I bet you weren’t expecting a new year’s resolutions blog post 4 weeks into the new year! I feel like I’m running behind on pretty much everything in my life at the moment, but I really wanted to get this post up anyway. Better late than never!
I didn’t feel like making resolutions at all this year because I don’t have a clear idea of what the year is going to look like yet. The plan is to start therapy again (mental health waiting lists are my mortal enemy) and get my service puppy, but I don’t know when each thing is going to happen. When the schedule is vague like this, I find it difficult to set any goals. I’m afraid that I won’t achieve them if I’m focusing on therapy or dog training… so I’ve set some very specific, measurable goals that are a bit more manageable than previous years’ goals.
After teaching myself every aspect of Kennisnet Websitemaker and Tumblr, it was time I started blogging the way I should be blogging: on a platform that’s actually meant for it.
As some of you may know, I’ve been making websites and blogging since I was a kid. I started on a website builder made for kids by Kennisnet, a Dutch organization dedicated to ICT innovation in Dutch schools. I met some of my first internet friends through their message boards and the communities surrounding it. Imagine a bunch of 10-year-olds from all over the country, writing about who knows what on their own self-hosted websites built from scratch. I wasn’t one of those people, because I had trouble learning and stuck with what I knew, but I’ve wanted a self-hosted website ever since. And here it is. About ten years later than the rest, but still!
Huge thanks to Maartje who helped me set this whole thing up — without her help, I would still be yelling at Tumblr. Check out her blog! She blogs about lifestyle, minimalism, and sustainability.
On this blog, I want to start writing about everything that interests me: autism, mental health, fitness, books, minimalism, sustainability, zero waste, horror movies, houseplants, interior design, asexuality, and so much more. My special interests shift every few months, so there will always be something new to write about.