Let’s play a game.
The game is called attempting to juggle your social life, work responsibilities, and family commitments along with a full-time degree. I’ve been playing it for just over a year and a half now.
Basically, I don’t have my shit together, like many other teenagers who are technically adults but still just running around like a headless chicken trying to cope. I put off doing laundry until I’ve completely run out of pants, I regularly sleep through the five alarms I have to set to get out of bed, and the number of nights spent eating sharing bags of frazzles in bed binge watching Sex and the City is a number I don’t even want to try to guess.
With this in mind, I want to make this section dedicated to pieces of writing that take a less structured and more playful approach.
A lot of people advise to keep your private and work life separate. But people love to be nosey, especially on the internet, so I want to be as open as possible. That may include swearing for emphasis, and heavy doses of sarcasm, just to warn you.
However, it’s worth noting that deeply personal questions such as ‘when did you lose your virginity’ and ‘what’s your address’ are strictly off-limits and will be ignored.
As I said in my previous post about ‘Work’, this blog is pretty much an online journal. I am using it to express myself purely through words, so it can’t all be straight-laced and politically correct all the time, because that’s not a true expression of me.
Creating a connection with an audience is the most powerful talent any creative can have. People can relate to each other in so many ways, and that’s what I love about writing. I want to be that voice you hear whilst you read, the paragraph you copy and paste to keep as a memoir because it struck a chord, and the blog post you send to your friends because it’s ‘so you’.
This space will be the place to play the game of risk, test limits and start sharing.
Are you in?