Hello, and welcome to my blog!
So, why am I doing this, you ask? Well, I guess it mostly for my benefit as anything. My own blog, as with many things, is something I’ve always been meaning to do. So what better way to stop that that to make it something I am doing.
Writing is something I’ve always enjoyed, since being young – and I was fortunate enough to be quite good at it. It’s one of the main reasons I studied English at University and eventually became a journalist. However, I suppose writing all day for a living gave me the ready-made excuse to stop doing it in my spare time, and to be lazy!
But inside I’ve always had that nagging voice telling me I should do more – whether it’s fiction writing, or about something I know or current events. Not to mention the friends and family I’ve had telling I should start a regular blog. And it’s probably a good rule in life to listen to those inner voices – and to other people.
Of course, some of you may know that 2017 has been a difficult year, in some ways for me. Last January I certainly didn’t anticipate taking anti-depressants and beginning therapy during 2017. Hopefully writing some of my thoughts out in this blog can help me on my own mental journey – better out than in and all that.
I don’t have a plan for this blog or any one particular topic I want to share. I will try and update it at least once a week with whatever comes to mind; whether it’s sport, politics, this crazy thing called life in general, or something personal. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the best things in life are usually unscripted so I don’t wish to be too prescriptive on myself.
I hope I find doing this helpful, and maybe cathartic, in some way. And if some of you actually read it and get something from it – all the better.
See you soon.