Welcome to- HOWW. (to try and be an adult.)
So I guess I should start by saying hello?
Hello, my name is Holly O. Woodward-Williams, put these initials together and you get ‘HOWW’ which seems to be a pretty fitting acronym for the way I feel at this stage of my life. I am 22 years old, (soon to be 23) and I have just completed my degree in contemporary dance. I have moved back home to the beautiful, rural Suffolk in the East of England, something that I knew was coming and was dreading, but it had to be done. I have been dancing since I was nine years old, I just spent three years and thousands of pounds studying the thing that I love and am so passionate about, only to leave feeling overwhelmed and terrified of what to do next. I’m typically someone that lives in my own little bubble and have been more than happy in that bubble for 22 years, but graduating university feels like for the first time in my life, someone has popped my bubble and suddenly, reality has hit me. For years I’ve been dreaming of the life that I want and saying “when I grow up” or “when I’m older” but I’ve realised now, that time has arrived! I am grown up! I am older! I definitely don’t feel like it and I know I’m still very young but reality has come along, popped my bubble and slapped me right in the face. Quite frankly I don’t know howw to ‘adult’ and it is scary. This is where this blog comes in. This space is a platform for me to map and reflect on my journey into adulthood in a creative way and will allow me to discuss my experiences with others who may be in a similar situation or those who are also feeling daunted by the prospect of adult life. So join me on this adventure, it might be quite amusing!
Lots of love, Holly. Xx