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The first post

Hi audience, if there is anyone reading this at all!

This is my first post here, so please bear with me. I will use this opportunity to introduce myself and let you guys know me a bit better.

I am a Portuguese national that is currently living in the UK. I am soon to be married with my partner from the Philippines, and we have a lovely daughter, born on June'20.

While my partner is quite happy with her career as a nurse in a care home (her choice really), I've been feeling innerly frustrated with my career choice, or better lack of it. I feel that I ended up in the Food Industry by accient (which in hindsight it was really) and I don't have a true passion for this. So, in the past few months I've been reading quite a bit on self improvement and mindfulness, and after a bit of introspection, I feel that I have a lost vocation in me.

And that is, as you might have guessed by now, writting.

I am not making a claim here to be an amazing writer, or to be the next J. K. Rowling, no. The thing is I remember, when I was still a student, how happy I felt to write essays, to research a topic and typing it with my own words, to tell a story, to engage others with my narratives.

There was this particular situation that I recall when I was in primary school.

A lot of details are lacking from my memory, but basically our teacher had given us the task to just write a text. Completely freestyle. Write whatever you want.

All I can remember from what I wrote is that I built a full narrative from scratch about a snowman. I don't even know where that text might be now. Maybe my mother kept it (there is a high chance of it, I never really asked), maybe it was just destroyed together with all the old notebooks, I don't really know.

Anyway I came to realise that all the teachers on my primary school were talking about my text, how good it was, how could I come up with such a complex narrative, etc.

And that, I think that was what triggered my hidden passion for writting.

This has been hidden away for many years, as the world around me didn't allow me to make a career out of writting. The thing is, and I do love to repeat this to myself and to others, if you never try you never know.

This quote, by the way, got stuck in my head from the song Fix You by Coldplay. Great band!

Anyway, hope you enjoy my texts and that you stick around for long.

Wish me luck on my journey!

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