AWO Stories Turns One!


December the 3rd. It's been a year since I came up with a title for a blog and purchased the domain right away. It was also a day when my 15 year old cat passed away and I found out the news the same evening. I was shattered so all my joys of starting the blog were left aside for quite some time. It's heartbreaking to mourn a loss of a companion who was with you since you were a child. It gets easier with time, but it still hurts. It hurts even now. It was a strange timing but on the same day, I made a first step of pursuing my longtime hidden dream, which I did not even really know I had inside me. Sometimes the best ideas are spontaneous. They surprise you and you just wonder why I did not think of it earlier? That's how I feel about starting AWO Stories. I always had a need to express myself in some creative way, to let out emotions and to share dreams. I used to sing a lot, but only when I used to be home alone. I stopped doing that for a few years now because I thought that the neighbours, or flatmates (back in university days) will hear me. It was my thing and I preferred to do it in solitude. Ever since I stopped singing, I felt like something was missing. I was holding back, afraid to be who I am. But one year ago I got this idea to start a blog. To share my stories with someone out there. I did not have any clear vision of what I want this blog to be, I just needed a space of my own, although ironically it's on the internet - a place for anyone and everyone. And I am still not sure why I did not do this earlier, start this little place of my own. It would have saved me a lot of heartache for refraining from having a creative outlet. But there is a saying which puts all my wondering to an end - 'trust the timing of your life'. So when I started AWO Stories, it was the perfect moment, maybe the only time when I could ever start this.

It's quite incredible to think that although I may not have posted consistently, I did share a lot of my life with you here. A lot of the thoughts that maybe I could have never said out loud to anybody, or told you about my dreams that I silently hoped will come true. It's a journey, that I will continue into years to come (I hope), since my domain is already purchased for a few years ahead. So now, I don't have the right to look for an excuse why I should stop writing and telling you my stories. Let's say the journey's just begun. You have probably seen that there were phases when I would run out of inspiration, time or energy. I would neglect it for a few weeks and then come back excited again to share something new with you. But AWO Stories will always be my most personal outlet. A diary for you all to read, enjoy and hopefully relate. I started this blog for selfish reasons - for me, but if what I share here is in any way affecting someone out there positively, then I made a right decision. Internet is a powerful thing, connecting strangers who can potentially become real life friends (I experienced that first hand), but it can also bring you to places you never even knew could inspire you so much. So I hope that what I did for a year now has inspired you in some way. Thank you those of you who kept coming back, for supporting me and for sticking around. I hope that the future holds even more incredible moments, and I hope that this blog will never stop spreading the message that inspired me to start it - embrace the moment and life your life with arms wide open.

Check out my favorite moments I shared with you throughout the year.

With Love,

You Might Also Like


  1. While I discovered your blog a few months late, it has definitely been a case of "better late than never." I've enjoyed everything you've shared, and I look forward to many years of keeping up with AWO Stories! Congrats!


    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you've been around for all these months constantly giving me feedback and making me smile. I couldn't ask for more. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  2. Happy birthday to your blog, keep going! You look so gorgeous, always!! :)

    Check out my blog if you want:

    Tamara xxx