Once again, she was free. Once again, she found peace. It was music that freed her soul from the dungeon of her mind.
– Wiss Auguste
I have raved about my love for k-pop/k-drama/k-culture in general. And I cannot stress enough that it was this particular genre that spoke to me beyond the language barrier. Not only did it help build my character but it helped me overcome a lot of obstacles surrounding my mental health specifically as well. So it won’t be far fetched to say that my love for the genre is almost personal in a sense.
What I discovered however, was that it made me immensely happy to the point that it changed my entire outlook in life – shaped my perspectives. I was excited to share my love for the same with the world and it was here I knew that I had found my passion.
For a long time I didn’t know what I wanted to do with this passion and I felt lost in the sea of the cold, gruelling corporate world. To make matters worse, physically my health took a toll as well and I had give up everything and be at home to recover. During this process I felt dejected, anxious and depressed even. I didn’t have any motivation to do anything – there were days I’d just lie down in bed not wanting to move, feeling exhausted and wanting to give up. And even during this strenuous time, the only thing that emboldened me was listening to my favourite music and watching my favourite dramas! I felt a certain kind of euphoria; I had found my motivator which pushed me to pick up my virtual pen again and write to my heart’s content.
I know that there are many who question my decision to pursue what I love and instead coax me to do a “9-5” job! But when I look back, though I am thankful for all the experiences in life so far, I’d much rather follow my heart than get into the same old grind that sucks the life out of me (literally and figuratively!)
And so, with a lot of humility, aspiration and buoyancy I want to set off on this path of sharing my passion with everyone around the world through my words and I hope that you will support and inspirit me on this journey.