Today marks the day I uploaded my first post. I had just gotten my place on a Creative Media Production diploma course and I was in a bit of a tizzy to see if I had enough skills for the course. After school I left to do a childcare college course, lasted three months then went into a full time dental nurse job. It was in fact that job that made me realise, I need to do something with my life which I wanted to do. I wasn’t happy in that job and it just wasn’t for me. I was scared of being stuck in that career for the rest of my life that I had no desire to do and instead decided to go for what I wanted to do.
I had always been into reading magazines about the latest celebrity gossip and was interested in the world of media. I saw there was a part about journalism. I started a blog before college to get into the vibe of writing or so I thought journalism. One of the biggest parts of the blog was to decide – what can the name be? To be honest, I felt the same with this blog now, but went with the standard – my name. For my other blog, however, I ended up calling it Glam Glitz and Style. I still don’t even know why or what even sparked that idea but… I rolled with it.
My first post was also an issue to write. I didn’t know what on earth to write about, where to start or anything. I chose to write about one of my meetings with Dannii Minogue. She makes me feel special and I love that I’d be able to write about it for my blog, and hope people wanted to read about it. I remember posting it and being nervous but excited, I still get that now. I started writing more reviews, more meetings with Dannii and then suddenly I forgot all about my blog, once I got into the depths of college.
I think this is because I found a whole new love of Graphic Design right at the end of my first year of college. I love being able to create things on Photoshop/InDesign (we never used Illustrator at college) that I decided I’ll go down that route. I had better grades in creating things also, which helped spark me on.
I did get back into blogging when I went to uni. I wanted to document my first few weeks at university, kind of like a diary to go and look back on. I made this account and added uni work to it too. It was kind of a university blog. I however, have forgotten the URL to this one – I realllllllly wish I had it now.
Starting at the very beginning of my blog to now I have grown a lot as a person. I was nervous and didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I was confused and needed direction. The blogs I have made in the past have documented this in some weird way. Even from the moment I started writing until now, I have changed a lot. I have learnt that having your little space on the inter-webs means you have a voice to a real wide audience – practically world wide and I’ve learnt to raise that voice on matters that mean the most to me. I’ve also learnt that I shouldn’t follow crowds and post things that other bloggers are posting in the hope that someone may want to read mine. I’ve learnt that if you’re passionate about something and want to get it out to the world, no matter what you think/feel or what you think others will think you should go for it.
I’m not going to lie, I still find it difficult to write blog posts and I still get so nervous when posting one but I’ve made incredible friends through blogging and been to a few amazing events and it’s now genuinely something I adore writing on. Now I have found what my strengths are writing about.
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Thank you for reading my blog for these past four years. Even though I’m not a consistent blogger I adore writing on here and get so excited when you all read it.
Heres to the next four years! Have some Malibu or wine on me Woo woo!!!
My first blog link is here – lets all cringe together!