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how did we get here, again?

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I don’t know how it happened but my last post was in January. It’s been kind of a weird year for me, not sure if it’s the same for others born in the Year of the Ox? Many times I’d remember the blog and want to write, but somehow it seemed really unnatural. Perhaps I’ve changed over the past year or so, which is why I stopped myself from writing here, which I associate with shiny, happy, positive thoughts. Not that I’ve been unhappy of course, it’s more like I’m in this state of development and it seems like the kind of person I am now is not the nabbycat that you might know.

Anyway, I’m back here again, which is, for all intents and purposes, good. Before anyone worries, I am still pretty much happy and shiny and positive, but I think what changed is that there’s some void within me that’s been occupying my thoughts as of late. I think it’s of no coincidence that I’ve started to explore writing more seriously. What this means, to me at least, is two things – #1, that it’s making me delve into some darker parts of myself, as you can only write what you know; and #2, that the more I start writing the more I start to ask some pretty fundamental questions like whether I like what I do, what is my purpose in life, etc. Yep, pretty heavy stuff. For a 27-year-old like myself (at least in May), this has some heavy implications, I mean, I’m not at an age where I can be foolish with my choices and the choices that I have made, I have built my life around and settled somewhat comfortably, if precariously so.

So there you have it, that was quite the no-holds-barred entry. I hope this doesn’t scare anyone away, if anything, it’d be great to hear your comments, if any. Though I did consider it, I don’t wish to stop blogging, because I do think this blog has been an important part of my life, and the readers that I have, I do hold dear and value. I can’t promise a post filled with sunshine and rainbows every week, but I will endeavour to be truthful to myself and this blog.

Thanks for reading.


p.s.: In happier news, I wrote and directed a play in mid-March, which got this rather nice review (Scroll down to “Mentah”).


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Written by Nabilah

March 31, 2012 at 10:06 pm

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  1. Keep your thoughts flowing! It did cross my mind a few weeks back that I haven’t seen a new post from you in a while but that’s keeping it real πŸ˜‰ So glad to see you active on my google reader tho!!


    April 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

  2. Could be you had a kinda subconcious burnout from blogging. Good to see you in positive spirits & coming to terms with your self developement over the year. 27 is still very young & there’s so much more laying ahead of you so brace yourself.
    Congratulations on the good review you had on your play πŸ™‚
    As for your continued blogging…well take your time. The wait for a new post from you will be worth it I’m sure. So far its been fascinating. Cheers Nabby πŸ˜€



    April 3, 2012 at 8:00 am

  3. omg. the void? check. the serious, profound questions? check!

    I’m so happy you wrote this, because I realize we’re not alone in this! πŸ™‚ hugs babe. we’ll be here reading, listening, and sharing!


    April 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  4. Well, someone did say β€œThe unexamined life is not worth living.” (Socrates?) But while you’re doing so, my vote is that you eat good kaya toast / prata with a friend (Shermeen?), so the experience is mentally more palatable.


    August 5, 2012 at 11:34 pm

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