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TODAY’S THOUGHT

Just a follow-up on yesterday’s post. I couldn’t not post this. I have regretted too many things, way too many times. And this is not what life should be about – simply because it is too short to be about regrets. Don’t fear regretting something – just think twice before doing what you want to do at that point in time. And then let it go.  

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UNIVERSITY LIFE

Hello!

Let’s talk a little about university up until now. I’m currently in my first year of university – which will be over way too soon really – and I can’t claim I saw much of a change in my habits or interests. I’ve seen some partial change in myself in 2016, in terms of becoming more aware of the need to get involved and do more things, but apart from that, moving from high school to university hasn’t been too great a leap for me. I attribute this to the fact that I’ve always been too independent. I’m one of those people who enjoy their solitude to the maximum, probably justifying my not really missing family and friends while in London (haha). Don’t get me wrong – I do miss them, but it’s not nostalgia. And if it’s not nostalgia, it’s nothing to me. I guess it’s because I never really have the time to think about them anyway, in terms of what I miss about the past. For instance, a memory may pop up, but it’s gone 5 seconds later as other things pass through my mind, requiring my undivided attention.

In approximately 50 days the 2nd term will be over too, meaning that the final examination term will be the only one left. After the 50 days, university will essentially be over and together with it, my first year at university. It’s true that I didn’t take too long to settle in, yet I feel as though it took about half a year, which is pretty long, to realise I need to do more. I guess I thought studying and going to one or two extra-curricular lectures was enough, but luckily, after the new year – I don’t know how or why, because I definitely didn’t think about it, let alone plan it – I became more active in terms of doing other things alongside my studies. For instance, February is packed with opportunities to learn and grow. Just to put things into perspective for you, this week commencing Monday, February 8th until Friday, February 12th, I have two online courses to work through, a competition essay, a dinner with Lady Hale of the Supreme Court to attend, numerous extra-curricular lectures to go to and I will also probably be starting French classes. I hope I’m not forgetting anything, but that’s pretty much the week, alongside the usual lectures, tutorials and seminars I need to attend and work through. I’m not listing them in an attempt to complain or brag about my ‘busy life’; I truly just look forward to each and every one of these! It feels good to know you’re pushing yourself.

In terms of friends, I can’t claim I’ve made too many – but I have some; some acquaintances too. It’s enough for me – it’s easier.

I’m happy, though. I’m preoccupied with various things, and I’m enjoying it. I can’t lie – I do look forward to the summer – and I hope I will feel as though it is well-deserved. Imagine if I stop now, if I stop doing more and then I find myself regretting my first year inactivity! Oh, that would be so bad, so so bad – and sad. Remember: It’s better to regret things you’ve done, than things you wish you had done but didn’t when you had the chance.

Do More.

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CONTENT

Hello!

I’m currently scrolling down my blog – it’s nice seeing the change in blog posts over the years, caused by the change in myself really. Just for the sake of a round-up, the blog came to life with a series of fashion posts, and then developed into the more inspirational sphere of the internet, with motivational quotes, positive thoughts and posts about my everyday life with specific commentary in relation to the ‘wider’ life. It also had some music suggestions here and there and some pictures from my photography collection as well. 3-4 years cannot be summarised in 5 lines, but this is the gist of it.

In terms of what you can expect, inspirational quotes and positive thoughts and generally everything that’s related to future success and happiness will most definitely come up. Surely, I cannot distance my everyday life all that much, thus it will, most probably, feature high in the content as well. I don’t think music suggestions and fashion will follow through, however, but perhaps very sparingly – I may be unable to resist (haha)! I don’t seek to rule anything out, because indeed anything may come up. It’s life, and you can’t control everything. And also, I’m more grown up now and studying Law, which could potentially mean that the blog may take a turn towards being more professional and official. I’d really like that, actually.

