When I had tried to work on this blog and other ones previously, I just couldn't keep at it and they soon fell by the wayside. I think this was because I didn't need this blog, whereas when I started it again this time last year, I needed an outlet.
The start of last year was really hard for me as my mental health was in such a bad place. I didn't really have an outlet and I didn't make time for myself to be creative. I went to work, wrote for other people, came home and was too tired to do much else. My depression made me put on weight and not want to go out and see people, which then made my depression worse.
In fact, it was shortly after restarting this blog that I got signed off work for a month because my mental health had declined so much. This blog then became the thing I got up for every day. I made myself go out and do things and made time for myself so I would have things to write about and be in the right frame of mind to actually write something.
This blog has been a constant thing for the last year and has helped me to actually think about what I want and what I want to do. It's made me look for new experiences, step out of my comfort zone and actually be honest with myself.