One of the main reasons I began this blog is that I truly love writing and I missed it. Although that’s entirely down to me and what I have made a priority in my life. I have started and deleted many blogs over the years – largely due being very self-conscious and worrying someone I know would read it (completely over this now!) and also because the words just wouldn’t come on a regular basis the older I got.
I spent most of my childhood in my bedroom writing stories and English was by far my favourite subject to learn at school. I loved nothing more than filling up notebooks with homework assignments and reading the latest study text out loud during class. I even loved filling in my homework diary. I was a cool kid after all… I was quite vocal about wanting to be a writer when I grew up but a family member laughed their head off when I said it once and the idea was completely crushed from that point onwards. I’m sure they didn’t mean for it to upset me so much and didn’t realise at the time how it completely changed the course of my life.
As responsibilities grew and I began my career in accountancy I wrote less and less. I do feel that I’ve lost the ability to write in a good way – see I can’t quite articulate what I’m trying to say. But I’m determined to get better at writing again and to do that I just need to write more and read more books.
For the love of writing
At work I spend most of my days using spreadsheets and only writing reports about the figures. I barely have any paperwork as we’re trying to be a paperless office. I delight in still writing my to-do list old school style in a notebook!
As much as I love blogging and writing posts you can’t quite beat putting pen to paper especially when you find the perfect pen and notebook to use. I do not take care anywhere near as much with anything as I do filling in that very first page of a new notebook.
I have two styles of handwriting. One extremely neat and well-rounded and the other is rather italic – all light and slanted with very curly y’s and tall l’s. I use whatever style suits my mood at the time. Anyone else have different styles of handwriting they use on a regular basis?
I finish the first level of my photography course at the start of July and the next level doesn’t begin until September so I’ll have about 2 months for another project. I think I’m going to take this time to write some short stories. I was thinking of starting a novel of some kind but actually it’s probably better to dabble in something before making that sort of commitment.
As you can probably tell I rarely give myself much of a break. I just don’t want to waste any more time sitting doing nothing thinking about what I could be doing. I set the goal this year to be more intentional with my time and that’s what I’m doing.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. I hope you are having a lovely Saturday x