15 Jun 2014

new beginnings

So here we are. Welcome to my new little plot on the world wide web.

You might notice that the change isn't all that massive (header style etc) and, as I mentioned in my note to my old blog, I've not got any plans to alter the content - yup, I'll still be wittering on about my weekends, what I'm making and the books I've read - and so the biggest change is the name. Halfway Here kinda relates to that feeling, fairly common in people in their 20s (and 30s, Mitch informs me), that there's not enough time to do all the things that we want to do before it's too late (whenever that is). Last summer I had a bit of a massive freak out about time pressure - get married, buy a house, see some more of the world, progress career-wise, have a baby...? After talking it through with Mitch, real life friends and internet friends, I calmed down A LOT. Their thoughts and advice led to some excellent points: try not to worry about the future, you can plan things meticulously but a lot of the time plans change. Instead, focus on the now and all the great stuff happening to you in the present. Although I try to remind myself of these wise words, my mind has a tendency to wander off and worry about things way down the line (where will be living in a years time? is a constant). And that's why I'm Halfway Here. I'm attempting to re-train my brain - less worry about the future, more time for the present. I'm slowly working my way back to now and getting the most out of what each coming week has to offer; there's so much good stuff going on and I want to take in as much of it as possible :)

8 comments:

  1. Happy new blog to you! I have a mini existential crisis about every other week, so I know how you feel! x

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    1. Cheers jess! It's always nice to know I'm not the only one :) x

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  2. The new design looks lovely Annie, and i wouldn't worry, i think everyone has a freak out more than they let on!! x

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    1. Aw thanks Chloe! yeah I reckon so :)

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  3. Yay! Love the illustration!

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  4. Hello - just discovered your blog via 'Words That Can Only be your Own'! Just wanted to echo your thoughts about 'the future' and not knowing what the best path to take is. In fact I wrote a comic about it last year just before I turned 30 (Linky: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/makedoshop) I don't think anyone really knows where their life is headed so you're certainly not alone there! Am hoping it gets easier with age but I'm not sure sure!

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    1. Hey! that's for the link laura - looks like a v.cool little zine. I don't know why but it's always v. reassuring to hear others feel a bit lost at sea about this stuff - makes me feel like I'm not just a crazy worrier!

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Ta v.much :)

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