The start of a new year always makes you reflect and wonder. Everyone is looking back on the previous year, thinking about their actions, maybe even wishing they could have done things differently. Its a state of melancholy that most find themselves lost in whilst they decide how to approach the new year. A new year brings with it a new chance to reinvent and improve. Well, since it is new years and 2011 is behind us, a lot of thoughts have been floating around in my head that seem to prevent me from focusing on what I need to be focusing on. So I thought I would do a blog post in hopes of clearing my head.
Do second chances actually work? I've often believed in second chances and when it comes to relationships and love, I have given second chances to most past romances. But it never works. I am always the one who is worse off in the end. Since I can remember I have always been someone who can never burn bridges. In the heat of the moment things may go terribly wrong and I can become irrational (but then again, who doesn't). But I am finding that it those bridges that I have burnt at a younger age that continue to haunt me to this day today. I am finding myself lost in thought of 'what if'. This doesn't just apply to love, but also friendships too. I think you might be able to tell from the lack of coherency in my writing that my thoughts are literally all over the place. I think second chances are dependent on the situation at hand and I feel that I've been hoping for reconciliation in all the wrong places. Time to let go and move on.
OpportunitiesLast year I had some of the most amazing opportunities to extend my working portfolio and gain experience in various areas of journalism, media and fashion. When I mention these to various people they always reply: "Oh you're so lucky". It has nothing to do with luck at all. It is about going out there, putting the word out, emailing, knocking on doors, retweeting, until someone notices you. You can't blame circumstances for not succeeding. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them. To get by in today's world you have to show your true dedication and passion. If you keep knocking on those doors, people will notice.
"All men dream, but not all equally. Those who dream by night,
in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake to find it was all vanity.
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous, for they may act their dreams
with open eyes, and make things happen" - T.E. Lawrence