As I passed the one year of full time employment mark a couple of months ago, I really started thinking seriously about what I’m doing with my life. I’m trying not to freak out every time I do so, because I inevitably come back to that Murakami quote: “The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” Sounds kind of silly, because I’m only 25 - but then when I think that, another part of me thinks “oh shit I’m 25!”
I still have no idea what direction I’m heading in, but I did come to the conclusion that I would love to write more - whatever that means. I was always quite happy with a pen in my hand, churning out literature essays in year 12, but as each year passes from high school (and to a lesser degree, university) I’ve become less and less confident in my ability to write anything. The job I have now (great as it is) is not that creative, so I’ve really been struggling to find a way to bring some kind of creativity back into my life.
So - having considered all of this, I’ve started a new blog. Not on Tumblr, (and this one isn’t going to be abandoned by any means) but this new blog is a space I’ve sort of created for myself to write about anything I want. It will probably end up mainly being about travel and film, but I’ll also throw up some pretty pictures to keep things interesting. Basically, I just want somewhere to dump everything that’s going on in my head in a more cohesive way than I do here. I was kind of battling with myself whether or not I should share the link here, but I think I will, so if you’re interested in taking a look, click here to take you through.
I might link posts from there over here from time to time, but really, at this stage I’m just happy to be flexing my fingers and writing something other than proposals for clients. Everything I’ve written thus far has been pretty rudimentary, but I’m hoping with each blog post I blow a bit more dust off my brain and will eventually be able to write something of substance once again.