Nothing is changing except for the fact that I’ll not be producing content for the blog. Some time off to relax, that’s it.
I have a billion (I counted) more stories to tell. Keep reading, keep looking!
With it’s citizens bullying those who doubt a country’s worth, I am affirmative that it’s no good of a choice to call it pro-liberty. Men and women who fail at contributing to the country even just by wearing a mask, often choose to support the fact that our soldiers might be fighting on our borders – risking their lives to save ours. These people who can’t even take wearing masks seriously, never really know the pain when they talk about any sacrifice this country came by to this date. It’s only their fondness in the idea of patriotism that makes them call someone anti-national but not their patriotism.
Voicing your opinion on a grave matter most probably requires a sense of time before becoming sound.
If at all this is the best country in the world, I don’t see the need to label it as one. Trust me, when someone does that, it usually means they are on the way to the label’s destination but never really conclusive about their claims. It only scares me to see the men of this country falling prey to the lies which actually sound very fantastic to even me. And, only men are falling prey to our leaders’ lies as I see women having very little to no voice mattering to the narrative. We are however getting there. But, the fight continues knowing nothing about what is it that we are fighting.
We are the best country in the world if it doesn’t matter to be one. I’d love to see every nation stop calling themselves one because the ones saying so are usually scared for their lives that they might be lying. Either that, or they are hiding the fact that they’ve failed already. If at all it matters to be a part of a good country, to be a good human – tell me there’s a different universe.
That being said, it’s better to have failure in our country being voiced than building an image like it’s a Photoshop battle on Reddit. Tell me if you win and correct me if you lose.
This article marks my 100th day continuously posting on WordPress. Thank you for reading my articles and motivating to keep me going. I feel like I’ve done something I only dreamt of. What I see for the future of this blog is for it to remain the same – I’ll try to write every day here about anything I find randomly taking up space in me. I hope you continue to be a part of this as well and we’ll reach the moon one day.
धन्यवाद | Thank you | Asante | Gracias | Благодаря ти | Dank u
Here are a few numbers (images below) for this year so far. It has been the best time I’ve ever spent on WordPress. On the Internet arguably. Maybe I can never stop blogging now. My activity started to be visibly high for the first time on this blog during April’s Daily Prompts challenge put up by editors at WordPress. It remains a solid background to keep me writing and posting my work.
It gives me joy to see what I never would’ve realised without giving some kind of performance.
These numbers mean nothing compared to the friendships I’ve made here. Made changes I never expected for the blog. Most importantly, kept creating when most of our world is busy complaining. And, there’s no harm in that either. I take pride in being self-obsessed about this one fact. Keep reading, keep looking 😀
P.S. I made a video edit recently using copyright-free content from Pexels. Have a look!
Read more from the blog:
- I Lost My Body: SATM
- Cleo and her heart
- Scent of a Woman
- Bite One, Take Three Slices
- Something About the Movie : A Clockwork Orange
Look at my artwork:
I’m trying to remember a moment of kindness. From someone I know, love or spoke to as a stranger. Strangers are always kind to me and I can hardly remember a time when it was troublesome. You know it is tough to speak to a stranger only if they start judging you. This hardly happens if none of you do it. One starts and the whole trip goes opposite to kindness and you will bury the fact.
Now, as I try to remember a moment of kindness, I realise there must have been many. So many that I can’t pick the moment out of my timeline to find it as unique. Partially, it’s all my memory’s fault to not signify these hours. I mean, they are precious to me. But, somehow it is very common to my mind – this kindness.
Maybe that’s how I’ll remain grateful to this life. By taking everything that comes my way as kind enough to be normal and not a memory. Will that work?