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The thing About Me…

Until today if you clicked About Me at the top of my page you would have found this post…

Bucket Lists are something I imagined you only think about near the end, like in the movie starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson.

My life currently is nowhere near where I thought it would be at this point.

ALL of my friends are married and parents.. I am not, although, I am in a commited relationship it just feels miles away for me! I’m at a place where I have just as much in common with my friends kids as I do with my friends…
Who doesn’t love Toy Story, though?

My Mum’s favourite phrase is “I just want to see you happy and settled”, I swear I can actually hear ticking from the constant mention of the damn ‘biological clock’ and every wedding I attend I lose count of how many people say ‘You’ll be next!”

I think my biggest problem is not knowing what it is that I want from my life.

Turns out everyone else was on a race to get what they wanted before we all turned 30 and here’s me missing the gunshot still standing at the start line a little lost and confused.

I don’t want my 30’s to feel like walls that are closing in on me.

I want to find out what I really want, live a more fulfilling life therefore making my 30’s more of an extension of my 20’s.. Ok maybe with a little less gin, longer skirts, higher necklines and lower heels… Pfffft, As if!

31 is the new 21., right?!

Perhaps I will start by having a little look at this Bucket Life List.
Where to start?…

Write a blog?

..I’m not much of a writer but It’s on the List 😉

So here goes…

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It’s been 4 years since I wrote the above post on my About Me page, 4 years!

If you are a regular follower you will know that some things in my life have changed since then…  I got engaged and more recently married, I started running, I ran a marathon, I’m in the process of buying a house and I’ve learnt SO much about myself in those last 4 years.

Some things, however, have remained the same.. I still have a soft spot for Toy Story, I’m still in denial about being an adult, I still prefer short skirts, drink too much gin and my Mum is STILL mentioning my ‘biological clock’ although thankfully it’s much less now as she slowly gives up hope, I am 35 now afterall.  35… how the hell did that even happen?

I’ve never really known what this blog was, what ‘genre’ it fitted or what I wanted it to become.  That Extra Inch was created as something to fill a void in my life as I had a boyfriend (now husband) who had and still has, a huge catalogue of hobbies where I had NONE, unless lounging around in PJs, binge watching Netflix counts as a hobby .  I was at a point in life where I felt like I was getting older yet had done nothing very exciting with my life, and so the blog became a place to record any bucket list ticks and fun stuff.  My running journey started around the same time as the blog was created and I used it to document bore you all with my progress from almost throwing up trying to run 1 mile to running 26.2 miles.  Gradually it transformed into a personal diary, to note memorable moments like my sisters wedding, my travels, past adventures and several social blunders so that I can read them back and relive the memories as they fade from my mind.

I’ve gotten so much from this blog, so much more than I imagined, from the people I’ve connected with, strangers who supported me on my marathon journey and congratulated me on my engagement and now wedding.  The enjoyment I get from the blogs I read and lives I follow is huge.

Sometimes Most of the time, I lack creativity and time which means this little piece of the web gets abandoned but I do still love blogging and the people it has connected me with.

My last post, Fresh Start was just that, I haven’t changed as a person but I definitely feel like I’m beginning a new chapter in life, I feel motivated and I think the blog deserves a spring clean or a new chapter too.

Lets start with this About Me page…

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17 thoughts on “The thing About Me…

  1. At the start of this, I was very confused. I scrolled up to the top to remind myself whose blog I was reading. Now I get it. 🙂 I too need a blog revamp. When I first started my blog, I was using it as an outlet for the pain in my past. Now it’s about my wonderful life and funny stories.

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      1. Haha that’s ok! I’ve had to update mine because of moving so much. But I still have no idea what I’m doing with my life either. I’m wanting a few changes but I’m not even sure how to make them happen. I’ll have to change the page if/when they do

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  2. This is a great idea to update your profile page, Angela. Certainly gives me something to think about. When I am less lazy. I am always running behind schedule when it comes to posts. As a result they pile up like the laziest person in the world’s laundry basket would. It is lovely that you have charted out the progression and changes in your through blogging. Just makes you think that life is a wonderful business. xx

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    1. Ohhh you mean my laundry pile hahaha! I’m always lazy when it comes to posts, stuff happens and I’m like ‘I should blog about this’ then I don’t!
      Definitely, I love reading back posts to see where I started – life is wonderful!

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  3. Really happy for you, Angela! I think this is the cool thing about blogging – we can look back at words we wrote and see how things have changed since then. Also, Toy Story is amazing (except the 2nd one and the 3rd one was kinda morbid, but the 1st one is timeless)!

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    1. Totally agree – about the changes and the original Toy Story!
      I actually really love looking back at posts to see what’s changed some posts I feel like a different person wrote them, most of them make me cringe and others just make me so happy or laugh at myself!

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  4. It’s crazy how much life can change in 4 years! I’ve been thinking about changing mine too since it’s focused on weightloss and fitness, and while I have been trying to accomplish it, the blog has become more of an outlet for me. All the depressing posts from me ha! It doesn’t matter when you reach your life events, plus you got to party and live life so much more!

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  5. I love this! I came upon this blog post due to the fact that I am a newbie to WordPress and I needed some ideas on an About Me page. I think that this definitely helped me find what I was looking for to give me that extra push to write mine! I especially loved where you said, “… I had a boyfriend (now husband) who had and still has, a huge catalogue of hobbies where I had NONE, unless lounging around in PJs, binge watching Netflix counts as a hobby.” THAT IS LITERALLY ME! I’m not married yet, I’m 20 but I am in a committed relationship with my longterm boyfriend. It always seems like I have nothing to do in my free time except browse social media and watch Netflix, where he has a lot of other things that he likes to do. And I am amazed how you went from running only 1 mile to now 26.2! I struggle with making 1 now, but hopefully I can make it as far as you one day. Anyway, thank you for indirectly guiding me with my first post! I hope to see some more awesome posts from you soon.

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    1. Awesome glad to have helped!!! One thing blogging has taught me is that you’re never in your own there’s always someone who can totally relate to whatever you write and sometimes you find people who are so like you that you can’t understand why you’re not related!!! Welcome to WordPress and Happy Blogging xx

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