The birth of a blog

I have been prompted to start a blog for quite some time now but in my tranquil wisdom (more on that later) I have bravely fought off all prior urges and inklings. There were many, many reasons why I held off as long as I did some of which you will see below I have managed to resolve to a certain degree of satisfaction…

What on earth would I write about?

Anything and everything of course! For once I have free reign to write. I am not bound by word, space or topic limitations as is often the case with those dreary English essays in school. I can let my creativity soar unleashed. And that, to me, is exciting beyond belief. I can and will be writing about my passions – past, present and future. About my travels. About my love of food. About my dislike of anything that requires me to leave the comfort of my cozy bed (Yes, I have sworn an undying oath of allegiance to the CPC – Couch Potato Club. No, I did not just make that up).

What could I possibly have to write that hasn’t already been written and has used up enough paper in the process to deplete  an Amazonian rain forest (or a digital equivalent of the same)?

Quite possibly not very much. There are plenty of self-made gurus out there who can give you guidance and advice galore. I am not presumptuous enough to think that I am in any way qualified to hone in on their market share. What I can bring to the table however is a distinctly unique spin on things because I will be writing about MY experiences. What you will most likely see here are snippets about the life and times of a 20-something female expat living in the UAE.

Is this something I am really committed to doing? Or is it another one of my fleeting fancies that will make the lifespan of a fruit fly seem like an eternity?

Honestly? It’s way too soon to tell. I was quite determined not to start yet another activity I couldn’t carry on for a reasonable amount of time. I face enough ridicule on that subject with all my other hastily implemented and just as hastily abandoned projects. I am afflicted with that rarest of ailments that cause me to crash headfirst into a newfound project like the proverbial bull in a china shop. Each time I pick up a new hobby I am convinced that THIS is going to be my eternal and undying passion but then wind up disillusioned when it is not all I imagined it would be. I can already envision my Mum reading this and rolling her eyes as she counts off the innumerable half finished (and sometimes even unstarted!) projects that clutter the family home.

In my defence… life is too short! So why chip away at something that no longer brings you satisfaction? Am i right or am I right? Yes it may have been good while it lasted. But sometimes you just have to move on to newer and more challenging assignments.

So back to the blog… Although this idea has been brewing in my busy head for over a year I gave it due time to see if this urge to write was something that would last. And you know what… not only did it last it even grew stronger! And so here I am.

Looking forward to what this new chapter holds for me and hope you will join me on this new adventure.


23 thoughts on “The birth of a blog

  1. Looking forward to accompany you in this new adventure 🙂 however short or long in time it may turn out to be 😉 just keep enjoying it and having fun … otherwise jump on to the next one ( and let your mom exercise her eye muscles doing another eye roll 😉 )
    Turtle Hugs


  2. I already love your attitude in life..I know there’s much more to discover about you but first, let me say Thank you for taking time to follow and visiting my page so I could know you..
    Tell me about your skydiving experience? : ) I think its awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Awww… thank you hon! :* So happy to have you here on a visit 🙂

      Skydiving was an exhilarating experience. Plunging 10,000 feet to near certain death does give you a little perspective in life 😉


  3. Ha ha.. So I was not wrong when I said your comments reminded me of myself !! Fleeting fancies, Couch Potato Club. Traveling the list seems to go on. I am really glad you found my blog and I ended up visiting yours. This is so much fun. Cannot wait to follow you and get my dose of Pen2needle ❤
    Between did you know your name means "light" in Hindi. I am an Indian and thought I must tell you this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey Minaxi! I’m so glad you found your way here! And yes we do seem to have a lot in common 🙂

      I’m Indian too and as long as we’re on the topic of names, I’ve never seen your name spelt like that before. Is it just something you adopted for blogging or is it actually spelt like that? 🙂


      1. Heehee. My actual name is Meenakshi. Its a common South Indian name. But after coming to the US I understood that people go bonkers to pronounce it(and I don blame them 😛 ) So made it to Minaxi. I have mentioned my real name in the about me section anyways 😉

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Oh that’s right! I missed that you had mentioned your real name in your About page. Now it’s my turn for *facepalm* 🙂

          So glad we could connect… Look forward to getting to know you better through our blogs 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  4. Amazing! You weren’t wrong when you said we were virtual, faddy sisters, haha! The part about your mum rolling her eyes – that my entire family! Great about page 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Welcome to my humble home Faddy Sis! 😀 Lol… I keep telling my family that some day when I am famous I will publicly ridicule them for not supporting my whims and fancies 😀 Let’s just say that threat hasn’t stopped them from ridiculing me 😦 I’m so happy to have found someone else who thinks like me 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  5. ” THIS is going to be my eternal and undying passion but then wind up disillusioned when it is not all I imagined it would be. I can already ”

    I love this line because I know exactly what you mean. Interesting bio, I like the way you mixed it up and left readers wondering… Thanks again for stopping bye!

    Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear your thoughts. Let's start a diYalogue! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s