I do this all the time. Start something then stop. Start something and don't finish it. Re-design, re-name, re-brand, you name it. Set myself goals that don't I already know I won't meet. And I don't know how this is gonna go either, but a lot has changed since I first started oversharing on the Internet and I guess I wanna share a little bit about where I came from, who I am, and what I want to do.
If you've only just clicked on this link and never read anything from me before, I've been writing on the internet since way way back. My first real blog was named Ruby and Tuesdays after the Rolling Stones song, and it was a very typical lifestyle blog where I'd post recipes, workouts, and various ramblings about life and relentless positivity.
After that, I wanted to be more authentic and re-branded to just me, Fern. I wrote about doing my design degree, adventures, created photo diaries and went on a lot of personal rants.
Now, I've been through a lot of changes this year and I have no qualms about ruthlessly editing my life and online presence. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that everything in my life is a work in progress- and so is figuring out who I am, and I do that best by living my life, writing about it afterwards and creating shit, and I love to document it all. So the work in progress journal was born.
I write partly for myself, and partly because I can't see myself NOT doing it because I'm a self indulgent brat with a pathological need to overshare online and hoard memories.
I've never wanted to pigeon hole myself into a certain category of writing because I'm too all over the place. I'm a textile design graduate and have recently made the switch from full time sad girl and barista to graphic designer, I'm also a loving plant mother, a lil brat, a sun chasing beach bum, a lift plus addict and more. I want to document adventures and food and write about things that make me happy and things that make me mad because yeah sometimes you need to have a good old, uncomfortably personal vent on a public domain. I want to write about relationships and fucking up and doing cool things and creativity and my hopes and dreams and sex and mental health and body image and trying to eat more vegetables and shit. Y’know, just regular stuff on the mind of a 22 year old broke girl trying to find herself.
The work is progress journal will be a mix of old and new blog posts. There's a new series called 'from the archive' because there's things you can learn from the past and bring with you, even if you're leaving it behind. There's the design diaries, where I write about what I'm working on and my constant identity crisis as a designer. I'd like to introduce new series along the way too. I love being able to start again whenever I want. And I can't wait for you to join me.