NEW BEGINNINGS

Credits: Husaini Mustapha @ husainimustapha

My writing history dates back all the way to 2007 when blogging seemed to be the “in-thing” that made you automatically cool. Or so I thought. At only 14, I was naive, young and too scared to tell my mum that I was involved in this whole online scheme of things because she used warn to me a lot about psycho stalkers and people who prey on teenage girls through the internet. LOL. Not that this issue of pedophiles targeting young people online has been solved but that is a topic for another day.

Anyway, back in the the day, I wrote atrocious pieces of work that mostly comprised of my hatred for the Malaysian education system, gloating about my grades (ironic I know), along with how boring and non-eventful my life was. It also didn’t help that my grammar was terrible and I wrote in full-blown Manglish or in other words, Malaysian-English. Eventually, I did tell my mum about the whole blogging thing because honestly, I am terrible at hiding things from her and also I am a terrible liar. She has been my #1 stalker ever since (love you, mum).

Fast forward to 2010, I started writing better because I made an effort to totally cut out Manglish – completely stopped using “lah” and “ah” for my work. Also, a life-altering event took place that year and made me a little more attuned to my emotions which surprisingly made me a better writer as the years grew on.

At around the age of 16 to 17, I knew that if I ever had the chance someday, I would want my own domain and website. But as far as my pocket money went, it was never enough for me to get a website at the time. And then while attending university in the UK, I took a hiatus from writing due to the workload that was often demanding and with little or no sleep, blogging was out of the question. Soon, I forgot about ever wanting to get a website.

However, everything changed right before my final law exam in May 2015 and I started themissnise on WordPress. I graduated with a law degree but decided that I wanted to write so I chose not to pursue a career in law. A crazy leap of faith that led me to work in FABSPY, and for the last few months, I was the sole writer for Ink Magazine under the guidance of my awesome manager Saerah who always believed in me. During my time in FABSPY, I got very close to my colleagues and we often spoke about our dreams – mine happened to be writing (surprise, surprise). Lynn told me about her friend who does web designing/hosting so I decided to just see if I could get something done.

Now here I am. After about two months of working closely with Gerald (thank you from the bottom of my bottomless heart) – annoying him with my ridiculous requests about the design and him having to explain terminologies I’ve never heard of in my life – I HAVE MY OWN WEBSITE.

It’s been something that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time, and I now can afford to own a website. It might be small, minimal and very basic but it’s mine and I love it. Also, I designed the logo myself with my newly acquired Illustrator skills. *gloat gloat gloat*

My older posts have been migrated here should you ever want to read them again or for the first time if you are new. With this new website, I have a few exciting things lined up so stay tuned, and I hope that you enjoy your time reading my musings about love, life, faith, fashion and everything in between.

So, welcome to themissnise.com!
I look forward to journeying with you!

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