Most of us start our journey as bloggers to share our experiences, likes, dislikes, passion etc. But then going forward, few turn into either a solid or a passive source of income, which somewhere also means that your once personal blog is not so personal anymore and the only time you get to write your own story is when you are not indulged in promotional activities.
Also, a fair warning before you continue reading any further. Pardon me if you suddenly feel disconnected while going through the post, for I might have made some impetuous nose dives from one topic to another. Just that I have so much in my mind that I want to write and talk about and I have tried to jot it all down in this tiny space. 🙂
I am a very private person, no, truly I am. Heck, a few years ago when Facebook was more popular than Instagram, if I ever found out or remembered that I have left a profile picture unlocked for the whole world to see, I would probably run buck naked out of my bathroom if I was in the middle of a shower. Lol. But then time changes and here I am, an almost open book, sharing my ups and downs, highs and lows with you.
I feel grateful for having friends, family and people like you in my life who like to listen to what I have to say. Imagine how wonderful would it be if we all could communicate like real friends. You and me. Like, I say something and then you say something back immediately? Yeah, wishful thinking.
Not complaining, but I am just so thrilled to be writing a personal post after a very long time. Not a collaboration, not a trend talk, just a little tete-e-tete of what is in my heart and in the head.
Believe in yourself
Life is a vagabondish affair and the twist and turns that it takes are mostly unpredictable. It is also a cluster of events, some of which are planned and few that you do not see coming. I have been seeing a lot rounding up on social media of late. Some truly unfortunate events that involved innocent people losing their lives because of misinformed masses, suicide awareness, etc.
Well, for the first one there is a lot to say and do. I tried my bit by raising whatever awareness I could and will continue doing more when and if I get the chance. For the latter, a message to those who are going through a difficult time, and take it from someone who has been failing, frailing and fighting her way up, a small way to start would probably be reaching out to the closest person you have in your life.
Believe and give yourself and others a chance
Trust me, I know the feeling of too much to handle, but things do change when you open up. Even an outburst letting it all out in front of your friends and family is better than keeping emotions bottled up. You might startle them, but know that people who love you, would never judge you.
And for those who know anyone who is going through an unpleasant phase, try and help even if the person has not reached out to you directly. Everyone react to situations differently and not everybody is strong enough to take the first step to recovery on their own.
Hoping that everyday would start with a new ray of hope and inspiration for each and everyone of us, I will be back with another post soon.
Meanwhile, if you get the time, you might like an an article I wrote a while ago called The Monochrome Insight, which again happens to be one of my favorites in the Self Development & Motivation section. Do give it a read.
Take care loves.
Concept, Styling, Makeup, Modelling, Edit: Smita Roy Majumder
Photography: Team SnT