Hi, my name is Shu Shu and this is my new blog. WELCOME! The image on the left is probably the most recent and least embarrassing one of me. I usually look like the image on the right.
My friend says I look like Buzz Lightyear. That observation is not inaccurate.
I’ve been going through quite a few changes in my life. I recently got my licence and I moved in with my partner (INDEPENDENCE AMIRITE). Things are certainly changing in my world and I think it’s about time I start a new blog. There was nothing really wrong with the old blog I had, but I’ve had it for a few years and it’s certainly boring me a bit. Plus, I’m not a huge fan of Blogspot’s UX so I’m going to give WordPress a go.
I’ve had blogs before (started blogging when I was 16), and I also read blogs. I understand what I need to do to promote a blog, get readers etc, but I’ve never applied any of this knowledge to my own blog. I guess I’m scared of what people will think, which is silly. So, I will work harder to promote, put myself out there and be a bit vulnerable. I sometimes think my opinions are wrong, which is probably the worst self-censorship a person can do to themselves.
Anyway, I’ve reached that point where I want to start taking my creative development a bit more seriously. I really want to use this blog to explore my writing and paintings. You know how you go to parties and people ask what you do? A lot of people name actual occupations like nurse, doctor, teacher etc. I just name the organisation I work for. Career-wise, I honestly don’t know what I AM, and I think that’s probably OK for the time being. I hope to use this blog to figure it out. Maybe one day I will be able to confidently say I am *insert occupation*.
So, I just want to say: hey, my name is Shu Shu. I’m trying to find myself and I’m looking forward to becoming friends with you. YERR.