While working from home during Lockdown, I had more time to reassess what I wanted to do in my life. It was coming up to my 50th Birthday (14th June 2020), and it made me realise more than ever to find within myself what makes me happy and fulfilled in life.
As far as I can remember, I was always interested in learning new things about life. Whenever I've learned something in particular from someone's life that I could apply to my own, it gave me a buzz to do the same. Consequently, when I learned and saw new things, I just wanted others to learn and understand them too.
For example, every time I visited places that I found beautiful and exciting, I somehow had this feeling that they should be shared with and appreciated by other people, too, especially by my family and friends. They might never have a chance to experience them. So I would take photos and videos as many as I could. Once I got a chance, I would then spend some time arranging the photos and videos chronologically so it would tell a story, and label them in many cases. I would post them on my Facebook page or email/message them to my family/friends who I’d think would want to see them. This process went on for years.
Some random photos of previous holiday adventures 2007 - 2018
I now realise that unconsciously, I always had this urge to share some parts of my life and what I learn from it. And that's what I want to do as I approach the second half-century in my life and write about it. If someone can learn a thing or two in what I do, that is the idea.
I always liked writing my thoughts and feelings, as I could express them much better in writing than talking about them. And as I grew older, I realised that my real passion in life is writing, and this manifested in me more over the last two decades, but due to family and work commitments, I never had the chance to give it more attention. It was only in 2017 when I was ill and in the hospital that pushed me to follow my passion. While bedridden for a few weeks, I was able to construct a fictional story in my head that was based on real events, which I wrote and published the following year.
It was such a great feeling to be able to fulfil a dream of publishing my first book. I know that there are more stories (fiction and non-fiction) in my bones that want out, but I also want to write about life as it is at present. This writing includes my other interests, such as Travels, Home, Gardening, etc. And the best way to do this is to create a Blog site.
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