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Stress, please go away. Nobody wants you here.

Just a little animation for its message to get into my head.

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Have a wonderful, stress-free day. Anxiety is unnecessary. You can do just as well – actually, even better – without it.

Where’s Home?

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I’m thinking about this quite a lot lately. Being someone who lives in London most of the year while studying, yet travelling to Athens, Greece so often, and again to Cyprus – where I’m from – to see my family and spend the holidays, I often wonder, where’s home?

I’m someone who thrives in their loneliness – I’m not afraid of being alone, at all. Yet, at the same time, I’m also someone who enjoys company very much so. They say that “home is where the heart is”, but what if different pieces of your heart are in different places? Can you have multiple ‘homes’? Or does it go like this: where the biggest piece of your heart is, that is where your home is? Just some food for thought for the day!

I’m currently in Athens; travelling to Paphos, Cyprus this afternoon. I need to get to work once I get back, because I have four assignments which need to be in before May 1st. It’ll be tough, but I’m ready for it. Let’s see how this goes. Wish me luck.

TODAY’S POSITIVE THOUGHT

If this picture isn’t the cutest, and at the same time most meaningful thing ever, then I don’t know what is. I hope that I’ve taught you enough (through my posts), and you’ve lived enough (haha), to understand what it shows. It definitely has multiple interpretations, and if you can spot at least 2 then that’s great. But for this post, I’ll grapple with just one – the first that came into my mind when I saw the picture online.

Positivity may be something you haven’t experienced in a while, or indeed, it may be the idea you live by. I want to believe that we all know that it’s there, inside us, even though to some very deep down, and long-hidden. But it’s there. And if you are in the former category, I will promise that once you start exploring inside you, you’ll find it. It’s there, somewhere! The next step is transmitting it to others – out to the world. And then others will do the same, and oh look, the world is positive once again! It’s a wonderful feeling to see the world with positive eyes. Try it!😉

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Once you start, nothing can stop you.

In this blog post, I want to talk about some of the projects that someone special in my life has been working on very recently, in an attempt to show that just by starting, one’s career can take off very quickly. I really want this to be an inspirational post for myself and all of you, and an account of how by opening the first door, more open on the way, if you work well and if your work interests and excites you.

Without further ado, let me begin describing this ‘first door’. The person I am referring to is very interested in technology, and also business. He thought of a ‘start-up’ that he could potentially bring to life in the future, but didn’t think much of it initially, considering he is only in his first year of university. He attended a couple of presentations and workshops on topics that interested him, but that was it really. I think the big change came when he got the chance to participate in a workshop which hoped to teach participants how to present their ideas well. Through that, he developed his start-up idea further, alongside gaining confidence. Looking back, he hadn’t even applied for the workshop – he just got in by chance at the very last minute really. Luck, or something else? In any case, he pushed himself out of his comfort zone, and that was the best thing he could ever do for himself. By presenting his idea there, he got the chance to receive feedback from professionals. When he realised that they really liked his idea, this gave him confidence to pursue it further – the ‘first door’. It opened wide after he understood that others believed in his idea just as much as he did. This motivated him to do more.

Later, he sought to get in touch with the organisers of the first events he had ever attended, those ‘couple of presentations and workshops’ I mentioned at the start, and just through this he managed to get involved there as well. He was given responsibilities very quickly, like managing a YouTube channel and teaching others about ‘how to start a start-up’, even though he hasn’t even set his off the ground yet.

To sum up, he started off somewhere, quickly got involved, and met the right people. But most importantly, he gained confidence, and motivated himself to work towards his passion. If you are to click out of this blog post and forget everything but one thing, let this one thing be that once you start, nothing can stop you. Just make the start, and everything else will slowly come to you, if you work and believe.

You Know You’ve Always Wanted To…

…so DO IT!

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Year 1: done.

I guess to claim that the first year of university is over, one would have to wait and see how the May exams would go, but in any case, at this point in time, to me, it seems like the first year is over for good. It might not seem exactly like this when I actually have to sit my exams in about a month’s time – and it probably won’t feel like this (haha) -, but as I said, at this point in time, it feels like the first year has come to an end.

My cousins are coming to visit me in London tomorrow, and when they’re gone I’ll just have 2 more days here, as I’ll be leaving for Paris on April 1st. Paris – for those of you who’ve been following my posts for a while, does it ring a bell (haha)? I don’t think I deserve Paris at this point in time though – I would have liked to have studied a bit beforehand so that I feel like I’ve actually done something to deserve it, but since my cousins will be here, this is virtually impossible. In any case, after Paris I’ll be heading back to Cyprus, and to be truthful, I cannot wait. I just want to go home and start my revision – seriously, that’s all I want. I’m probably not going to study when I’m there (haha), just because this is what happened during Christmas as well, but oh well, hoping for the best. I guess I just want to go home and really sort my life out by making a revision plan – and sticking with it. I understand it may seem strange for someone to want to study, but really, once I start doing stuff and feeling accomplished, that’s when I’m happiest. Plus, I must study; I don’t really have a choice!

It’s unbelievable, really. I still remember my first day of university like it was yesterday. The truth is that it passed way too quickly, but at the same time, I’m happy it’s over, and I’m very much looking forward to what summer has to bring this year. I feel very tired to be honest; it must have been pretty draining. I don’t think we understand it when something is draining, because it’s our routine – and even if we take breaks here and there, and travel, and relax, it’s still there – a routine that we have to go back to, a routine that stresses us, a routine that slowly drains us, without us realising, until we’ve had enough.

I feel like a new period is starting now. I’ll be in a different place, doing different things, with different people. I can’t wait!

PLEASE WATCH

As a follow-up to my previous post, here is a documentary that will open your eyes, and make you think twice when it comes to some of your choices. It certainly affected me. It’s absolutely brilliant. I won’t keep posting about veganism, because I do want my blog to be more general, I just think that this is a cause to be taken seriously, in terms of actually understanding why people go vegan in the first place.

This video is wonderful, really. Please do spend the necessary time to watch it – you won’t regret it. Do let me know how you found it in the comments below!

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