Here it is—MY FIRST BLOG POST! Finally. I was supposed to start this blog about a year ago, but fear got to me. I was afraid that no one would be able to relate to me and that no one would genuinely care about what I had to say. There was a point in time where I wanted to make sure that my blog would be the most amazing thing people would ever stumble across so I mulled over every single detail for a loooonggg time. After spending hours upon hours dwelling on minuscule details, I realized that I needed to get my story out there ASAP and that the minor details will be perfected as I go on. In a nutshell, here is my reason for starting this blog: to share my journey of my parents disowning me for dating my Caucasian *now husband* and to share my travels with people. I’m Indian-American and I come from a culture in which we should all be doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. Obviously, that’s not me. (I’ll be sharing my experiences with you of being an Indian-American and some of the things that I have been through later on). I want to use this blog to encourage everyone out there to truly follow their dreams and to live their life the way they want to and not how society says they should. After I told myself to stop worrying about all of the minor details about my blog such as the layout and colors, I entered a phase of pure procrastination. I will be the first to admit that one of my minors in college was procrastination. Not really—but if that was a thing, I totally would have! I was walking through Miami, Florida a month ago and saw this quote painted onto the sidewalk. This sign instantly slapped me in the face and yelled, “MAKE YOUR BLOG HAPPEN NOW, DISHA.” Long before I saw this sign, I needed a sign from the universe that I should start my blog. I saw this on the sidewalk and immediately realized that I was doing myself an injustice by not starting it already. I needed to start this blog not just to share my stories with you all, but to inspire myself to keep doing the things that scare me and to keep running furiously in the direction of my dreams!
Fast forward a few days and here I am making this blog happen. I know that this blog isn’t perfect right now and I don’t know that it ever will be. But, this is my method of being vulnerable with you all and truly expressing myself. Welcome aboard and I am so happy that you all are on this adventure with me!