Having always lived in a remotely small area, I've always sought to 'explore' and broaden my horizons through whatever means possible, many of which included going to London frequently! I've constantly found myself thinking that a 'naïve' mind set can only expand once it ventures beyond its comfort zone, and I can wholeheartedly agree that there has been so much I've learnt over the past year. Being caught up in all of these thoughts, whilst made me feel that I was 'missing out' on so much of life, however led to actually missing out on the little details that were so easily taken for granted.
In all of these many experiences, I've found that the greatest catalysts of perceiving life in a different light are the people you come across. Quite recently, I've encountered au overwhelming degree of 'niceness', particularly among those I'm not relatively close to, only to realise that there is so much more out there that I've yet to grasp.
Despite that life over the past year has been difficult, thiings have taken a better turn recently and I've found myself surrounded with more people who are amazing in their individual ways. With some people, it seemed like such positive personalities only encouraged you to think likewise. With others, you're surprised by just how much interest they show only to inspire you to keep going. I've also met people who have helped me out a great deal unexpectedly for which makes me think twice about the people I see. Whether it be their friendly and supportive nature or their generosity, for some reason I couldn't quite fathom just how wonderful they all are, despite that they were all people I've only ever met a handful (or even less) of times!
I couldn't honestly give you a reason why I'm so in awe of all this. It's not as though I'm totally unaccustomed to such behaviour, given that I've grown up with so many kind people who've helped me reach where I am today. But more so, it's peculiar that there exists people who do such things without any sort of obligation to do so. Their actions and their words have merely been enough to remind me that even if things get rough, there are reasons why we should all keep persevering. They may not be people who you meet everyday but their mere presence is a reminder that one day, you'll find people who make you feel endlessly positive and good without reason. I'm a true believer that anything is possible with hard work and determination, and being with such people only makes it seem all the more possible!