New Day, New Start

After the inauguration of President Biden, I think it is appropriate to say this is a new beginning for America, and the World.

We have all had to live through the treacherous year of the COVID pandemic, and some would argue the presidency of Donald Trump. This is where division and unrest was at its peak. Children separated from parents, racial discrimination at its highest point for centuries. It has been overwhelming for any standard citizen to see. But, I am not an American, I am British, and even I can notice the struggle.

So, does this mean this is the end of our struggles? No, but it is a start to fight back. I am not one to be heavily invested in politics, but when it comes to the functioning of our world, it is only right that we contribute our voices and help.

The majority of Britons have been giving and kind throughout this pandemic. It can be argued that those who have broken the rules have made it harder to go on; mentally and emotionally. We should not use this time to look back in regret; on what we should have done better. Instead, we should use this time to reflect upon our previous mistakes, and look forward to assess on how we can use our abilities and skills, to make a brighter future for all.

Remember to smile, and to look out for each other. New day, new start.

We are incredibly lucky to be alive

This idea has always been around, but have you ever taken the time to really crate what you have?

This idea first popped into my head yesterday. It was a busy day at work, and I was getting stressed that I wasn’t able to do everything I wanted. This included: talking because I hadn’t done a lot of it in quarantine and all the work tasks that needed to be completed. My overwhelming fear and anxiety had stopped me from progressing, in the fear that I would be judged or misinterpreted due to my actions. This disability is present in many people, it can stop us from reaching our full potential.

But then, it hit me. An immeasurable level of gratitude hit my brain. I thought “Wow, I am incredibly lucky to be alive right now.” Out of all the sperm cells and eggs, it was those specific ones that were in the right place, at the right time , to create you. All the events that have occurred in your life, if any single one event was changed, it would change your entire personality; maybe only a bit, or to a large extent.

When you look around at everyone on this planet, no matter their status, we are all lucky to be here. Even through a pandemic, where we have lost many lives and continue to do so, those who are still here are lucky to be here. I think it is time more people realise how incredible this is.

With this revelation, I find myself pushing past those boundaries and doing what scares me the most. Whether that is singing, or telling jokes in front of others, I will do it, because I get to do this. Anxiety and fear begin to subside; they never really go away, but you pay less attention to them than you usually would.

So, remember when you’re feeling low, or need a confidence booster, the fact you are on the planet right now is a blessing in disguise; make the most of it whilst you’re here