why I’ve (honestly) started this blog

It’s just under a month until I begin my twenties, and just under a year since I started my channel. So much has happened in the past year. I can say it’s been one of the most challenging years of my life, and I’ve been learning a lot about myself, God and life in general. One of the other things that’s happened has been that I’ve stepped out into my creative side more, an area that was always a big part of who I am but which I suppressed a little to focus on my studies – and something I hope to pursue in some way in the future. I’ve also been exploring new things and taking new risks in general (as I write this I am volunteering abroad in Tanzania – I’ve been here for two months, and I doubt I’ll return to the UK the same).

For a number of reasons, which I won’t go into too much for now, I know that right now is the beginning of a new and exciting season for me. It’s a new academic year, a new decade in my life (and famously one of the most exciting) – and I’ve just come out of a season of real, raw, challenging, beautiful growth. I am so excited to start my twenties and see where God takes me in the next ten years. So, the result of a mixture of the desire for an outlet for my creativity and being on the cusp of a new season, this space will be where I log some of the lessons I learn along my journey in the hope that they’ll bless you.

I won’t say too much for now. But what I WILL say is watch this space.

Imani x