Over the past few years, I have started several blogs. Each dying quickly or not living up to what I wanted them to be due to a lack of time/energy to maintain a blog. My new year’s resolution is that this blog will be different. A lot of things have changed since the last time I started a blog, I have learned more about myself and what I want to do. I have decided to do this as a creative outlet and also to hopefully bring me closer to figuring out what I want to do with my life.
In early August, I moved to San Francisco for college and I’ve learned a lot about what it means to grow up and be my own person since then. I’ve been able to manage my time for school and work, but have not dedicated enough time to doing things that make me happy such as: reading, writing, listening to music, learning to play guitar, etc. This upcoming semester I’m going to dedicate more time to myself and with that time I hope to create something I’m proud of with this blog. There is a quote by Pearl S. Buck that I found in my planner a couple weeks ago that stuck with me. The quote is “Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment,”. It stuck with me because I have always been insecure about my writing and have kept poems and short stories hidden in my journals instead of sharing them with others. I have learned that doing this is not bringing me any closer to my goals because you can not improve without the feedback of others and you also can’t express yourself without sharing it with someone else. I am finally comfortable enough with myself to share what I have to say with other people and I hope that you my readers respond positively to what I have to say and share. I hope to meet new people and also grow more as a person. I’m ready for the new adventure and hope you tag along.