Thursday, 15 October 2009

Introducing Me

My name here is Kess.

I seem to lead a very busy life at the moment! I am currently studying for the final year of my degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. I still live at home and commute 45 miles twice a week for six hours of lectures. As you might have guessed from my chosen subjects, I dream of someday being a writer. I am working fervently on a novel, and recently completed a first draft, which I feel for me is an achievement in itself. It will be a dream come true if I ever get it published!

As if life wasn't busy enough, I also have a job as a residential care worker in a specialised college for visually impaired students. This is a real eye opener and does have its challenges, although it is a job I love nevertheless.

In February my boyfriend of two years, known here as Spud, proposed to me in the middle of a snow covered field overlooking the city where I live. Spud lives across the country, 300 miles away, which means we sometimes have to go several weeks without seeing each other, but despite this we have made our relationship work. We plan to marry in the summer of 2012, which seems a long way off from here, but I just know that the next three years will fly by! In eight months time, when I finish my degree, I will be making the big move to Spud's city. This will be an enormous change to my life, one that will open the door to a new level of independence.

I am very close to my family which consists of my parents, my two younger brothers and myself (and Spud of course!) My brothers, Matt and Dave, are fourteen and eighteen, and both taller than me! Having never lived so far away from home before, I know I am going to miss them so much when I move!

I was raised in a Christian family, and became a Christian myself at a young age, a choice that was entirely my own. This is something that is incredibly important to me, and I can't imagine life without my faith.

I have numerous hobbies, writing and reading being the obvious two. I also love knitting, running, walking, beautiful views, nature, music, being among friends and family, taking photographs and cooking. I often give people the impression of being very shy, and I suppose I am, but I do love meeting new people, and it doesn't normally take all that long for me to come out of my shell.

I suppose this blog is my journey into womanhood, and an opportunity for me to raise my voice and publicly write what I want. I'm not writing to gain hundreds of followers, but I treasure any friends and supporters I pick up along the way. Among these are Anna, Bethany and Muffins. If you have stumbled across this, then do go and check out their wonderful blogs too!


Anna said...

It's time.
I've added you to my bookmarks menu.
Not many make it there, believe me.
But after this post, well, what's a girl to do.
You have stolen my heart away.

Kess said...

Thank you - that's a real privilege!
And you have captured my heart too.
We are very alike!