Only 16

When i got this emailed to my inbox, my first thought was
This song by Sam cook
Although it sounded different to how i remember it lol.

When i was 16, i started blogging. My writing back then was so immature. I always started my posts with “Hi” lol. I didn’t really know what a blog was about, but i was bored one day so decided to give it a go. I was still at school then too, studdying hard, preparing to take my GCSES over the next couple of years.

My future was all mapped out-I was going to be a social worker. That plan sort of dwindled and died though when i had to retake my GCSE maths at the college which sort of put a dampener on things. I then got in to helping visually impaired people learn computers on a voluntry bases, followed by an ICT computer course and the voluntry work i do now with guide dogs and Angel eyes NI. Thinking about it now though, i’m not sure i’d be cut out to be a social worker. I think i am too caring.

It’s funny how times can change through the years. I always got told how mature i was at 16, but i believed i was no more mature than the average Joe. Certainly going by my blog, I wasn’t really that mature anyway.

So what was everyone else like at 16? Did things turn out the way you wanted them to?

This post was in response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Only Sixteen.”

Four Years Already?

Did I really set up my blog four years ago today? Apparently I did!

When I first started blogging, I didn’t really think much of it. I just thought it was cool, and everyone else seemed to be doing it. I researched my options, and was going to go with
But I couldn’t really work it. I remembered reading a blog on something called “Live journal”, so decided to search for that. Up it came, and it seemed to be the most accessible platform.

I was very immature then in my writing, and thankfully I think I have massively improved. I always reflect around this time of year, just making sure I still write sensible things, and that i’m not just writing for the sake of it.

I was known as “rop_heart” on Live journal (I liked medical words at the time lol and thought it sounded cool).

I have grown out of that phase thankfully, and am now known as “The big-t” which sounds much cooler. You will know me as “torie” though.

In about May last year, I decided to move to blogger, simply because I knew more people on blogger. What a job it was transferring all my entries over here though! I had to physically copy and paste each entry and backdate it, as I couldn’t find a tool that transferred Live journal entries to blogger.

So for any new readers, I hope you enjoy the blog, and sorry for all the guide dog entries lol. I just think it would be a good way to keep a record of all the steps I take on my journey with my new dog Ushi.

I hope to welcome many new readers to my world over the next coming year, and to all the old ones-hopefully you’ll still stick around!