As you will notice, I am ‘relaunching’ my blog. A couple of years ago I started with writing articles and pieces about student life, but as I am approaching the end of my Postgraduate studies I am no longer qualified to discuss the challenges and successes of university life.
Recently I have taken an interest in writing film reviews and sharing my opinions on what is good and what is bad, but it did not feel like it was what I wanted to do. Writing every film review felt exhausting and I struggled to produce the content that I would be proud of. Therefore, I made a decision, from now on, to only watch films and leave my opinions to myself.
With the end of my studies fast approaching, daunting challenges occupy my mind. I am struggling with prospect of acquiring a ‘real’ job, sorting out my life and establishing some sort of stability. Therefore, I want to turn this blog into a sort of public diary / thought journal, where I share my thoughts and ideas about what it is to be a 20-something in this day and age. In the coming months (or even years) I will share my struggles and triumphs as I navigate the big, scary and treacherous world with two useless degrees, BSc Criminology and Social Policy / MA Creative Writing. Ah, what challenges will the life throw at me…?
Yes, I study Creative Writing. Yes, I am a writer. Yes, I felt like being long-term unemployed was the correct decision in my career at this time as I chose this discipline. Yes, I will be the next Stephen King. Yes, you can be in my book…
Jokes aside, I have some talent in writing and it was two years ago that I discovered writing was something worth pursuing. Maybe even something that will lead me to great things. Currently I am working on building up my portfolio of short stories/poems and collecting rejection e-mails from pretty much everyone that sees my work. So, maybe I don’t have any talent at all…
I’m also doing my best no to write a book that I started not writing 6 months ago. How is it going? Well, I am currently at the process of working on it. Thank you for asking.
So, yes, this is my journal. As a soon-to-be-graduate; mid-20s; white; European; Eastern European, actually if you are that curious; living in the U.K.; writer; as in unemployed with no hope of getting a job ever; gym-goer; artist; reader; son; brother; boyfriend etc.
I am excited about this project and I am enthusiastic about sharing my non-adventures.