Today I want to tell you guys a little bit about my journey and why I started writing, I realised that I haven’t really shared anything with you about my love for what I do here and I just can’t leave it that way now, can I?
As a child, English was always my favourite subject because of all the books we got to read and the stories we got to write. It allowed me to visit new worlds and create some of my own. I remember reading ‘Kensuke’s kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo in year eight and I couldn’t put it down because I found this strange man so fascinating and I wanted to learn more about him … about his life. It made me realise that I want to make other people feel the way that book made me feel. I wanted to give people an escape which is exactly what reading became for me because my mental health was a mess at the time but I could temporarily run away from it all with a turn of a page.
A lot of my own personal work is based around experiences in the past that lead to me not being in a great place mentally. While it is difficult for me to write about it, it gets easier once I have done so. Writing a poem or a short story based on what I went through is my way of processing what happened in a healthy way because if I don’t get it out in writing then I won’t at all and bottling up emotions isn’t good for anybody.
Poetry always worked well for me because I found it to be the most expressive way for me spill my feelings onto a page. I could write what I wanted to say but sometimes in a way that only I could understand the true meaning. People would be able to take away what they wanted from the line but only I could really know the purpose of it, which is the way I wanted it to be. I could process what I felt without making myself completely vulnerable to the judgement to anyone may who read it.
Articles allowed me to delve deeper into issues that affected me in a factual way which meant I could learn more about why I felt the way that I did and how I could improve it but it also raised awareness to the issues so that people could spot the signs.
During my second year of college my lecturer Rhodri introduced us to his blog, where he shared his own work and encouraged us to do the same because he believed it was important for us to share our work and get the discipline that comes with a blog, the discipline that all writers need. I went home and set one up that night.
Some of you may have been around for that but as you all know, I recently took that site down and completely rebranded it all together. I did this because I was not being consistent and not exactly professional either because college work and exams got in the way, but now I am on a regular writing and posting schedule.
My aim for this blog is to make people laugh and help guide them in whatever way I can, I’m here to provide entertainment and a safe space for you.
I do have a piece of advice to end this post for all my fellow writers out there and it is don’t be afraid. Tell your stories the way you want to and do not care what other people will think of them because for every person who dislikes them there will be many more that love it and somebody who is going to be helped by them, whether that was your aim or not. However, it is completely okay to keep your work private as well because what you do with what you write is your decision and you don’t have to share a thing if you choose not to.
I hope you guys have enjoyed this post and it’s told you a little bit more about me.
See you Friday for my next post.