Welcome to my year of 21, a year where I have no clue what is ahead of me but I am quite excited for the journey. This isn’t one of those post where I go on about how toxic social media is, even though a break was needed, the focus was not so much on not being on social media but rediscovering myself. I have been through that part of my life where university is coming to an end and I need to think about my future, relationships have been rocky and I have moved back home – in my mothers attic to be quite honest. As detrimental and depressing I have made that sound, I have never been happier.
I have taken the time to write myself a set of achievements I want to complete by the end of 2018, find myself a new job and actually find out who Taylor is. I should know myself after 21 years right? But that’s not always the case, I have been so caught up in everyone else’s life, work and university that I haven’t even taken the time to know myself. What is my favourite food, favourite song? What makes me feel happy? My escape? I had no answers to these questions and that for me is a problem.
One thing I have been very consistent with is my idea that I must travel no matter what and in that explore my creativity with photography but, I’ll save the details of that for next weeks post.
If you guys sit and think, is there somewhere in your hometown that you walk past, drive past or come by so often and you’ve never gone inside? Have you sat outside in the sun and had lunch on your own? Gone to a restaurant or pub and had complete new food? This is something I encourage you all to do. As cliché as it sounds life is way too short. I am indeed someone who suffers from anxiety but I can’t allow that to control me all the time. In some instances I cannot control it but, when I can pluck up the courage it’s a question of “What is the worst that can happen?”
I really want you all to leave this post encouraged to do something new and find something out about yourself. Do you love something you never thought you would or even hate something you never knew you hated? How do certain things make you feel? What is your opinion on different topics you’ve never thought about getting involved in? Learn about YOU. Experience YOU. The best outcome is being more educated on yourself!
“September. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change”