Writing this blog post feels a little bit like a job interview. The moment when the interviewer turns around and says “So tell me about yourself”. In an instant your brain frazzles for all the relevant information that defines you, but at the same time makes you stand out amongst all others, gives you that WOW factor. What’s different? In reality, when you think about it, the things which make us unique are all our characteristics, traits, thoughts, and actions in their truest form, and not what we think others find special. So who am I? I am Amora First. No that isn’t my real name (I know what you’re thinking, what happened to my truest form) but it helps to explain why I am here, other than the fact this is the first task of the Blogging 101 course, which I am EXTREMELY late for by the way. So let’s break it down; ‘Amor’ translates to ‘Love’ in Spanish, ‘A’ stands for Amber (my real name, see there’s the truth), so what you have is: Amor[LOVE]a[AMBER] [FIRST]. I have decided to use this name in order to share my truest form with the world in order to enlighten, encourage, and inspire others through my experiences, and the only way to share my truth is to love it.
I figured the best place to begin this journey would be to start exercising my creative side again as I feel that in the mix of work, studies, and travelling I may have packed it all away somewhere in a little box for “When I have the time”, but time is only really what you make of it, so here it goes.
I have to admit, blogging was not my first choice when beginning this adventure, in fact it was vlogging on my newly developing YouTube channel. Since vlogging my experience of moving to Spain, I have realised that I am not a natural public speaker, so expressing all my ideas that come to my head verbally, is not always easy. As a result, this has lead me to try blogging, given that, not only do I get the opportunity to practice my writing skills, but also I can rewrite and rephrase my words as many times as I want until they feel just right. I named my blog Amora Adventures since one of the things I love to do most in this world is to travel. So as I take on more and more adventures, I have decided to document all that I learn and experience. I am hoping that my YouTube Channel will be like the movie of my experiences, and then my blog would be the behind the scenes directors point of view. We’ll see how it goes. So I hope that kind of clears up why I am here, if not feel free to check out my YouTube Channel.
All in all, if it gets to a point where people from different parts of the world, take the time to read the content that I put out, and can take away a positive outlook however big or small, like encouraging young people to travel, without the fear of money for example. Then I could proudly say that my blog is a success.