To be honest, I began blogging officially in early 2011 on my Blogspot account as I realised that I needed a place to record down my thoughts, emotions and dreams. I wanted my blog to be a place where I am able to write anything and everything, a place where I could free my mind from the things that had been bugging me throughout the day. That was when my journey of blogging started.
About Mid 2012 – Mid 2013, I decided to challenge myself by blogging every single day and soon, it became a habit that I truly enjoyed. No matter what I was feeling on that day, I decided to post something even as short as a sentence. Over time, I realised that blogging freed my mind, I was able to let out my feelings without talking to anyone — I was that introverted — and thus, it became a diary of sorts, a place where I was able to share my true emotions about something without being criticised. Day by day, the blog developed into something more than a diary, it became a place where I did most of my goal settings and a place where I am accountable to my past self. In my time in junior college, it is that accountability that allowed me to achieve most of my goals.
Soon, as we marched into 2014 – 2015, my posts became more life-related. I became obsessed with trying to understand the purpose of life and in finding the inborn passion of mine. I shared my thoughts on my likes and dislikes, why we act the way we do, what should we aspire to be and what are our true innate desires. I didn’t realise that what I was on the verge of a quarter-life crisis.
In late 2015 – 2016, during my stint in National Service, the crisis hit me unexpectedly. I was left pretty much confused and unsure about everything. Most of my waking hours were spent pondering and thinking about decisions, decisions that at that point of time I thought could make or break my future. My blog posts during that period of my life reflected that confusion that I experienced. I went deeper into trying to understand the meaning of life and the possibility that everything is futile, I wrote about my passion — whatever that might mean — and I talked about the person I wanted to be. It is also at that period of my life when I decided to start a new blog, a blog that would be more creatively driven and suited to the new content/writing style that I have.
Fast forward to today, this is my current blog, a lot have changed since the beginning and probably a lot have not but whatever it may be, I still enjoy blogging like I did in the past. To me, blogging is not just about writing things down or to share ideas with the world, but instead, blogging has been a way of life that is an escape from the pains of reality and a sanctuary for my thoughts and emotions.