Hello, world! I’m back!
It’s been a good few years since I last wrote a blog. A lot has happened, my life has done in many ways a complete 180º flip. I’m now out of my twenties, and feeling like a very different person on the other side. It’s taken me a long time to find my voice again, to find something worth writing about, and to have the confidence to take the plunge and start writing about the things I care about.
For me, writing has always been a therapeutic task. Getting my thoughts out onto the page helps me to process things, make sense of the crazy world around me. What began as a simple young christian trying to share the “good news”, quickly escalated into a documentation of the unravelling of my beliefs as I began questioning everything I had built my life upon. By the time I got to the other side, I fell out of writing. Partly, I think, because I’d stopped going through the thing that had become the main topic of my blog. But there was a deeper sense of anxiety that had began to engulf almost every area in my life, which ultimately caused me to shy away from my keyboard (and almost everything else).
I’m sure I’ll go into more detail about this all at some point. If you’re interested in viewing my older posts, head here, I haven’t read most of the post since I wrote them, and I don’t think I agree with a lot of what I’ve said there any more. (I mean it was a blog about questioning your beliefs so I wouldn’t be doing myself justice if I did 😂) But I wanted to leave it there because, even though I’m past that period of life, some of the lessons I learned may be helpful to others going through the same thing.
This space, is a fresh brand spanking new blog for my thirties, because why the hell not? It will be a place for me to share my thoughts, reflections, discoveries and well, whatever the hell I damn please. I’m sure I won’t be right about everything (in fact I’m often surprised to be right about anything), and I’m sure I won’t please everybody as well (despite my obsessive drive to do just that). But I’ve decided that if I allow myself to worry about things too much I’ll never post anything. So if you’re interested in hearing what I have to say, then please go ahead and subscribe I’d love to have you along for the ride, but if you’re not the that’s also absolutely OK.
Chances are I’ll give up on it in a couple of weeks anyway.