I’ve been here at this same place at least eight times, attempting to write something. I write and I delete, I write something else, and then I delete the whole post. That’s just how it goes. Everything needs to be perfect. Now here I am, attempting to write for my ninth time. My apologies, I haven’t properly introduced myself. Don’t worry, there’s really not much that you’re missing out on. First thing’s first, welcome to my blog. It was seriously about time I started this thing and I’m so glad that I’m finally going to bring it to life (unless I end up deleting this post too). Anyway, let’s not jinx it. So, I’m an average teenager who lives in Canada going by the name Salina. I’m short and skinny with hazel eyes. But that’s not the story I’ve come here to write about. I’m here to tell you about my blogging story and why exactly am I here right now.
In 2016, I had a blog called The Life of Salina. The name basically gives it all away. I wrote about my life, gave advice on things I had experienced, and published some of my poetry. It was GREAT if you ask me. It was an amazing experience but the blog I previously had… well, I don’t know what to say, really. I grew out of it, I guess. I feel like that energy wasn’t there and I only posted for “the sake of posting”. Fast forwarding things to now… well, I have so much to say. The first major thing I’d like to say is that I moved away. I mean, really far away. I’m home now (in Canada) but getting used to the feeling of it still brings me the heebie-jeebies. It’s a start, though, right? So yeah, that’s one thing. The things following it are all connected; like getting used to a new school, fitting in, etc. You know, all that typical teenage stuff.
No matter where I am in my life or what I’m doing, there’s always this one quote that comes back to me, like a song that’s stuck in your head. It goes something like this: “We all have the same 24 hours. The difference is how we choose to use them.” I literally cannot explain how much value I hold to this. I feel like in the end, time is all we’ve got and once we start to question the things we have control over and the things we don’t have control over, we’ll come to learn that we always have some sort of control over ourselves and that is our power, mon amie. I felt that I needed to channel mine into something that truly makes me happy and, as I started to think about what that might be, the joy of writing came back to me. I wanted to pick up from where I left off a couple of years ago and try to create something unique out of it. Something that people would like and look forward to and that brings me into where I am now as I’m writing this.
Usually, I don’t really set up New Years resolutions for myself because I feel that change can happen whenever you want. However, I did promise myself that this year I will not be hiding. I mean, I want to be something more than I already am. By the end of this year, I want to be able to tell myself, “Wow, I did THAT!” and I just had a gut feeling that blogging was going to be my first step towards getting there. So I now present you with my official blog, Salina Khan. Phew! I’ve been dancing around like a child on Christmas Day waiting until I got everything set to start and I am just so eternally grateful right now to be able to make it official. I have a good feeling about this and I hope that you all can join me on this journey of improvement and changes. I’m just going to wrap this up by saying that I hope that every single one of you is also trying to pursue their goals because this moment right here is all the time you get. You can learn something from me, from how I went from not blogging at all for absolutely no other reason than “not feeling like it” to creating a whole new perspective on it. Whatever it is that you want to do, do it, and don’t let anyone stop you or tell you that you’re doing it wrong because truth be told, as long as you’re trying, you’re winning. That’s all that matters.
So let me know in the comments below what your goals for this year are. What are some things that you’d like to improve on in yourself? I’d love to hear about them! Other than that, have a marvellous day/night, wherever you are in the world.
With all the love and beyond,