The Reasons Why I Won’t Neglect Blogging

Blogging is one of my favourite things to do. Why would I ever want to neglect something I enjoy doing? It doesn’t harm anyone, it is therapeutic for me, and writing is something which I will always to do.

My boyfriend said to me:

When you start your new job tomorrow, don’t stop blogging, because it’s you.

This led me to think about why I blog. The reasons are below and there are probably many more.

I’m a person who likes to share my thoughts

I’ve enjoyed writing since the story writing days at primary school. As soon as I put a pen to paper, well pencil at first, I wanted to be a neat hand writer. And I wanted to tell an interesting story.

Back in nursery, I enjoyed being creative with paintings of The Three Little Pigs and Biff, Chip and Kipper. I have never mastered drawing. Who knows how I got a merit in my Art diploma at high school?

Book reviews were very enjoyable for me in school – books by Jacqueline Wilson like the Suitcase Kid and Double Act were my favourite. I always enjoyed writing about characters’ personalities.

I’m amazed by many things

It wasn’t until last year when I thought, why not right about my life and personality?

Films aren’t always real, nor are soap operas on television. But there is an element of reality. There can be a dramatic effect but it’s for our satisfaction as an audience.

With writing, I aim to share my thoughts, experiences, and perception on life. Most of all, to convey a message that we’re all human. We all live in the same world as I’ve said before. And I hope my blog is a place where you can read about a bit of everything. It focuses on everyday life with a mission to inspire at least one person with each blog post.

Writing in high school

I remember when there were times I had to write about an occasion in high school for creative writing projects. There was one significant story I wrote about – a child being brought into the world. The event was a christening. My English teacher wrote a lengthy comment on my work how I made her feel like I was there.

The truth is, I was there. And at the moments where I wasn’t, I tried my hardest to imagine how it would feel.

i also wrote a speech for both my granny (when I was seven-years-old) and grandad’s (when I was thirteen-years-old) funerals.

I have always been nervous delivering presentations throughout high school, college, and university. I never quite mastered my confidence with speaking in front of a large group of people. I’d be the person who researched and told everyone to be punctual.

I enjoy reading about other people’s stories

Success stories, emotional breakthroughs, overcoming challenges – I enjoy reading them all. Since blogging, I’ve been more intrigued to read about other people’s stories. How did they get where they are today? I wonder what hobbies they like. Blogging is a community after all so it’s great to share our journeys and grow together within that same community.

Blogging helps you to explore inspiration and ideas

Sometimes, you think that you are writing paragraphs which sound like nonsense. When in fact, there’s somebody out there who is or has been in your shoes. What’s more, blogging is the reason I feel the need to read more. I find it very meaningful. It helps me to broaden perceptions and travel on a horizon of different thoughts.

It is particularly motivating when somebody has the strength to write about their biggest battle. Most have been too frightened to share it before now. But the blogging community is strong and supports other bloggers.

I feel accomplished

You see a lot of, How to… posts from bloggers. The advice and tips you receive can be great. But sometimes, blogging can be about doing it your own way. You don’t have to be a professional writer. There is no limit to how long your posts have to be. Anyone can tell a story. The gift of writing is something that puts you in the moment. Words can be so powerful.

It feels good when someone shares or comments on my posts. .

Blogging helps to develop a greater understanding

To be noticed in today’s society can be difficult. I’ve learnt to stand on my own two feet and to put myself out there. I wish I would have had a stronger perspective of this when I studied at university. But the main thing is that I made it to where I am today.

If I didn’t share my experiences and thoughts through blogging, I don’t think people would have understood my journey as much. Some people aren’t aware of how much of a deep thinker I am. Nor have they heard about different things I’ve seen and done. Blogging has become a huge part of me always helping to express myself.

We all start somewhere. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get where you want to be.

Putting Yourself On a Path to Self-Love

There is so much material in this world which reinforces us to believe that we should idolise someone and want to be like them. To what extent is this going too far? There needs to be more self-love reinforcement of who we are. Not somebody else.

Rather than focusing on what you want to be, you can take the time to focus on who you are today. Think about your strengths and weaknesses. Throughout all of your experiences and endeavours, remember that the truest person to be is yourself.

With the media, as well as people around us, can from time-to-time make us envy a person about how flawless they may constantly look, or because of how they always seem to have everything in place. Sometimes, you think you want to be like a certain person and you want to travel all of the journeys that your friend or someone you may know/not know has.

Why should you follow someone else’s dream?

You have the opportunity to make your own life. You are able to distinguish the things you enjoy to those which you dislike. This also enables you to take the ones which you dislike to do over again if you think it could have an impact on your life which could possibly make you stronger, whether it be physically or emotionally.

