I always tend to get lazy with writing. Especially if it’s something there’s no deadline for, such as a blog. And studying engineering, we’re not really told to write essays or anything. So I haven’t done much writing in the last few years (or technically, in my life, because I was pretty young when I came here). Most of my writing has been poetry or tidbits of prose. No, scratch that. Most of my writing has been my excessive tweeting.
I’ve always wanted to do the NaNoWriMo challenge but never got around to it. I currently do have a vague fantasy novel idea floating around in my head, but right now my academics are really burdensome and I can’t commit to that challenge. But I wanted a challenge, something to get me back in the flow of writing. I was looking for NaNoWriMo alternatives and apparently there’s a National Blog Posting Month challenge (NaBloPoMo) that’s most hype during November. So I’ve decided to do that. I hope I can be consistent and post here daily. The rules say even a picture counts, so I’ll do that on the busy days.
Anyways, I should introduce myself a little. I’m a 20 year old Muslim, Pakistani woman who is studying to be a mechanical engineer. I think women can do great in STEM but I think it’s not for me; I like writing and art and stuff. I hope I can switch careers to publishing or Journalism someday, God willing. I identify as a feminist. I enjoy fangirling over shows and song lyrics, and I love reading but I’ve lost the habit and need to get it back. I don’t exactly know for sure what I’ll post about. Maybe poetry. Maybe random stories about my life. My feelings for some cities (want to write about this for sure). Maybe some lame paintings I made in a phone app. Maybe some pictures I took that I’m proud of. Maybe whatever I’m passionate about that day. I don’t know if anyone will read this blog. But if you do, I hope it’s worth your time.