(illustration by Sarah Helen Potter- see her blog here)
After Christmas comes New Year, which I feel is always a good time for reflecting, a great time to think about all the highs and subsequently the lows we've been faced with in the previous 356 days then put them in a box and move the fuck on. You can't continue the book if you're still re reading the same chapter.
Now not to get all emotional on your arses but this year has been a year of discovery for me, while they're has been some regrets, big regrets, ive learnt a lot about myself and who and what I want to be as a person.
"Never regret anything because at some point, you wanted it to happen"
I always go in to the new year with not many expectations, gliding and deciding that i'll just let life take it's course in the traditional sense. What will be will be. And whilst I partly think that this is true I also think that you need to make things happen yourself. A friends mum stated something the other day that I thought to be so true, that being 'you're either the driver or the passenger'. I am not ashamed to admit that for the better part of my life I have been the passenger.
This year alone I have been to numerous cities around the world, I have emmersed myself in culture and come out the other end better educated and subsequently more knowledgable from it. I have made decisions that will benefit me for later on in life and I have changed my priorities that were lacking for my basic moral needs. And this was all on the basis that I took charge instead of waiting for life to take charge.
Finally I have learnt not to take everything seriously, that its ok to have passion, to have drive. To not be beaten down by idiots, realistic or virtual.