Are You Doing What You Love?

Today I completed a month as a blogger, and although I’m still uncertain whether I should call myself a blogger, I feel a sense of pride and achievement in doing so.

Dog with huge smile

Why am I smiling ear to ear you ask?

No, I did not break any records with the maximum number of views, likes, comments or followers – to be honest, I am not aware where the wall of fame is built. No, I did not receive awards or rewards for expressing my opinions and sharing my minuscule amount of knowledge with the world. No, I did not quit my day job to be a full time writer after making a million dollars on a single post. No, my family and friends have not thrown a huge party to celebrate a month anniversary for blogging – not even a small piece of cake!

Yet, I am smiling and I am content!

The simple reason being, I conquered a preconceived notion I built in my own head of being unable to write more than a single post and never sustain more than 24 hours as a blogger. I may not be the best blogger yet, but in my mind I have conquered a hurdle that only stood on the “I wish I could” list. Just like a bathroom singer, I was writing in stealth mode and preserving many more thoughts in a secret area of my mind, the key to which was awaiting a ‘suitable time’.

Before you start thinking why I am ranting away when I haven’t been the consequential blogger with the right to do so, I have a point to make. We often tend to hold off on the things we love to do the most for a future date. This future is our dream, the time when we wish to be deeply involved in things we enjoy most, the time when we can be ourselves to the fullest. The imagination is a pretty picture where you see yourself smiling ear to ear, just the way I see myself right now.

I dreamed of writing, just writing without consequence. But there were multiple things holding me back. The biggest one being a thought “Why would anybody wish to read what I have to say?” This thought which basically translates to a form of fear, resides among each one of us for anything we truly wish to do. There are various versions of this simple thought such as “I am probably not so knowledgeable” or “I’m really not such a great athlete” or “I’m probably not the right fit for this” and the most popular “I’m probably not lucky enough to do what I love”.


While you were busy hugging onto this fear, your ‘suitable time’ was quietly lurking away into darkness leaving you with nothing but regrets. Your suitable time is today, this very hour, this very moment! Grab that guitar and learn the tune you always wanted to play. Pack your suitcase and head for that long awaited trip. Join the social cause you vehemently talk about but fail to take any action. Stop telling yourself you have no time, because if you love something, you have to make time. Whatever you want to do, do it NOW!

Small changes in life do not always demand large sacrifices. Is it so hard to allot one hour from your busy lives to something you truly love and care about? I started writing, and no matter where it takes me, or how good or bad I may be, it certainly leaves me enthusiastic all day only knowing that my future isn’t an unknown date, but it is NOW!


Carpe Diem!


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17 thoughts on “Are You Doing What You Love?

  1. Shannon Marmol

    Congratulations! I’m happy to be able to follow your path as a blogger. Thank you for sharing with us your time, your opinions and especially your view on life. Obrigada! 🤗

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  2. Radhika

    Congratulations on completing one month as a blogger . Your writing has not only brought a smile to your face but for your readers as well. You always find something special in the most ordinary things and has opened our thoughts in a more realistic way .

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  15. This, I can resonate with. I had started my own blog four months back and had put up couple of posts but then took them off. Now that I’m back, I’m trying to look at it as something which doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s my playground and I can do whatever the heck I wanna do with it, even messing it up a bit. This need to be perfect was holding me back and I kept on pushing blogging to a future date. Finally got fed up of my own excuses and started writing. It’s been four days, I sit and shut out that voice and just write and hit Publish. All those fears and doubts I had were all thrown out of the window and when I read them, I actually felt good.
    Lol look at me, talking about myself, great post. I love the simplicity and the authenticity in your writing. Found it refreshing to read in a world where everyone is trying to impress everyone and here you are, writing Your Own mind. Keep it up Aditya. Glad to have come across your blog.

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    1. Firstly, thank you so much for this thoughtful and honest comment. It is rare for people to find such candor and I truly appreciate every word you’ve written.
      Secondly, kudos to you for taking charge and quashing all inhibitions that prevented you from writing. I’m glad you are back and I’m sure many more like me will be very happy. But more importantly, it’s great that YOU are happy 😊
      And lastly, your words of appreciation have truly been the best start to my lazy Sunday.
      Thank you very much 😊

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