I have to say, this is probably one of the most surreal things I have done in a long time. I have just created a whole new blog and have started talking to myself all over again because right now I have zero followers. Diddly squat.
You see, I used to have a blog, well in fact, I still do – a very successful blog by the name of Jade’s Jungle, however I have a confession to make. Jade was not real. She was my pen name, someone who was brave enough to put herself out there at a time when I was not. This blog though – this is the real me.
Why now? Why not carry on as Jade?
The best way to answer that really, is to tell you that I decided it was time to spread my wings and to show the world who I really was. It was something that eventually just felt right and even though my goals are exactly the same, I am no longer hiding behind my pseudonym. I am braving the world by myself. I didn’t have the confidence or the courage to put my writing, my blog, my novels out there and stand tall as me – and that is something that I have now, three years later, found.
If there is one thing that I have learned during my time with Jade, it is that the key to anything in life is to be yourself. I have realised that I spent so much time trying to do or say what I thought I should, rather than just actually, being me. And in that respect this blog is a completely new start.
Of course it is a platform for my writing in the same way that Jade’s Jungle was and of course, it is a place for me to share my thoughts but I want it to be so much more than that. Having spent the last three years writing, battling the lows, celebrating the highs, I am finally ready to be completely proud of who I am. And that is what this blog is all about.
And for anyone reading this who loved Jade… I hope that you can forgive me and if you could see your way clear to supporting me here, then that would truly mean the world.
Thanks for reading,
Love A x