Hi Strangers! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Life has been a little bit hectic, emotional and busy these last few weeks. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last 6 weeks, I’ve finally been able to move into my own house in Northampton where I will be starting university in late September. I moved in successfully at the start of July and I have spent my time here getting settled in, making some new friends and seeing lots of new places. So far, I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m glad that I decided to make the move earlier than most other first year students.
A lot has happened since we last spoke, I’ve met some wonderful people and I have been introduced to many more. I’m very glad that I have as I’m starting to feel a lot more like Northampton is my home. Although I’ve made some new friends, I’ve sadly lost a few of my OG’s. It upset me to begin with but I’ve come to understand that this is what happens when you move to a new chapter in your life. People move on and they decide who they do and don’t want in their life. That’s okay. Things didn’t end in the best of ways for any of us but again, that’s okay. We have to move forward and keep our heads held high.
In other news, I have been working incredibly hard on the book and I have had meetings with publishers who have been leading me down the correct patch of what to do next – more information to follow.
My new chapter has had a little bit of a shaky start and has taken its toll on my mental health a couple of times but I’m glad that I’ve been strong enough to lift myself up and be grateful for the little things in life. I cannot stress how important it is to be thankful for those things. Yes, you might have had an argument with your partner this morning but wasn’t it great to drive to work with no traffic today? Or you might have lost a friend like I did but aren’t you so pleased that someone else has walked into your life who wants to make awesome memories with you? Be thankful for those little things because there will always be one!
I’m also incredibly thankful for all the time that I’ve been gifted as a result of the ongoing pandemic and my recent move. As a student who is currently on break, time is a massive gift and it is one that I have learnt to never take for granted especially when it comes to people.
So yes, things have been a little bit shaken over here but they’ve been overall positive and I’m so so glad that I’m here. I’ve been waiting for this chapter for what feels like an eternity and I am finally here. Let’s do this.
Yuen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too complex for definition.