31 July, 2013

Introduction.


Many many blogs have been started and many many blogs have fallen to the wayside over the years. My first blog was probably on the site deadjournal, the antithesis to livejournal, between the ages of 10 and 13 during my slightly more morbid days. Since then I have had blogs on pretty much every site going but none have managed to stick with me; if you don't count the micro-blogging platform tumblr that is. Yet here I am again, a year since I last tried to start a blog, back to square one. This time, however, I have purpose.

It is no secret, to those who know me, that I haven't always been a very happy person. In fact I have suffered with anxiety and on and off depression my entire life. Unlike a good portion of people I didn't turn 18 and suddenly figure my life out, go to uni, meet someone, get a house, get married, have kids, settle down. Aged 22 I have only just found myself finally staring down the right path. I always knew that when I found that one thing, y'know what I am talking about, that I would do anything to get where I needed to be but that one thing just never showed up...until a year ago.

Somehow I ended up at a pole fitness class. I told myself the year I started University, after several gap years, that I would take up opportunities and find an activity or hobby that I could take part in for the rest of the year but very few opportunities seemed to arise and every single activity I wanted to take part in...clashed with my schedule.

Then a friend dragged me to their pole class. So awkward clumsy shy nervous uncomfortable me ended up standing next to a pole. After the first spin I was instantly hooked and instantly booked myself in for classes. Within a month I had bought my own pole and within a year...I was teaching my own pole fitness classes (thank you Spin City Beginners Instructor Course! I will send you my dvd exam submission soon, promise!).

The blogosphere has a decidedly serious lack of pole blogs and so I wish to enter that arena and try and offer to the world...my life and my pole journey and everything that comes with it. This isn't just about pole but about a journey to find some form of inner peace. It's about finding your place in the world and sharing that with others. The pole community is so amazing and I really wish to have a place among it. I hope you'll have me.