Day 114

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky.

It’s 8: 43 PM on day 114 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Batura – deep fried bread – and beef curry for bunch, write a motivation letter to get into the SA Writers’ College – I took me five hours but I think I FINALLY got it just right 🙂 –tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few minutes –I didn’t get much time to tweet today because I was busy with my motivation letter :(–    feed myself grapes for dinner and   exercise for 5 minutes.

Today as I was writing my motivation letter (see below ) I caught myself thinking what if I don’t get in, what if I get in and then flunk out and that’s when I remembered something that Elbert Hubbard had  once said ”There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Have your thoughts ever conspired against you?

Dear Sir/Madam

My name is Nisha; I am a 19-year-old girl whose passion for writing began on an ordinary day, just like this one. I was sitting in front of the computer, bored out of my mind when I remembered the story that I heard on the news the previous day, about a homeless boy who didn’t smile anymore because all the people he approached for money refused to look him in the eye and in my quest to see life from his point of view I started writing, and two hours later when I took a step back and read the short story back to myself I realized that I had truly found my bliss.

Three years and twenty-three short stories later, I was slowly but surely losing my passion for writing and I knew I couldn’t go back to the person I used to be before I started writing, so I did a variety of different things to reignite my passion for writing. But it wasn’t until I read the book H.R.H by Danielle Steel that I realized that I could make people feel less alone just by what I wrote, that is when I knew I was meant to be a novelist and although I am confident in my abilities as a writer I truly believe that once I’ve completed this course all aspects of my writing will improve.

Yours sincerely,

Nisha Varghese



8 responses to “Day 114

  1. I really love your letter. It is very honest.

  2. Hi Nisha, I think your letter is beautifully written! In fact everything you write is! I don’t see no reason at all why you shouldn’t be accepted, & if I know one thing about you its that you’re not a quitter! There were times I felt like burning my coursework! LOL but I knew I had to stick with it because childcare is my passion, and its the same for you with writing! Its the things we are passionate about that we do beautifully. There’s no doubt about it in my mind, you will succeed and achieve success!!! Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you can’t do something!!! Because you Nisha are unstoppable, you inspire me daily, pick me up when I’m down & are changing the World! There’s only one word for you AMAZING!!!

  3. Dear Nisha,
    I believe you will be accepted and you will go on to do even more amazing things.
    You are AMAZING – We all think it…. so others will see it too.
    Big hugs,
    Laura 🙂

  4. I lived in fear so long, it literally kept me stuck.

    Congrats on stepping outside of that fear zone & pursuing what you love.

    Your sincerity is amazing.

    Wishing you the best w/ this!

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