Student life is one that is difficult to define. It’s busy, but it’s brilliant. The best part about being a student? The spontaneous decisions, the new experiences you can set up for yourself and chase after! That’s what I love about going to university, I get to live out my dreams of independence and take it upon myself to do the things I wouldn’t have dreamt of only a year ago!
That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to take a 10 day holiday in the Netherlands over Easter. I’m flying out alone, but I’m going to be staying with some of the most fantastic people that I know whilst I’m over there!
I’ve never been to the Netherlands, and I plan on experiencing all there is to experience, with my friend’s planning to take me to Efteling theme park, the Van Gogh Museum, and even to Dutch Comic Con — come on, nerd culture is culture too!
My last family holiday in February was the first time that I went abroad since I was about six years old, and for someone who’s a bit of a worry wart, I’m pretty proud of myself for taking a chance on flying by myself.
Part of student life is taking chances, expanding upon your own horizons and allowing yourself these little life experiences that when you move into the working world, you may not have the opportunity to grab! Although, I completely understand why some students are wary to take a break away from university and their degree at such a crucial time — after all, exams are looming over us like a thick, grey cloud!
As a first year student, the first thing you’d probably expect me to say is, “Oh well, first year doesn’t count!” Alas, I’m not that kind of girl — hence why all my assignments are planned, the research notes taken, and my laptop will be be my travel companion on the flights! There ain’t no rest for the wicked, and whilst it’s important to take a break, staying on top of your workload is one of the most important parts of being a student.
Recent strikes have been a nightmare for many a student, myself included. I lost fourteen days worth of tuition, and I’ve been frantically struggling to teach myself the missed content alongside my puzzled friends — Psychology is HARD, if you want to do it at university, make sure you’re passionate about it! And if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line on my contact page and I’ll clear up anything you might ask!
This year, students have been put at a disadvantage because of said strikes, but we’ve banded together in attempt to tackle the problem, and I’m in full support of the lecturers and what they stand for -- I signed the petition, don’t you worry!
And so, this muddle of a blog is more of an update, and a way I plan on approaching the coming couple of weeks. Expect travel blogs, and soon I’ll be creating a blog dedicated to my exam preparation tips!
I fly in two days time, the 25th March, and I have never been more excited!
a bittersweet infusion -
a time of only what we make it.
an open palm, ready for its reading
and tea leaves - muddy, dark,
and still the narrator of one's
for the future -
as we gaze upon our
great fortune, is it possible
that we miss such sorrow?
to hang one's hand around
their neck - dutiful, hopeful,
or a foolish believer in the
essence of time?
tea leaves. behold your
foul fourtune - a crystal gazer,
an open road - time, space,
a future yet to unfold.
residue lifeless, porcelain walls -
reaching out for the perceived,
only to grasp nothing at all.
[CMBC | 14.11.2017]
If you’re from the UK, you might remember those quirky road safety advertisements that would come on TV - you know, the ones with the hedgehogs that constantly remind you to stop, look, listen and live? Hell, if you haven’t seen it, here’s the cute and dated clip to give you a glimpse of my childhood and TV advertisements!
This is my reminder to you that those four words can be applied to every little aspect of your life. STOP what you are doing, LOOK around and take note of what you see, LISTEN to what others have to say, and LIVE your life to the fullest. That’s how you notice the crucial moments in your life – that’s how you know what is important, real and to be treasured – and that’s why I have decided to create this blog.
“The reason that I named this blog ‘The Wild Kairos’ is actually quite a simple one. The title translates as: ‘the wild, perfect and delicate crucial moment.’ I think it’s important that we remember what has impacted us in life, because it is the moments such as these that not only define your past, present and future, but also you.”
My blog is essentially going to be following me as I try to find my way in life, as I try to accomplish greater things, and make an impact on not only my life, but the life of others too! This blog is a collection of moments, tips, tricks, experiences and so much more. This blog is going to be whirlwind of experience, advice, personal tidbits and also educational blogs on things such as mental health, and other less serious topics!
Living in the 21st century, there are new discoveries being made every single day. It is difficult not to take pride in our lives and in the moments we share. It’s time to enjoy life and take note of those special moments that we share, and that’s why The Wild Kairos was born.
This introduction post is short and sweet, but I have much more planned and upcoming in the next few weeks, so if you want to hear more from me, remember to follow my blog and expect all kinds of weird and wonderful things! And hey, I suppose you’re interested in learning about who the face is behind all of these blogs? Click here to learn a little more about me!
Thanks for reading, stay wild!