When I was younger I always wanted to be Baby Spice from the Spice Girls. I loved her blonde hair, her voice, her dress sense, and I always thought she was so pretty and funny. My mum even dressed me up as her on our first family holiday to Tenerife for a competition. I danced and sang every minute on the dance floor and just for that hour or so on stage, I was living like Baby Spice.

It did not concern me that I didn’t have the other members there or that I was living in my own world. I was happy. I used to love having my hair in piggy tails, especially as I had natural blonde hair at the time.

Wannabe Baby Spice

One of my favourite t-shirts was this white one with SPICE written across it in pink. Whenever I see Emma Bunton on television, I often reminisce about these kind of childhood memories. But then I think again that, everyone has their own life no matter what character they portray in a film, programme etc.

As you grow up, you see that people wish to attain bigger hopes and ambitions. I still see female celebrities on television, Instagram, Twitter etc. and think “Wow. Imagine if I looked like that. Flawless hair and skin. Amazing life. Etc.”

Then I think, we all come from somewhere. Not all of us start at the top. We start at the bottom and rise to success. And my biggest thought is that, if you look around you and see all of the people who add value to your life, no matter how big or small of an amount, you have something amazing. Even those who feel like you do not have a lot of people around you, you can open your eyes and seen that you have accomplishments to be proud of.

Surprising others

There will be something you’ve done which surprised others. Perhaps it isn’t related to an intelligence or career matter – you may have done something which shows others what a big and warm heart you have by offering a gesture of generosity or kindness.

Whatever you want to do in life, it’s your thing. It’s okay to change the position you want to work in your career. And it’s okay to get things wrong along the way. We all lose ourselves from time-to-time. But we find ourselves again.

I just want to be me. There’s nothing worse than a false portrayal. Shouldn’t portrayals just be for television? We shouldn’t be representing ourselves just for the satisfaction of feeling better about ourselves. I don’t mean getting your hair styled at the hairdressers. I mean changing your personality to match someone else’s.

Self-love will make you realise how happy you can be

Some people struggle to see this, such as people who suffer from anxiety or other conditions. But it would be brilliant to see a world where everyone appreciates each other’s beauty and talents.

Never hate yourself because there’s been someone in your life who hasn’t liked or loved you.

7 Questions to Myself about My Relationship

What were your first impressions when meeting your partner?

Daniel was in the year above me at the same primary school. We did not know each other inside out as we do now.

But my first impressions were, ‘the boy I could never have’. It was not until before starting college that we got to know each other more. I always seen him as being so confident, funny, and attractive.

Looking Towards the Future Come Rain or Shine

The future can be scary but it can also be exciting. Recently I have noticed that for many people having a baby is a key example. Many friends and people I know of are experiencing this. The thought can terrify one person as they do not feel prepared physically and emotionally; whereas another cannot wait for their little bundle of joy.

When that time does come, it often seems to be the case that, the person who was worried has now mastered the parenting life or at least are trying their best to. For a moment, you take away your financial worries and cherish the love you have for your child/children.

New experiences

Take being offered a new job for example. The thought of entering a whole new employment world, meeting new people and adapting to new tasks can be nerve-wracking. On the other hand, you can take the perspective that it is a door opening to a whole new future.

Regardless if you enjoy the role, you learn your strengths and weaknesses. You learn what kind of environment is best for you and when you’re in the right place for you, you can look forward to the future – progressing with more responsibilities job wise and outside of work.

This leads me onto the subject of moving out. My boyfriend and I plan to so do in the near future. It could be sooner or later than we hope. Nevertheless, as much as the thought used to daunt me of moving out from living with my parents, I have someone by my side to share the journey with. As with everything else I have achieved in the past three years. I no longer feel scared. I feel excited more than anything. Come rain or shine, we approach what life throws at us together.

The future

And now, you’re probably wondering that there are more things that ponder upon us. Yes, you’re right, there certainly are. The future can give the expected just as it can give the unexpected. Whether it be losing something or someone so dearest you while achieving your dreams that you never thought you would obtain on the other side of the spectrum.

There is nothing that can replace someone but it is almost as though they are sending you a gift to show you that good things can happen. Yesterday, I did not think a shopping trip in preparation for moving out would find me in a shop buying a large rug discounted in the sale to £1. Perfect. I also happened to find myself with many other bargains on my lookout.

Okay so this does not sound like a huge, life changing example but it matters to me. I enjoy the small things in life as well as I appreciate the positively big things that can impact your future. The day shown me that, even though I was not prepared to pay a particular amount for a bin as you store rubbish in it (seriously, this a valid point), there are things which will surprise you on the way and make it all the better.

The examples only cater for a few things in life but they are real. Big or small, events impact everyone differently. The point I’m trying to make is that, there is a lot you need to do in many situations. As hard and time-consuming as things can be which in some cases, they can seem to take over your life, there’s always something that shines on the other side.