So, it feels a little weird to come back and write on this blog after taking so much time off. It seems to have become a reoccurring theme with ellamaygarrett.com that I write then disappear for weeks and come back again. If you haven’t been around for a long time, you won’t know why I started this blog. For me, 2 years ago, I was in a bad place and I needed somewhere that I could write and be myself. It ended up becoming my little personal gateway into a community of friends and amazing people that inspire and influence me every day. It completely lifted me up and the support I found was unprecedented in my everyday life. I think when you believe the world is against you, finding a stranger that takes the time to tell you otherwise is a dream.
Since then, things have changed a lot. I have just finished my last essay for university and I’m going to be graduating in July this year. I’m packing up my life in Cambridgeshire and I am moving permanently to the place that brings me the most happiness in the world with the person that makes me the happiest. I have only ever really fallen in love with 3 geographical places, Yangshuo, Barcelona and York – and to get to move to York is a big old scary venture that I can’t wait to dive headfirst into. Lastly, I accepted a job offer to work in Social Media and Marketing. It is my first ‘real adult’ job and to think that I got the position because I took on things such as this blog is crazy.
Ellamaygarrett.com has completely shaped me as a person and helped me grow in ways I never thought writing could do. Anybody who has ever messaged me about starting a blog has been inundated with replies from me urging them to do it over and why I have loved it so much. With that, I have personally and mentally grown away from why I started and I think this new chapter of my life is hopefully one filled with happiness and not one filled with the darkness it once was.
Without this blog and certainly without the amazing people I have got to know because of it, I certainly wouldn’t be starting work in this industry. I wouldn’t have realised how much I love learning about social media and its benefits and how some connections on Twitter can make all the difference for a business. As cheesy as it is, finding this space probably saved me from a lot of sadness that I didn’t see an end to.
I want to write more and I still find myself thinking about posts I could do but I keep failing to prioritise it as something to do. I think I can no longer consider myself a ‘blogger’ but rather someone who owns a rather public diary who shares their thoughts from time to time. You never know, I may drive right back into blogging after I’m settled in York and who knows, maybe it will become an even bigger part of my life than it was before but, for now, it is a little break for it and I. Hopefully I will be hit by some new inspiration and I will be doing this again three times a week, like I used to, but until then… see ya soon!