I think it would be fair to say that for most people worldwide the past six months (or really almost the past year) have been a real time of self-reflection and for some a much needed awakening. For me, these past months have been both. I have become aware of just how privileged I have truly been in my life. I was always aware that I had privilege and have been proactive for awhile in using that for good. However, this time has made me realise just how much more I could be doing to create change. At first, it was naturally not easy to accept that I have been rather hypocritical at points in my life, but also it has been a real journey to accept myself more than ever. As a result, I realised that my goal with the blog was never just to write about the things happening in my life; but instead to do more. I want this blog to be more than just my blog, but rather a community that not only accepts but empowers and uplifts people from all different walks of life and has pieces of many different topics. My aim is for the newly named Continue The Voice to have guest writers, photographers, artists and just general creatives. I want this to be a place where people come to learn, but where the learning is collaberative rather than being lectured. I want people to read this blog with a glass of white, a cuppa, a coffee, an ice water or any beverage of your choice and leave it feeling hopeful. I hope we can spread kindness, empowerment and education for a long time to come. The blog will focus on all topics ranging from sustainability to how to effectively be Anti-Racist to how to be an ally to LGBTQ+ people to the importance of nature and the outside world to our own wellbeing. It will also cover discussion on books, films, music and art. I intend to continue my monthly series of Hygee Moments to encourage you to stop for awhile, and recognise all the hygee moments in your own lives that surround you more often than you may realise.
Here's to seeing where this blog can go!
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