Hello! I really don’t think I’m meant to be blogging this year, as my laptop decided that it was going to play up, so a very kind friend has let me buy one of his from him. I really hope this is the last of the obstacles now, as I just want to get stuck in! What better way than a reflective post.
Before The Blog
I had thought about starting a blog for quite some time, I just never had the confidence and I still don’t fully have the confidence now. I’ve always been creative, but just not sure what direction to go with it. I had finished my dance course at college, which I miss so so much! They were some of the best days of my life, and led to unforgettable experiences, performing at the Lincoln Olympic torch ceremony being one of them. However when I finished, it all kind of stopped. Its something that I’d love to start doing again but again mentally, I feel I can’t. I ended up left without a hobby and gained a job. As everyone knows, a job takes up at least half of your time but the other half I just really didn’t know what to do with myself, and felt pretty lost. Not to mention I didn’t have many friends either. I went to college an hour away and the friends I had from there, mainly lived an hour away and as much as I did go down to see them, a lot of them were going to University.
I got into University, one in London actually, deferred my place for a year, to find out that actually this wasn’t for me and ended up not going. I felt like a failure for a long time, had a lot of what ifs, still think about the what ifs but then think, my job has given me an Audi, a house, stability in my life and my boyfriend. I wouldn’t of had this if I went to University. I have no debts and I’m not worrying about trying to find a job. (I don’t mean this in a nasty way!) So it is okay if you didn’t go to university, you have not failed, even if it feels like everyone is going!
(Left picture is me at college and right picture is me at the Lincoln Olympic torch relay)
Taking The Plunge
2014, I was dog sitting, fish sitting, chicken sitting and duck sitting for a friend. While I had a bit of free time, I decided this was it. Little 19 year old me decided to start a blog. I can remember how long it took me to write my about page and even choosing what template to use and what I wanted to tweak. I am a perfectionist, which isn’t always a great thing, as I always feel like things can be better. I like the design of this blog, but a few months later I probably won’t as it doesn’t look the best it can.
(First ever blog post!)
Why I Like Blogging
I can remember getting my first like, first comment and first follower. It left me with a smile on my face for like a week. Looking back though, I use to blog some rubbish! Now I’ve decided to write with a purpose. However I feel like I’ve grown a lot since then and don’t just blog for the sake of blogging. I think the thing that I love about blogging, is the fact we are just people with normal lives, which is why its easy to relate too. I also love how creative you can get with it. The options are endless.
(What was I even thinking with this blog post?!)
Thank you for your continued support and if your reading this and thinking of writing a blog, do it! Its one of the best things that I’ve done and its such a good network to join. I cannot wait to start writing regular posts again.