Back again

The holidays were great; filled with adventure, late nights, parties and often part time work now that we are adults, but we find ourselves beginning university once more in the new semester. We should look to improve ourselves and work harder and smarter this semester. We must not look to repeat the doings of the past few months, but rather seek to find new ways to act in relation to our studies and the university lifestyle. These next few tips will certainly help to make sure you stay ahead of the rest!

Socialise:

Although studying is great (Considering you’re paying for each of your electives also and wish to make sure you’re making your payments worthwhile), limiting your periods to be social can have serious repercussions on your mental well-being. As shown here, making sure you have a balance between your study and social aspects of your life are incredibly important.

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University is the period in which you can be yourself and communicate with like-minded individuals and also meet other folks that you normally would not have met otherwise if you never attended. Go to parties, visit bars and join sporting groups- the list is endless! A large amount of fun is all in your future, make sure you grasp it tight!

Clubs:

Every university has a large selection of clubs to enlist in. They range from literature societies to gaming clubs to even communism groups. They are great ways to meet other individuals and make friends, minimising the awkwardness that can occur at the beginning of the University semester if you do not know anybody.

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If you do not like any of the clubs shown or do not find one you can relate to, create your own. Most universities allow this! Create your own club and help it rise to the top, it’s like your very own The Sims 4 scenario!

Study:

If maybe last semester you did not perform as well or perhaps you just want to start your university journey off on a great start, studying is key. Use your universities resources as much as possible, communicate with your Tutors (Class teacher) and visit the library whenever you can. Establish a study routine and try to stick to it, but do not make it so strict that it is impossible to follow and does not allow flexibility.

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Make sure you are eating and drinking properly, as well as exercising. By doing so it will improve your ability to study and your marks will improve!

By following these tips it will ensure the next University semester will go as smoothly as possible. Just remember, your journey is in your hands.

 

 

 

A letter to myself

Dear old friend,

I know things were hard for you. Some days were harder than others but never were they easy. You grew quickly, you adapted and you worked. You watched others from afar but never felt connected, often feeling like an outsider, even when you wished you weren’t. Nights were both your enemy and your friend, being there to comfort and torment you.

You were young but you were old too. I will always look up to you and aspire to be as great as the person you strived to be. Always against the odds you prevailed, growing stronger in one way and weaker in another. You honestly believed you were meant for extraordinary things and that’s how you dedicated your time and efforts. To prove to yourself that you were as great as you wished you ought to be.

Sometimes books and pens were your only friends, alongside a hot coffee in the cold misty mornings. Other times adventures on your lonesome, on trains to places you didn’t know of but thought the names were elegant enough to warrant a visit, were events to make your heart swell and your eyes sing.

You had friends, but you never felt like you had them at the same time. Maybe writers were deemed for tragedy you thought, but inside you wished it weren’t true.

Dear future self,

I wish you have come to terms with who you are. I know you had trouble with that in the past, and it often kept you awake at times long into the night. I know that you wished for friends a lot, but now I hope you have come to terms that sometimes the best company is your own company.

You deserve solace, both in your thoughts and in your hands. Tragedy cannot paint you forever, and nor will it.

I hope that you have kept up your writing and produced many tales for people to read. Long after you go, your words will sing into the souls of many. Make sure those words are pure and whole.

Future self, I wish you stopped worrying about the past. Only what can be changed must be focused on. Make sure those happenings are what you wish. Do not let the world change you, you must change the world.

Dear present self,

Please be happy. Things will get better.

 

Goals- An update

Each day is one step closer to achieving my goals. 

Dedicating my life to literature was an easy task. Making it happen however was more difficult. It was the conflict in my head that occurred whenever I considered bringing forth my writing pieces to light, with the idea that hiding it was more beneficial. I now see that that is not the way I wish to live my life and having exposed my pieces was an incredible choice on my behalf because it gave me the push to grow and enhance myself consistently.

Being a poet, writer and journalist certainly had its hard days.

Some days are easier than others though, that is foreseeable. At times I get dissuaded and tempted to pull back from the public eye, to escape the public sphere and enter it again once I’ve tempered my words to a better degree.

I’m glad I didn’t.

I know that one day all my hard work will be worth it and that I shall be able to change various aspects of society with my words for the better.

The day will come, I know it will because I will make it arrive through my hard work, dedication and persistence.

The one achievement that I am working towards making possible is the finishing of the book I am currently writing. It has taken a lot of research and late nights. However, I am far away from its release date still. This excites me though because in all honesty, I know I will be sad once I have finished the book because it will have grown on me. More than it has already. Having more time to write is always a bonus to me.

