Hello and welcome to my brand spanking new blog.
I can’t quite explain how I feel about this; a mixture of nerves, excitement, apprehension. But, most of all, I actually feel proud of myself.
I blogged on and off throughout uni, without much of an idea of what I wanted to talk about, or what I wanted to come from it. I saw blogging as something I ‘probably should do’. I wanted it to be something to help me in my career, rather than something I did for myself. I wanted it as a portfolio to showcase my ability, rather than speaking from the heart about things I really cared about.
But, my motives are so, so different now.
Through my short 24 years on the planet, I’ve experienced a lot. I might not have earned a lot of money, travelled very far or done anything really stupid or crazy. But I’ve lived, loved, hated life, hated love, done things I’m really proud of, and done things I’d rather forget too.
And, through all of that – the highs and lows – I’ve somehow found myself in a really good place now. I have a job that I’m so passionate about, a boyfriend I adore, an amazingly supportive family, and friends that help me forget about all the occasional bad bits that happen in life.
Because let’s be honest, we all have bad days, don’t we?
That’s another reason I wanted to start blogging again. I think honesty is the quality I value most in life – from people, from brands and, even, from myself. Being honest can only help in setting us free – from shame and from worry. As they say, honesty might not get you hundreds of friends, but it’ll help you connect with the right ones.
And honesty isn’t just about not lying either. It’s about truth telling, truth speaking, and truth living. It’s not about living under the pretence that everything’s rosy all the time – because, sometimes, life’s a bloody nightmare. (Being honest, I was going to write ‘bitch’, but stopped myself. Hashtag feminism.)
So, in a nutshell, that’s what I’m about, and that’s what I want this site to be about. I want it to be a place where people can come when they need a little bit of truth, in a world that’s normally seen through filters.
I hope the words read here will give a little bit of reassurance if there’s a time when you doubt yourself. I want the words read here to inspire you to be honest with yourself and those around you.
I can’t promise that these words will be well thought out or planned in advance. But I know the words written here will come from my heart, and I hope they resonate enough to touch yours.
Thanks for reading – and welcome along on this new adventure of mine.