I think I'm about 3 months into my new uni now. It's still the best decision I could have ever made and I'm pretty terrible at making decisions so the positivity levels have been high so far. Nonetheless, the weather is beginning to turn and it's definitely noticable. It seems like people are getting more cranky, more lonely and more irretable.
I've always thought there was something beautiful in the way in which we're influenced by the people around us. I've cried at other people's stories and become energised by other people's motivation. Yet I refuse to become more cranky, lonely and irretable by others as well. I'll need to give myself an exception to this week because I definitely had a weak moment there. I guess it's time to get back on track.
Why did I include a picture taken with a phone that clearly struggles to take photos in low-light? Well, this exact moment sparked a pretty random but important realisation about these colder and darker days. I was with a friend who was telling me that she's been feeling rather lonely. The usual response would be to talk about it, figure out what was wrong and how to make her feel better. But this was a special case. I've heard so many comments and conversations about people feeling lonely that I'm starting to think there's no avoiding it.
This one conversation was enough to make the whole puzzle complete. If everyone feels lonelier or sadder during the winter months, then nobody's really alone. It can be difficult to overcome that feeling if you're the only person experiencing it, but if you're together with everyone else you can literally solve it by talking to each other. Again, people tend to wear off on each other. Negativity will be met with negativity but the same can be said for optimism.
Let's not feel down about the time of the year or the stress that's already beginning to build for deadlines. It's November, the strangest 'inbetween month' of the entire year. At least, that's what I thought until I saw this quote. It's true that November doesn't really mark the beginning of something new but it's definitely marking beginning of an end. We have one more chance to leave 2017 on a high. So why the hell not take risks and do the unexpected. The year's almost over anyway.
My goal for the end of the year: to have courage and be kind. It seems simple but courage and I have some unresolved issues that I think we'll never be able to erase completely. Let's kick this winter depression aside before it has the chance to over!
I'm a university student who loves to keep themselves busy with anything but university work. I also enjoy looking like a banana as you can tell from all the yellow coat pictures. I've somehow managed to turn into a music and photography geek. I'm not entirely sure how that happened but let's just go with it. That seems to be my life motto at the moment.