The reason I didn’t want to write in a diary is because a physical copy of my feelings makes me cringe. I’ve tried to start a diary a few times before, just to look back at it the next day and think “this is unbelievably emo and stupid, get a grip of yourself” or “if anyone finds this, which they will, they’ll know my deep dark secrets”. I’ve always been a competent writer though, I identify it as one of my strengths. A combination of this and a love for technology allows Tumblr to be the perfect platform for this meaningful process. The beauty of it is that in digital format, it can all be deleted with a push of a button in a second flat.
For me, written and visual communication are at one end of the spectrum, while verbal communication is at the other. I’m terrible at it, and I’ve realized that being introverted makes life a lot more difficult than it has to be. Although, considering what I’ve been through, I do think that I’m blessed to have had the friends and opportunities presented to me so far.
I mentioned visual communication as another of my strengths because that is the other reason for this blog. I will be posting updates for my artistic development. This will include photos of ideas, sketches, final pieces, and university work. I am currently studying visual communication design and animation. I have decided that this is the area to focus my future career around and to actually stick with it, instead of stuffing around and wasting time like a lot of people I know have been doing.