FILLER CHAPTERS was curated in the summer of 2017 after I, Bekki Ramsay, graduated from university. Despite finishing with a First Class Honours (in Fashion Communication), I had no clue what I wanted to do in life, and in turn, made this blog to find solace (and humour) with others who were also feeling the same way.
‘Filler chapters’ can come in any form – after graduating, whilst working in a job you detest, or even sticking through a bad relationship out of pure habit. During these times, you may find yourself asking yourself a series of questions, like I did after graduating: Who am I? What do I want to do? Should I run away and have a gap yaaah? Or quite simply, would getting a new hairdo help me to gain control in a state of cluelessness?
Until you figure it out, life is going to be full of filler chapters. Some days you might find yourself saturated with an overwhelming sensation of growth where you finally sense a way out of the dull void (side note: the answer is *never* cutting in a fringe). But some days, the most exciting part of the day may be when you cook a perfectly poached egg, gain a compliment for your outfit, or a haircut giving you a new boost of confidence. But it’s just as important to note that these Filler Chapters are just as definitive as, without them, you couldn’t appreciate the Big Chapters in life.
Like any story, a character (I’m talking about you here) cannot be built on just peaks alone. In fact, in the same time that you’re buttering the sourdough bread to match your pristine poached eggs of goodness, the universe is out there gathering energy and assembling the resources, which will eventually lead to the Big Chapters of your life.
And just like the universe, I’ll be out gathering energy as I reflect on my own personal experiences in life – filler chapters, big chapters, and the in-between bits. Throughout this blog, expect comical and heartrending diary extracts, document moments of epiphanies and the odd travel guide.