Taking the Writing Challenge

For the last 2 months or so, I have been meaning to write a blog post. I do not know the topic of the said post, or its content, or anything at all about it. I just know that I have to write something. I also know there’s a lot of valuable thoughts that I have in my mind that need to be put in words, but I cannot bring myself to put them in writing.

Writing simply terrifies me.

On the flip side, in about the same amount of time, I have been able to learn quite a lot of new stuff related to JavaScript programming, among them React, Jasmine, ES6 and much more. Surprisingly, when I have had to write code on these things and put it out there, I usually do it without a problem. Writing, on the other hand, has always felt like a nightmare.

So what can I do about it?

Chuck Palahniuk quote

So this is me officially putting out the challenge to myself, to venture out to where I fear most, to write more and more until I no longer fear it.

Have you been in a similar situation before, whether with writing or something else, that you know you need to do but it simply terrifies you? Please share your thoughts in the comments.


New Beginnings, New Opportunities..

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”

After numerous failed attempts followed by months of procrastination, I have decided its time to get in on the action and launch my own blog, my own personal space on the huge phenomenon that is the Internet.

This is something I have wanted to do for a while now and this time no more excuses; not even the lack of a computer (posting from WordPress app) or the exam I should be studying for when writing this are gonna be stopping me this time round.

Hoping that this will be one hell of a journey.

And to cap off a perfect ending to this new beginning, some words of motivation from one of my favourite artists, Emeli Sandé.

You’ve got the words to change a nation
But you’re biting your tongue
You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence
Afraid you’ll say something wrong
If no one ever hears it how we gonna learn
your song?
So come on, come on
Come on, come on

From: Read All About It, Pt. III – Our Version of Events (Special Edition)