My name is Alexandra Harrison and I am probably being ridiculously stupid. I am trying my best to not make this embarrassing in anyway, but I will probably read this in 45 minutes time and recoil in horror on what I am now writing. I mean, it’s embarrassing right? Starting a blog.
I wanted to begin writing on here because I loved ‘blogging’ on my instagram (@a.lexandra.catherine). I loved taking photographs that matched a specific colour palette, writing little captions and making amazing friends on there. (I’m making it sound like I’m instagram famous – in reality I have 239 followers) But, my instagram was a very open platform, I guess. Lots of my peers followed and I felt conscious exposing a little too much of my true self. On here, well, let’s be honest I’m practically talking to myself. I do not expect anyone to read this. If they do, great, you’re not invading my privacy or anything (let’s be friends!) but I just feel like this is a slightly more appropriate way to be ‘Internet me.’ Wow, that’s a bad phrase I’ve got to change that.
If you are reading this, then wow. You’re easily engaged and I guess I should tell you a tiny bit about myself (I’ll try to be quick!) I’m 14 *38 year old man who thinks I’m artsy and interesting instantly clicks off* Wait, I’ve said nothing that implies I’m in any way artsy or interesting, but still, the age probably acts as a deterrent. Pretend you’re reading a novel from a 14 year olds point of view, maybe that will convince you to stick around. Anyway, I live in England and to be honest I love it here. I love the architecture, the weather, the books, films and television, the people I’ve met here. I can’t imagine living anywhere else, but I’d love to travel the world. I love books (a lot!!) I might do a blog post on my favourite books but some of my favourite authors are; H.G. Wells, Harper Lee, Sylvia Plath, Wilfred Owen, Richard Matheson, Aldous Huxley, Markus Zusak, William Golding, JK Rowling and the list goes on. I will probably do a lot of bookish blog posts on here. I also love writing and it’s what I want to do when I ‘grow up’ I’ve enjoyed it for so so long, and I am so passionate about it. My favourite things to write are short stories and poems. My Dad says I write like Iain Banks – but obviously not as good, but I agree, it’s sort of my style. Photography is also a love of mine (hence instagram obsession) and I am currently taking a GCSE Digital Photography course. And lastly, music. I love me some music. I go Glastonbury Music Festival every year and another one called Greenman in Wales. I’ve also been to Beuatiful Days in Devon before (and I love all the festivals for different reasons). I will go into my favourite bands/artists in the future, but I don’t want to make this too long so I’ll probably just shut up.
I also love cats. Just thought I’d put that out there.
That was weird. Talking about myself. You never really think about what sort of person you are. There’s other things about me, but I felt like it was extremely narcissistic to talk about myself for about 500 words… which brings me onto my last point. My attitude towards this blog. Well at the beginning, I was saying how I felt ridiculous writing this etc. and I still do but I also think it’s ridiculous that I feel that way. Why should I feel stupid starting a blog? I can embarrass myself, I’m 14, I’m bound to make cringe-worthy mistakes. It’s part of me growing up. And we’re all allowed to do stuff that other people find stupid. I don’t understand why I put so much emphasis on other people’s opinions, what made them matter so much to me? Who defined what’s ‘cool’ (I hate that word so much, I sound like my mum) but who did. I’m buying into this idea, that you have to do certain things to be accepted. I mean I know you can apply that philosophy to pretty much anything, I mean somethings are just damn right unacceptable, but I’m talking about starting a word press at 14 years and making a blog post, that took two hours to write, about myself. So, my dear (probably non existent) friends, the moral of this tale is if you want to start a god damn blog, you start that god damn blog. If you want to start a youtube channel dedicated to cats, you start that god damn youtube channel, because I can guarantee some d*ck that has picked on you before has started their own youtube channel, and they’re loving it. You are not ridiculous, you’re great, especially if you’ve read to the end; and I’m not counting myself on that one, I’ve read this too many times. You do whatever the hell you want my friends, go forth, and um… do whatever you want to do. Yay.
Thank you so much for reading,