One thing that I learned about myself — especially during my college years — is that I work best when I am passionate about what I do. I just don’t do things halfheartedly, and I certainly don’t feel with only half my heart (if that makes any sense to you). It’s not who I am.
Although I’d like to believe that I am more than capable of making rational decisions, I also admit that I can easily be tugged towards the direction of my feelings, especially when I feel them very strongly. Growing up, I’ve always regarded this tendency of mine as an embarrassing weakness — but thanks to my personal blogging journey (one that I’ve been on since 2015), I’ve come to learn that passion can lend me strength as well. And that it can lead me to unimaginably great things.
Case in point: Shut up, Shealea was born out of a love that I’ve had since childhood (yes, I’m talking about reading and writing), and this chaotic space continued to expand and evolve as my love for books collided with newly discovered passions — media and communication, gender and sexuality studies, planning and journaling, and above all, learning.
Where am I going with this? I honestly have no idea. I just know that so much of this platform — and likewise, so much of myself — has been significantly shaped by the passions and advocacy I hold closest to my heart. I hope to be able to share them with all of you (and maybe talk about them on this blog from time to time).