At the age of 17 I was going through my first emotional experience, I didn’t want to lose any moment, any feeling, I wanted to write it all down on paper and keep it till I grew old because it meant so much. Things moved to a new level when I joined university; I had so much stories and experiences to keep in my heart. I couldn’t confide in any of my friends to tell them about what I was going through except my diaries. I was writing every day about almost everything happened with me especially critical issues like love and hate, they were and still my favorite passages.
What’s worth mentioning is that I always wrote in English even at the time I barely spoke a meaningful sentence. There was something different about writing in English. Writing in my mother tongue which is Arabic was somehow cliche and the reason is that I wanted to be distinguished, not like anyone else who writes diaries. In the last few years, my need for writing was getting clearer, so I developed a habit of one book a year. Sometimes, it’s an agenda -a book that contains 365 dated pages- or any other book but it has to be sufficient for one year. As usual, writing should be in English.
Well, last year, I was introduced into WordPress and the blogging experience. At first, I wasn’t convinced it’s an effective way to write diaries, I thought it was only for sophisticated people who know what they write and are sure enough of themselves to publish their writings but it’s not like that, I guess you already knew that. I was and somehow still convinced of conventional techniques of writing, a pen and a stack of papers or a typewriter which is my dream but blogging tops my priorities today.
What I want to say is that I admit my writing is still elementary and basic, it’s still simple and not as good as a 10 year old boy’s stories, is that it’s full of grammatical mistakes but I like it very much and I can imagine myself as a successful writer in the future. I may not be a best-selling author or a famous blogger but I will be able to write a book one day and put it proudly on my own shelf. Writing has always helped me cope with multiple challenges either on a personal or social level, that’s why I admire it and want it to be my life, my whole life.