When I started blogging at the end of 2014 I was in a really bad place mentally, I had no hobbies or outlet. I was in high school suffering with panic attacks and I felt lost.
I always wanted an outlet for my creativity, my passion in high school was art. I always used to go home and do tons of extra work for it just for the joy of it.
Art was what made me happy in my dark times in high school – it felt like the only thing I was good at because I was never good academically.
Sitting down with my notepad doodling up ideas, planning posts and getting creative has taken my mind away from my bad mental health.
Blogging brings me so much motivation it’s my favourite hobby (along with makeup) and it brings me so much joy.
Between WordPress and the Twitter blogging community I’ve grown, made friends, grown as a person and spent so much time and love on this blog.
It’s a huge creative outlet, from setting up a flat lay to taking pictures and editing them. I just find it so exciting.
People say that ‘blogging is a job’ and talk about how difficult it is, but I don’t feel like that not even 1%. I look forward to doing my blog, looking at the stats and interacting with people.
It’s my first thought when I wake up in the morning and it gets me excited for the day, I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t discover blogging.
Over the past year I’ve introduced many more lifestyle posts and advice posts – along side beauty posts and I feel like I’m coming into my own and expressing myself well. Hopefully I’m inspiring people too.
In the future I’d love to write more lifestyle posts about multiple topics and incorporate them whilst still writing about beauty too – that’s my main passion.
What made you start blogging?