Life

First Post: Who am I and what is this blog all about?

Writing More, Worrying Less

In short – I’m Tanya, one of the many 30-somethings who are happy to call Bristol home. If nothing else, this is a place to write down some of the many thoughts that pop into my head as I navigate my way through this business of being an adult. If I’m lucky, a few other people might visit, and perhaps one or two of them will find something relatable that helps them to navigate life too!

So why start a blog now?

  • Having struggled with anxiety on and off since my late 20’s, I began 2019 with a resolution to waste much less time on relentless worrying, and to turn these experiences into something positive by writing about the things they have taught me. (The fact that I’m writing this first post in May 2020 should tell you something about my tendency to procrastinate.)
  • At 36, I find myself happier being “me” than I have ever been before. Maybe by sharing how I got here, I can help other people be a little bit kinder to themselves.
  • Lastly, I love reading other people’s general ramblings about life…so it only seems fair to share my own too!

What can you expect to find here?

I love many things, but I’m particularly passionate about mental health, well-being and keeping both of those in check by staying fit and active. So expect plenty of my (entirely non-expert) thoughts on those areas. Baking is a favourite hobby, and I love nothing more than a good breakfast, so I imagine there will also be some photos of cake and fancy bowls of porridge. Perhaps a few other things too…my only plan is just to get writing and see where we end up!

If you’ve made it this far…welcome to “Write More, Worry Less”, thanks for reading my little introduction, and I promise not to procrastinate for too long before writing my first “proper” post. Oh, and if you want to find out more about me in the meantime, you can find me hanging out on Instagram most days.