“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
Welcome to my new blog! Before I start, here are a few things you might want to know about me:
- My name is Aimee Garnett, I am 21 years old and I am from Southend-on-Sea in Essex.
- I’ve just finished studying English at St Mary’s University in Twickenham (home to Mo Farah and Pete Poselthwaite among others).
- I’m currently saving to go travelling next year, which I will hopefully blog about!
Now, the title of this post is a bit misleading, as although it is the first post on this particular site, I have actually blogged before. Whilst I was in my last year of uni, I decided it would be a good idea to enter the London Marathon, the date of which was only about 3 weeks before my dissertation deadline and about 5 weeks before all my other final deadlines. Needless to say this term was a bit hectic, but I actually managed to find solace in blogging about my experience of trying to juggle quite possibly the two biggest and most difficult things I have ever done in my life. Fast forward a few months and I finished the marathon in a time of 3 hours and 41 minutes, and got a First in my dissertation meaning that I graduated from St Mary’s with a First Class Honours Degree in English. However I realised that after finishing my blog because my ‘journey’ that I had been writing about had finished, I actually began to really miss it. So I decided to start a new blog which, being a stereotypical English graduate, is going to be about writing!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved reading any kinds of books and also writing some of my own stuff. When I was younger my mum worked at my primary school, so when school finished at 3 I would sit in the library and read until she had finished work. In my time there I went through every single book that my school owned. This blog is going to reflect this love of all things literary, with book reviews, discussions and (hopefully at some point) some of my own writing. There will also be some random posts about different topics, as this blog is going to be my creative outlet, a space where I feel comfortable putting my thoughts into writing.
Thank you for reading this quite rambling first post, and I hope to see you again soon!