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Enigma Uncovered


Ever since I was old enough to tie my shoelaces, I’ve been a compulsive dairiser. The need to jot down the minutiae of my then uneventful life was so overwhelming that everything - from a watched episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, to what I had for dinner - was highlighted on rambling pages. I found comfort and a sense of wellbeing with my addiction, to me, it was a gateway to make sense of everything and everyone around me.

However, I realized I was spending less and less time recording the happenings of my life with every passing birthday, and more time living the undocumented. Something had to give.

Moments were passing by without much recognition. I only had fading memories of events to rely on. I was failing terribly in my duty to capture, freeze and store moments, however insignificant. I knew I had to find a different approach if I wanted to have something to look back on, to have a slight remembrance of how things felt when I saw or experienced them through blurry glasses of retrospection.

That’s when I discovered the fine art of blogging.It was like a message from above (or from the internet, if you prefer). I had googled a college mate I was trying to reconnect with when I came across her blog. It was a pivotal moment in my life and a reaffirmation on the path I had to travel. I decided to open an account, and decided on Enigma: Girl Uncovered because I felt that, not only was my general thinking a mystery to many, but that my future in the blogesphere was just that… an enigma. Would it last? Would I make a difference in the world? Will people be interested to read what I had to say?

I quickly discovered that blogging was better than a hand written diary. Up until the point where I started blogging, my diary was receiving the “nothing much happened today” cold shoulder approach. I think the idea of an audience encouraged me to write on a regular basis. It must be the exhibitionist in me. The same one that is outspoken, drinks far too many Bloody Marys and sings karaoke at random bars. Even when I had experienced a dull day, I could reflect back on extraneous conversation and think how I can write them up and make them funny and interesting. Going through life trying to find something interesting to write about has been my saving grace in many ways. I’m now more aware, curious and informed. It has also helped me become a better writer [Not really, but it doesn’t hurt to push things a bit].

Another reason I enjoy blogging is the fact that it offers me a platform to interact with people around the world. I love that people can leave comments after a post, controversial or otherwise. Why people read my trifling ramblings is still a mystery to me, but I like it. The nobility of some comments are an everyday affirmation that I’m doing something right, and the tasteless ones, well, they create a balance and make life that much more interesting – I try and put a positive spin on it anyway. Conversely, blogging has been therapeutic for me. On many occasions it has resulted in tears, snot and a bloated face. I like to think this is a healthy and normal thing.

All in all, I’ve gotten to know interesting, funny, thought provoking and talented bloggers out there. And I’m very grateful for this opportunity….

*Places a tiara on head and waves arm in the air like Miss Universe*

And I wouldn’t trade this experience in for all the hand written diaries in the world. Offer my shoes and I might change my mind.

World peace!

Phew! I’m glad I got that out of the way. Now, for my ‘I want Angelina Jolie to Adopt Me’ post…

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Enigma Uncovered


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