Introducing Myself and How I got into Writing
Hello Read.Cash!! I am Siona Valentine, which is not my real name, but a pen name that I have been using in this online world of writing since I started my journey as a writer and well as obvious from my previous statement I am a writer, which is not just something I do for work but is my passion because I am a very imaginative person and for me living in my imagination and bringing it out to the world before me with the use of words is something that brings me immense pleasure. Other than writing I also like to read in my free time all kind of books and articles but my personal favorite is fantasy books and all the articles related to its writing (like there is so much you can do in fantasy works) and occasionally when I am not being a couch potato of a writer and reader, I take my phone or camera and capture the world through my eyes, in simple words I am occasionally a photographer and digital artist as well. (I know I am very boring person who write in a very descriptive manner but sorry can't help it)
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So for my introduction, I think I have said enough? Cause like really there is nothing much interesting about me to share like I am very boring person who just loves writing and reading.
Anyway, so after this boring and mess of an introduction of mine, it brings me to the next part of my article which is how I got into writing? How it all started? What was my calling that made me realize this is what I want to do, this was my passion that I want to follow even if I am not good at it and even if don't reach anywhere in life because of this passion of mine.
So my journey of writing started precisely about 6 years ago, but even before that when I realized that I have this magic of bringing imagination into life through my writings, I can say that I knew that whatever my personal legend become in my life, whatever becomes my passion it will be something related to my imagination and I know, I know I am bringing up this word imagination too much in my article but that's because whatever I am, whatever words I share, whatever feelings I create and express through my writing is simply because of my imagination, which I call my other world, which exists within me and is a world ruled by me.
Well, I will be honest how I got into writing wasn't something beautiful and magical but was something born out of tragedy for me, like I started writing at a time when I was in a really dark place, where I had no hope for my future and life was nothing more than just existing for me not actually living. So it all sprouted from the death of someone very close to me and after I lost that person I just wasn't sure what was I going to do with my life and this thinking and all those dark thoughts related to it lead me to a complete mental breakdown and eventually seeking out professional help.
After I started seeing a therapist, she suggested to me that I should start writing my thoughts and feelings and what I wanted to do or not do in my daily life and all about all the trivial things in my life and as unbelievable as it may sound, writing out all these things helped me a lot in dealing with grief and all the pain that I have been dealing with, so much so that I was literally filling journals after journals which eventually lead me to creating social media accounts and sharing my thoughts there.
As I started sharing my words online which initially for me was nothing more than an outlet for my thoughts, I also met many new people who loved playing with words and turning their imagination through those words into something more beautiful and creative, through those people I learned about the world of writing where your imagination is your limit but at the same time this imagination has no limit, it can go beyond the boundary of this world into worlds that you yourself create.
Once I discovered this secret, my writing turned from just being an outlet for thoughts to letting my imagination run wild and I started dabbling in the world of poetry and book writing and so this is how I got into writing.
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