How I completely changed my outlook on life


I was walking to my lecture this morning and I had what some people might call an epiphany. It might sound silly, but I think it's completely changed how I feel about everything in my life.

I've spent the last few days mostly in bed. I've felt really tired and bored & not inspired to do anything except a minuscule amount of revision, choosing instead to spend the majority of my time playing sims..

Basically, I've decided I need to wake up and realise how lucky I am. I was born into a hard working family, who provided me with anything I could possibly need. I've been able to travel and live in lots of countries, I've had experiences many people could only dream about. I have a loving family and some amazing friends. I'm studying at the university I wanted to go to, doing the course I wanted to do. What do I possibly have to complain about?

When I look at it all like that, it seems as though I have all I could possibly want. Yet I still wasn't happy. I was ungrateful. I didn't realise that I had everything I could possibly need. Obviously I've had my share of trials and obstacles, but nothing compared to what some people have to try to overcome.

I sat in my lecture today and thought about all the people who weren't given the opportunity to go to university like I was, due to many reasons such as lack of funds, lack of transportation, or even something or someone preventing them from attending school or university. I thought about the people who aren't able to go to school, or who walk through dangerous conditions just so they can learn, just so they can find a better life after getting an education.
When I think of them, I can't help but think "how can I be complacent? How can I want to skip lectures to stay in bed, or do something other than study or learn, when there are all of those people out there who desperately want to learn but can't?"

So, this marks the beginning of my new outlook, my new attempt to really try and work hard and achieve great things for everyone who can't get an education, and for me. I worked so hard and overcame so much to get to this point, why give up now? 

Sorry this post was a bit random/preachy, but it really hit me today & wanted to get it down so I can look back on this post when I don't feel motivated. I've been given a fantastic opportunity, and I don't intend to waste it.

Lots of love,
Zoe xxx

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  1. I completely agree with everything you've said in this post. Sometimes, when you are quite fortunate in life, it's so easy to forget just that. I always try to be grateful for life and my family, for the job I have and the fact that I've never had to struggle. I know I worked hard to get where I am but I am still so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've had in life, for supportive parents and not having to worry financially. I love your new outlook on life, it sounds like the perfect attitude to have :) This was a lovely post!
    Nicole xx / Life in Ginger


    Rachel x

  3. It is important to remember once in a while how lucky my of us are.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking


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