I often am still writing till the sun is beginning to rise however, with the sunlight slowly beginning to flicker between the shutters of my blinds before I notice the time. My coffee has turned cold hours before, with the brisk morning air keeping me awake. It repeats every day and night, with me fighting the urge to sleep against the will to write with my words on the page always winning.

This book will be made possible through my sheer love towards literature and putting my heart and soul into everything that is written by my fingertips.

I will finish this book.

It will be enough.

I am writing this post to express that sometimes difficulties are holding you back from voicing your art, but as I have written here, you must because, in the end, it is your legacy.

Make sure your story is heard.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

 

Why we need voices.

A thousand years from now, you wish you had done it.

A hundred years from now, you wish you had said it.

Ten years from now, you will tear yourself up over why you never had the courage.

One year from now, it will keep you up at night.

Today, you are questioning why it should ever happen and how someone else will do it or has done it already.

Stop that thought immediately.

I often am questioned as to why I continue to pursue a career path that is incredibly competitive and also diminishing in desirability. With funding and job cuts occurring quite regularly in one (Journalism) and the other being a battlefield with a free-for-all tournament commencing every day, with each combatant wishing to beat the others, and be the loudest voice heard (Writing).

However rather than let myself become disheartened, I approach the question differently. I flip the question to the person asking and pose the question, “If you could change the world forever with your actions, even though there were many trying to pull you back, would you?”

By placing the question in this manner, it allows the individual to understand that their actions can and do hold value. There may be others wishing to stop you from achieving your desired conclusion, but if you were able to make a change, you would, and we both know it.

We need to get out of the thought pattern of believing that others will achieve what we are too lazy or nervous to do because odds are, they are thinking the exact same way. Every day is a new chance to get closer to the goal that we want and envision for ourselves.

If we can acknowledge that our actions are powerful and we must use them in accordance to becoming closer to our vision, hopefully, we can break this negative aura that plagues our mind. The thought of- “It doesn’t matter, someone else will do it.”

If I have not given up, so shouldn’t you. Every step is a place closer to the world in which you wish to live within.

Make sure it happens.

 

Dreamer

I cannot wait to change the world with my writing. That is my ultimate goal, to change the world to be better than it was while I was alive. A lot of events are occurring globally that can be deemed worrying; we check our social media accounts religiously watching all these events being reported upon, potentially worrying us. Do not fear, however, trust yourself and focus on the good within your life. These events could potentially only be temporary so focus on things that matter, like your future.

My dream is to shape this world, potential change it and leave a legacy behind. Now more than ever, I wish to save people and most of all, make people feel. For them to notice their heart beat, feel the cool Autumn breeze brush past their face gently and watch sunrises, basking in the warm sunlight contrasted by the chill in the morning air. I want people to really feel, not just accept their life for what it is but what it can be rather. People need a dream, and I want my words to encourage people to reach for them, even if it takes their whole life, they’ll die happily knowing their life goal is now fulfilled and have left behind a legacy.

This is what I want.

The desire for change

I’ve been thinking recently of my future more often than i normally would and i’m analysing various aspects in which i could and at  times, should change. I’m thinking of my dreams and aspirations and how i should obtain them, and even why i should. I am very invested in my life and my thoughts. I am reading both fiction and news articles, writing in various different genres to try and improve my skills, and more often than not, staring into the far horizon trying to grasp meaning to the things in which i do. I feel as if i have hit a point in my life in which i am searching for meaning for my existence and it is consuming me. Not in a bad way however, rather it has opened my perspective into pursuing new and invigorating thoughts rather than settling for common paths of thinking.

This post isn’t just a bundle of mismatched and random thoughts but rather i wanted readers to understand that it is okay to be unsure of who you are and what you are doing. It is never too late to stop and reconsider aspects of your life and desire change. What i do believe is wrong though is acknowledging your desire for change but doing nothing about it, settling for the life in which you are living due to fear or other factors. We have one life, and as easy as it is to say that, it is true. We are not immortal so please i implore you, live a life that makes you happy and you shall not regret it.

If you are to take one thing away from this post it is that it is okay to feel different and to desire change, and please pursue the wants you have with every fibre of your soul.

Kyle

Change: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/change

“to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.”

Existential Crisis

The other night I visited Sydney Observatory with my girlfriend. It was an amazing night with my greatest companion learning about the furthest reaches of known space. We are more insignificant than you think which is why we must work together rather than remain in constant hostility towards one another. I felt incredibly small that night. The world’s enormous, truly unfathomable to our current level of understanding. To explore it we must do great deeds, every day, and every moment. We can do it.

Knowing that there is a limitless amount of life out there surely gets me excited. What about you?