The idea of having a blog came with lots of exhilaration with an equivalent seed of unease. I wasn’t a good writer, but writing has been an immensely incredible hobby for me. Recording my life in a journal as I go became a place for solitary, embracing calm and peace in the unrested mind and worrisome soul. But blogging’s entirely different – it’s a whole new ball game.
Just like any journey we choose to embark on, the unchartered path makes me waver and stand rooted to the ground. The first post never came, even when the days went by.
It was like the waves crashed hard onto the shore even before I could start surfing – and before I know, I’ve retreated for the safer grounds. (Waves being worries and attempts at writing a blog being surfing. )
Nonetheless, I was excited about the prospect of it. Imagining riding the waves with intricate skills, flaunting to the deep blue sea and smirking at the bright sun staring down at me. I was, however, skipping the steps in between – the inevitable daily practices. Getting to the end game right from the start isn’t possible, and it wouldn’t have been as fun and satisfying. That was my final attempt just thinking about it and the first considerable effort in writing out my first draft to this post. I took my time to decide on the fancy surfboard (the name for the blog – sorry the metaphor continues) I’ll venture the sea with, and walked towards the water with gusto. Now I know I’m ready to get my feet wet.
Reading the waves is part of the surfing game – an art to master to get better at it. The waves are what determines the direction. I’d hold on to the slightest hope that it works the same with writing and with blogging because the direction of the blog is still pretty blurry at the moment. With time, with practice, fingers crossed, I’m hoping that it gets easier to interpret the hidden hints and make everything clearer for the reader and myself. For the moment, I’ll just ride the waves and write whatever stories that come to mind. No more delay.
This is my humble beginning to something new. Come along if you’re feeling it.