I've had a 'blog' for over six years now, yet it's been over four years since my last post. And you know what, I've really missed writing. Like, really missed it. And I only realised this recently when I started writing again. I'm a creative person- I'm a designer by day and I studied graphic design at university. I think we sometimes forget that creativity can take many forms, and is very much in the eye of the beholder. Writing is definitely one of these cases for me.
When I started working full-time after graduating, it took less than a year for my writing to fall by the wayside completely, and it was a long, slow decline let me tell you. And I have never truly picked up any of the passions I so loved before this time since. I've found new ones, yes- but the old ones that were still always there as smouldering embers deep within me... well, they've just been abandoned for the last six years and left to nearly extinguish themselves.
Of course, a lot has happened in my life since my last blog post- I can say with confidence that I'm a totally different person. When you look back at things you said or did, or photos from the past, and feel a little bit cringeworthy and sorry for that past self- for me, that's when I realise how far I've come. I didn't even know myself then (not that I completely do now), and there was just so much I was yet to understand and uncover.
Did I want to keep my old blog and its posts for sentimental reasons, and to keep the (albeit meagre) Google rankings? Of course I did. But to start afresh, for me at least, it means letting go of the past completely and going all-in. Nothing to refer back to, there's no need anyway- I can guarantee that not a single post I've previously written can serve me now or in the future. I can't wait to embark on this new journey and see where it takes me in this completely new and different chapter of my life, and thank you to anyone reading for coming along with me.