I always say that wherever life takes me in this world, that Sydney will always be my home sweet home.
But imagine a time into the future where humans travel the known galaxy. Creating new homes on familiar exoplanets and travelling through the gleaming stars of distant solar systems.
There will come a time when planet Earth herself will be a place we all call home.
We are all natural explorers. Inside every one of us is the craving to travel and find somewhere new.
I used to think that living in this time and age, that the time for adventure and exploration was over. That there is no other place that hasnt already been explored. Oh boy was i wrong.
The longer I spend time on this Earth, the more I realise how small I really am. There are indeed a vast and endless array of adventures to be found all around us, we just need to open our minds and look.
There are times where life feels as if the moment is perfect and that everything is going well, may it be your career, relationships, studies, health or a combination of them all. But then there are those moments where things just dont go right, and it all just tumbles down on you. Like a row of dominos falling one another it feels as if it’s so hard to ever get back up.
And although these times can make you feel as if you’re on top of the world or in hindsight at your worst, it’s something we all go through, the ups and downs of life itself. Without them, we wouldn’t be human.
But for the many of us, it’s the chase to constantly find those peaks where we will find ourselves most lost. This is multiplied when we’re down, the peak seems so far away that it’s almost impossible to reach.
But what if we looked at this from another angle? If only instead of chasing the peak (or better yet, while finding the peak) that we think is the highest point in our lives, we sought to appreciate what we do have at this moment we would be far more better off and grateful. We will always have something good in our lives to lean on when we’re down and something to fall back against when we’re at our peaks.
This way, we always win and never lose 🙂
We tend to plan things ahead and look into the reaches of the possibilities that lay ahead of us. But how we get there is another question of its own. Sometimes we choose to follow decisions which are based on practicality, because it tells us the logical path to where we want to be. Maybe it’s the decision to choose that subject in high school or to take that stable job because it’s the safe step towards your dream one. But i challenge you to do something, something that i am starting to do myself;
Leave your map behind and follow your compass.
A map is great if you want to go where people have been before. A compass, even though uncertain and unpredictable, will cause you to pave new paths, and lead you to unexpected and amazing places. Ultimately, you will find yourself in the mistakes you make and the shortcuts you design. So leave your map behind and let your compass lead the way.
Few things in this world can inspire the spirit inside of you more than what I will show you here. From the comedian himself, Jim Carey made an incredible speech that shook the hearts of people all around the world including myself, and what a better way to do it than with some comedy. They say that your ability to make somebody laugh and smile can make them fall head over heels for you without them even knowing it. I think in a similar sort of manner, we all look up to him as he himself has has made us unconditionally love him.
If you haven’t already, I must implore you to do so. There’s just so much he says that just sticks with you and as someone who also will be graduating soon, I take in his advice knowing that he’s been where I am, and that where he is now is a reflection of what he’s achieved in life.
The first word. The first sentence. The first paragraph.
These will never become any easier and if you ask me, it’s not easy now. I don’t consider myself a writer, at least not well enough to express myself creatively, as much as I do wish to. It’s one of the main reasons for starting this blog actually. There isn’t much I don’t challenge myself to do in this short lifetime I have been given, most of which are the life skills that will always stay with me wherever I go. Writing is one of them.
Growing up, reading and writing was never cool. You were a nerd if you read too much, an outcast if you enjoyed anything from novels to poems and art. It’s one of my biggest regrets now that I look back, and i’m not usually one to regret anything in life. I remember how back in much younger years I used to really enjoy poems, especially those of which that rhymed. Why did we ever stop reading and writing them? Or was I just blinded by societies grasp to follow what was cool at the time? I guess it doesn’t matter any more as time goes by, all that really matters is that to this day I still enjoy them with my Green Eggs and Ham.
For now I place down a marker, something to remind me that this is where I began, that this is the place of origin, my first post. So here’s to many more and hopefully, one day ill be a great writer of my own.
See you on the other side, my friends.