4th July 2013

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

Seneca

So on my flight back from the aforementioned trip, I was reading my book – nothing special, just some easy girly reading – and I randomly had a moment of thought. I’m not sure whether to call it a realisation, or an acceptance or maybe even a moment of enlightenment but I think my trip gave me the space to see that just because one part of my life is over, it doesn’t mean it has to be an ‘end’, rather just a small chapter leading to a new one. For me, finishing my second year and going on a year abroad will be a massive change – and one that I have felt uncertain about before – but this change now feels like less of a threat to me than it once did.

14th September 2012

“Nobody said it was easy, no one ever said it would be this hard, oh, take me back to the start.”

Coldplay, The Scientist

Coldplay basically did a mini concert at the paralympics closing ceremony and I loved it! I found the whole thing weirdly emotional – I don’t know if it was the music or the people or the video clips but it was quite moving. I think that it was a perfect end to the games.┬áThis is another of my favourite lines from a song- noone ever really tells you how things will really be.