Monday, July 21

Perspective

The whole point of this blog for me was to document my university years, look back with pride and happiness at everything within my life and to look forward and appreciate those moments to come. It’s allowed me to appreciate life with a wider lens, a fresh insight and a desire to go out there and do things that I might have otherwise neglected.
You are only young once after all.

Keeping it vague, I had the pleasure of knowing somebody who suffered the dreadful fate of the recent MH17 attack. As perfectly put by one of my good friends, ‘it always happens to the best of us’, and this can’t be a strong enough way to describe this young man who I knew through friends. He touched a wide range of people and the awe worthy legacy he has left behind speaks a thousand words in his favour.

The impact and shock of losing a truly inspirational young man, in any community, puts things into perspective. It makes you realise the vulnerability of life and how your small little life bubble can be easily popped because, shock horror, nothing is set in stone.



Inspired by the circumstances, I've been busy googling around, putting pins in maps and thinking about where I want to be/what I want to accomplish before leaving university behind next year. 

Perspective can come from the darkest and most unfortunate of places, but, it can lead you and inspire you to the widest of new opportunities and broad horizons. 

So go out, live life to the full, have no regrets, be proud of yourself, make a difference and most importantly... Have a passion for life.

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  1. I'm so very sorry to hear that you lost somebody you knew. The event was so incredibly tragic, almost beyond comprehension. But the words in your post are inspirational and ones that I try my best to live by each day.

    Hugs.

    Caroline x
    www.cocktailsandcaroline.com

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss :( What an inspirational post, though. A tragic event like this one definitely makes you think about life and how fragile it really is. Big hugs, Lena

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  3. Thank you for such a beautiful, striking reminder to have an open heart, and live every day the way it should be appreciated. I am so sorry for your lost, but I am inspired by your ability to turn it into inspiration to your wide audience of readers.
    Much Love
    Erica

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  4. Ah I'm so sorry to hear this :( But such lovely words - it is so important to stay mindful and keep perspective on life. It too often that people get wrapped up in things that don't fulfil them and make them truly happy. It takes news like this to bring you back to looking at life with a little perspective and really evaluating things and what toy really want to get out of it! Immy Xxx

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  5. I couldn't believe it when I found out it was someone my friends actually knew. But what a great legacy to have, and I feel the same as you in that it just makes you realise that now is the time to get out there and do everything you want to do. I'm sure he would be happy to see that he's affected those he knew and even some he didn't know so greatly. This is a great little post :) xx

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  6. A few of my friends knew him too and having lots of friends in Amsterdam, it was only a matter of time before some of the deaths that were so distant on the news, hit home so quickly becoming faces in photographs and memories of loved ones that once were, like us, so alive with life.

    I completely agree, life is so short. Every moment should be lived to the full.

    You never know what tomorrow may bring, so make today count.

    Lots of love and hugs,

    Katie <3

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