When I step out today for the evening stroll, I was wondering about how the things have changes in my life.During my school days, I was a brilliant student. Studying well, scoring good marks and be-friend with everyone. these were my attributes.Every teacher used to like me and thought that I would a very successful person one day. If I am successful or not, that I do not know. My life has surely not been what I had thought would be.
In my previous post as I had mentioned that when I was introduced to the library concept, the seed of reading was seeded inside me and in few days, I have read all the literary books available in it, though the count was not much high.I have always shaped myself as a writer.From nowhere my classmates would ask me write some rhymed lines for the school events.
I still remember the day, when I caught hold of a collection of novels written by Punjabi writer, Amrita Pritam. They were ‘Ikraarnama’ and ‘Chakk number 36’.I was so engrossed into it that i read it completely in one sitting. I forgot my daily jobs. I forgot my homework.I forgot playing.I became a book worm.I pictured myself as a writer. I started writing ‘writer’ in my signatures. I penned down many poems. I penned some posts in my diary.
Next, the thing happened , what was bound to happen. I completed reading all novels that my library owned. Now I was out of reading material.The city in which I used to live do not have any book shop that would sell story books or novels.All the book shops had only academic books. In the lack of reading material, my thirst for reading kept on increasing day by day.
After completing my school education, I moved to another city to get college education. In new city, I met new people, made new connection.The new city was larger and broader than my previous city.Most of the new friends used to live in the hostel. So we were in reach of each other through out the day. Everyone owned different type of books. Now using give and take method, we had a large pool of books available.
I had a broader range available now. I was able to satiate my hunger of reading to some extent.Those four years were like experimenting with reading new authors.I read the books written by Ravinder Singh, Sidney Sheldon, Robin Sharma, Chetan Bhagat along with regional writers like Amrita Pritam, Gurdial Singh, Nanak Singh, Shiv Kumar, Paash, Balwant Gargi etc. My writing passion also bloomed. I wrote some poems and articles.A few of my poems were published in my college magazine.I started my own blog and wrote a few posts there. Though when I read those post later, I did not like them much.
After spending the four glorious years in college, it was time to move on to the real world. Time to get job and earn some money.I shifted to another big city for job prospects. This time, it was a metro city. My exposure was increasing. Now I was earning money, I could buy my own books the way I want.Tragically, my reading habit declined. I was not able to focus on reading books. Whenever I pick up the book to read, I was hardly able to read beyond some ten pages.Though, I was buying a large number of books. My to-be read list was shooting up. Reading speed was declining. I could complete only few books.Whenever I would visit any book shop, I would tell my mind that I had to complete the unread books first that are lying in the house before buying new one.However going through the shelf of book store, I would always end up buying one or more books. Now my hobby had shifted from reading books to buying books.I felt depressed. My writing habit was also affected.It happened for five years. Then I decided to move to a new city. I thought that new city might bring about change in me.
I was partially right. I started picking up books for reading and started regaining my speed. I started enjoying books. I stopped wasting my time on watching tv or youtube.I read many novels and a few short story collection books.This new city opened the path to new dimensions. I started taking part in literature festival. I went to a few books fairs. I had grabbed a few old classic novels.I subscribed to city library to lay my hands on the sea of books. This city library had a good collection of regional literature which otherwise is rarely available on book stores.I was enjoying the found path. I also started writing new blog posts. My blog was more lively.The credit goes to wordpress too to incite the feeling for writing inside me. It is first time in my lifetime that I am writing a post everyday that too from last two weeks.
I hope that I will be able to keep up with my habit of reading and writing. I feel contented when I write something. The emotional feeling is beyond words.
Current post is for day thirteen post. It was about to writing post on any subject in any genre. the condition was that length should be different from earlier posts. I brainstormed a lot but could not find any idea to write. At last, I started without anything in mind and this post was the result. I have mentioned few of these things from this in previous posts. This has some elaborated portions than previous posts.
My earlier posts had around 300-500 words. I decided to write a long post of about 1000 words. I will write more in next post. Do provide your feedback about this one.