It is Day 1 of the #UGblogMonth and the task at hand is to share why I write. When I saw this challenge I had to hop on it.
3 years ago a very good friend of mine challenged me to write content for his website. When he told me I laughed out loud to the fact that he had even thought of such an outrageous idea. I mean I did not do literature at all in my high school so my skills were laughable, at least I thought so. For some particular reason he was very confident and when he was not letting his guard down I decided to give it a try. Thankfully he gave me a few tips and held me by the hand until I perfected the skill in a few months. From the books I kept reading I made it a point to learn a thing or two.
It is 2020 now and I hardly believe I own a website on which I write after several stumbles at blogging with so many different blog sites. When I realised that what I wrote made sense and got people to learn a thing or two, I was encouraged to write more. Nutrition which is my profession and at the core of my life’s goal, I saw an opportunity in changing the face of nutrition in my country especially among pregnant women and infants using a pen. I share my knowledge so that informed choices are made by anyone who comes across this information. This however does not limit me to nutrition alone but also information I feel and believe is important.
So I write to share my knowledge, views and beliefs with whoever cares to read. Now I write when I am happy, when I am sad, when confused, when undecided, when bored and when I need to rant too. Like they say, writing is ‘my go to place’. The pen and I are now 2 peas in a pod.
This would never have happened though if a sweet soul had not identified this hidden skill and gave me an opportunity. Just like a diamond does not start out polished and shinning, it once was nothing special but with enough pressure and time, it becomes spectacular; I am that diamond in the chaff.