Monday, 15 August 2016

"How I Discovered The Writer In Me..." - Ronak Sawant

Life is indeed a great discovery and learning in itself. Every day it keeps revealing myself to me with something or the other. As I strongly believe that there’s a lot more in me than I can imagine, I never ever actually thought that there’s this deep writer inside me that exists who loves to play with words. So this is a blog, a real story of how I discovered the Writer in me!

I was not a kid who was born with an amazing writing talent and also I never ever made or maintained any kind of diary/journal in my life that most of the writing lovers do maintain before publishing their writing work professionally. But yes, I was good at writing skills during my school days. Writing skills such as essay writing, story writing, letter writing, etc., I used to do very well in these.

I still remember a day from my school when in my 9th grade a teacher after reading my essay congratulated me in front of the whole class and decided to make me the monitor of the class right away. The essay that she gave in homework a day before; I don’t know what she found in it. But that was the time when someone recognised my writing skills for the first time. Luckily in my case, it happened to be our English Teacher “Mrs Menon”, who was actually our class teacher.

At that time I was not that matured and focused about life. I was just a kid who used to love dancing, playing with my friends and have fun. All in, I was just a carefree child. So the kind words of a teacher I took them as a compliment and I didn’t think more about it whether to start writing more such essays and develop/improve my writing skills. Then somewhere between preparing for my 10th std board exams, the writing skills in me slowly started vanishing away as I had to focus on other subjects too.

The life went by and kept playing its part. I passed my 10th std with flying marks. I entered college and got the admission in exactly the college which I dreamed of - Nationals College, Bandra. I took Commerce in junior college years and passed my 12th std with decent marks. Those two years spent studying Commerce were nothing but a big struggle. Accounts and Maths didn’t interest me at all and also the other subjects too. The only subject I found interesting in a syllabus was English and there was this Poem called “Don’t Quit” in 12th English Textbook which had some kind of impact on me that time. Soon I realised that Commerce is just not me. I found myself focused on life this time. At the same time the love of dancing started turning into a passion and later it became a part time profession. I started performing here and there. I started doing Choreographies. I used to be more in Rehearsal halls and Auditorium stage than attending a daily class lecture.

Being a self-taught, self-made Dancer; I never had any kind of formal training in dancing. I used to research online on the Internet about Dance, read articles, learn by watching YouTube videos and then do it in my own way. Then one fine day when I was researching late online, I got introduced to the word ‘blog’. So it’s my dancing love that introduced me to this beautiful word called ‘blog’. Simultaneously I was fascinated with another art called Photography, all because of dance. And I wanted to start Photography also. This was my another dream apart from the blog. A couple of years went by - living life, finding myself and of course dancing.

I decided to study B.Sc IT as a graduation degree. When I entered into the second year of B.Sc IT studies, I thought to give blogging and photography dream a shot. To be honest, I was actually bored with the IT studies load and pressure. And for this, I needed an escape plan. Dancing has always been there for me every time. So, somewhere during dancing, I decided to start blogging and photography. I decided to take that one step and ever since there’s no turning back.

I started this blog ( exactly a month before entering the 20th year of my life on 15th August 2014 (an Indian Independence Day, that day I decided to be free). Yes, I started blogging when I was almost 20 years; pretty late though, I know! But that was the right time for me, I feel so. I published my first ever blog/writing titled “Who Am I?” on 20th August 2014. It took me like almost two weeks to write before publishing my first ever blog.

This blog “Who Am I?” is basically an introductory kind of blog and hence the title ‘Who Am I’.  But in real, it is more than a just introduction. This blog is actually divided into two halves but while reading these two halves are felt as one because this is the beauty of the blog. The first half is about finding your true self and following your heart. And the second half is a bit of introduction about me i.e. the Writer behind the blog. The best part about this first blog is that just after publishing it online here on blogger, I got like more than 100+ views just in a day.  To be honest, I didn’t actually think that I will be getting 100+ views for my first blog post on the first day. This was crazy and so is my blog and so is me.

This is how my Writing Adventures i.e. the Journey of my Writing started with a mission to inspire people, to make them smile or happy, to touch their heart, to bring some change in this world, voicing people to follow their dreams and find the inner voice, etc. So, this is how I discovered the Writer in me!

“The one step that turned into a dream come true,
An escape plan that turned into a great fantasy,
This is how I discovered the Writer in me,
And yes, it wasn’t that easy!”

P.S. - Watch the video celebrating 2 years of my Writing journey:

Thank You!

Author - Ronak Sawant

Ronak Sawant (aka RoN) is a passionate Dancer/Choreographer, Photographer, Writer/Poet, Web Designer, Artist, Human from Mumbai, India. He is the life explorer and a free bird that uses his art and life’s journey to inspire people and improve the world!

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