Today is Monday, January 7th, 2019 and it has been almost a month since my last post. This lapse in updates is not the result of disregard or malintent. Instead, I wanted to take some time to find some good things to talk about, to write about.
I think that writing can get saturated and even boring when it is forced or practiced with disregard. It’s not worth it to write when there is nothing to write about, just as it’s not worth talking just to hear yourself speak. Now, I am not saying that one should never write frequently. If you have something meaningful or thought-to provoke to speak about then you should definitely write it out for the world to read or hear. Even if you are not sure, it’s best to scribble down these ideas as the best thoughts are never truly realized until they are put down on paper.
To get off the topic of ideas and into the concrete actions which I have taken over the past month, I want to first talk about one of the most important things that I have done… I have cleaned my room. As sarcastic as this comment may seem, I do not mean this statement to be a trite joke. I am dead serious when I say that this action has had an actual effect on me, unlike few others. As it had once been pointed to me in a video by Jordan Peterson, a person room is an extension of themselves. Often times it is their only true personal space (especially for younger people) and thus it serves as a pretty clear definition of who they are. Metaphorically, when someone cleans their room they are cleaning up their persona and their life. When they tidy, organize and compartmentalize the things they own, they are doing the same with their thoughts and emotions. Much like the old adage “you are what you eat”, I would very much state that the same extends to your living space in that your personality and actions reflect your environment. You need to have awareness of your surroundings in order to gain from it.
And on the topic of spacial awareness, I am now well on my way in my journey of learning to drive. Though my driver’s test is not scheduled for another month, I am still practicing every day now while I build up my skills. Though I have been driving with my parents a fair amount, I have now had my first real drivers lesson behind the wheel through AAA and this I have gained some really good practice. As of now, it looks as if this will be another great step in my journey through life.
As far as school goes for these past few weeks, nothing crazy has happened since I have last updated you. Besides the previous break and the (now approaching) midterms at the end of this month, the school has been pretty straight forward and my workload has not changed much. Though I still have a large workload as it is, it hasn’t gotten any worse and I feel as if I may actually be settling into a good rhythm. I have still been working on scheduling my time, and I would say that this skill has also improved in the past few weeks. I have been doing my best to take advantage of whatever tools are available to me (such as calendar apps or my google home) to improve my efficiency, and I would dare to say that I have seen an improvement as I have begun the long process of creating a consistent schedule (I say long because it only works if you stick to it long term).
I want to end this post on a positive note by stating that there is always time to make a change. As I have seen through these last few weeks, it is normal for people to go through up and downs in life. Though these dips can be the result of a number of things such as work, academics or relationships, they are only dips. Life would be mundane if we only enjoyed every moment all the time. Pleasure means nothing without the feeling of pain, loss or personal disappointment, so it’s important to experience all of it. Life always will have a brighter day ahead.
P.S. I don’t know the true numerical data of who is really reading these posts, but regardless if you are young or old, I highly recommend watching this video about the importance of having an unhappy adolescense, and I think that though the title can be a bit misleading the video really does have a great meaning behind it.