Vince Parulan

Why I'm writing

I hate writing.

It's one of the things that I didn't enjoy about college.

Weekly 500 word essays. Mid-term papers. Finals paper.

And the list goes on.

I hated all of them.

Writing was something that I dreaded doing for the 4(+1) years I was in college. I would rather write hundreds of lines of code than write an in-depth analysis of Frankenstein's monster.

Writing isn't something that I can do and get lost in it. Coding does.

Even if I get stuck on a problem that I cannot solve, I wouldn't quit. I'll go at it the whole day until I solve it. If I don't, I'll leave it for now and do it again tomorrow.

With writing, it's a different story. I would really have to force myself to sit down and write. Days before the deadline.

If there was a way to avoid writing, I would do it.

Two years later...

I still hate writing.

But reality hits you like a ton of bricks.

Writing is huge part of what I do every day. Whether that's writing emails, website copy and even opening up Github issues, I have to write.

Being able to write well and explain my thoughts is a skill that would help me advance my career.

That's why I'm writing.

I have so many thoughts in my head that I feel like I needed a venue to express them.

That's also why I'm writing.

I want to learn in public. Make mistakes and not be afraid to fail.

If I write helps someone, that's great! If nobody ever reads what I write, that's great for me too!

Hoping this is only the beginning.

All love,


Let’s work together.

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