Blogging is great, it lets you express yourself and talk about whatever you want to anyone that wants to read it. Blogs can produce vast pools of knowledge, creative thinking, and fascinating opinions; yet, so far, the two of us haven’t gotten along. I told myself it was just because I hadn’t gotten into the swing of it. I kind of half hoped for a magical switch in my brain to suddenly make me enjoy blogging. Thus, I would be inclined to blog more frequently, but obviously I don’t hold high hopes for that happening. I have just started my first project for this semester. It’s called Border Crossings and it’s all about identity, who am I? Everyone has their own unique personality, life stories, and identity so it should be easy right? The only problem is, not only do I not like talking about myself, I have no idea how, or where to begin in trying to express what, in my opinion makes me, well, me! I guess to a degree, this links to my trouble with blogging. If I don’t really like talking about myself, then it’s not going to be easy writing what is, in a way, a bit like a personal diary entry, only for potentially the whole world to read if they so desire. I do of course realise how valuable these skills are to have, and I’m sure one blog at a time it will become easier and I will become better at it.
As well as looking at my identity in general I also need to look at my identity as a jeweller. Since I’m in my first year studying jewellery, there is lots of potential and exciting elements in my identity waiting to be discovered, however it’s currently a confusing jumble since I haven’t got a clue where my interest and passion in jewellery will take me.
So overall I think it’s going to be a bit of a slow start to get into this project, and it currently looks pretty intimidating, but I’m really looking forward to getting started. It’s going to be very fun and interesting to see what comes out of it.