I’m a writer at heart, with the curious mind of a researcher and the soul of a relationship mender.
The universe has fascinated me from birth and my fondest memories are of me listening to my gran’ tell me stories of brave fantasy princesses, UFO’s, astronauts, bermuda triangle and futuristic worlds. Knowledge fed my curiosity, which only grew when I was introduced to fun things at a very, very young age. Steamboat Friday is sort of a dedication to my grandmother, she would have been so proud of me today 🙂
I began writing at a very young age and since then I’ve been scribbling down my imagination. The credit goes to my mother, who made sure I knew my spellings and numbers better than kids who were 3-4 years older. Despite the fact that she herself started speaking English only a few years before I was born! She used to set me little spelling and math tests, all throughout my kinder garten and elementary school years. As sad as it sounds, the dictionary was my friend. My mom now reminds me, I was so obsessed with my book collection, I used to borrow my favorite Puss in Boots from the school library, so my own copy wouldn’t wear out!
Being an only child, I had no choice but to relate to adults, which explains my need to build one-on-one relationships. I love listening to stories, every person I meet has so much to add from their life experiences, this human interplay is the best thing about being a human. My life motto is- love comes before pride.
My sole reason for creating this project was to stop concentrating on negative things. The previous blog I had turned into a moan fest of me cribbing over every tiny injustice. Like most people my age, I’ve suffered consequences of unstable jobs, indecisiveness isn’t even an option in this economy, you pick what you are thrown. Being an only child, I never struggled with money the way my friends did, which reminded me that I wasn’t showing my gratitude for things the universe has blessed me with.
2012 has been the most transformative year of my life and one that helped me see my family in a different light. My dad is my greatest inspiration, along with my mom. When I think of the incredible struggles my parents have fought and to see all that they conquered, it made me have faith in the process but more importantly, it made me feel thankful for everything that is a part of my life in this present moment. Something I never felt growing up.
My life’s aim is to share my experience with others who are going through the same delays and frustrations. I think I’ve always been fond of putting myself in front of challenging situations because at the back of my mind I know that pain is a teacher. At 22 I decided I wanted to study and live in the UK. No one in my most extended connections had ever ventured out like that but I survived. Facing challenges in a foreign culture when your family is thousands of miles away is a great learning experience! Everyone should live abroad at-least once in their life. You learn to get out of your comfort zone and ‘ask’ for help. Even if 4 people turn you down, there’ll be the 5th person who will welcome you with open arms and my life is filled with stories about those 5th people. Whatever the color or culture, we are all the same at heart. We are all experienced at feeling helpless, lying on the floor in pain unable to get back up, thinking this is the end but it isn’t! I can proudly say that the worst breakdowns have only made me stronger. If my blog is able to drag just one person out of their negative spiral, I’ll feel fulfilled. As my best friend once put it- when life throws you back, just know that it is about to put you inside a sling shot, to throw you far-far ahead.
Practicing your art, exploring creativity and building a little project of your own is such a brilliant, therapeutic way to release stress and experience the present moment. If your mind is occupied in creating something, those negative anxious thoughts will have no space to exist.
Go on and let your soul live the Friday lifestyle!