Hello. You can call me Ally. I’m 26 years of age and I live in a largish town in the northeast of England. I am currently out of work but enjoy landscape and city photography and would like to do something in that area, some day. I don’t do much else. I try to pass the time with menial hobbies. Physically, I’m around nine stone in weight, wear glasses, am of recent Italian decent and have medium long dark brown hair that makes me look like a cross between John Lennon and a hobo.
I would like to point out that I’m a man. MALE! This is because of some confusion, which crops up now and again.
So why have I created this blog? Well, when I was younger, I was so much more confident than I am now. I had a few close friends. Today, however, I have become introverted with a degree of social anxiety. I spend much of my time alone trying to keep myself busy. Despite this apparent loneliness, I’m actually quite happy. I have my health, my family, my books, my stories and my beloved photography. And I have a head full of ideas, thoughts and a certain surrealist joy that I cannot express because, after more than a decade, my introversion is insurmountable. But only in the real world. Writing online about my life, ideas and thoughts I have had each week enables me to share with the world my thoughts in a way that I am not able to otherwise do. This blog is an outlet for the extrovert buried deep inside of me.
If I can convince just one person that I am capable of humour, expression and extroversion, things my whole life I’ve been told I’m incapable of because I’m shy, and have been bullied for, then I know that I can live my life with a happy heart that I have always longed for. I’m doing this to prove to myself that shyness will never be a barrier for me or indeed anyone.
As you can see from comments I have received (below), I achieved this goal. But I’m not going to stop. I enjoy doing this blog and it remains important for me to show others that shy people are capable of anything, and, indeed, that anyone, regardless of who they are, is capable of anything. Most importantly, I want to show that no book, shy or otherwise, should ever be judged on face value. We are all equal and we should strive to view and treat one another that way.
If you wish to leave a general comment about the blog or a comment you feel could help others regarding what I talked about above, leave a comment below. If you’d like to send me a private, personal message, head to the ‘Contact Me’ page and I’ll get the message as an email. If you want me to contact you back, you’ll need to put your email address in the message.
Thank you for reading.