I was originally going to make this a tweet, but I thought this story deserved more than 140 characters.
Few months ago, I had the idea of creating a blog where I would write and share my stories with the world. I wasn’t sure if I would be good enough, or if people would read me at all. For once I didn’t let my insecurities stop me and did it anyway. Not for the others but for myself. Writing is like therapy to me so I thought, even if nobody reads me, it’s still worth it.
That is how, some day early September, Narrow & Deep was born.
As soon as I started posting, I was overwhelmed by the amount of people who read and loved my words. I received a lot of messages saying how beautiful, inspiring and relatable my writing was, and it means the world to me.
This experience gave me a huge confidence boost and soon enough, I wanted to do something bigger. I wanted to have my voice heard by a bigger audience. I found out one of my favourite organization was recruiting people to write for them and immediately I thought “Yes, this is exactly what I was looking for.” However, writing for a serious organization like I Am That Girl is a big deal. I didn’t know if I’d be able to meet their criterias. After discussing it with some of my friends, I decided it was worth taking the risk and I sent my application.
About 10 days later, they got back to me and saying they would love to have me as a guest blogger. I was extremely happy but it was hard to believe. The girl who, two months ago, was scared to write a few words on her blog was now going to be published on a website for hundreads of people to read.
I wrote this post for two reasons today. First, I wanted to show how far I have come in such a short period of time. And second, today is Thanksgiving. I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me in this project. Everyday you motivate me and inspire me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. I don’t have to name people, they know who they are.
If you read this ‘til the end, thank you. I love you. Happy Thanksgiving.