new beginnings

arkaydee
A drawing of me titled 'The Emerald Maiden'

The first of June is a week away, and I feel the need to start something new.

June has always seemed like a time for new beginnings. Maybe it’s because where I’m from, June is the time a new school year starts, and even if it’s been five years since I’ve graduated I still see June as the time of the year to start something new.

This year’s ‘new beginning’ is writing. It’s strange to call this new because I’ve been writing since I was nine years old. It started with a flowery diary, the kind with those flimsy silvery locks that you can easily break. I wrote everyday about everything, good or bad. I wrote stories and poems. I wrote essays and my thoughts on the world.

Then I stopped.

Somewhere between going to college and having to face some real challenges, I couldn’t write anymore. I stopped right when I needed it most.

These past few months, I started again. Maybe I should say ‘it’ started again. Though it’s always been a part of me, in some ways I’ve always felt that my writing has a life of its own. It’s back now, and I once again find myself always walking around with a notebook in my bag.

Pen and paper has always been my thing. I have tried blogging, but always got tired of it. I don’t know if it will stick this time, but seeing that it’s time for new beginnings, I’m going to give it another shot.

The above portrait was done by my dear friend and fellow blogger, Pia. You can follow her illustration blog, LS Illustrated, for more awesome fashion illustrations.

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