The Premise – What is This Blog About?

So let’s talk premise!

Why am I starting this blog?

I’ve wanted to do this for so long but have never plucked up the courage to do so. Having closely followed the blogging world explode over the past several years, I have found it increasingly difficult to believe I would have anything relevant enough to add. Today, I’ve decided that this is completely ridiculous. There’s a reason for putting blinders on a horse if you want it to move forward, and the same applies to me. There will always be distractions out there (better-written posts, nicer pictures, and more original content), but that’s no longer a good enough excuse not to get going. I love reading blogs and learning new things from them and am finally ready to start writing. premise.

berlin lamp post

Where am I starting from? 

After, what my parents would probably describe as, a series of hasty decisions, I found myself moving to Berlin in October 2016. I had never previously been to Germany and, though the opportunity did present itself a few times, had never thought it useful to learn German. Joke’s on me!

So here I am in this beautiful city, getting to be a tourist, but also coming to terms with the fact that I have to start from scratch in nearly every aspect of my life. It’s been an exciting, albeit challenging, journey so far, and I want to remember it in a way that is both easier to share and to look back on. Also, I really need a hobby aha!

berlin architecture

Why is it called Thedouard?

I wanted a reasonably unfussy name so I just mashed up two of my grandparents’ names: Theodora + Édouard. There we have it!

Voran!