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Originally published October 18, 2017.As my blog is “the other me unfolded”, I don’t really want to reveal too much about myself. I strongly believe that there are multiple personalities that we live with. There are at least two versions – one that we are, one that we want to be. I am Shabana Mukhtar. I am a full-time IT professional. When I decided to pursue Computer Science Engineering as my subject, and later IT as my career, I used to feel that this is what I am meant for. I did enjoy that for a long time. For a good 11+ years. I liked to code, or maybe I just liked to write, and writing code was just the same. I liked coding so much that even after going home, I used to code for fun. Yes, I did that! After a good two years and after making tiny bit of money from that work, I suddenly felt fed up. I felt that I am not doing justice to myself. I was living a very dull, boring life. I still am. I finally have the courage to pursue a thing or two from my secret wish list. *** Simply put, I am passionate about writing. Currently I write whatever comes to my mind. Maybe with time, as I become more experienced in blogging, my writing will become more focused. I want to write – about anything and everything that comes to my mind. I don’t want to be shy of expressing myself. I started writing diary when I was in high school. I used to write it when I was sad, or happy, or angry, or bored, or had an opinion or had nothing else to do. I wrote. Being a close person, there are so many things that I have never shared with anybody in my life. I now think it is time to do so, to share untold stories. There are millions of thoughts running through my mind. I have a different world in my head, with a lot of characters and their stories. I want to share that as well. *** I want to learn a thing or two to keep me busy and keep me happy. I have been doing stitching some of my clothes for past 10 years. I do it occasionally. Recently I’ve picked a new hobby – crocheting. I actually started blogging actively with posts about my crochet projects. I struggled with finding the simple-and-free patterns in the beginning. These posts are my way to contribute. If anybody finds it even a tiny bit useful, I will be glad. I have moved those posts to a different site now. *** I’m a bilingual. Urdu is my mother tongue. English is, how we call it, my father tongue. I strongly believe that some thoughts can be better expressed in one language than the other. While most of my writings are in English, sometimes my train of thought is fueled by Urdu. I have decided to create another blog for keeping the posts neatly segregated. There are times when I express in both languages. I will add links to the translated version in post, for readers who are bilingual, like me. *** I want to be me, and I want the world to know me. This will be an adventure for me. Come along, be my companion. Shabana Mukhtar