Hello, how are you? Hope you are doing fine.
It’s been more than a month since I last updated this blog, and to be honest, it’s been wonderful not posting.
Don’t get me wrong, I still love blogging, but there have been times when I have been wondering what am I still doing with this blog, and being completely devoid of motivation. For the past few years, I felt like I had to keep up with everything, and I’ve felt the intense pressure to write something worth reading. Three years later, I can now admit that I felt like I had to churn my brains out in order not to lose readers.
Now, I have to say, I really don’t give a rat’s arse. Well, I mean it politely, though. While it is nice to have people reading my blog, but whether I have two or a million readers, I won’t be fussed.
One of the things I’ve realised while I was on my unintentional hiatus was that I am writing for me, first and foremost. It was very liberating. I was also able to examine the way I write, and finally, I can do so with minimal cringing!
This blog post is to introduce a rebirth of sorts. I’m writing with a new spirit, ready to tell new stories. Yes, there are still some of my old posts, but they’re posts I’m actually proud of, and will always be proud of.
For one thing, the URL change. This is due to a shifting of plans, and priorities. And hopefully a new chapter in my academic life. And once I enter that chapter, I plan to tell stories about that, too. In a manner of speaking, I am rebranding myself, too.
So, if you’ll ask, why “Layla Uninterrupted”? It’s because I want to keep on telling stories–no matter how sad, how corny, how quirky they might come across sometimes.
It is also partly inspired by the movie Girl, Interrupted.
My host has been very wonderfully kind, and accommodated my request of a URL change! I’ve been mulling the idea of a URL change for months now, it’s only a few weeks ago that I took that bold step and asked him if it’s possible to have my URL changed, like he did for the blog of the fledgling organisation I work with. I can’t tell you enough what a gem of a host he is. He’s been my blog host for almost seven years now, and it’s been an amazing journey.
I am here to stay. Here to keep on writing. Hopefully this process will help me become a better person, too.
See you soon.