This is more of a ‘welcome back’ post, rather than a ‘welcome’ one.
I started this blog towards the end of 2017 when I needed an outlet to vent. I needed somewhere to pen down my emotions as expressing what I feel has been something I have struggled with for a while. I stopped blogging in March 2018 because I had a lot going on in my personal life, and I felt as though writing down what I was going through was increasing my vulnerability.
I’ve been thinking about starting to blog again but I keep discouraging myself. There’s a ringing voice in my head that tells me that no one will enjoy my content. I struggle with self doubt, something that my dad picked up on. I limit myself a great deal by saying I cannot do certain things because of this, that and the other.
So welcome to GAKENIA, a site whose purpose is to be my creative outlet.
This blog’s name was formerly ‘Gakenia Uncensored’, but I wanted to reinvent both the purpose and look of this blog, and what better place to start than its name.