“As a baby everything around is new to them. They slowly learn things by keenly observing how each and everything is done. It’s a pleasure to watch a baby learn new things. They learn that they need to cry to get something. They learn that they need to put forward their hands to reach out for something. Many such slow incremental things accumulate in order.”
“Now the task is if you were to see something with a fresh new perspective, what would be it? Give a baby step to something and explore this new perception and dimension with your engaging thoughts. You can give a fresh meaning to a new word, sentence, concept or anything weird or meaningful.”
The one thing I have found utterly terrifying (recently) is the prospect of the future. As bizarre as it sounds, until 16 years old, you don’t really have to consider your future. At 16, it is the first time you get given proper choices. See, until a few months ago, I was coasting along – revising, meeting friends, chilling out etc etc. Then, after my GCSE exams, I continued in the same vein… until three weeks after finishing exams. Then it hit me.
Then it hit me. A big old smack of responsibility.
I realised that private school had not prepared me at all for real life. I had no idea what to do and began on this complete journey of self-discovery. Like a baby all over again, I had to completely restart and consider this huge range of new options.
I started thinking about university, how and where I want to live, who I want to stay in touch with and what I wanted to do with my life. How can I make a difference? What am I good at?
I began to discover this whole new world of possibility. And am I still discovering? Definitely. Will I continue to discover? Without a doubt.