I officially started writing memoirs since 1994, first year of high school. In year 2000 till 2002, the first two years of university, I wrote a journal every night. I wrote all about what had happened, whom I have seen that day. What was going on in every corner that I went.
I wrote about my crushes, my feelings and what I wanted to do. I wrote in detail about every event that I went. We went hiking and mountain climbing back then, we had social events like Eftari in Ramadan.
It’s absolutely amazing how much memories I have gathered in writing, pictures and even film from 20 years ago.
Just recently I found them all again. I read them and I wept. Remembering who I used to be. Seeing who I have become. How much I have changed. What I have lost and what I have gained.
How much I used to write about everything. How sad I am that I stopped doing so for so many years.
I am glad that I‘ve done that so many years ago and I’ve started again. I write to know myself. I read to find myself. I document to take out the lesson for me and others. To trigger growth and not to repeat the same mistakes all over again.
This is a new beginning to shape a legacy. It started 20 years ago, was lost for so many years but now it’s time to start again.