A Proper Welcome!

I would like to introduce my self properly:

My name, if you haven’t figure out yet, is Rashma. I’m 26 years old and live in a tiny island called Puerto Rico. I love my island, I really do, there’s a lot to do and see. I have traveled in the past to different states of the United State, and visited a few of the Caribbean Islands. But something I’d always wanted to do and am afraid of, is to actually live in other countries, more than just a week. Experience the life style, culture, weather, food, make new friends, etc. I had become to understand my own self, and I’d learned that I get “bored” (to put it that way) of doing the same thing for a long period. Example: work in the same place for over three years, or “hanging out” in the same place every weekend. I start to get anxious and stressful. But believe it or not, I’m still afraid of doing the things I’ve been dreaming my whole life. So yes, that’s why I haven’t done anything, yet.

Lets keep talking about my self. I have a cat named, and don’t laugh, Hopefully Courage. Yes, that’s her name, but you have to know the story behind it. Seven years ago I was struggling with depression and anxiety, I tried to do things that it wasn’t right. I was hurting my self. Don’t remember why exactly, but one day I asked my parents for a cat, so one of my aunts brought me this tiny baby, white cat. Once I had the cat, the struggle of choosing a name begins. I told my parents “I want to name her with something special and meaningful to me” and after a long 10-20 minutes, decided to name her Hopefully Courage. I just wanted to have courage, feel better, have hope. That cat becomes my hope. Animals are – really – an emotional support. And let me tell you something, I am deeply in love with my cat as I am a 100% sure that she loves me back. Crazy, huh?

I – obviously – love to read. When do my passion for books started? As the same period I started to have my depression and anxiety. I found a place where I can hide at that moment. Since then I can’t stop reading. When I read a book, it feels like traveling to new places; become part of the story, be someone else for a moment. I also write but, again, am afraid to show people my writings. I guess I’m trap on my own insecurities.

And that’s, ladies and gentleman, the reason I started this blog. To lose my self, to start fighting my own insecurities and chase my dreams. Yes, I started the blog as a book reviewer, and it will still be like that. But in between the books I’m reading, the reviews and the weekly poems, I will be posting about my writings, nothing in particular actually. Maybe it’ll be a poem, maybe a thought, or a short novel. I’m not an expert writing and I expect to grown with it. I had no clue on how many blogs I’ll be posting of my writings in the week, but at least one per week. I still be posting the book I decide to read (I accept suggestions), every second Monday of the month. The review of the book will be post it the first Monday of the following month. And the poems will bepost every Tuesday.

I guess I’m finally finding my-self after all this years. I like what I’m starting to do and hope to learn and grow as a person; find new bloggers and non-bloggers friends around the world.

Hope you like my new introduction. If you’d like to keep updated with the new things I’m going to be posting on this blog, you are more than welcome to follow me on Social Media, once again:

WELCOME TO RASHMA’S BOOKLIST!

– Rashma

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