Mayuri Sharrma is a talented author, reviewer, lifestyle blogger, and Tarot Card Reader. Mayuri Sharrma fell in love with writing at a very young age and moved toward writing her blogs in 2004. The blogger believes that writing is beneficial and captivating. She believes in having strong self-esteem and confidence against all challenging times.
Mayuri Sharrma counts on believing in and listening to yourself. ICY Tales in conversation with Mayuri Sharrma about her journey and how she shaped her career towards being a blogger and Tarot Card Reader.
Q) How do you get inspired to write your blogs? Was writing always your passion or something particularly inspired your writing?
Mayuri Sharrma – I realized that I have loved writing since I wrote my 1 st essay, ‘The Cow,’ in school. I think writing is magical and it’s therapeutic. It never ceases to amaze me how simple everyday words form a thought that resonates with someone else. I also feel I express myself the best through
Q) Could you tell us something about your journey and who is your constant pillar and support during challenging times?
Mayuri Sharrma – Having enjoyed a very privileged and cocooned childhood and upbringing, I was a lotus-eater till very late in life before I realized I was whiling it away and had to do something with it, and thus began my professional Blogging and Tarot Card Reading careers.
If you have faith and hope as your pillars of support and an unwavering sense of self-belief; difficult times are just transitions that only upgrade you in life.
Q) As an author making strides in your chosen field, what advice would you give someone who wishes to venture into writing?
Mayuri Sharrma – To become a writer, one must develop a thick skin and always wear the armor of persistence. Not every reader will be gentle about the feedback they share. Ironically, sometimes the harshest feedback has a lesson you could learn from and thus better your skill.
Also, you must know and understand why you write. Are you writing for yourself, or do you want to write to make money? Be clear of the purpose. Your purpose in writing will lead you down the right path.
Q) What do you enjoy the most about being a writer?
Mayuri Sharrma – Writing can be used to make a point and create awareness. Writing can become a balm of empathy, making someone who reads you believe they are not alone.
Writing is dynamic, and everyone reads the same thing differently. Writing gives me a high, and being a writer is very
Q) You are a tarot card reader too. What impressed you, and why and how did you start learning about it?
Mayuri Sharrma – I can’t thank my brother, Kuber, enough for introducing me to the Tarot. One day he just came up to me, presented me with a Tarot Card Deck, and told me that he thought and Tarot was my calling. At that point, I had not even heard of the Tarot, so I had no idea what it was, so I kept the Deck aside and forgot all about it.
A couple of months later, while holidaying in London, I accompanied a friend for a Tarot Reading Session and was completely fascinated to see how it works; the Tarot Card Spread resembles a storyboard. So, I stayed back to learn it, practiced a lot, and have been a Professional Tarot Card Reader since 2004.
Q) Any two things that you have learned through all the experiences in life?
Mayuri Sharrma – I have learned two important things; first, we make mistakes, and some mistakes make us. And second, as children, we are taught to be obedient and listen to others. As adults, we must continue to be obedient but listen to ourselves. We all have an inner compass that guides us right.
Q) According to you, you may know what the future holds; what is more fun, to be unaware or aware of the future?
Mayuri Sharrma- Both are equally fun; being aware allows you to plan better, and being unaware keeps you curious and on your toes.
Q) What is the one thing you wish more people knew about you?
Mayuri Sharrma – As someone very active on various social media platforms, I think my life is an open book. However, not many people realize I choose which page I let you read.
Q) What is the one thing that can instantly light up your mood?
Mayuri Sharrma – Ice cream! I could have ice cream for all meals and in-between meals too.
Q) How do you cope with creativity block?
Mayuri Sharrma – I have a different take on Creativity Blocks, as I feel they happen when you have reached the saturation point of your creativity and need to upgrade yourself.
This is why when you feel a block, it is the perfect time to step back, rethink your path ahead, and let go of all that you have outgrown.
Q) Are there any particular types of books you like reading and reviewing? What is your favorite book?
Mayuri Sharrma – As a bibliophile, I read a lot and keep trying new genres. I particularly like discovering new authors and reviewing their books. My one all-time favorite book is ‘The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.’
Q) How did you navigate dealing with failures and rejections through the initial years of being a blogger?
Mayuri Sharrma – I monetized my Blog in 2016. Before this, I used to Blog in 2004 because I liked to write. Failures, rejections, and your fellow Bloggers letting you down are part of this profession. You may quote a price, and a fellow Blogger would undercut you by quoting half of that and bag the assignment you were approached for.
Failures and rejections hurt, yes. However, that doesn’t mean you lower your bar or reduce the effort you put in. Understand what you deserve, stand by that, and that work will come to you.
Q) What advice do you have for someone who intends to start their career as a blogger?
Mayuri Sharrma – Most people who want to start a career in Blogging assume that the moment they set up their Blog, they will start earning big money. That is not how it is. It would help if you were consistent with your blog by writing regularly and reading others’ blogs, thus creating a network.
Develop your unique writing voice and style, join blogging communities and understand how SEO works. Make sure your writing is the best you can write. Don’t be afraid to think out of the box regarding topics.
Q) Lastly, how do you deal with stereotypes and moral policing?
Mayuri Sharrma – Well, I tended to look after I leap, so I must admit shooting my mouth off at stereotypes and moral policing. I have calmed down a lot over the years; these days, I don’t even leap after I look!
My mantra now is, ‘Not my circus! Not my monkeys!’. I continue making a difference in my own small and silent way.
Mayuri Sharrma inspires many with her solid and impressive opinions. She has been balancing her two careers brilliantly and motivating others who aspire to follow their passions and dreams and work hard towards the same. The Tarot Card Reader knows how to enjoy her life and be cheerful and optimistic.
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