I realise that it has been 5 months since I last made a post on this blog. In the time that has passed I can say this about myself and my life: I am NOT the same person I was last year. I view life completely differently and am much more grateful and passionate for the gift that is life.
A poem which currently resonates with me and explains what I spend my days thinking about is this:
If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it,
to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace
and sleep for it… if all that you dream and scheme is about it,
…and life seems useless and worthless without it… if you gladly
sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terrror
of the opposition for it…if you simply go after that thing that you
want with all your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith hope and confidence and stern pertinacity…if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body and brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want…if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, with the help of God, YOU WILL GET IT! – Les Brown
We are nearing the conclusion of the year 2015. As such, the culmination of this great year calls for celebration. Currently, I find myself going through the motions, trying to pass the next few days by as I look forward to the reckless, irresponsible and incredibly fun festive season that is Durban. It is the calm before the storm.
“These are changing times.” With each passing day, the preceding quote becomes more and more pertinent to me. The world is currently experiencing what I would like to think is an identity crisis. There are far too many individuals following societal norms and acting against their own conscience in attempt to the recognition of the masses.
My plea to you all is this; start to invest in your mind and seek to discover the real you by working on yourself daily. We, as the youth particularly, desperately need to develop our own unique characters so that we may one day also leave a legacy on this earth.
As the title suggests, this is my first post on this blog. As such, I feel it is necessary for people to be mindful of the fact that this post is likely to be very mundane and aimless. With all the formalities complete, allow me to commence.
My brief thoughts on the year
Tonight, I sit at home, enjoying the rest that this vacation brings after probably my most eventful and challenging “school year.” I sit here, feeling proud of the growth I have undergone, spiritually and mentally. I have certainly learnt a lot about myself this year and remain hungry to continue to grow and learn at every possible opportunity.
Short and sweet is how I’ll keep it for this first post. Expect more interesting posts to come.