Those pesky traffic lights

“Nearly run the red, because you were looking over at me” – Taylor Swift

For a girl who’s perhaps a little too obsessed with Taylor, I can’t escape her. Neither, do I want to. But I never have to try and fit her somewhere in my life; I found the song ‘All Too Well’ especially fitting for this occasion. She finds herself carried away in a whimsical but homely romance which she knows ‘all too well’, but chooses to neglect the dark side that’s corrupting the relationship around her. And suddenly, almost like it was an outlying dream, she finds herself walking away with a broken heart, telling herself that she knew its consequences all a little too well.

But in the midst of this, she found herself cherishing the moments she had.

Funnily enough, I don’t find myself creating a blog to tearfully wash away the pain of a relationship like you would assume. I’m forming an analogy to describe how life can escape us sometimes. We really need to be aware of what’s going on so we don’t waste our time.

And that’s how I found myself here. I don’t want to waste my time; I’ve spent too long dipping my toes into something ‘I don’t have the time for’. Running the Red is a blog about me and my life, which definitely needs to be slowed down, and I think this quote captures the meaning behind it and the importance of writing down ‘moments’.

Having an outlet for my writing is all I want; somewhere to showcase my penchant for creating content. God only knows where it’ll take me, but I hope it finds me somewhere nice (by this I mean, it has to be accompanied by an espresso or two).

Let’s get to it then, shall we?

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