29th November 2013

“A star falls from the sky and into your hands. Then it seeps through your veins and swims inside your blood and becomes every part of you. And then you have to put it back into the sky. And it’s the most painful thing you’ll ever have to do and that you’ve ever done. But what’s yours is yours. Whether it’s up in the sky or here in your hands. And one day, it’ll fall from the sky and hit you in the head real hard and that time, you won’t have to put it back in the sky again.”

C JoyBell C

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17th October 2013

“There are certain mortal moments and minutes that matter. Certain hingepoints in the history of each human. Some seconds are so decisive they shrink the soul, while others are spent, so as to stretch the soul.” 

Neal A Maxwell

So, it has been a while since I have posted and for this I can only apologise. Life in France has left me with little time for thinking, but today I was walking home from university and realised just how lucky I am to be given such a great opportunity to spend part of my life living in a totally new, foreign place. In the lead up to my year abroad, things were not always so smooth, but I don’t think I’d have had it any other way – I have learned so much from those experiences already. Even in the short time I have been here, I feel like I have changed already, become more self aware, readier to face challenges but more sensitive to different people, and I can tell already that this year will be a big marker in my life. I think this quote also applies when it comes to the luck/ chance/ fate (call it what you will) of finding these opportunities, having certain experiences and meeting certain people. I know I’ve been incredibly lucky to have met some people who are now very important to me and I’d definitely call those moments “hingepoints” in my life.