Let me take you back five years ago, exactly five years and one month ago.. You might think, why should you start your first blog like that? But it will all make sense trust me.
In 2014 when I had just had a boring weekend. I decided to do what I had wanted to do for a very long time, I started a blog. Ever since 2009 I wanted to start a blog and a YouTube channel but I never dared too. Besides that, mum said I needed to wait until I was sixteen before I was
allowed to start a blog. So when I was seventeen I finally dared to start a blog and that was how my first blog was born. I blogged about everything that I enjoyed from movies to eyeshadows. I loved it right from the start and learned a ton about languages and writing.
“I decided to do what I had wanted to do for a very long time, I started a blog”.
In 2015 I was brave enough to go abroad, to the UK, I also blogged this adventure. Going away at eighteen on your own to a country and a city where you don’t know anyone is quit scary. Writing about it helped a lot. It made me happy at times when I felt upset because I missed my family. It’s also fun for me to look back to and see how much I grew as a person. To this day it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made and I would recommend it to absolutely everyone. It’s a life enriching experience.
I had originally thought when I first started that I would blog for about two weeks and quit then, but I’m not a quitter and I did love it. Here we are five years later and I still blog. Now for the last year and a half I haven’t felt so inspired to blog. I didn’t love it as much as I once did. Last year was very difficult for me personally which I will get more into in the future but I thought that was the reason, I fell out of love with blogging.
I, however finally thought it through and realised that wasn’t it. I felt that I didn’t have the creative freedom I wanted. That I couldn’t make my blog and my posts look the way that made me happy. So I started to play with the idea of my true and honest place on the world wide web. To make it more me, to step away from blogger and ‘break free’. Would that give me the freedom to do what I want with my blog? It might, it might not. I do know that I haven’t felt this inspired and this happy then the past weeks. I have been so excited, planning and writing posts that I adore. Every single time I open up my blog I am filled with joy. Which is the feeling I had been missing.
Like I said before I have been blogging since 2014 and a whole lot has changed since then. I have learned so much in life and in language so I will have posted some post from my old blog here. They will be dated to their original date with means they will be below this one, all 74 that I decided to keep (with over a 100 posts on my old blog that isn’t that much) I did not post each and every single one. Only the ones I truly love and I’m fully doing that for the future of this blog anyway. I have learned that it works better for me to work a little more on a posts and have something I love then post just because I feel the need to post something. This blog is a new beginning for me, for this blog and I hope it will bring me what I was searching for.
That was a very long introduction and because I want to add some things about myself, the person that writes this very blog. My name is Melissa, I’m as right now (2017) a twenty-year-old girl. I live in the Netherlands and love the English language, that’s why my blog is in English as well. In the future I will share so much more about myself. Click here to read more about me.
“ I have learned that it works better for me to work a little more on a posts and have something I love then post just because I feel the need to post something”.
I want to welcome you to www.MelissaJustine.eu, my place on the world wide web, I hope you are going to enjoy the content I post here.