Posted By:Luke Stewart
Posted On:Apr 29 2010 10:03PM
This blog may also be known as An Improper Use of Boredom and the Common Thesaurus or Noah Webster Would Cry if he Could See What I am Doing. It amazes me to see the way that just surrounding yourself with people that do not think the same way that you do and do not follow the path that you were brought up to follow will open your eyes to the rest of the world and in turn can change the direction of your life completely. I cannot deny that I am influenced by those around me, I can make sure that I surround myself with good influences. People that are not self important and people that are free, these are the people that I hope I can someday resemble. I have seen some improvement in myself over the last year but I see so much more room for growth. I do not feel as afraid of life as I used to, I feel that I am slowly open my heart and mind to the point where I am ok with striking a conversation with someone I do not know and spending the afternoon talking to them simply because they have something interesting to say or some knowledge to impart that I feel is pertinent. Which brings me full circle back to the people in my life right now. I could not ask for better people to be around me, I could not ask for better friends, I could not ask for better mentors, and I would never have expected for my mentors to be people I know, let alone people that I can consider close friends. It is just as sad to see theses people go as it always has been but the difference seems to be that of everyone I know, I do not have friends for the moment, what I do have is friends that will continually be interested in me and I in them and the evolution of their individual lives as they reach to different corners of the globe. Whether its friends that are moving away to a different college, someone taking a job in another part of the country, or friends that are in a different country I am thankful for them all. it seems that I have been given the strength from every single one of them to do what I want to do and not to let my own excuses hold me back.
One thing that I have noticed since I started writing is that I am just as easily distracted on paper as I am in real life, the difference is that on paper it makes for a long winded post and I never really say what I mean to. I want to encourage everyone to be more brave in their own life decisions and the things that guide you along your path. It seems that we are ok with being held down by our own ideologies and the things that we are told by others around us. I sometimes am afraid to do things that I truly want to because I worry about what the people around me will think, the change has been the realization that the people around me love me at the best and truly care for me at the least and not a single one of them will think bad of me if I succeed. I hope that everyone can come to a similar realization and live a more free life.
If you feel you need some extra encouragement or just need to get some thoughts off your chest email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below. I will be sure to get back to you.
The music that helped to inspire this blog is Come Let Go by Xavier Rudd and of course all the people I know!
Posted By: Chocollette
Posted On: Sep 12 2011 10:19PM
My goodness, Luke, your writings are so profound for such a young person. You have a real talent to be able to see life so clearly and to know that you are constantly growing and looking for new challenges! When kayaking, I always think of a quote by Henry Thoreau who once said "It's a delightful day when the body is one sense and imbibes delilght through every pore" Enjoy life and all that it has to offer!