Updated: Nov 3, 2019
I guess I should start by saying hi!
My name is Beth for those of you who did not already know (or for those of you who had not guessed by the name of this blog). I am formerly known as 'teenagelifebeth' (you can still go and read it if you wish), which was a lifestyle blog that I started when I was 15. The main aim of that blog was to share the latter part of my teenage years with those who read it, with subjects ranging from day-to-day life, mental health, and particular topics that were of interest to me.
I am still aiming to keep these topics with this blog, however, it will be more adult-based as I enter my 20s and try to figure out what exactly I want from life. I think 20 is quite a confusing age because everyone tells you that you are an adult now and that you need to learn how to do things for yourself, but at the same time you have barely left your teenage years and do not have a clue what it is exactly that you are meant to be doing. I think a lot of people get confused by their 20s, which is why I want to try and re-brand me and my blog to suit the change I am going through and to try and have a better connection with those my own age who will be going through the same things as me. Hopefully it will also be good for those of you still in your teenage years who may be panicking over hitting 20 (as I definitely am) and may calm any worries you have over what being 20 is like.
So a bit more about me...
I am currently 19 and going into my second year at Birmingham City University. I have always struggled with knowing what career I wanted to go into, however over the past few years it has been made clear to me that working with children is the job for me. As it currently stands, I am not entirely sure what exact job I want to go into, but I am hoping to at some point become a health play specialist, which is someone who works with children who have an illness and they work with them and their families by giving them play therapy to either help them gain a better understanding of the treatment they are having; which is also used as a way to get rid of any anxiety they may have over their treatment. It will take me a few years for me to be able to take on this job role, however during that time I hope to gain the experience I need in order for me to get there.
As it currently stands I do not have any tattoos, but I am thinking of getting some in the future. One that I am really keen on getting is the one in the image below, which is meant to be a remembrance of my Grandad, who sadly passed away in 2015. The birds symbolise one of the things he was passionate about in life, as he enjoyed to sit in his kitchen and look out of the window and use a book all about birds to identify the ones that came into his garden. Another tattoo I want is one of some Chinese symbols that represent love, hope, trust, family, happiness, and friendship. These are some of the things that are most important to me, so to have them all on my body will be a constant reminder to me that I have something to carry on living for. My third idea for a tattoo is one that I have only come up with recently and am still not 100% on. I want to have a rose, including the stalk and thorns. The stalk will represent my journey throughout life. The thorns will represent the little setbacks and low points in my life that I have had to get through. The rose itself will represent me being in a place in my life that is exactly where I want to be. I am not yet in this place yet, but I hope to be in that place at some point in the near future.
I would say that I do tend to put work before going out and making the memories that I probably should be making at this age. Part of this is due to me wanting to be successful, as I am sure everyone does, and I feel that the only way to do that is for me to continuously be working and not wanting to go out because I feel that if I do then I am putting any hope of a successful career at risk. I know this is not true as everyone needs to find the right balance for work, a social life, and for having time to yourself. However this is a balance which I struggle with a lot. This is kind of because I do not really enjoy going out with friends as they enjoy drinking alcohol, which is something I also used to enjoy but after a few bad nights out for one reason or another, I have been completely put off the idea of drinking myself senseless. You could say that I could still go out with them and just not drink, but if you have ever been around drunk people whilst sober, then you will understand why I do not want to do this.
At this stage I do not think there is anything else you need to know about me. I guess we can get to know each other a little more as time goes on. But I just thought I would introduce myself to you all as I believe it is important that you (the reader) know a little bit about the person whose work you are reading, to help you gain a bigger understanding of the content they create.
I would really like to get to know my readers a little better, so please feel free to comment down below a few things about yourself. Also if there is anything in particular you would like me to discuss on this blog, then please feel free to comment your ideas below as well and I will try my best to turn these comments into a discussion, although I hope you understand that this may not always be possible.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all have a fabulous week. My next post will be up same time next week, so please look out for that. For those of you who have come from TeenagelifeBeth, thank for for continuing to support me, it really means the world. And for those of you who have only just discovered this blog, thank you for taking the time to discover something new and I hope we can get to know each other over the next few weeks.
Love Beth xx