A new blog post? Really? I know I’m just as shocked as you are…
I shit you not, your eyes are not deceiving you. I finally came back and decided to resurrect this blog. This has definitely been long and overdue but in true basic bitch “new year, new me” fashion, I needed a fresh start as my tipping point.
So where have I been since April? Well things got a bit busy with trying to juggle university deadlines and working 2 jobs. So I guess I had to prioritise and sadly the first thing that took the hit was my blog. A part of me is sad that it did because in 2015 it was one thing that I enjoyed and something that I could focus on in the months after finishing my master’s. Maybe some of you can relate but I went through the standard post-university “I have no job and I have no clue what I’m doing with my life” crisis. So in a sense this blog preserved my sanity and gave me something to do in between applying for jobs or feeling sorry for myself.
Fast forward to 2018 and I completely fell out of love with this blog and more importantly writing. I felt completely uninspired and writing posts became more of a chore. The perfectionist in me would spend hours carefully crafting a post that would see the likes of barely 10 people, including my mother (hi mum!). So scratch that, even less (awkward much?). I couldn’t bare the thought of publishing anything that had any grammatical errors or posts without a curated collection of photos that flowed nicely throughout the text. Realistically, no one really gives a shit. Am I right or am I right?
It’s taken me a while to get back into blogging. I had to take a step back and remember why I started this. I love to write and I love fashion/ style…as a result the birth of my blog came about. I guess what’s also kicked me back into gear is writing journal entries on my Day One app. It’s always been an easy app for me to journal how I’m feeling on the go. It’s definitely been my saving grace in being able to think about some difficult things through over the last few months.
I guess that brings me onto what I’d like to write about in 2019. As much as I love style and fashion, when I first started writing the “Confessions of Her” blog posts I wasn’t expecting to enjoy writing them as much as I did. If you’re not familiar, these are a collection of posts talking about more personal things or what I like to call more reflective pieces. To me there’s not a lot of difference between those posts and my journal. Even though I was terrified and felt completely exposed when writing them, it felt pretty damn great to get it out there. Especially if I felt as though someone could actually relate and benefit from it.
This year I told myself to do more things that make me happy and running with that theme, you’ll be seeing more reflective pieces and pieces on mental health/ well-being. It kind of made sense that my blog turned in this direction considering my psychology background. Having a platform albeit a small one, I thought I’d make the most of it in being able to discuss and talk about something that I’m passionate about.
By no means will anything be perfect and I’m not expecting it to be (says the self-proclaimed perfectionist) but by going back to what I enjoy and know, I’m hoping that it’ll make me fall back in love with all of this again.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…
Lots of love,