I would like to believe that life truly is one big experiment. The mistakes you make, the risks and jumps you take, they’re all unheard of until you try. You are to be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire, whether that be love, lust, wonder, anything is possible if you try. Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. It’s all up to you.
I recently made the decision to change paths, to change the future I had planned, and risk a different one. I can’t even begin to express how much happier I am because of it. I finally feel as though I made a decision for myself, without the influence of other people, or keeping somebody else’s feelings in mind for the sake of a mutual ‘friendship’. I did it for myself. And the best part I have found is that it has enabled me to see who my true friends really are, and were all along.
My mum always said to me ‘as you grow your friends will show you their true sides, whether they grow with you, or they let you grow alone, and from there you shall decide who is worth the trouble, who is worth the fight’. I couldn’t have possibly found a better statement worth living up to. The decisions you make through life, they are part of your own experiment, and every experiment is worth something different. Your true friends will support you no matter what path you take.
I’ve learnt a lot over the past few months. I had a summer of travelling, time on my own to figure out who I am, what I want, what I believe in, and what is worth living for, and then I came back to a different life. The wishes I made over the summer, I made them a reality. My best friend, my girlfriend, and my family, they are all who matter to me anymore, because I know they are the people who I shall have a future with, they are the people worth fighting for to the end, and I couldn’t be luckier to have such an incredible bunch of people by my side.
Only you can change your life, nobody can do it for you. So change it for the better. Make mistakes, take risks, change your mind again and again, just live without any expectations. Let your smile change the world, you’ll be happier because of it.
Sprinkle glitter on the bland x