My name is Jade, I am 22 years old and I’m trying to navigate my way into adulthood with as few casualties as possible. I am obsessed with all things to do with Beauty and Fashion, yet equally fascinated with all things life related.
When I was 7 I dreamed of becoming a prima ballerina. Having danced since I’d just mastered walking, this seemed like a perfectly viable career choice. I lived for dance. I spent twenty hours a week in the studio, perfecting every form of dance available to me.
At 14 I gained a social life. I had friends whom I spent every waking hour of the day with. I was a social butterfly. At this turning point I focused on a desire to change the world and help its inhabitants. I longed to be a lawyer and to become the Elle Woods of the real world. During my work experience at 16 I was told to give up on my dream, unless I wanted to become impoverished and depressed. Great. Back to the drawing board.
Throughout my childhood my love for literature had always been there, in the background, but never considered seriously. I always excelled in my studies and became the teacher’s pet of every English class I stepped into.
At 18 I was advised to explore English Literature as a serious stepping stone. I did. I began to appreciate my talent and all the doors it could open for me. I took a year out whilst deciding on my future and worked in retail.
A year later I went to University in Lincoln and experience everything I could get my hands on. I gained my independence, met the love of my life and maintained a long-distance relationship; my phone bill was the evidence of my dedication. I stumbled across feminism which rocked my world and shaped the ME of today.
As my studies ended I was devastated at the prospect of a life without reading and writing. Then it hit me, I want to start a blog. I want to choose my topic, investigate it and put my findings out there for the world to see. I did my research and here I am today. Do I know what my future holds? Not at all. But the truth is, at 22 I have finally accepted the uncertainty of life.
I hope you enjoy reading this Blog and join me in my journey into the great unknown.