‘The only difference between you and them is that they’re doing it.’
That was the advice a dear friend once told me during an episode of self-doubt and toxic comparison, as I questioned my ability and right to do something I saw others doing. Though I forget the specifics of this particular scenario, its sentiment remains pertinent - a reminder that we are just as capable to be the people we admire, and to do the things we question we’re able to, if only we allow ourselves.
So, here’s my blog. A quarantine ‘fuck it’ to the countless times I’ve wanted to start one but been plagued by an ever too familiar lack of confidence.
I don’t know what direction it will take, how often it’ll be updated or what its contents will be. I’m not even entirely sure of its purpose. But I do know it’ll be a safe space for me to write and reflect on my thoughts and experiences - a place to exercise and publish my writings freely.
I don’t think there needs to be anymore of an introduction other than to say hello, I’m Nicky. Welcome to the inky splatterings of my mind.