Just a simple girl…or am I ?


Thistles and Whistles is for those rare breed of people who still love to snuggle up with a hot cup of tea and get lost in the world of fictional characters. Besides being a book blog, Thistles and Whistles also occasionally reviews films and tries to find the reasons to live an inspired life.


The hardest question is “Tell me something about yourself.”

How do I define myself? Are there enough words and pages to do so? For isn’t everyone a jumble of complex emotions, idiosyncrasies, eccentricities and oxymorons?

Well, for starters, I am a girl in my late twenties who has finally gathered the courage to admit to myself this year that yes, I am a writer. A writer who used to get published as a child but hasn’t had anything conventionally published since the age of 13 but knows that there is still a story lurking in me somewhere. A writer just getting over a long spell of “writer’s block” that lasted more than 15 years. A writer whose first step this year is to write about personal experiences and challenges that I have set for myself including my never-ending search for inspiration in different things that prompt me to take a step.

Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you enjoy spending time in my little safe haven that I call Thistles and Whistles! πŸ™‚


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56 thoughts on “Just a simple girl…or am I ?

  1. michellejoycebond says:

    That’s fabulous that you’ve not only admitted to yourself that you’re a writer but that you are pursuing it. I think writers (except for when they’re blocked, lol) are some of the happiest people on the planet because they are truest to themselves. πŸ™‚

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    • Thistles and Whistles says:

      Thank you so much! I think the last time I got published was when I was 13 or 14 and I would write and submit all the time without worrying too much. I got into the whole ‘writer’s block’ rut for a very long time and of course as you said stopped being true to myself. I just feel I can express myself much more clearly when I write and it definitely makes me very happy! Thanks for visiting ! πŸ™‚

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  2. RH says:

    Thanks for following me – I’ll follow back. Just saw that we’re doing the same 2015 reading challenge!!! That’s so awesome πŸ™‚

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    • Thistles and Whistles says:

      Thank you so much ! Your site is lovely too and your town seems so peaceful and quaint ! Yes, I finally took the courage to call myself that because even a blog writer is a writer in the makings. πŸ™‚ Thank you for visiting my blog and following as well. I look forward to reading your blog as well ! Cheers, Tx

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    • Thistles and Whistles says:

      Thank you so much! I was a regular writer since I was 7 till about the age of 13 or 14 years. I did get published many times in children’s magazines but I had a long dry spell of more than a decade when I did not write anything. I thought I had lost interest or suffered from a permanent writer’s block but the itch to write was luckily still there. I read somewhere that you don’t have to wait to be called a writer after you have published something, you’re a writer simply because you write. This really gave me the courage to call myself one and get the creative juices flowing again. Thank you for your kind words and for the follow back, you’re a pretty awesome writer yourself! πŸ™‚

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  3. atkokosplace says:

    I love your blog name! I love to write too. I wish I didn’t have all the responsibility and commitments as I do, otherwise, all you’d see me doing is writing. Well, that and playing in my gardens. Lovely blog. Look forward to reading more! Best wishes! Koko:)

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