Saturday, 13 January 2018

Moving to London//Goodbye thoughtsandthunder

With this blog long abandoned, 3 years abandoned to be exact, it's hard to believe anyone will even see this post. However, I thought I'd update you on my life and mention my new blog- little smoke.

As some of you may be aware, I've been working extremely hard to get into vet school for so many years now and as of august last year, I achieved that!!

As a consequence, I've moved to London and wish to document my experience, with a new (more mature?) stance.

Find me over here!!

Thank you thoughtsandthunder, for being my creative space from the age of 15, you will forever be looked back on fondly.


Friday, 24 July 2015

A pessimists view on life

People often wonder why I have such a negative view on life, why do I always expect the worse- regardless of the fact I am often proved otherwise?

Pessimism is often viewed as a bad way to look at the world and while it is true that people that are constantly positive do bring joy to others, I often find that for the most part it takes me more energy to look 'on the bright side of life.'

Yes, this does get annoying; however, I feel pessimism does have its perks that people tend to overlook.

Finding joy in the simple things

For the most part, everything positive that happens to me lifts my spirits and so I feel I am able to find the beauty in the smaller things. You see, I automatically expect everything to go wrong and everyone I encounter to be miserable. So when I am- quite often- proven wrong, I quickly feel as though my day has been made.

'Wow, my bus was on time today AND the driver was so kind! Can life get any better?!'

over planning

Another aspect of my personality is that I always think too far into things, if I am to go somewhere for the first time- even if it should be a great experience- I am always thinking about what could go wrong. Because of this, I make sure I am prepared for everything and although this limits the spontaneous of life sometimes, it definitely becomes useful!

What are your views on optimism vs pessimism?