Just Jane 001


In trying to come up with some new post ideas, I toyed with the idea of a ‘Facts About Me’ style post. This blog has been on a downward trajectory for a while, because I haven’t had any inspiration about what to write, so I’m trying to get the creative juices flowing, I just want to try writing as much as possible – throw everything at the wall and see what sticks.

Anyway, trying to come up with ten or twenty or fifty facts all at once isn’t easy, so I’ve decided to start a series of sorts, in which I’ll just introduce myself over and over again. We’ll see how well it works, given that I’m notoriously bad at series of any kind on this blog!

I’ve been blogging for something stupid like twelve years, though here on this particular blog for just ten years (my ten year anniversary on this particular blog is approaching this week!). My first blog was at MSN Spaces – remember those? When someone first mentioned Myspace to me, I remember saying confidently, “Oh yeah, I have one of those.” Then I realised that Myspace was a different thing entirely, and immediately got one. I blogged there for a while, before setting up this bad boy, and I’ve stayed here ever since (with a name change in 2012).

I’m 35, with no clear idea how I got to this age, because last time I looked I was 22. My ethos on age is not just that it’s a number, because it’s not. More that we should wear our age like a badge of pride; the alternative to not getting older is one that most people, even those who hate the idea of ageing, wouldn’t want in a million years. I try to pass this on to everyone, but most people are happier to wallow in their “I can’t believe I’m turning xx” feelings.

I’m currently taking part in Veganuary; an initiative that encourages people try going vegan for January, and see where it takes them. Two weeks in, I’m surprised by how easy I’m finding it. I’ve gone from being a meat and dairy eater to cutting everything out, and so far I’ve had no slip ups. Expect a blog post at the end of the month letting you know how I got on.

Blogging life, age and dietary preferences; that’s me in the beginning of a nutshell. See you back here again soon.

4 thoughts on “Just Jane 001

  1. I actually don’t mind getting older. With Me it’s more like “It’s can’t believe I’m turning X age and haven’t done x”. I’m turning 35 this year and it would be so much less awful if I wasn’t still childless.

  2. I like the idea of age as a badge of pride. I do think of age as just a number because I don’t feel any older than I did in my twenties, but you’re absolutely right. Not every one gets to grow old, and at 42 I recently found myself in a situation that could’ve ended my life. I didn’t nearly die, that’s far too dramatic, but I could have. It’s a sobering thought.
    I really like the idea of this post, when blogging I always assume everyone has read my blog since the start and jabber on like everyone knows me, it’s good to introduce yourself once in a while.
    Good luck with Veganuary

  3. Yes to wearing your age like a badge of pride. I’m 32 next month and rather than wishing that I could have accomplished x by now I’m working on taking 2018 a day at a time and enjoying it.

  4. Whenever anyone moans about aging my mother always says in a very loud voice ‘Well, it’s better than the alternative’, the look on some people’s face is a picture! I’m always happy to have survived another year, more or less intact!
    Happy blogiversary to you 🙂 (I started blogging on Myspace blogs! Those were the days!)

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