For those of you who know me and may have followed my other blogs, you’ll know that this is not my first time writing a blog. You’ll also know that those other blogs haven’t been updated in some time. There is a reason for that, and it’s not laziness! Well, it’s not all laziness!
Not long after I got back from America in 2012, the email account I was using to access all of my blogs was hacked and the passwords changed. This meant that I couldn’t get access to any of my blogs. That’s been fixed for the most part but unfortunately I still have read only access to my main blog, The Random Ravings of an Undercover Geek. This saddens me because the blogs about my trip across America are on there and I was hoping to maybe finish them one day before I completely forget everything that went on. To that end, I think I am going to rebuild the Random Ravings blog at some point in the future and move those blogs over to that and maybe, just maybe, I’ll even finish them!
So what’s this one all about then?
Good question, I’m glad you asked! I’ve decided to create this new blog as a way of sharing my thoughts as I move ahead with the next three years of my life. In September of this year (2015), I am starting at university for the very first time in my life. This is something that I should have done long ago but life has a nasty habit of sidetracking you with things that you think
are important to you, at least at the time. However long it’s taken me to get here, I am here now and I damn well mean to make sure it counts.
So, to that end, I have enrolled on a Creative Writing degree at Edge Hill University
, which begins in September. This isn’t a decision that I’ve made lightly, it means I have to give up my full time job for a part time one (possibly even a zero hour contract one) and it means that I will be poor and debt riddled for years to come, but in terms of self satisfaction and finding a job that I love doing and can be passionate about, this is definitely
the way to go.
Yeah, that’s cool and all, but why another blog?
The reason this blog exists is because firstly I wanted somewhere that I can post about the things I’m learning regarding writing and all that entails, as well as having somewhere that I can share my thoughts and worries about the questions the course will inevitably pose (not just academically, but in regards to my personal life and personal growth too). Secondly, I need a few ways in which I can keep my writing skills sharp and, like any skills, they are kept sharp by using them and doing things with them. This is one of the exercises I’m going to use to make sure that happens. Plus, I thought that maybe some of you might just be interested in my thoughts and feelings about the world and uni life and everything.
So, that’s it. I’ve started this blog a little early I guess but I wanted to give myself time to get used to blogging again and mostly to try and remember to do it! Either way, watch this space folks, the next three years promise to be an interesting ride. Care to come along?