I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while, every time I’ve come up with an excuse not to: Who wants to hear what you have to say? How will is be original? Please don’t become a cliché. This time I’m taking the plunge. So what if no one really cares what I have to say, I want to say it. I like to think I’m original enough to have my own experiences and different stories/thoughts to share. As for it becoming a cliché? Well I think that’s inevitable, I’m a white girl at university starting a blog. All I can hope is writing this blog will help me work through my thoughts and make me feel better.
I’ve recently had to come to terms with a lot of changes in my life. I’ve just graduated from an undergrad in International Relations at Exeter but stuck around to do a MRes in Politics. A break up I was completely not ready for and acceptance that the boy has already moved on. Guess that’s enough ammunition for a blog within that last sentence in itself. The realisation that I’m growing up and the challenges I face are growing up with me. I can’t hide under a rock and hope they go anymore which I’ve had enough. My life is changing; I’m becoming an adult.
I don’t know how often I’ll write, hopefully a consistent amount. What I do know is what I want from the blog. I want it to cover a range of topics. I want to write about my own experiences. I want to discuss my own thoughts and ideas on topics relevant at any given time. I want to be honest and not be afraid to post on topics, which will be difficult.
Anyone who knows me as much as I can hide it I care a lot about what people think of me so that’s going to be a big challenge. I think it’s time I start doing it though. For too long I’ve let other people’s opinions dictate me. This summer I went back to my summer camp and to use the words of my counsellors… “Slayed.” I stopped caring what people thought of the little things, I didn’t have time. I was there, doing a job, a great job and that’s all that mattered. I was my own “Queen B.” it’s time I had the confidence I gained at camp back in the real world too.
It’s about time I accept my flaws are part of what makes me, me. There are enough people out there who think I’m fabulous, it’s time I start agreeing with them and proving them right.
I’m not writing this for anyone but me. Why post it then? Well part of the confidence comes from being ready to share my writing.
I think that’s enough explanation of why I’m doing this for now. I’ll be posting something soon!