word drift

a collection of musings and snippets from my life

new beginnings

new beginnings

New beginnings – even when they don’t coincide with the first day of a new year – always hold so much hope and promise. A door flung open to a plethora of opportunities, ripe for exploring and bringing to life.  I can feel a quiet sort of excited restlessness rippling through me, the kind that seems to come with the beginning of every new venture and new year.

Perhaps you remember me from my first blog devoted to my love for books, started when I was fifteen. I still have many fond memories of it, especially the warm and passionate community it introduced me to. For so long my mind has wandered back to the possibility of starting afresh, something new for me to put my mark on.  I’ve finally decided to push away the fears and doubts crawling in my mind – if not now, when? – and taken the plunge into territory that feels simultaneously familiar and unknown.  New year, new beginnings, new directions.

So what is Word Drift?  An outlet for my musings, my thoughts, my opinions.  My own personal online journal – a collection of reflections, experiences and snippets from my life.  Somewhere to share stories and find connection and meaning in this vast world.  A place for my voice to be heard.

And who am I?  A girl who’s trying to navigate life the best she can, seeking balance and purpose and understanding.  A girl who still wonders where her soft introversion fits into a world that can often be loud and overwhelming. A girl who craves connection with others, the deep authentic kind that lights up her eyes and mind and soul.

It has been a joy to welcome you to Word Drift, whoever you are and wherever you come from.  I am incredibly excited to see where this journey will lead me and I would love if you were to join me.  You can subscribe to my newsletter using the form in the sidebar or keep up to date via Bloglovin. Say hello on Twitter and follow me on Instagram or even shoot me an email if you are so inclined.

I do hope you will find yourself returning time and time again.

By the time this post has gone live I will be in the city centre, trying to ignore the cold, counting down and ringing in the New Year.  Have a lovely New Year’s Day wherever you are in the world and may 2017 be the year during which dreams are fulfilled.

Much love,



  1. Reply
    1st January, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Beverley! Stumbled upon your website through Twitter 😀 Happy New Year!

    I absolutely love the diary and the quote – where did you get that from?

    1. Reply 4th January, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Hi Jo! Thank you for visiting and Happy New Year to you too! The diary was bought for me as a gift from a Kickstarter campaign by an Australian designer. I checked and there are still some available on her online shop if you are still interested. You can find them here.

  2. Reply 2nd January, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for the comment on my blog Beverley! Congrats on the new blog. I’m excited to see what kind of content you’ll write on your blog. The blogging community is great and I’m sure you’ll make many fond memories.

    Happy New Year!

    1. Reply 4th January, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      Hi Rezina, thank you for visiting and Happy New Year to you too! It makes me so happy to hear you are excited to read more of my content and I too look forward to frequenting your own lovely blog! I’m thrilled to be re-joining the blogging community and hopefully there will be many memories made!

  3. Reply 4th January, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Hey you 🙂 Happy new year and congrats on taking the plunge to create Word Drift! I’m so excited to see upcoming content on your new blog. I’m already in love with your writing style and the way you string words together. I did a lil’ look around your old blog and woah you got an interview for Vet Med in Cambridge? My god, you’re one amazing lady. Booksmart, pretty and have a talent for writing. Good luck with 3rd year of vet med! Truly looking forward to reading your newsletters and blog posts.


    1. Reply 4th January, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Hi Nana, you are far too kind and your comment has made my day, if not my week. In the past, I have been slightly hesitant of sharing writing that feels personal so your words really mean the world – thank you so much <3 And great to hear you had a little peek at the blog I ran as a young, chirpy teenager. I actually didn't get into Cambridge and am now at Edinburgh! I think you mentioned on your blog that you have medical school interviews coming up? I'm no expert but if there's anything I can help with, do let me know! Thank you again for your lovely comment that warmed my heart and I look forward to seeing you here again and over at your own fantastic blog! Happy New Year to you too, Nana!

  4. Reply 7th January, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Happy new year to you, Beverley! And cheers to new beginnings to you and your blog. Good luck on your blogging journey. ❤

    1. Reply 7th January, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Augustin! I very much look forward to embarking on this journey 🙂

  5. Reply 21st January, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    so happy to see you back beverley! :)) catching up on your posts right now and i’m so glad to be able to read your posts again!

    1. Reply 23rd January, 2017 at 11:21 pm

      Hi Annie, lovely to have you here! I’m glad to be back 🙂 Looking forward to your return too 😉

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