People start their own blogs for all kinds of reasons and I think everyone has their own unique story and background for theirs. I love reading about why other people decided to go into blogging, so here are a few reasons why I wanted to start putting my thoughts onto the internet.
2. I love sharing my experiences with people. Whether it's places I've been, things I've tried or just stuff that's happened in my life or things I've learned about myself ... I just love writing it all down and sharing it with the world. I also really like looking back on past posts and seeing what I've been up to.
Okay, that last point may have been more so why I stick to blogging but even so, I honestly love doing this and I love getting positive feedback. Running a blog is so much fun and if it ever becomes difficult to do (which happened around my exams), I am reminded of how much I enjoy taking the time out of my busy days to sit down and write out my thoughts. As always, thank you for reading.
Please don't take this post personally, it is simply an observation I've made - and please note, I am speaking for myself in this post and use 'we' very lightly. This may also seem like a bit of waffle, because I really am just typing my thoughts.
With the rise of social media and seeing celebrities such as the Kardashians always having the next best thing, I think we've become a lot more aware of what we have in comparison to others - be it our lifestyle or our actual belongings. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford certain luxuries and I know many people save for a long time before treating themselves to a sought after item. My question is; why? Why do we care so much about owning products purely because of their label? I know I'm very guilty of it.
I recently visited New York, and couldn't wait to show off the two new designer bags I'd bought while I was there, yet I failed to tell my followers and Snapchat friends that I'd bought both of the bags half price. The same with my purse and card holder, both designer - one was a gift and the other I bought for a bargain on Depop. Why do I want to show off my labelled items when I know that I haven't paid the full price for them? Does that make me a fraud?
Am I insane for being okay with having no idea what my (near) future holds?
I have always been a very indecisive person (ask anyone) and choices towards the outcome of my near future are no different. Don't get me wrong, I have clear goals in life - to become a journalist, travel to certain places, volunteer work etc - but there are different options in the steps I take to achieving those goals.
There are a few options I could take, and a few I've ruled out. I have applied to university and have luckily got into the best uni in the country for my course (journalism), but the required grades are very high. Of course, there's always the insurance choice, but my second choice changed the structure and content of their course recently and it no longer appeals to me so it will have to be clearing if I don't get my first choice's grades - cue more indecisiveness of where I finally want to go.
An option I totally ruled out was a journalism apprenticeship. I was lucky enough to get an interview with the BBC but I have to be honest and say I didn't think it went that great - which shows, as I didn't get in. After that, I could have applied to ITV, but I decided that I didn't want to dive straight into work just yet and I wanted to experience 'life' a little bit more.
As always, thank you for reading. Sorry if this was a bit rambly (like most of my posts recently) but I do enjoy getting my thoughts out in a somewhat cohesive way.