Happy New Year! I’ve been eager to begin writing again for months and failed miserably at finding time to myself or to find any form of inspiration. Since taking on ‘blogging’ as a hobby almost three years ago, I never realised how therapeutic it was to sit down and write about something I’m truly passionate about or to even have the excuse to offload some thoughts and feelings into Pages on my laptop or Notes on my iPhone.
As I’m writing this, I’ve been back from Australia for a whole three weeks and boy am I feeling it. For some reason it feels like the country is stalking me; it’s all over social media, television adverts and everything else you can imagine and today, January 8th 2019… I’m still feeling pretty low. This time last year Jack and I had just about arrived in Melbourne after spending New Years Eve watching Sydney’s firework display.
So, after a wonderful Christmas at home and a few days moping around and feeling sorry for myself, I figured it was about time I dived into a New Year’s project; something that makes me happy and something I feel passionate about; writing and photography.
I’ve been blogging on and off for a while now and if I’m being honest, although I love writing blog posts and reading them, I never manage to stick to it. It’s taken me a while to understand why these inconsistencies keep occurring but after stepping away for almost a whole year, I’ve come to the realisation that I was trying too hard to be like everybody else; everything became too forced and too unrealistic for me.
I think what I’m trying to say is this little website is going to be a reflection of me, my thoughts, my feelings, my images and the subjects I’m passionate about. As for 2019, I have absolutely no idea what’s in store for me. For the past week I’ve been applying for every job I can find on Indeed whilst trying to figure out what I actually want to do in the future – as it goes, spending three years doing a degree doesn’t actually sort your head out. I’ve also picked up a camera again, created a few wintery presets and I’m keen to build up a portfolio to be proud of. The biggest revelation (to me) is that I’ve also taken up running again to lose weight and to keep my mind in a positive place.
The goal? To keep doing things I enjoy with feeling ashamed about it!