I came across an interesting Tweet by Visakan today:
It’s interesting to me how many people consistently undervalue their own experience and their own feelings. Both are extremely valuable. The best book you could possibly read is IMO the book of your own life
This resonated so well with me. In fact, this is exactly what we all at 200WaD are doing. Like @basilesamel writing an online book, we are all writing a book about ourselves here. The book is very interesting because it has our observation, experiences and our own feelings.
Every day, we are all drafting a page or a chapter of our book. We are all indulging in the act of crystallizing our thoughts and taking a snapshot of it in a post.
Yes, it is hard. We run out of ideas or topics to write. Somedays we get interesting thoughts flowing but many days it is a struggle. But we are not alone. Everyone goes through this. Worse, there are people who have such thought but not even attempt to write it. They just lose a part of themselves by not doing this.
We all contain multitudes.
Six months ago, the Santhosh who was keen on keto and healthy eating is not the same Santhosh now. A lot of changes at home, I have fallen way off from that habit. Keto is just an example. On many things, I have changed my views, slightly or drastically.
If I was a version 2.0, I am now version 2.5. I am sure after a year or so, version 4.0 of me will be drastically different than 2.0. I might be cringing at my writing style (or lack of that) or my thoughts in the future. But that is a great thing, isn't it?
Some wise guy said, "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything".
What better way to track our progress than our writing?
Thanks for reading.