I’ve been contemplating on how to introduce myself to the world since the last five minutes, but then I realized, this is exactly what I DON’T want to do! I am here to speak my mind out; raw and unfiltered.
I am Zaara Naushabah and this is my blog.
Let me tell you a little about myself. Since I was a little girl, writing was my passion. My mother is to be blamed for my unceasing love for books as she had instilled the practice of reading storybooks in me before I even got into school. When most of the kids in Playgroup could barely say their A,B,Cs, I could manage to read out names from the teachers’ attendance registers! I remember being offered to be promoted to KG-I by my Class Teacher, but my mother refused the promotion. Oh well!
However, since then, I never stopped reading. I believe it is what helped me nurture my creative slant. I would lose myself in the stories; sometimes I would be Cinderella who kept dancing with her Prince despite the midnight strike or the friendly and naive Elizabeth Wakefield from Sweet Valley. I would have this desperate need of penning down all my bizarre thoughts on paper! Thus, I began writing. From being a Feature Writer in one of the top newspaper magazines of Dhaka to being a Content Creator of the largest digital agency of the country – I’ve managed to keep writing alive in me in some way or the other.
I learned about blogging from a chick flick that I watched when I was a teenager. I don’t seem to remember the name but it was one where the girl had a secret blog and later it became really successful. Though what really inspired me to write were inspirational bloggers I used to follow. I wanted to write because I wanted to engage with people like myself just like I could engage with so many bloggers all over the world. Some of them have significantly helped me sort my life out and put my head in the right place. It is quite magical how some people can change your life for the better without even being aware of it.
This is not my first blog. I had actually started my own blog on WordPress five years ago. It was the result of a sudden irresistible impulse and overwhelming emotions that one night, I decided to share my thoughts on long-distance relationships. It was my only blog post for two years on that website. The next (and last) one I wrote was when I was heartbroken from the same relationship. You must applaud my timings! The thing is, I wasn’t ready to commit and dedicate my time to writing on a regular basis. I didn’t want it so badly. I was preoccupied with rather minor obligations in life.
Nevertheless, I am now ready. I am ready to finally do what I live for – write and spread love. Spreading love knows no bound and hence, I have a wide array of topics to share with you all! I may be just another Lifestyle blogger on the internet, but I commence my journey with a promise to help those in need of a voice to bring alive the gifted soul in them.
Looking forward to a beautiful journey with you all!