Setting up a new blog is like making a home. Looking for the perfect place, picking a platform, doing it up with ‘widgets’ and ‘accessories’, deciding what goes where and then finally settling in and getting down to the business of living, of giving a voice to your thoughts and feelings.
Beat About the Book is where I’ll talk about my first and everlasting love – the love for the written word.
I fell in love when I was a child, barely 6, though I hardly knew what it was all about back then. It stayed with me as I made my way through school and college, never wavering, even though I barely spared time for it. It stayed on as I battled the hated calculus, memorized obscure elements of the periodic table and tried to delegate assets and liabilities to the best of my ability.
Graduation, MBA and then a job at a Financial Institution – the schedules were never easy but stolen moments with my love kept me going. Late at night in bed, sometimes on the train or in a bus I found time to nurture it, yet never consciously realising that this here was my one true love.
Then one day I found myself in a small town with no Financial Institution to employ me. Desperate for work, I landed myself a job at the local newspaper. It was like I had come home! It was like those years with Calculus and Trigonometry never existed. Yes I was home, finally.
I knew then that the written word was my one true love, had always been.
Beat About the Book is all about me and my love. Yeah sorry it’s a package – the two of us together. I do hope you’ll enjoy looking around.