It’s been almost nearly 5 years and I’m back. Wow!
Hello to everyone who remembers NEWTS and followed it and supported it. Nice to see you again. Apologies for ending NEWTS and rebranding my blog to be my creative writing space. Things have changed – I have changed – and my blog is coming along for the ride.
When I re-read my blog now, not having looked at my writing for years, I feel like I’m meeting my younger self. It’s beautiful how someone’s writing captures their very essence. This is not me saying my writing is so unbelievably genius that I am able to accentuate all that I am. No. The level of the writing doesn’t come into it. I appreciate how raw my posts were back then. It feels like a clear screen into my younger self.
The main difference between now and then is that I am now comfortable enough to actively share my blog with people in my life. It may not seem like a big step to some, but this was such a worry for me when I started it. I didn’t want just anyone in my life to see such a personal side to me. But over the last few years, I’ve become more and more comfortable with myself. It’s really touching, actually, how far I’ve come in terms of self-acceptance.
Delving deep into my NEWTS blog felt a bit like a time capsule to me. Funnily enough, for ages I have been meaning to create a form of time capsule video for myself with standardised questions that I would revisit every few years. But to be honest, this works just as well for me. Maybe even better.