Since Belgium has now officially entered the first phase of our exit strategy (with the next phase on the horizon), I’ve allowed myself to start dreaming of all the things…
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If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter or the blogosphere in the last couple of weeks, you’ll probably have seen people talk about setting their intention for the new year. I’m…
Well, it has been a minute and a half, hasn’t it? When I first decided to take a break from blogging, I never in a million years expected to be gone for almost two years. But time flies by so fast and before you know it, more than twelve months have passed and we’ve said goodbye to an entire decade. Mind-blowing, if you think about it. But let’s not dwell on that too much. I’m here today to let you know that I am now officially back, and to tell you all about what I plan to do with this little blog of mine.
January 1st, 2017. The first time I ever hit 'publish' on a blog post. If I'm being completely honest, I never thought I'd last this long. Going into this, I had no idea whether I would like blogging or not. Turns out I bloody love it! Shouldn't have come as such a surprise, though, as I've loved writing ever since I was little (and I mean really little). I feel like I've changed quite a lot over the past year, and I thought this would be the perfect time to sit down and reflect.
I know I'm late in sharing in the #MeToo hashtag but I've been going back and forth about it for a week now. I caught myself debating whether my stories were "serious" enough or not, and then I realised that it doesn't matter. It doesn't really matter what other people think about your story. If you've ever been in a situation where you felt uncomfortable, where you felt like you wanted to get out - your story is serious enough. And, if you want to share it, it deserves to be heard. So that's where we are now. I want to share my story. In hopes that it will maybe help someone else out, or that it might give someone else the courage to speak up about theirs. And, if I'm being completely honest, I'm also doing it for selfish reasons: I really need to get it off my chest.
"Do you want to pitch in for her present?"
Just one simple question. It only requires a yes or no answer. And yet it's so much more loaded. At least, for me it is.
One of my friends' birthday is coming up and our friend group has always had this thing where we would all pitch in to buy someone a present. That way it wouldn't cost us - poor students - too much and we were still able to give our friends something. It seems like such a wonderful idea and, don't get me wrong, at its core it is - until someone gets left out.
Okay, so that title may seem to imply something that's definitely not my intention... But wacky titles aside, the fact of the matter is that birthdays seem to lose their magic once you reach a certain age.
This is my first blog post and I have to admit that I'm a little nervous. It's funny to think that people might be interested in what goes on in my head, but here I am - sitting behind my laptop and typing out these words for you to read. And you know what? I actually kind of like it.