It was a lousy evening and the summer heat acted as a catalyst to spoil my mood. Scrolling through a web page in my mobile browser, I saw a quote and my eyes halted for a moment, *blink-blink* and then continued scrolling. In no time, I slept off.
A couple of hours passed…
There is an insidious quirk to your brain that, if you let it, can drive you insane. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you:
You get anxious about confronting somebody in your life. That anxiety cripples you and you start wondering why you’re so anxious. Now you’re becoming anxious about being anxious. Oh no! Doubly anxious! Now you’re anxious about your anxiety, which is causing more anxiety.
First and foremost, I would like to thank all the followers who’ve ceaselessly supported this blog. Without y’all, this blog would not be live today. There were times where I thought of closing this portal. But, the constant motivation from our readers made us write more and more.
We wonder why on earth we studied engineering. There are people in their early 30’s who *still* confess that “My job and my degree(s) are not related in any way”.
I hated the 4 years of my engineering life. With high dreams and passion, stepping into the college with a hope as tiny as a speck of dust. A hope, that I’ll be able to give life to my dreams. My ears ringed with these two phrases “You are going to waste your life”, “You won’t get placed”. All I could react was: F-U.
According to me, I had 4 years of time exclusively for developing and gaining expertise in my area of interests.
I’ve been waiting to write about this for a long time. I guess this is a perfect time. New year comes with new dreams, new aspirations, new energy, and etc.. For the young generation, it’s been always a dream to start their own startup. Startups are one of the hottest topics buzzing our ears wherever we go (you can’t deny). With the extensive use of the internet to gather knowledge, and with the ease to collaborate and communicate with anyone, young India has started to run the Startup marathon. Numerous initiatives have been introduced to foster teeny-tiny to gargantuan startups.
Think of something in your life that you’ve wanted to accomplish but haven’t. Something deep down. Whether it’s because you haven’t gotten around to it, are too timid to go for it, or you took a shot and failed deliberately. Conjure up in your mind that big failure of your life. Perhaps you’re in the middle of it now.
A few months back when I was desperate to read a book, one of my good friends suggested me to read “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I downloaded the file to my Kindle and started to read…
“The boy’s name was Santiago. Dusk was falling as the boy arrived with his herd
at an abandoned church. The roof had fallen in long ago, and an enormous
sycamore had grown on the spot where the sacristy had once stood.”
This was the first paragraph of part 1. As I turned the pages one after the other, it felt like I was skidding and falling off into a whole new world. Right from thoughts to the actions, this book had its massive impact on me. To put in simple words, this is a story of a young boy who follows his dream, who fails (over and over), who gets mugged, who gets beaten, who gets threatened, who falls in love but leaves the girl behind. No, The Alchemist is not a thriller or an action or a romance novel. It talks only about dreams, love and… universe….
Time and again we get ideas to write. Writing takes us to a whole new world. The world where we paint with our voices. Myself, from The Muse Within, has taken the initiative to start a contributors platform for budding writers.
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I’m writing this post to let you all know that I’m currently working on a book and I have planned to publish it by the end of 2016. Therefore I won’t be able to blog frequently. However few of my contributors will keep posting and soon there’ll be few exciting announcements for my lovely readers. Stay tuned!
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Thank you, bloggers and readers, for endlessly encouraging me and supporting me. I will soon update you all with the status of my book.
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Take a minute and name all the things that you love.
It’s okay if you take more than a minute to name everything, just make sure you don’t miss anything.
How long did you take to name yourself?