I find myself reiterating the point that this blog, is merely a place too let loose the thoughts that have accumulated within my head. These past seven months have been a whirlwind with some exciting changes, but also some daunting situations. I feel as though I have developed significantly both socially, personally and intellectually, and this has led to the aforementioned changes in my life.
They say that the years you spend at school are the best of your life, having not experienced life outside of school; I can relate to this sentiment. I look back on the past 7 years and realise that the experiences I have had, have shaped the person I am today. Part of the shaping has also involved the friends I have made, I have been fortunate so far as to not loose any. However the challenge for me I feel comes now the direction in which I take myself now could very well determine the way I live my life in the future. That is a daunting idea.
I think one of the largest changes I have personally seen is that of social interactions, I have become a lot more comfortable about a) putting myself in these situations and b) interacting with others once in these situations. However one thing that has not changed is overthinking and to an extent my anxiety about placing myself in these situations. A fantastic quote form an unlikely source is ' If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.' - Bruce Lee. Some may not understand this and it is at quite a trivial thing to be anxious about, however it is something I have to work to overcome.
So yes, this is probably the most personal blog I have written to date, and once published I will have mixed feelings of relief but also of regret. One thing I will be doing however is rectifying some of the issues I addressed earlier. Such as fixing my overthinking and complication of simple things, but also maintaining and closing the gap between friends who I feel I have drifted from.
If you made it this far thank you,
Callum Elliott - Wilson
Edit: The title is a quote by Heraclitus.