Before I post anything else in my blog I just want to quickly sum up how my journey began and thank everyone for being with me through it all.
Being more of an introvert kid growing up, it was hard. I didn’t know how to express my feelings and emotions physically or verbally. That is how I found comfort in writing. It helped me express myself with no limitations and made me feel free.
I remember writing short stories with my friend Biakkim in school back when I was 14. We would write them even during classes, those memories were honestly one of the best of my high school life. My passion for writing was even more fueled after I was introduced to the works of Christina Rossetti, Robert Frost and the sonnets of William Shakespeare.
By the time I was 18 I had already written several poems but I never had the confidence to show them to anyone. Nevertheless, I still kept writing. But along the way, the pressure of choosing a stable career path and other aspects of my life took priority and I lost touch with my younger self who was this passionate writer.
Several of the poems you will be reading in my blog are the refined versions of the ones I wrote many years back. Though some changes to the poem have been made, I made sure to keep true to the essence of the poem that was written by the amateur yet very passionate young writer. I know there’s still room for improvements in my writing but this is just the beginning and one day I hope to write much better. From now on there’s no turning back. Hopefully it’s the start of a wonderful journey for me as a writer, one I’ve always dreamt of. I hope you enjoy reading the poems as much as I loved writing them.
A big thank you to my sister Mercy and brother-in-law Joseph for being my biggest cheerleaders and for always having my back. Khovei, a dear friend and also my editor, the person who inspired me to write again, I am grateful to have a friend like you. Thank you for always sparing me your time and for being my best and worst critic. Ranjan, a friend and colleague who helped me set up this site, thank you for believing that I’m good enough to have a blog of my own. My best friend Lynda, thank you for always being there for me. You balance me out with your ‘extrovertedness’ and I can’t think of a better pair than us. My cousins and my friends whose names if I start to mention will have no end, thank you all for the support and love you have shown me.
Happy reading! 🙂
“It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
The introvert writer © 2021