I have thought a lot of what makes me tick, it’s all cold induced – the second one has struck in three weeks, and I’m struggling revising for an exam, and finishing up my assignments. So while I’ve struggled through the days, with tissues in hand and Glen 20 in the other, I’ve thought a lot of my last post.
Imagine, if you stopped now, and just accepted yourself. This doesn’t mean not striving to improve some part of you that you believe needs improvement, it just means accepting yourself, and who you are. I have, and it’s turned my life around. I no longer doubt or second guess what I’m doing, I just go out and do it. I enrolled in University at the beginning of this year, because I wanted to. Not because I thought I was going to please anyone else, but me.
I’ve been rewarded, because I’m studying in an area I’m passionate in. My marks have reflected the genuine love I have for books, libraries and information management organisation. My lecturer went so far as to use an example of my work at an academic presentation. This has never happened to me before. I have never enjoyed my studies with such gleeful abandon. Think of yourself, waking up each morning, facing not a long tiring day, but a day that will test you and make you grow.
By seeking out what you are good at, what pleases you, what leaves you satisfied at the end of the day, and lets you sleep well at night, you will achieve self-awareness. It’s a hard journey, you learn by the knockers, those who tell you you’re too young or too old, too much this, too little of that. And it’s only when you let go of those preconceptions of who you are, and plunge out into the world, to pursue what you truly love, that you realise you are capable of great deeds.
So go forth today my friends, and think about what would make you happy, and then set about ways to enable you to get there.