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Friday, 12 June 2015


Do you ever wonder why we are put through particular challenges in our lives? Why me and not them? Why in general? 

As humans we are inclined to questions things, situations, circumstances etc. When I was a child, if I was asked to do something my first reaction was, why? It was instinct. If I have learnt one thing from life so far, it is no matter what way you try and protect yourself from bad or unpleasant situations happening theres just no point; these issues are going to arrive in our paths and come knocking at our doors whether we like it or not. So why fight it happening or avoid them. I've been through my fair share of problems in my life (who hasn't) and right in the middle of it all, I wanted nothing more than for it all to go away with the click of my fingers. Now, I never thought the day would appear that I would say this, but I am so glad of those challenges and difficult times because they have helped to shape the type of person I am and have shown me exactly what I can handle when I am put under pressure. 

"A tea bag can only show it's true strength when put into boiling water"

I never say any of this lightly, don't get me wrong people go through situations that are life changing and practically impossible to imagine; I'm sure if they had a choice they would prefer not to go through but I stand by these words that 'everything happens for a reason' the timing, the circumstances and the people involved. 

I was watching Evan Almighty the movie recently and a part of the movie stood out to me more so than ever before, possibly because it was relevant but when God was talking to Evan's wife he said;

"Let me ask you something. If someone prays for patiences, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? 
If someone prayed for the family to be closer do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them the opportunities to love each other?"

We ask ourselves why we are going through these tough times and why it has happened to me? But every time a new issue arises I realise that there is always something to be learnt from it. I have in the past also asked to be better at something; and what way to get better at something than to have practice at it. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

The month of May

Any other year I would be more than glad to see May, its was always one step closer to exams finishing and summer finally starting but for the first time ever I wouldn't be bothered if I didn't even arrive. May was the month I was heading back home, the 1st of May was the day I had to move out of my apartment on campus, the 2nd May was graduation and as the days ticked by more and more people were leaving town. It was bitter sweat, I obviously was excited to see everyone back at home but if that day was June, July or even August I wouldn't be complaining. 

My first experience of an american graduation did not fail my expectations, better than I thought and a great roundup to a wonderful year. A day of pure celebrations.


The toughest day of all was not so much the day I left but more so the day that I had to say goodbye till two of my closest friends; I know for a fact that all four of us were upset but it was the first time that it really sunk in; We were all going home. I don't know if people thought that I was crazy when I said this, but I was privileged to be feeling as crappy as I did that day, it was a clear sign that those who I had dropped off at the airport were that great of friends that saying goodbye was so difficult. 

Its one thing going to college in Durango and getting to spend the evenings and weekends having some fun in town but its even better when theres no college or homework to think about. It was finally summer!! and I had a week before I was off to New York, time to have some fun.


 Cinco de Mayo

 Biking the Grid with Lindsey and a sneaky Liquor run.


What can I say, this whole experience has been... 'A whirlwind Adventure'.
I'll be back some day Durango don't you worry, this isn't the last that you have seen of me.


 Kathy and I taking on Manhattan one rooftop at a time.


 Grand Central Terminal

Got the chance to meet up with Jason in Manhattan for the day, taking the boat over to Brooklyn for ice cream, walks and beautiful sights of the city.

Desert time

Rounding off the day chilling in the summer sun in union Square park.


Thanks to Kathy and her friends I had a wonderful time in Manhattan, these ladies sure know how to have a good time in the city; they know where the best restaurants, bars and places to hear good local music are. Thank you Kathy for a wonderful week and letting me have a taste of my NY dream, living in the city.


What a way to round off these 9 months but a window seat no one beside me so I can sprawl out and have a nap, a good movie and flying with my favourite 'Virgin atlantic'.

America I Loved you.