So, 2016 is upon us already, huh? Entering the 16th year of my life feels kinda normal but at the same time really strange. As a kid, I always thought 16 year olds were really big and old, and now that I’m approaching 16 I still feel so young, inexperienced, but very willing to see what the world has in store for me.
I read in a magazine recently this very quote:
I don’t believe in anything, but I’m open to everything.
(Well, something along those lines anyway.)
It’s very relatable for me, because I don’t believe in ghosts but if I saw them, I’d obviously believe it. At the same time I believe in a lot of fantastical things that can never actually come true, like my OTP for example.
But belief is a very strong feeling and if you have it, it’s so valuable. It’s like willpower, almost. And I want to start 2016 with belief that I can make this year good, better than any other year, and a contrast to 2015 (probably my crappiest year with a few exceptions). Time is ticking and I’m eager not to waste it, despite my numerous failed attempts that resulted in scrolling mindlessly through Facebook or writing 14000 words of a story in 4 days.
With exams fast approaching, belief is even more important, because although we might be able to revise efficiently and effectively, if it comes to the day and we have no motivation, obviously you’re not going to perform to the best of your ability. I usually have an enormous amount of motivation and drive stored away in a dark chamber at the back of my brain, and I know how important it is to keep it there, slowly simmering and releasing bursts of motivation every now and again.
Some people see belief as having a religion; believing that a supernatural force is up there to aid you when you need help, punish you when you’ve done wrong, and reward you when you do something good. I personally have no specific religion but I do believe there is some unknown force that determines our fate. I believe we do everything for a reason, and no one was born for nothing. I believe that we weren’t born with a straight path in mind, but rather a discovering of what we can do and a wiggly path with many choices, that leads to another path.
Okay now let me drag you out the deep end; back to shallow water. I hope you all have a great 2016 – resolutions suck in my opinion but you can probably set yourself some achievable goals – and remember to keep believing in whatever it is you want to, as long as it isn’t detrimentally negative.
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Song of the Post ~ Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon (it’s totally irrelevant to the post but I love it)