Growing up in a household of teachers, newspaper editors, librarians and journalists, I was exposed to the fascinating world of literature, journalism, and writing since I was little. As a very first granddaughter to my grandfather Adylbai, who was one of the most progressive journalists and writers of his time in Kazakhstan, I was privileged to travel with him to remote areas where he interviewed people and wrote his progressive articles. This year my grandfather would have turned a hundred and ten years old. Sometimes I wonder if he were still alive, what he would say about my intentions and actions to help others through creating motivational stories and quotes, and sharing my writing with the world.
Since I was young, one of my passions was to entertain the elders, to converse with different people, and to help others. I remember myself being very eager to understand human behavior when I was a teenager. Today, I feel blessed because I can finally combine my life’s wisdom, extensive practical work experience, my childhood passions for psychology and writing, and my academic knowledge in the field of the mind and the unconscious with my wonderful readers.
Sharing my less than “perfect” writing was a terrifying thought, but I decided to do it anyway. My stories were influenced by who I was at the moment of writing. I share my reflection about my clients’ experiences, pain, and victories, about various psychological issues and solutions that I found instrumental during my coaching/counselling work with clients. Even if my stories are imperfect, they do reflect my authentic experience and my view on the real lives of real people, who rose above unthinkable challenges and came out as winners!