- Posted by Martina Lunardelli
- On 07/03/2017
- 0 Comments
WRITING about yourself is a special (and unexpected) way
for LEARNING about yourself
Hardly ever do we have the chance (or the time) to write about ourselves.
Why should we?
As professional translators, we always find ourselves writing about a wide range of topics: the latest fashion trends, agriculture machinery, the most sustainable wetsuit for your surfing sessions. This activity of writing requires a skilled hand, a smart brain and a great deal of creativity.
But what about writing about yourself? It is an activity that is not definable as usual or something you perform daily or regularly. If it has ever happened to you, you perfectly know it is a very tough task. Not only does it require humility, but also a great sense of balance and peace.
Recently, I have found myself writing an article about me. It was revealing and eye opening.
Since I was young, I have always written short stories, poems and small novels that have never been read by anyone but me. I was pretty content with those words I would read from time to time. And I found it to be rather satisfying to me as a person.
Nevertheless, this time was different. Writing about yourself is really a tough job, even though intriguing and, as I have already mentioned, revealing. You may not know where to start from, or you may think no one will care about what you have done so far and what you goals are. This proves to be a mistake. If you have something to tell, why not sharing with others, who may find it interesting, stimulating and appealing? You never know.
What I have appreciated and learnt writing that particular article is that it confirmed to myself that I do love what I do and what I have done, that my career is of paramount importance to me and I will never give up on my goals and dreams. And guess what? Those who read it appreciated that too, found it to be energetic and some were inspired by that energy.
This is the reason why I suggest everybody to give it a try, be it for others or just for your personal use.
Have you ever written about yourself and what you do? If so, what were your feelings about it, and if not, are you willing to try?
Share your thoughts!