Ever since I wrote my first post on Jan 28th 2014, my life has been revolving around my blog and I have been evolving !
Feb 28th was a day I celebrated one month of blogging. March 28th, I moved to my own website, for me it was a big step.
I had contributed two articles to Sulekha.Com - The most popular Indian community website in USA. After few days, to my surprise I received an email where they asked me if I was interested to officially contribute for their website.
April 3rd, I had become their first featured contributor from Seattle. I was really happy and with an intention to surprise my mother I called her up and told her everything about it.
I was shocked as she said "I am not surprised by this, I remember even when you were a kid, you would always try to write a poem or story in your old journal, but you never let anyone read it."
I don't remember writing at all.
It surprises me, how over the years I never tried to write again. Maybe I was too afraid to share my real thoughts with anyone. If I did write, it would have helped me ease my pain.
I wouldn't be bottled up for so many years.
If I was interested in writing why didn't I take it up professionally?
Why did I choose to study engineering for 4 years and then invest 3 years in masters of engineering. I did enjoy it though. NO regrets there !
Maybe writing was more like a hobby, which I stopped practicing over years and then all of a sudden here I am enjoying the appreciation in an totally different field for which I have had no formal education or qualification.
I have always loved meeting new people, attending various events and expressing my views about it. This is exactly what I do at Sulekha, to add I get to interview celebrities and also help Indian community by writing about upcoming events and share with them the information related to daily life. Staying away from our motherland we struggle to create our own space here and I am so happy to be a part of it !
I was so nervous at my first interview, it was with the famous Carnatic musician Vishaka Hari, who is performing in various states of US. To my surprise again after the interview, I received a compliment by her that I was well prepared. You can read about it here