Quick Update

Just thought I’d give you guys a quick update since it’s been a while since I’ve posted on this blog. I’ve been racking my brain trying to think about what to do with this blog. I started this blog at a difficult time in my life. I struggled with self-esteem issues and anxiety for most of 2017. I started this blog as a way to vent and avoid going on Twitter rants every day. I initially planned to publish a post every week but obviously that’s not been possible. However, I’ve managed to publish at least one post every month which is something. This post is my 20th (yay)! Now I’m in a (slightly) better place in my life, it’s a new year – Happy 2018 guys! So I feel like although the title Anxious Black Man still describes me it is not something I want to define me this year. January has been a really productive month for me. I’ve written a lot!! You might not be able to tell from this blog but if you follow me on Twitter you’ll know that for half of this month I was working on two assignments, one of which was a 6000-word dissertation which you can read here. As it’s my final year I had to put a lot of work into them. I got back to uni just a couple of weeks ago and I’ve written two articles, one for my uni’s newspaper Inquire and my first post for a blog called The Move . I also recently had my first appearance on the radio on Csrfm which may become available online soon. I’ve got a lot of big things planned this year. I plan to continue writing more and more, getting better at writing and start getting some of my writing published in more online publications. I plan to start a radio show/podcast or join one. I also plan to write a script for a short film and hopefully direct. I’ll also be graduating this year and that’s just in the first half of the year. So yeah, I’ve got a lot of things going on. I don’t know what this blog is gonna turn into. I may make a separate personal/portfolio website and keep this blog running but update less frequently. I don’t think I can change the domain without paying but I’ll figure everything soon. Thanks again to everyone who has read my posts, followed and supported this blog. Hope everyone has an amazing 2018!!

Peace and love, Emmanuel/Siji



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