Some time ago Suze nominated me for Liebster Award. I don`t do awards, but I like many of the questions I`m asked so I thought I`d do it as a “get-to-know-me-better” post. 🙂 Thanks to Suze, by the way. I really appreciate it. Nice to know someone out there finds my blog amazing and worthy of praise.
Where do you get your ideas?
From life, people and dreams. I`m so glad my mind is not see through.
What is your writing process like?
Haha, so ..I dream. And then I really mean a lot. To me, they`re inspiration. I write a lot for myself which I don`t share with anyone. It depends on what I`m writing, but mostly I prefer to just write. It`s a little harder when I write by hand as I want it to be written neatly. I let my mind drift away and write everything down without any filters. I think that if you keep going back and checking what you write, it`s easy to get stuck. Grasp the things around you with silence and try to make something out of them by words.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly?
Of course. Not everybody feels emotions so strongly, but that doesn`t mean they don`t have anything they`d like to share.
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
The voice inside my head which isn`t fearless and tells me to stop.
What is your favorite childhood book?
You mean my favourite book of all times? The diary of Anne Frank. Never gets old for me and never will either.
How does your writing relate to your spiritual practice or other life path?
I consider myself a Muslim, but I seperate that from my writing. For me, writing is more about emotions.
What inspires you?
I inspire myself. Apart from that life does. If I was to mention a person that`s inspired me for years and keeps inspiring me, it`s Anne Frank.
Describe yourself as if someone is interviewing you.
I find such questions so hard, even though I`m supposed to talk about myself and that should perhaps be an easy task but I`m always like “where do I even begin?”. And doesn`t it depend on who`s interviewing you? Not sure I would say this if we`re talking about a job interview, but I`ll just write down what I`ve written on my “about me” page:
I`m a passionate girl, with a lot of hopes and dreams. I used to be a thinker, now I`m an over-thinker. I`m a dreamer. I dream a lot, doesn`t matter if it`s day or night. I`m a writer. I`m a daughter. I`m vulnerable. Kind. Strong. Weak. Mature. Immature. Visible. Invisible. Fragile. Beautiful. Mess.
Most of all I`m an old soul in a young body.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Oh, God… I don`t know. I hope I`m an author by then and that I`m happy with what my life`s like at that time.
What was the worst book you ever read, or stopped reading?
I don`t really have a “worst book I`ve ever read”. Sure, there have been books that I didn`t like that much but I usually try to finish them because I`d like to believe you can learn something from everything.