Okay, so I spent an awful long time deliberating over how to start this post, so I’m just going to go with my gut.
My name is Scarlett. I am sixteen years old, and I live in Yorkshire, England.
That’s me, in a nutshell. I started doing one of those blogging 101 things to get the ball rolling, and day 1 said that I should write a “who I am and why I’m here” post. I felt like just writing “you tell me”.
I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’ve tried to be a blogger before, but I’ve never managed to stick with it. I’ve been reading a lot of “how to blog” posts and one of the number one things that has come up is that it’s really not very good for your blog if you abandon it. It always happens. I’m too lazy, or I put it off too long, or I forgot, or some other crappy excuse that means the same things as all the others; it wasn’t super easy, so I gave up.
It’s a trait I have, and it’s not a good one, but it’s a part of me none the less. That’s who I am. I give up. I’m a quitter. A loser. And I’m sick of it.
Another thing that came up when I was looking at those blogging how to’s was that you should establish clear goals to help you achieve when it comes to writing on your blog. Well, here’s my goal; I don’t want to give up. I don’t want to quit this and have another half done half thought through project that I cared about for a day, or a week, or a month, and then gave up on like I did everything else. I want to do this.
I’m sick of being a self-made loser.
As for what I think I’ll say, I’m not entirely sure. Maybe I should just talk about things I care about, like travel and bees, or maybe things that affect my life, like schoolwork and my hopes and dreams or whatever. Probably it’ll be about what I try to accomplish, how I get there, what I do when I’m not accomplishing (aka most of the time, and maybe, hopefully every once in a while, I can post about something that I do accomplish. Maybe I’ll achieve something every once in a while and I can write about it one here. Maybe this blog can inspire me to.
I’ll probably post more about my life, though; the things I do, the places I go, maybe even things I buy. I’m not sure yet. It just feels like I’m at this blank canvas and I can paint any picture I want to. I’ll probably make it abstract as hell, because that’s kinda how my life is.
So let’s set a real goal; I’m going to stick at this for at least a year. A whole year. Should be an interesting one, too. I’ve got my GCSE’s, and then I’ll be leaving school, choosing my A Levels, heading out into the big wide world, and I still have no freaking clue what I want to do with my life. The fact that this all happens in the next year is freaking terrifying. I try not to think about it (although by the way, as I’ve learnt from experience, not an effective way to deal with your problems). So, let’s see where this crazy journey takes me. This time next year, I don’t want to be a quitter or a loser.
I’m done with being a self-made loser. Time to be a self-made winner.