#Everyday Inspiration: Day 9
I found my calling rather late. For a very long time, I have been an editor, correcting and altering other people’s sentences to make it readable. I’ve enjoyed doing that; making people’s voices reach the target audience. And then I took a break from professional life to concentrate on my personal life. When it was time to go back to the desk, I asked myself: Do I want to go back to where I was, or should I walk a different road? After much thought and of course, prodding and nudging from friends and family I took to writing for the first time. And boy! it was rejuvenating to say the least. Finally I had found what I wanted and thanked myself for choosing the unknown. Had I not taken that “much-needed” break, I would still be sitting with manuscripts editing them. So, a break is always an eye-opener of sorts.
Even today, I am not a full-time/professional writer. I write because it gives me a space and voice of my own. It allows me to reach a wider audience and state an opinion that may be supported/opposed but nonetheless, voiced. And that is important. So, for that to happen, I read when I’m not writing, because that it what triggers the mind to respond. And when I’m doing neither, I spend all the time with my toddler, watching a new generation grow. His reactions to situations are way different than mine and that adds a new perspective to looking at things. If I had more than the usual number of hours in a day, I would cuddle up in a corner and write, write and write, unless someone brings me back to reality. After all, spending long hours at the desk is not feasible every day, isn’t it?