Thank God, for every breath for every strength for every joy and sorrow to walk, run and rest in this long journey
Walking in steady pace when life goes normal Running in fast pace when life goes challenging Resting in slow pace when life goes harder not for stopping but for rethinking and taking a deep breath
Quarter of century walking in a flower road and dark tunnel alternately climbing the mountain and enjoying the scenery at the same time feelings that unable to be described even in a poem I wrote even in an upbeat song I often listen to just one word I can say now, “thank you”
Reading and writing are like breath to me. I love reading and writing since I was in primary school. When I was in middle and high school, I joined journalistic club which suits my interests in writing. Even when I entered college, I still wrote for campus bulletin or magazine sometimes. But, I’ve never submitted or published my works in media that allows more people to read. The classic reason I often use : I’m shy and afraid. So, my writing is only known and read limitedly.
Then, because I was too focused on my study, I spent 3 years without writing at all. I came back again in the beginning of 2019 after experiencing internal battle with my inner self. But, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to start again after 3 years hiatus. I felt like my writing skill is gone.
In the middle of March 2019, I dared myself to start blogging on wordpress. It’s not easy for me to attract and gain the readers. But, it’s not the only difficulties I have to face. Lack of inspirations, writer’s block, inconsistency, laziness, procrastination, mood swings even fears are the things I have to fight and conquer.
Previously, I wrote my posts on this blog in my own language (Indonesian). One time, I tried to write in English then posted it here. I found out that I could gain more readers than before (mostly international readers). Then, I repeated it several times till someday I found that my posts got pretty positive responses from readers. That’s why, I always write my posts in English here.
I also joined online community writing and writer’s forum in one of online media in my country to learn more from senior and professional writers there. Since then, I always learn to write in 2 languages at once : Indonesian (on community writing and writer’s forum) and English (on wordpress).
Whether it’s on community writing, writer’s forum or wordpress, all of them give me chance to connect with others from different background (on wordpress I could communicate with many international bloggers). All of bloggers I’ve ever interacted with, left different impressions on me. They have their own characteristics, styles and uniqueness in expressing their thoughts and emotions. Honestly, I got many inspirations from them (you guys are the best!!! ^-^).
Last but not least, I’d like to say “thank you” for your supports and appreciations to me. Without you, my site won’t go this far. I’m sorry if my writing still suck and bore you to the death. I know I’m not that good T_T. Well, I’ll end it with a poem. Here it is.
Full, crowded, noisy Is my head going to explode? Is my heart going to burnt? Let them out of your head Let them out of your heart Let them stick on this blank page
I didn’t know what to do till I found you 100 posts since March 100 posts with rise and fall 100 times fall but 1000 times rise
I have no words to left anymore except “thank you” and “i love you”
Have a great day everyone! Don’t forget to be happy
*) Notes : If you have any critics/advices/opinions/anything about my writings, you can tell me on the comment section below.