I must say, it’s quite difficult to compress a person into a few ‘About’ sentences. I especially like blackberries, marzipan and herbal tea. I do actually study. I think hot chocolate tastes better in a takeaway cup. I have two younger siblings. I write. Are you yawning yet?
Truth is, I’m a teenager. Someone who society thinks has peculiar thoughts and wild ideas. I am fascinated by people; their personalities, their decisions, their behaviours. I am inspired by The Arts and I am in awe of the effect they can have on us. I have energy, having come to want to move and breathe and act and live in a way which is saturated; absolutely taking the opportunity that is my life. I have encountered certain situations, from seemingly simple conversations to powerful, intense moments. I have also been called and made to feel naïve, unrealistic or slightly eccentric, at times.
Nevertheless, I truly, whole-heartedly, passionately believe that making someone feel better about themselves and their lives, is worth it. To have people reassured, even a little more confident, or happier, is worth it. I am trying, and I will continue to try to stimulate empowered mindsets amongst us.
I have ideas about how we think, which I have called ‘Pins & Needles’ and 'Sparklers'. I would also love to share with you some shorter pieces, and various commentaries, which will be on the blog, here.
This is simply an opportunity for you to be lifted, even a little.
Alexandra Shaw :)
Instagram and Twitter: @pinsneedles_as
Would it be arrogant of me to assume people will want to read my pieces? Perhaps. But I don’t assume. I have had doubt drench me at times when I could hardly envision anyone wanting to have anything to do with my words. Then, as I read them over, these words did something to me. Afterwards, I was filled with hope that maybe they could do that for others, too.