Hi there Lovelies,
I have thought about starting a blog for a while now (a year and a half to be exact) but I’ve never found time to actually sit down and start one from scratch. Well that is going to change. Over the last three years I have studied constantly and pushed aside most of my creativity that I love so much, this is also changing.
I consider myself a writer, this is a title that I have struggled with labelling myself with for many years now. This is because I have feared what that label will associated me as. I have been writing for what feels like my whole life, as a child I was always told I was very imaginative. I use to create various characters and stories, these stories I would then tell to my family members and they would lap up every word I said. But as I grew older these stories became ones that I only told myself in my mind. When I was 16 years old I ventured out began to write my first novel, this novel took me two years to complete and still till this day I haven’t been able to bring myself to re read and edit it from beginning to end, there is only one other person who has read the entirety of it other than myself and that is a person I no longer talk to anymore. That novel has so many memories attached to it that I cannot even fathom the thought of doing anything to allow it to be seen by others. So for now it will stay as a file on my computer called “FTNOML final ver“. Maybe one day that someone will see this post in years to come and realise that they were the only person to ever read it but for now I highly doubt that will ever happen.
This blog is somewhere I want to be able to explore my favourite things and all the thoughts that run through my head. I want this to be a place where I can show my creativity and an outlet for myself to be my true self, without the fear of the unknown.
I love planning and organising, I love planners and all types of stationary. Take me shopping and you’ll find me heading straight for the stationary section. Ask me what I want for my birthday and I will say pens or a journal. My online shopping baskets are always filled with cute paper, stickers or washi tapes. Even my Youtube history is filled with “plan with me” videos and especially Bullet Journal videos. Most blogs that I read are about planners. So you could say that I am a planner girl. This is a title that I happily take on. If you ask my friends what my favourite thing to talk about they would probably say planners.
When I finished my diploma at the end of December 2015, the first thing I thought was “oh no now what am I going to plan?” I was saddened by the fact that I wouldn’t be able to organise my assessments and study plans. One of my friends, who had recently been accepted into university, said to me when I expressed these thoughts “you can plan my life if you want.” How wonderful would that be to have a job like that, an actual job where I could plan and organise everything for someone. Now you might say but Staycee that is already a job, haven’t you heard of administration or personal assistants. Well I would say, yes I have and I have had that job in the past, but it had a disastrous ending. For now I am staying away from administration, that is something i need at least a couple of years to recover from.
I currently have two planners, a Kikki K planner and a bullet journal. My current Kikki K planner (I have two now) is a beautiful peach colour that I bought at the beginning of January 2016 which I managed to work the sales and got it for 50% off. I also have a bullet journal that I use more regularly at the moment. My bullet journal is something that I will talk more about in future blog posts.
I love reading books, for as long as I can remember it has been my favourite past time. When I was a child I wasn’t allowed to buy many books, as we didn’t have much room to store them, so I would often visit the library to borrow books. I signed up for my first library card when I was five years old. My mum would take me to the library at least once a week I would spend hours searching for different books I wanted to take home to read and then I would fill up a bag and take them to the counter to be checked out. I would be so eager to start reading all the books when I got home I would set them out on my bed and carefully decide the order in which I would read them. As I got older every Saturday I walk from my grandparent’s house to the local library and spend a few hours choosing books and even reading a few in the lounge area of the library. Now as an adult I have a small collection of books that I have bought but I now do most of my reading in the form of ebooks. They are more convenient and easier on my eyes and don’t take up as much room. Don’t get me wrong I still love a hardcopy of a book and I do often choose to buy books, but more often then not I prefer ebooks. I save the space on my shelves for books that have a place in my heart also.
For now this is where I leave you. I will be posting more about the topics I discussed in the future. I hope you can join me through my journey of self discovery and creativity, as well as an insight into my mind.
Love, Staycee xx