I have been mulling over the same thing for several months-TO WRITE MY BLOG!
I knew that I had some weaknesses, but I never knew that procrastination was one of them.
I would have ridiculed anyone who even remotely suggested that ” I had a FEAR of writing”.
But that was precisely my problem. I could write some technically interesting stuff, with precise explanation for the discerning few connected with the pharmaceutical industry.
I had never imagined that writing something interesting for anyone who knew English, was going to be difficult.
It was not just difficult. My creativity deserted me ! The new pen surprisingly lacked the flow. Or the paper was too rough probably!
Or today was not the day when my creative juices were flowing at their peak.
The excuses were too many.
I wrote a piece that was highly creative ( yeah, only to me), and had the temerity to attend a free seminar on creative writing. OMG, every other person in the group was light years ahead of me creatively. That was not just a revelation or an eye-opener, but something that punctured my ego. Like a deflated hot air balloon I came down to the earth from a self- conceited high pedestal that I had imagined for myself.
After several attempts, with a lot of trepidation, I have chosen to publish my blog.
” This is my LEAP OF FAITH!”
There was a time, not too long ago, when my laptop was my most important possession. I could not imagine my life without my laptop. Even my wife was not allowed to touch it for trivial reasons . My grandsons could get anything, almost anything that I could afford from me, but my laptop was sacrosanct . They did not even know that I had one! It was always hidden from them, kept in an indiscreet corner in a not so conspicuous laptop bag!
Nothing ever escapes their attention, but this none-too-impressive laptop bag was an exception!
Recently, I bought an iPad mini and pronto, things changed instantaneously.
The laptop became the property of the whole family. I boldly kept it on the table, expecting all and sundry to use it. No one was interested! Everybody in the family has a smartphone or a tablet. My wife’s PC tablet is always with my elder grandson and he does not even care to look at my laptop. My younger grandson has eyes only for his toys and does not even want to know anything about the black uninteresting object on the table ( of course, my laptop).
After nearly a month I used my laptop today to pay my credit card bill and I was happy!
Every time I ask my wife to use the laptop, she smiles and walks away without saying a word! My daughter needless to say, has no use for my laptop!
Is the laptop truly on its way out?
How times change!
Now I do not let anyone touch my iPad mini! But that is another story!