….back into the blogging world. *Waves*
It’s been a while and it’s very likely that you do not have the slightest clue who I am, so as the title of my first blog post back says, allow me to reintroduce myself!
My name is Natalya and I am a 29 year old girl *cough* woman, living and working full time in London as an Admin Assistant. I am also an aspiring writer, having carried this lingering ambition of mine since I was around 15 years old.
As it stands, I use my evenings and weekends to write what little I can, whether that is freewriting, creative writing, or working on one of my works in progress. The ultimate dream of mine to be a published author someday, writing young adult fiction in the fantasy and speculative fiction genre.
I’d started blogging on here back in late 2017, blogging regularly from March of the following year, all the way to December. My desire to start blogging was triggered by an emotionally turbulent time I was experiencing due to my unemployment and waves of anxiety, so what better way to battle through it all, then to splash my array of thoughts out onto the page for all to see?
I was writing poems, my thoughts and posts about my writing process, which I found to be therapeutic. My blog became something important for me to focus on, gradually building a small following as the months passed by, which felt good! It made me feel as if I was doing of value, whilst integrating myself into the writing community.
Then, as we reached the end of 2018 I stopped. Went cold turkey.
There are a few reasons that I stopped posting.
- I’d started working full time temporarily. When I was unemployed, I had all the time in the world to blog. I needn’t have worried about a schedule. If I felt like writing a new blog post, then I could do it right there and then. When I’d started working full time, I was too tired to blog. All I wanted to do was rest and not knowing how to structure my free time, it seemed I was onto a losing battle.
- When I did find the time to write, I wanted to use that time to focus on my work in progress, rather than building my blog and writing blog posts. If I was to continue writing on here, I didn’t want to half-ass it. It was all or nothing and I chose the latter.
- I figured that perhaps it was better to wait until I’d completed one of my works in progress before turning my attention to the blogging world. I’d doubted my ability to do both whilst maintaining full-time employment, so I played it safe, instead focusing all of my attention of my novel to be.
I’ve thought a lot about re-starting my blog for the past year, but doubts would surface itself to the forefront, finding reasons not to do so. I’d bury my desire to return and go about my life, although the thought has stayed with me.
Now finally, I am back. It felt like the right time to re-enter my creative space and soak myself into the writing community once again.
It would be great to connect with fellow writers, so please feel free to comment, like, share and all that jazz!
Until next time…