Every year, for the past six-or-so years, “start a blog” has been written amongst the tens of other goals on my New Year’s resolutions lists. Until now I’ve not had the time or balls to publish a website with my name and face attached to it; I’ve questioned my ability to create content that’s worth reading, and whether I’m imaginative enough to regularly write interesting posts about new topics!
This summer I have tried to dedicate time to reigniting my passion for writing, photography and art, things that I used to love doing until I let my psychology degree take over most of the space in my brain. It has been such a relaxing and invigorating few months – I’ve managed to pick up books (that weren’t textbooks!) for the first time in years and actually get to the end of them; I’ve taken so many photos and reminded myself of why I loved photography in the first place; I’ve explored new areas of my city; I’ve painted and drawn and collaged; and most importantly, I’ve moved further down the path of understanding what truly makes my heart flutter (yay for tachycardia!).
My 3-year university degree came to an end in June and at the time, I don’t think I had ever felt more lost or unsure of what to do next! But after settling back in at home with my family and finding myself with lots of spare time (funemployment for ya…), my old creative interests started to return – suddenly I wanted to write & paint and photograph beautiful things and listen to inspirational podcasts and style outfits again! So I picked up my paintbrush, unclipped my camera lens, invested in some new clothes and created a blog.
Joie de Velvet will likely be a reflection of the weird and wonderful things that fill up my brain; a mixture of fashion, photography, beauty & travel, maybe with a little bit of psychology thrown in now and again. I really hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I will enjoy writing it.