Hi there. My name is Hannah, what’s yours?
I’m a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, and more. Just like you I have dreams, several dreams that I hope to achieve and have come true one day. I really struggle to answer people when they say “what do you do?” I know they mean in the 9-5 sense but the thing is, what I choose to do 9-5 doesn’t define or make me who I am. I “do” a lot of things. I write, I take photos, I make art, I style clothes … I dance like a maniac and sing like I’m Whitney Houston when I’m in the car by myself.
But you want to know one thing that I really love? One thing that my family, my friends, people close to me all know is something I treasure? SLEEP. I freaking love to sleep. I am a night owl, I do my best work at night and I can easily stay up until the wee hours of the morning. If it was acceptable to sleep till noon everyday I would do it. The thing is most nights, even after I’m done working and I’ve shut down everything, I can’t sleep. I struggle with insomnia, I can never seem to turn my brain off.
Sometimes I lay there worried or anxious, but more often than not I lay there and in my mind I write. I write out stories of my life mentally, in a narrative sense. I write about funny things that have happened, struggles I have had, dreams I have, secrets I keep. I mentally write these stories with the hope that maybe someone else will actually know them.
Does that make sense? If you’re a writer you will understand. If you’re not a writer you probably think I’m a little crazy … and you wouldn’t be wrong, I mean we’re all a little bit crazy.
So that is why I am here. That is why I have created this blog. This blog properly titled “This Wild Amazing Life” is a journal of my musings, open for you to read, interpret, relate to, and possibly enjoy. My joys, my loves, my thoughts, my fears, my jokes, it lives here. I’ve always felt that the only way I’ve ever been able to properly express myself is through writing. Part of me feels a sense of protection over these stories, I wonder if, you, you who is reading this really deserves to hear these stories? This introspection of my life that I have chosen to share with you. But then another part of me realizes that what good does it do anyone if I hold this all inside? It doesn’t help anyone to keep these things to myself. Now I assure you I’m not going to be writing about anything incredibly groundbreaking — you shouldn’t expect a blog post on how to cure cancer. But in my experience I have found that when I share snippets of my life with others, it can make others feel less alone.
Here we are… and here we go. Sharing my stories with you of this wild amazing thing we call life. I hope you enjoy.
Hannah, I LOVE this!! Writing a blog was one of the most fun things I ever did and I am so proud of you for starting this one. You are an excellent writer and creative thinker and I can’t wait to follow along!!!