Thank You!

I have a new motto: “write like no one is reading.”

I am sure you’re all familiar with the following quote:

“Dance like no one is watching. Love like you have never been hurt. Sing like no one is listening. Live like it is heaven on earth.”

I think the quote could equally speak of writing (and the vulnerability of sharing):

“Write like no one is reading. Write like you have (never) been hurt. Write like no one gives a shit, and write like you’re the last poet on earth – just write!!” 🙂

When I started my blog, I never really expected anyone to read what I wrote. For a while my voice remained anonymous, and I shared poems for just one reason: in order to finish a hard letting go process.

I have never “promoted” my blog anywhere. I started to get followers, “likes”, comments and even personal emails from my readers. They took the time to tell me how my poems had either inspired them or given them courage/strength on their personal journey. I felt absolutely humbled and honored – and I still do.

I am in a good place these days. Yet, I still often struggle with what to share and what to keep to myself. There are many poems with potential to touch another’s heart, and yet I still seem to withhold them. It is silly, I know. Poetry is my emotional outlet. It is my heart’s voice. So, in order to “free myself” and continue to experience new things to write about: I should just share them – without hesitation.

Writing is my way to express gratitude for the beauty, love, passion and a roller coaster ride of countless emotions I have experienced during my journey. Thanks, Universe, I know you’re just trying to challenge me, but sometimes you have a twisted sense of humor.

2013 is nearly over. Although it was not the easiest year – it blessed me with a few new souls and a “reunion”, and most of all precious moments to reflect and write about later. I finally made my “pilgrimage trip” to the breathtakingly beautiful and mysterious island of Crete, and I can’t wait to go back next year. There’s still so much more to see and experience. Getting sick this fall was a physically and emotionally draining path, but it gave me more motivation and courage to follow my heart’s passion.

I’d like to thank all of you for the 2013. Your support means the world to me, and your words inspire me endlessly. I am always so excited to read your poems and other posts. I try my best to continue posting at least once or twice a month – and write like no one is reading. ,-)

Here’s to an unforgettable 2014. Whatever is beautiful and meaningful – may it be yours.

Love & light,
Noora

21 thoughts on “Thank You!

    1. Karen!! Connecting with you truly is one of my biggest highlights of 2013. I promise to write and post like no one is reading. lol!! Your recent comment (on your blog) cracked me up, btw! I spilled my coffee while reading it. Thanks. 🙂

      Like

  1. When reading the first part of your post, it’s like reading my own story. Such familiar feelings… ^^ “Write like no one is reading”, such a great motto! =) All the best for the new year, and enjoy the last days of 2013!

    Like

  2. As someone who likes reading what you share always, ofcourse I would be all “Go for it!”, but as someone who shares her stuff as well I know that sometimes we can feel as tho some poem should not YET be on paper or screen or anywhere. Listen to your heart and your strenght, I think this is the best way to do it:D
    I wish you a happy new year and holidays and looking forward to reading you in 2014! 🙂

    Like

    1. I agree with you – wholeheartedly. I always go with my intuition. Always. I have never regretted posting any of my poems, but I do “regret” for NOT posting some of them that are ready and yet unpublished. I hope 2014 has some wonderful things in store for you, Oloriel.

      Like

  3. Love you Noora.
    You know that overcoming the shyness of sharing your inner you has it’s rewards :). You doing great.
    Your poetry is beautiful and inspiring to me.
    Looking forward to getting to know you more in 2014.
    My motto for 2014 ” let grow and flow , don’t worry who to show”
    LIMI .Ella

    Like

    1. Actually, my “to post or not to post” dilemma is not really shyness, but I prefer not to go into details. I am looking forward to reading more of your poems next year, and I hope to continue inspire you a little. Hope 2014 will be a fantastic year for you, Ella. Much, much love. xo

      Like

    1. Happy New Year, Scott! Hope 2014 has some wonderful things in store for you. YES, and you should try following the quote. I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

      Like

    1. Thank you so much. I have a feeling that this year will be interesting. Have a fantastic 2014. May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations on your life.

      Like

  4. You’re amazing and I feel personally blessed to know you through this community.

    “…Write like you’re the last poet on earth-just write!!”

    😀 I love that!!

    Like

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jasmine. I hope YOU write like you’re the last poet on earth. I’ve missed reading your poems. Hope 2014 has many wonderful things in store for you. Beauty. Passion. Inspiration. Nx

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s