Once upon a time, I had a blog. One that never took off the ground quite like I had wanted it to, but where I would write fairly frequently nevertheless. And then, of course, I ended up getting a job that took a heavy toll on me, both in terms of emotions and actual time, and I gave it up completely for a while.
I started my personal blog in my first year of university, when I wanted to do something different with my time. I was commuting to and from the suburbs every day at the time and, although I knew that I liked university inifinitely better than high school, I still felt that my day-to-day existence lacked the pizzazz that I had come to expect would come automatically with adult life.
There was also a general state of uncertainty regarding where I was going and what I was doing. Aside from knowing that I needed to tie my career with writing in some way, I did not actually know what you needed to do to make that happen. That said, I did enjoy going to my classes and suspected that continuing that was probably not an entirely bad idea.
I also heard some people say that the best way to become a writer was to write and so I started the blog in order to give me an opportunity to do so (and repost the occasional quotes or fashion photos I liked while I was at it).
Fast forward five years and, despite the very recent addition of a shiny new Bachelor’s degree, I feel like I’ve come full circle. As a recent graduate with plans to continue school in the very near future, I’ve narrowed down my direction somewhat but I still have many more questions than answers when it comes to how the upcoming months will play out. Regular transitory period anxiety that stems from the desire to compartmentalize one’s life according to arbitrary markers of time, I suppose.
All that said, I feel as though I’ve been turning to blogging whenever my own life starts to move particularly quickly. I’ve missed writing random, little-read blog posts every couple of days. Now that I finally have some time to dedicate to my writing, I feel that there is no better time to start.