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Influencing Myself

Wow it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Yes, I am still alive. Apologies for the lack of activity – the rest of my summer was taken up with writing and submitting my dissertation and finishing my Masters. Which, woo, is all done now. I passed with distinction (!!!) and graduated in December. So what’s new? Well, aside from no longer being a student, I finished up my work as a Learning Support Assistant at the end of last year and am now on a temporary contract as an admin/receptionist/resourcer which isn’t ideal but it’s money and experience and definitely better than nothing!

So where does all this leave the blog?

There’s been a lot going on in the world, and a lot I’d love to write about – from the shootings in America to the rape in Delhi, from feminism, sexism within the atheist community and wider world in general, travel bits and pieces etc etc. I even have about five posts started but hanging around the ‘draft’ graveyard unfinished due to a number of issues – times, motivation, focus, blah blah. And also due to a realisation that I simply don’t know enough about these topics in order to write an properly informed opinion.

So I’ve been educating myself and I thought I’d share with you guys a few of the blogs I read so you can see what I and my opinions are being influenced by.

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Awkward Hellos

So this is the first post of the blog, where I’m meant to introduce myself and what the hell I’m supposed to be writing about, and you’re meant to pretend to be interested when in reality we all know this is just me checking that everything works, looks good, and I haven’t broken it yet!

The truth is this is sort of an unofficial New Years Resolution. Over the years I’ve attempted many times to get into blogging but have failed miserably – even just trying to keep a blog as a travel journal was abandoned halfway through in favour of good old paper-&-pens. But this year I’m going to try and keep this going. Why? Partially due to an assignment I’m working on for uni at the moment looking at social media, and partially to try and tie together all the random rubbish I have lurking around the internet.

So what to write about?

Well my interests currently lie in Photoshop, photography, travel but no doubt rants about my personal life *may* find there way in, possibly semi-coherent philosophical posts or even movie and book reviews… basically whatever I feel like writing about!

So welcome to my world. Let’s see how this goes!