It’s been quite a while since I last blogged and, I won’t lie, I have found it very difficult to get going again. Something about this first post of the new year has seemed extremely daunting to me; it feels like after blogmas ended I sort of left my writing zone and forgot how to get back into it. But I really didn’t want to put it off any longer and my wish to charge full-speed-ahead through this depressing ‘Blue Monday’ has provided me with the ultimate shove to just sit down and write.
I have been thinking a lot over the break about this blog, about how I want to use it and what direction I want it to go in, so I am very excited for the up-coming months and to really get ‘stuck in’ to writing again. You can expect lots of new series, coverage of current and relevant topics, better photographs and, ultimately, my thoughts on subjects or issues that I find to be really important. Also, I wanted to add that I know lots of people who have been considering starting up a blog as a new hobby for 2017, and all I can say to those people is, DO IT! Blogging is only a positive thing, it’s a wonderful and creative outlet and it can be exactly what you want it to be. I have been blogging for about 10 months now and I have honestly never looked back.
I know that not everyone is a fan of the ‘new year, new me’ attitude, and to some extent I agree that it can seem a little false and overrated. However, there is something about looking at the new year as a new start which I find to be very motivating. It is a good pinpoint in time to consider how we live our lives, and there are definitely some changes that I want to make in 2017, in terms of how I approach various elements of my life. I want to be as organised and prepared as I can be, I want to do the things I have wanted to do for so long, choose to care about the people and things that are most important to me and not about the silly ones. 2016, although wonderful in some ways, also had a lot of unbelievable crap in it. But I can see all of that only in the way that it has taught me how I want to live in 2017.
So here’s to another year, hopefully better and with more progression, understanding, fulfilment and love than the last! I hope you will enjoy my blog and what I put out there. Let’s see what happens!