Back when I was about 12/13 I used to blog all the time and became very involved in the “resource blog” scene (lots of teenagers building websites with codes, tutorials and other resources for other teenage bloggers). I absolutely loved it and learnt so much.
One of the things I liked best about it was that the way you improved and developed your skill set was by challenging yourself (and each other) and regularly updating your site, and that meant motivating yourself.
Inevitably life drifted along in a different direction, exams happened and priorities changed, so I stopped web design and blogging.
I’ve now finished GCSEs, A Levels, went and got myself a whole degree, and have been working full time for almost a year now. I love my job, I loved studying Philosophy and I still love doing all the artsy fun projects I used to devote hours and hours to. Unfortunately, part of growing up is complaining about how little free time you have.
So, I’m going to try and use this site the way I used to use blogging – to motivate myself and keep a record of when I’ve recently practised all those fun artsy skills that I usually just don’t make the time for.
I don’t really have a clear goal or set thing I want to complete, mostly I want to improve and keep doing the things I’ve always loved. Mostly, this is keeping a hand in with art and learning to sew properly. (By “properly” I mean it doesn’t look to much like a mess of thread.)
If you’re reading this, I hope you’re curious enough to stick around and see how I do. Maybe you’ll even feel motivated to pursue all those skills you’ve wanted to try/used to love. I mean, when was the last time you picked up that guitar/speaking French book/camera/yoga mat, or whatever it is that makes you say “oh I really must…”?