Why this is a bad idea…

blog strip 1Hello blogosphere!

I have finally decided to start my own blog, but not without talking myself out of it first for the last six months or so.

This took me so long is because putting yourself out there so publicly can be such a scary thing sometimes and a lot of mental preparation was involved for before I mustered up the bravery to post my thoughts and ideas.

The biggest drawback has been making myself vulnerable to scrutiny. I’m not particularly known for my thick skin and tolerance of criticism, and its no mystery how mean the Internet can be sometimes, so this step has really catapulted me out of my comfort zone (please be easy on me guys!).

Another concern of mine was whether or not I would be able to commit. As a 25 year old at the beginning of her career, I had to really consider whether I would have time to really dedicate myself to this. I don’t want this to become something I start which ends up fading over time as my schedule becomes increasingly hectic, but there was no way of knowing unless I started.

And finally… am I even interesting enough? I’ve asked myself time and again – What actually separates me from the average person? What could I possibly write that’s worth reading? How do I pull this off without seeming boring, mainstream or worse narcissistic?

So…Why am I doing this again?

I’ve finally realized if I’m going to do this, it’s now or never. A new and exciting chapter has started in my life as a Pre-Reg Optometrist – a goal I’ve been working towards for nine years of my life.

I also realized I wanted a source that those close to me could access to see how I’m doing, and what I’m up to. I want this to be a place where I can fully describe my escapades and experiences to anyone I love who’s interested in knowing…when things like time-differences, hectic schedules and life’s other obstacles are getting in the way of getting in touch.

And finally… I hope some day this provides a way to look back at all the things I’ve done, places I’ve been and ideas I’ve had as a young adult so I can rekindle my own memories as well as leave behind a little reminder of the person I was 🙂

I hope you are as ready as I am!

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