First Things First.
You know that exciting yet confusing period between teenage and adulthood? If you are someone in your twenties you know what I’m talking about. It’s like you’re too old to be a kid, but not quite old enough to be a full-fledged adult.
As an emerging adult, I’m at a point in my life where I’m still figuring out who I am and what I want out of life. I started journaling back in 2021, during my College Placements as a coping mechanism. Since then, I’ve gradually increased the frequency of the habit. It has been a way for me to track my progress, reflect on my past experiences, and set future goals. It might sound uncool but it has helped drastically.
Two years ago, on the day before my 20th birthday, I remember feeling extremely anxious and agitated. When I realized that I was going to turn twenty, I had a mental movie playing in my head of everything that was going to change in my life. I didn’t feel like I was old enough to be Twenty! From what I’ve observed in people around me, it’s the decade in which some of the most important decisions are made and their life turns around. I’ve seen it happen in my own family – responsibilities, job, money, purpose, marriage, and several other things come into the picture during this period of time.
However, in due course, I realized that it’s also a period of opportunity and freedom. From College placements to getting my first job, from parental dependence to independence, from getting my degree to getting my first pay cheque- all these were exciting first-time experiences that I often wrote about in my journal.
But my journal is not just a self-serving exercise. It has the potential to be much more than that. As I sat down to write in my journal yesterday, I couldn’t help but wonder what drove me to start this blog in the first place. Maybe it was the idea that my thoughts and experiences could live on long after I’m gone. Or maybe it was just a way to vent my frustrations and existential angst in my own little space on the web.
In all seriousness though, I believe that journaling through my 20s and posting it on my own space on the web can be a rewarding experience both personally and societally. On a personal level, it can be a way to experiment with my ideas, hold myself accountable and reflect on my thought patterns. On a societal level, journaling can be a way to review life experiences, social trends, and cultural norms. By documenting my experiences, I’m creating a record of what it’s like to be a twenty-something in the 21st century. Who knows – maybe one day my musings on job interviews, plant parenting, and meme culture will be of historic significance. Okay, maybe not, but you get the point.
So, Welcome to my little corner on the internet where I’ll be sharing my experiences as I navigate the complexities of adulthood. I’m here to document it all – my challenges, misadventures, triumphs, random musings, and occasional bouts of existential crisis. It is going to be some real talk, laughs, and maybe a few “what was I thinking?” moments.
The idea of starting a blog has been floating around in my head for few months now, but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to take the plunge, after several days of overthinking. The truth is, starting a blog is almost like a cliché these days. That’s the reason I’ve been a bit apprehensive about it. With so many blogs out there, I wondered if I could really make a meaningful contribution to the online conversation. Would I be able to offer anything new or original?
Despite my reservations, I kept coming back to the idea of starting a blog. Writing has always been the easiest mode of expression for me, and I’ve often found myself jotting down thoughts and ideas. Over time, these snippets of writing began to accumulate, and I started to realize that there was a real opportunity here to share my voice and perspective with a wider audience.
I believe that my authenticity will set me apart. I don’t want to pretend to be an expert on topics that I don’t know much about or to offer hollow platitudes that don’t really mean anything. Instead, I want to write from a place of honesty and vulnerability, sharing my own experiences and insights in a way that is both relatable and meaningful.
Of course, I’m under no illusions that starting a blog will be easy. There will be days when I struggle to come up with new ideas. But I’m excited about the prospect of creating something new from scratch, and I’m eager to see where this journey takes me.
I hope that I keep up with my expectations and create something truly special.