Thoughts on Age & Blogging

All aboard the feels train! Next stop, unstructured ramble about feeling young in the blogosphere.

For a while I was in a bit of a rut with my blog, and if I’m being honest my life in general. You may have noticed, you may have not, but it happened and I’m finally starting to crawl out of the pit that I had imprisoned myself in.

You see, for so long I felt like the content I was producing, the words I was writing and my general opinions just weren’t worth anything because of my age. I have just turned twenty years old, so I’m not really a child any more, but I still don’t quite feel like an adult. I’ve been blogging for nearly five years now, although not very seriously for the first two, and seeing other bloggers who started at a similar time to me often makes me stop and think about where I’ve been and where I’m going.

It all started with a comment someone made about how young I am and at the time I saw it as an insult – maybe it was intended to be an insult, who knows! – but now I see it as a compliment. I am twenty years old and I have produced something off of my own back that I am incredibly proud of. I have worked damn hard, using my own initiative and given up my time to do something productive that I actually love.

Sure, I spend a lot of my time on my computer, and a lot of that time on Netflix, but I also spend hours developing so many skills that will help me in my later life. I have had some incredible, once in a lifetime type opportunities that other people don’t get to have and for that I am seriously lucky.

For most of my life I’ve had a fair few older friends and when you pair that with my delightful baby face it’s safe to say that age plays a huge part in my life. I’ve not always felt younger, sometimes I forget that I am just twenty, but every so often I remember and I’m not going to let that get me down any more. It’s stupid! My age changes every year, I get older ever day. I used to find it patronising being called cute, but then I remembered that I am god damn adorable so it’s only fair.

Essentially, what I am trying to say is that being young is not a disadvantage. In fact, think of it as a head start.