I have a confession…
I’m shit scared
And my reasoning is completely illogical. So it turns out that this blog has been a long time coming. And by that I mean I’ve been wanting to create a blog since high school, but have always put it off.
I’m a Virgo, so I LOVE to write. It’s how I figure out the thoughts that are running through my head and make sense of the world. Writing my thoughts down is 100 x more therapeutic than any psych session for me.
My fondness of writing and sharing online started way back in the MySpace days (how embarrassing, I know). I then mucked around a little bit with Tumblr, and actually published a blog back in 2013 which I had completely forgotten about until I googled myself a few weeks ago. In the last few years, I’ve grown a lot as a person and I feel like I have more to share than ever before, but something has been holding me back. I’ve made many excuses; “I don’t have a computer” “I don’t know how to set one up” but the reality is, I’ve been shit scared of the judgement I know I’m about to receive.
The thing is, it’s scary putting yourself out there. It’s terrifying sharing intimate details of your life and the way that you feel about certain things. In today’s society everyone loves to drag you down, and I’ve not been ready for that.
It wasn’t until I sat down and really thought about WHY I wanted to write a blog, that I became comfortable with the idea. I came to the realisation that I’m someone who just loves to share and connect with other likeminded people. I like to look at pretty travel photos, to read reviews on products that I’m thinking about buying, and to watch makeup tutorials. It’s soothing for me to write things down, and at the end of the day if no one reads my blogs – I’ll still be getting the same personal benefits just by writing them. It’s amazing what can happen when you shift your perspective, and in this case by doing something for myself rather than for other people I’ve finally started something that I have been longing to do.
So here we are with my first blog post. Here’s to many more to come.