Two years ago,
January 7th to be exact,
I was feeling very moody.
I was not feeling like myself, i was unhappy and I felt like
the weight of the world was on my shoulders.
So, I decided to start a blog that I named
‘Diary of a lost teen’.
At the time, it made sense because, I was 17 years old
And I felt lost in the world.
I felt like I could make it a blog that other teenagers like myself could relate to.
So, I started to write and my blog was born.
Over time, I felt like I had outgrown my blog url
I wanted something that sounded sophisticated
And showed who I was
So, I changed it to ‘Belle Ame Noire’,
which means ‘Beautiful Dark Soul’.
To celebrate my coming of age and two years of owning this blog,
I changed the name about three days ago to
‘Dolly Writes’ and I plan to never change the name again.
This blog is like my baby; It is my child
It has been like a journal for me;
A recording of my life experiences
My successes, My failures, My heartbreaks, My insecurities
Every single post on this blog
is a reflection of something that I have been through.
No matter how many times I change the name,
The content always remains the same,
My story so far remains the same.
I have met some amazing people through blogging.
I met Akunna, who is just beautiful inside and out and writes with so much emotion
I met Tomi, who is the sweetest guy ever and writes poetry that will make you praise God
I met Lateefah, who is just amazingly talented both in writing and in art
I met Hakeem, partly through instagram and partly through this blog
And he is just someone that I look up to and learn from all the time.
I have connected with people
That have been so moved by what I write that it brings me to tears
I feel so blessed and so humbled that I can do this
And all in all, Writing has saved my life.
Doing this; Being able to do this is a gift and I am thankful.
I have had over 3000 views from more than 25 different countries…
Might not seem very much to some others but it is a lot to me.
I have come such a long way since 2013.
My writing has greatly improved.
I have changed.
If you read from when i started till now, You will see that.
I know I’m far from being the best,
But believe me, I try and I try and I try.
Thank you to every one that has read any post that I have ever written
I am so grateful
And thank God
For keeping me alive to be writing this post two years later.
I’ll bring more
I’ll write more.