Yes, I am still alive and still madly in love with this blog, despite it being awhile since I have posted. The past few weeks have been hectic with finishing Uni assignments and exams, picking up more hours at my part-time job and well ... I've been sick which has made me constantly too tired to write. BUT AT LAST, I AM FEELING LIKE I HAVE THE ENERGY TO WRITE AGAIN! I thought what better way to get back into blogging than to begin with a post about why I blog and what blogging means to me.
I first started Blissfulness Is The Key to build up a portfolio of writing that would help me in future job/university interviews. However, I began to find writing for my blog an escape from year 12. Whenever I was stressed, I found myself just wanting to write a new blog post whether it was about how I was feeling, beauty, lifestyle or current events - I just wanted to write. As a result, I continued to write but I changed what I would write about. When my blog began it was very 'current affairs' driven, which was fitting at the time since I was applying for university courses that had a major in journalism. However, without firsthand interviews, I began to realise that I loved writing about lifestyle and beauty subjects.
Blogging now has become my escape. People write in diaries/journals, they write letters and then delete them, people even write their feelings on a piece of paper and put it in a jar.... For me, I blog. If I feel something, there is a 99% chance that I will write about it and put it up here for you all to read. I feel that not only does this help calm me, but it also helps me think things through. I put all my thoughts down on paper and share them with you all. I see it is a coping mechanism.
I started this blog with the idea that no one would read it, and I'll admit, I have a very small amount of followers. But my number of followers do not worry me. I love doing what I do and that's what is important.
I'd love to know what's your escape? If you have a blog please link it below as I would love to see what your little corner of the internet is like!