First encounter with books, my beloved friends!

The first time I started reading passionately, I was in 8th grade. I had recently changed schools, and the new school had the biggest library I had ever seen. I began taking books home and returning them so I could read new ones. It was a place filled with wonder and excitement and my love for books and libraries started.

Now that I look back, I was really into books as a teenager. I read a variety of books during my teen years: collection of short stories, mystery books, tales of adventure and courage, books with illustrations. Reading helped me cope with my emotions, while gaining so much insight into life’s various questions.
Books then, meant as much to me as they do now. I don’t remember how I managed to read so much but it never felt like a task rather like a fun escape from reality.
I have always had a deep love for libraries, thankfully we have a small collection of books at home now, thanks to my sister’s efforts. I honestly do believe I am a better person for reading. I am grateful that I found books at that age, I am also grateful for each book that I have read since then.. 📖

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Quest for answers and smiles!

I believe in learning from the past. A mistake may come as a blessing, if we are able to learn from it, and make better decisions in the future. But it is a difficult process, what defines a mistake? A problem requires a solution only when we admit its a problem.
I don’t want to spend the rest of my life bitter instead I want to be better at living. I truly want to grow. 🌱

So, I begin my quest for answers to some of life’s difficult questions (which I may or may not find) and smiles (that I want to gather through conscious efforts and trials). It’s a reasonable quest I think since I spent so much time thinking about what or how my life should be, instead of trying to spend it learning, growing and counting my blessings.
The main reason i need to start this ‘growth venture’ as I sometimes call it is summed up by this beautiful quote, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”—Anaïs Nin
Thank you for reading!🌺

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