Reflecting on the realities of life
This year has gone by in such a blur; it is crazy how the years just get faster and faster as I get older.
This year has been especially fast.
I always thought that Ånishing Year 12 would be such a great feeling and I thought I would feel so free after my last exam.
But honestly, instead of feeling sheer relief or even excitement for the next chapter, I feel empty.
This week I will reAEect on the realities of life.
I always try and have a positive outlook on life.
I’ve been hurt so many times and although I want to curl up into a ball and not have to worry about anything ever again, I always think about the people I can impact.
Every single one of us has this amazing opportunity to reach out and touch other people’s lives.
With a few words we can break or make a person. And I know for sure that I never want to be responsible for breaking someone apart.
If I can encourage a person to keep pushing themselves and to not let others bring them down then that’s all I need in life.
Sure, having a stable income, great friends and family and all that can seem like the only important thing in the world, but I would rather know in my heart that I have helped people than not helped them.
I mean, how amazing would it be if you talked to someone and told them to just go after their dreams and you told them they were so talented, and then years later they become famous and they thank you and say you were the one that helped them get to where they are today. Wouldn’t that be such a blessing?
Finishing Year 12 has honestly not brought me any satisfaction, and maybe that’s because I haven’t got my ATAR so it doesn’t feel real yet.
But realising that Ånishing Year 12 hasn’t changed me, it has really made me think about what is important.
It’s made me think about what I really want to do and be in my life in the short amount of time I have on this earth.
And I know that my decision may change but, for now, I want to be that encouraging voice to people. The one of wisdom and peace. I want to help people because that’s what I love to do.
When I was younger, and even still now, I wanted to be a famous actress.
I just love the idea of pretending to be someone else for the entertainment of others.
I don’t like pretending to be someone else because I want to get away from who I really am, I want others to be able to relate to me in different ways and to know that there is hope and there will always be hope.
While I’m not sure if I’ll have a career as an actress, or even one helping others, I know there will always be the sun after the storm; it won’t just vanish from the sky and never return.
That’s how I stay positive. I know that everything is going to turn out Åne.
I may go through a really hard time for years and years, but in the end, it’s going to be okay.
And I’m not going to lie, I have days when I don’t feel positive and I just want to sit down and not do anything because I have no motivation.
But it’s on these days that you go to your friends or your family, whoever you are close with, and you talk to them, make them give you the energy that you need to Ånish the day and get done what you need to get done.
Because that’s what we do for those we love.