New Beginnings

There’s something so refreshing about being able to start something again. Clean slate. No residue. That’s how I feel right now, as I write this new post for my new blog.

I started writing for my first blog in October 2011. I started strong and with vigor, as you tend to, when you embark on a new project. But over the years, I slowed down and other things began to take up my time.

I’m here because I want to start again. I’m at a very different space in my life right now both mentally and emotionally and feel like I need a fresh start with this blog thing. My thoughts have matured and I hope that’ll be reflected in my writing.

My blog was cathartic to me and as I soon learnt, for others too. That’s, for me, the best part of having a blog- being able to connect with people you have never met or spoken to. It’s special.

I actually wanted to delete my other blog before I started this one. When you look back at writing that represents what you once thought or felt, it can be a little uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing. But I met a friend of mine this week who taught me something- you don’t need to erase the past to start afresh! Your past is just that- the past. It does not and cannot dictate who or what you can think or be.


So here’s to the past, to the great and not-so-great times that will be shared here and to the joy of new beginnings. Yay!


© Tessy Maritim


  • Nderitu

    October 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm Reply

    I like the new layout.
    Keep the posts coming!

  • Jonathan Sankara

    November 3, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply

    while i am happy for you and the beautiful new website, all i’m wondering is how I’ll be able to subscribe and get email updates. It’s unhealthy for me to keep refreshing the page every 15 mins waiting for new posts 😀

    • girlonfire

      November 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm Reply

      That makes me very happy! I had no idea you couldn’t subscribe, I will work on it and get back to you. But just so you know, new post every Tuesday 🙂

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