Yo, literally only 2 seconds ago when I was opening up WordPress, I realised that it was my three year anniversary of Hideaway Girl. What the fuck, ay? Um yeah. So I thought it would be the perfect time to have a cliche blog post to talk about you guys and my journey on here.
Right, so three years ago, I was 13 and looking back on it now, I was even more naive than how I am now, also more awkward and didn’t know who the hell I was. You can probably see my past blog posts trying desperately to figure myself out as a person by going through a mid goth stage, through a Zoella stage, then going through a Monica (Friends) stage and now, just ending up as an Astrid stage. I still don’t know who I am or what my life is going to entail but I know that this blog will be following the stages with me which gives me so much comfort in knowing.
This blog has seen me go through crushes, a first love, and a heartbreak. It’s seen me going through lost, panic and growing up as a person. This blog has contributed so much to me and to be able to document 3 years of my life on here is incredible to me. I can’t wait to do it for furthermore years.
I’ve also gained many friends on here such as Sarah who I facetime all the time and I hope to meet her when either of us goes on the airplane to one other. Having that friend like Sarah has been able for me to be able to talk to someone and to get advice from her daily, to laugh with and gossip over facetime with.
For my anxiety, this blog has made me have that building block for me to put my anxiety into a positive action into typing my thoughts and being able to discuss them with people who feel anxious and know what I mean. Looking back three years ago, I didn’t have anyone to talk to about my anxiety and I remember so vividly, looking at people’s blog, and that excitement and surprise at being able to talk to them about it which helpt me so much. I hope that myself, as a blogger, can be someone who people turn to and be like ‘Oh shit, I’m not alone’. I’m always here to talk on email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter.
This blog has really boosted my confidence to speak my mind and to care less about what people think because of the outgoing and amazing content that I see on WordPress and emails from readers.
If you’re ever thinking about writing a blog post, I would say to just have fun and don’t focus on the views and followers because they will come in their own time if you’re having fun 🙂
I’m sorry that I’ve been away for a month but I’ve had lots of mock exams and head trouble, I’ll be back soon to tell you what I’ve been up to x