After a whole three years of having this blog, and posting (on and off) most weeks, I’ve grown a really strong bond to writing it.
If you’d have asked me three years ago that my little project of writing my own blog would last as long as it has. I would definitely not have believed you. I never set out to be the best, I’ve never done it because I would get famous or because I would get paid. It’s always been about having fun and documenting my life to people from all over the world. I’m not the best writer ever, and sometimes I write things that people might not agree with, but the whole point of ever starting this blog was to grow to love myself, with all my imperfections.
My 16-year-old self, couldn’t figure out where to put commas or full-stops when she was writing but she couldn’t wait to start a blog, something that she would have and not many other people did.
As I take a look back on my old posts from 2015/2016, I think about the times I’ve posted on here. My down times when I was putting on a front, and the times I was genuinely on top of the world. I’ve documented everyday of my life-changing adventure to New York, I took thousands of pictures and uploaded them here of when I went around 9 cities in Europe, and I’ve even documented leaving home and starting university. From the days I thought life couldn’t get any worse, to right now, there is nothing I would change about my journey. I don’t have thousands of readers every month, but I enjoy what I do, and I hope you do too.
This year, I haven’t got any new year’s resolutions (you can see why, here) but I’m actively taking the time to put more effort into my blog. I’ve utterly neglected documenting everything here and looking back over the last year it makes me sad that I can’t relive memories by reading posts because there aren’t many.
I’m taking the time out to do what I love, and write a lot more.
Right now, I do freelance writing as my part-time job (more information about that here, if you want to see how I got into it!) but writing here on this blog is something different. I can’t believe this is the third year of my blogging life, it’s gone so fast. I would never have thought 3 years ago I’d be where I am today, doing what I’m doing. You know what? I’m not where I want to be right now, god only knows when I’ll get there, but I’m on my way. Just like my first ever post said, I guess what my aim is here is to find escape whilst not escaping, but I’m no longer searching for that escape anymore, I’m living now.
As we start 2018, I aim to become a lot more of a happier person.
Yet, you know what, I can honestly say from 2015 to right now, I’m definitely a lot happier so I suppose I’m on an upwards journey with just a few bumps in the road every now and again.