Everyone has a story.

Sharing our life stories, changing the world.

For a friend, and for all of you!

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It’s a hard thought to get your head around – especially in the beginning. But you’ll see, once you understand the importance of these wise words, and attempt to remember them when you feel like you’re drowning, you’ll drag yourself out of misery in no time, and you’ll manage to lead a happier life! Just work hard and don’t worryYou’re doing more than enough – and you are more than enough. 

EXAMS

Exam period has officially started for me. I just had my first out of 4 law examinations today, and I must admit, it didn’t feel like it was the final exam. Surely, it’s important, right? Well, I guess my mind hasn’t quite registered that yet, because to me, it didn’t feel any different to the mid-sessionals I had in January. I don’t know whether this is good or bad, but I’m sure to figure this out soon. I guess I avoid stress and anxiety in this way, but is it really a coping mechanism, or will it have a negative impact on my results? I don’t know. I hope not.

In any case, I barely have 2 weeks left for summer. I can’t wait. It’s been both a long and a short first year. To some extent, I can’t wait for the second year (haha)! This past year went by very quickly on the whole – I still can’t believe it’s over. Yet, there’s been moments when I couldn’t but wish for all the clocks in the world to break at the same time and malfunction in such a way so as to go faster and faster, and for the sky itself to roll with the clocks’ movements, and for day and night to interchange continuously, as a cartoon would fast-forward time.

I believe I’ve written a brief post on what Year 1 felt like, so I won’t go over that again. I guess, overall, it won’t compare to many people’s first years at university outside London. But I think it changed me, for the better – in all possible ways. Maybe it was time, maybe it was independence, or maybe it was the course and university themselves. Or maybe it was all together in equal and varying degrees, who knows?

I think I’m going off at a tangent. I just wanted to post something. I felt like it. A huge GOOD LUCK to all those writing exams, and remember: They’ll be over – before you know it. Pick something you look forward to, and work for that. Work, work, work. Feel good working. See you on the other side!

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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