I have always been a pampered little princess ever since I was a child. I would get throw tantrums about not liking the food or sulk in the corner when I would not get my favourite book to read. Things changed when entered Junior College. Everywhere I went, I saw that there were people who had more than me, better gadgets, better clothes and the best of everything. I was insanely jealous of it; I wanted all that and more, too. But my family was a typical middle class family and they could not afford to buy a 10k phone just because I fancied it.
That’s when I decided to #StartANewLife. Writing was my passion and I always dreamt of becoming a great writer some day. I realized that I could use this talent for mine. I started working with various content writing forms. Initially I was paid peanuts. Rs. 30 for a 500 word article. But as my experience grew, so did my salary. Finally, there came a day when I started earning five to six thousand every month. I was on cloud nine. The first few months I had a wild time. I shopped on a whim, bought expensive things and went to the best of restaurants. I was really pleased with myself. But slowly, I got bored of it. I wanted more, much more. Content writing started losing its charm and I was tired of writing about inane things.
That’s when I decided to start blogging. I spent one year looking for the perfect name. I started two blogs and closed them down because there just not me. Finally one day as I was travelling from Kalyan to Sion, a name struck me and I was elated.
I started my blogging journey slowly. Initially I could barely write one or two articles per month. I started entering blogging contests and I tasted my first victory by winning movie tickets. I started experimenting with new niches. I strived to create a lifestyle blogzine that would have a little of everything; from my ramblings to make up trips and book reviews.
After completing 1 year and 10 months of blogging, I can truly say that I am a changed person. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with some wonderful people, learn about new things and grow as individual, too. I have managed to improve my writing and communications skills and I must say that when I mention (read: brag) about my successful blog during job interviews, people are truly impressed. I #StartedANewLife and became a hard working girl from a spoiled princess. What about you? J
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