One thing that’s changed radically about me is my need to take photographs. I remember back in the day – during my teenage years basically – I would always feel the need to take pictures, and I would listen to that need, indeed. I would take so many, I would look at them in great detail, pick the best ones, edit others, and I would make whole collections with them! It was a true hobby – it was something I enjoyed and something that made me very happy. And then suddenly, just like about a year ago with writing, I lost it. I didn’t really feel the need to take or edit pictures anymore. I cannot say for sure why this was so, yet I can assume that as people grow up, their habits change – and I guess I just grew out of it. I’ll take the occasional picture most definitely, yet sometimes I astonish myself because when I should have actually taken pictures, I didn’t! I sometimes force myself to take a photograph, because I know deep inside I’ll thank myself in the future, when I’ll be able to look back at the memories. In any case, perhaps now that I started writing again – and therefore being creative – photography might come back to me. We’ll have to see.

This is the post for today – I seem to be going off on a tangent; I just wanted to summarise the past and set the future (to some extent). Until next time, have a wonderful day!

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TODAY’S THOUGHT

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Get inspired!

Kicking off with updated ‘About’ and ‘Ask’ tabs, and minor changes to the name and the ‘summary’ of the blog!

Have a beautiful day!

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Gap Year

Hi there!

Is there anyone still here? It does say I have 300 followers still (haha). So… It’s been almost a year, huh? My last post was on December 5th, 2014. Today is February 4th, 2016. Approximately a year then. It feels more like a lifetime.

I guess I just felt it again. I had lost it for a while, but I seem to have found it again – or perhaps it has found me – who knows!  I felt the need to write in this blog once again. I don’t know how or why, but here I am, typing words on a blanc canvas – words that I want to publish as quickly as possible, to start again, to write regularly, to jot down ideas about topics I want to talk about, to interact, to inspire, to help, to be able to say I own a blog – my blog. Most importantly, to share more of my life story, my journey so far and my aspirations for the future.

Who’s ready to hop on this train again? It was out of order for maintenance, but it’s all fixed now and ready to depart. And trust me, it’s got a lot of places to go to.

 

P. S. Hi, I’m Xenia; nice to meet you. I’m 19 and currently a first-year undergraduate Law LLB student at King’s College London in the United Kingdom. I’m originally from Paphos, Cyprus. I started this blog approximately 3-4 years ago, a mix of fashion and feelings. It evolved into more of thinking and feeling luckily. I grew with it and then I grew out of it. But now, something’s changed.

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Dear my Lovelies,

This is for all my loyal followers, for all those who’ve been reading my posts all this time and for all those who’ve been checking back on this site every once in a while for the past two years. Thank you. It’s not time to say goodbye forever, but it is time to finally realize and accept that I’ve kind of grown out of blogging. If you’ve been here since the beginning, or close to there anyway, you should have realized by now that the blog has changed character at least once, and that I have changed too – through it. It’s been about a year now that I’ve been on and off, and I haven’t written in a while now.

Writing – it’s wonderful. I don’t think I’m ever going to fall out of love with writing. Yet, it feels bad, I’m telling you, it feels really bad to know that I have this blog and I’m not using it. I want to write. I love writing my thoughts on here. It’s just that most of the time nowadays it never seems like I have the time for it. And even if I do, blogging isn’t the first thing to come to mind. I mean, yes, definitely it’s always lingering on my mind that I have to write something, that it’s been so long since that last time… Yet, other things get in the way and I just never seem to get on with it.

Grown up and ever more mature, I can safely say that I’m pretty much done with this. The blog has been wonderful, and you have been wonderful too. But things end. Quickly. And I’m ready for this next chapter in my life – university life. I won’t take the blog down. After all, this is my living proof. I’ll keep it up because who knows? One day I might just wake up and be like: “Oh my God… I have to write something! I need to write something!” Or, I don’t know, people might want to refer back to a couple things that they found interesting on here once…

For now, I’d like to say a big thank you, and a little goodbye. I just feel like it won’t be for long – that’s why it’s little (haha). Enjoy Christmas and have a wonderful New Year’s. 2015 sounds quite authoritative and important, no? So, think well. And long. What’s your resolution going to be? You only have one chance every year. So, make it count. Until next time, Xenia. Stay happy, and if you’re not currently happy, be happy.

SOMETIMES…

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This sums it all up pretty well, actually: “Sometimes wrong helps us find the right.” Only if we understand that it’s wrong, though. And trust me, that’s the hardest part. Anyway, I don’t mean to start your day in a negative way, so here’s a positive thought!

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Have a wonderful day!

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