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Life and Stability

18 Apr

Good day to you people of WordPress and welcome to another blog post. It’s strange a haven’t made a done anything on my blog for a few days now which is very strange by my standards, though I have had a lot on and have had to change the material I was going to put up. So in the end I decided to talk about where I am in life and stability, two things that are quintessential to anyone trying to get by in this world.

My life since becoming a university student has been a turbulent rollercoaster ride of ups and downs that come with being a student away from home and living that lifestyle that you only here about it stories. While my experience here in Sheffield wasn’t like I anything expected, in a way I wouldn’t take it back because it’s all part of the learning experience and of course, growing up too.

Since coming to university I have realised that stability is a necessity, everything needs a sense of perspective and normality, without it things can go wrong, it can turn mess with you emotionally and send you into a world of chaos! In my case when I came to university to do my animation course I treated it like I did with college; I worked but I was also lazy a great deal of the time coz in my mind everything was stable enough for me to handle. My laziness never really came back to bite me in the arse until January when I had to had in 3 assignments in one day and let’s just say everything ended in a very messy fashion due to bad timing and computer malfunctions. It also didn’t help that while all of this chaos was going on in my course I had problems with my finances. To sum it up in an abbreviated fashion my accommodation cost more than the amount I got from student finance, so I was behind on many payments and in a constant fear of being kicked out. I had to borrow lots of cash off of my family, I had to sell my Nintendo DS and games and also cut down on the amount food I ate just to stay afloat. It was a dark time in my world that almost broke me completely. I lived in an unstable where everything was in a constant state of flux…

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For a while this was the level of stability in my world…

Luckily things started to look up after March started up, there was my return to the cinema that got me back into a familiar groove when I went to see John Carter and The Hunger Games in one day in the Cineworld in Sheffield and then there was my birthday a few weeks ago that put me in the happiest place I’d been in for a long time. And I finally got a taste of stability when I paid off all of my money that I owed to my accommodation. All that fear and panic that had plagued my mind for months disappeared and I felt like a massive weight had been lifted off of my shoulders! So with this newfound level of freedom I went back home in the Easter and watched The Cold Light of Day, Wrath of the Titans and 21 Jump Street in the cinema which felt like the normal me. I also bought myself a Nintendo 3DS with Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus: Uprising which has put me in a good groove. Seeing my family back in Luton and London put a massive grin on my face (the free dinners made me epic happy! XD) and when I got to catch up with all my lovely friends in Luton and on one trip to Milton Keynes it was a great feeling!!

However it hasn’t been all plain sailing. When I came back home for Easter I was faced with many moments of frustration and  grumpiness because of the people around me and the overall atmosphere that comes with being back in Luton. Firstly let’s start with my friends, now don’t get me wrong I love my friends, they’re my heart and soul yo. And it is hard to live so far away from them in Sheffield whereas before I went to university they all used to be within walking distance back in Luton. So when I’m away they tell me so much that they wanna hang out and that they miss me, however when I got back most of them didn’t wanna hang at all besides a select few. And it’s not like I didn’t try to contact them, I sent text messages but they never got back to me or others I hollered at on Facebook who said they would hang out only from them to cancel or say that something had come up. That’s just a few of the scenarios that I’ve had to put up with. I think a lot of this was due to scheduling conflicts and the fact that I came back at an awkward time in the Easter when my friends had other plans. But some people really didn’t have an excuse as they didn’t have anything on and just didn’t get back to me. The main issue with some of my friends is the communication element. There is none.

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Miscommunication. A very troublesome thing in life. It happens a lot to me.

I try to contact friends by every means possible and yet I never get a holla back. And that’s what really frustrated me when I spent my 12 days back in Luton. All those so-called friends really didn’t seem all that friendly and it was really annoying because a lot of them I wanted to see but couldn’t because they were useless in the communication department…

Also I didn’t realise until I hanged in Luton for a week how much the place saps the energy out of me. Outside of the cinema, my friends and seeing my family, there’s no reason for me to go back home for an extended duration of time. I mean I don’t hate the place and I have a lot of nostalgia there, but going back recently has just felt long, tiresome and funky. This Easter I saw a good few family members which was great, I got to hang with my best friends and went to the cinema and caught up on some long hours of TV. But other than that it just felt horrible. I missed Sheffield extremely after just a few days and wanted to get back there so soon. So yeah I got back to Sheffield at the start of this week and the normality of hanging around my flatmates kicked in and I felt at peace with myself. While I still have a fair amount of uni work to get on with in a short amount of time and I still haven’t got my finances completely sorted yet, I’m sure with hard work and a little hope I’ll get by. Plus I have a lot to look forward to with The Avengers coming out next Thursday here in the UK which I’m totally hyped and can’t wait for anymore and then in May I get see Men In Black 3 which will have to be good because its got Will Smith in it XD Also waiting to play Sonic 4: Episode 2 and break in my PS3 too. Then there’s the MCM London Expo, my place of happiness, I will be attending later on next month. And lastly of course the summer is edging ever closer so when that kicks in I’ll be bleeding it dry coz its my favourite time of year! So times can only get better from here 😀

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Life is a balancing act, you could fall at any time if you’re not careful. So keep your guard up yo!

So in conclusion I just want to tell anyone who is reading this that life needs stability for it to be enjoyed and whatever problems or troubles you have in your life weather them out and find your own sea of tranquillity. I think I have finally found mine. How long it’ll last will be down to time and whether fate will keep me in my happy place. I just hope all of you out there have a level of stability of your own too because it is necessary for life.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in Life

 

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4 responses to “Life and Stability

  1. Touka the Grey, servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun!

    April 18, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Personally, I think stability is a myth. It’s something that can be sought after, but never truly obtained, because life is a series of ups and downs. There is no level-ground, no equilibrium, no status quo. It’s a dynamic environment that is always changing. But I read a quote the other day; life’s not about feeling better, it’s about getting the job done. Personally I thought it was important, but take from that what you will.

    As for the rest, I feel this forlorn feeling growing inside of me. I’m really happy you have found a place where you feel so comfortable and joyous, although it is saddening to hear you wanted to escape back to Sheffield so soon, and also to hear some of your friends just didn’t want to do anything. Don’t let a couple of people get you down, though. You have plenty of others who care for you, and like myself and Ranch, who will always make time and be around!

    Since we’re always applying films to our lives, here’s a quote from Harry Potter for you.

    “You’ll stay with me?”
    “Until the very end.”

    To infinity and beyond, space ranger.

     
    • hypersonic55

      April 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm

      Well I can’t personally agree with that myself. I don’t think stability is impossible. While I can see where you’re coming from especially with the use of that quote, I found that quote kind of cruel and very opposite the view of life that I have XD For me it feels like I know there is level-ground. I’ve found it and lived it. Living life is kind of weak without some degree of happiness and that’s what I live and strive for yo. I think these lyrics from a song by No Doubt will help you understand my perspective of the world: “And all I wanted was the simple things. A simple kind of life.”

      I guess being in Sheffield has changed my completely from that of being back at home. The only time I’ll ever look back over my shoulder is because I know you & that Lon are there along with the rest of my close circle of friends and family.

      In the end all I can say is thank you brother. Brillaint quote finish yo, very beautiful 😀

       
      • Touka the Grey, servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun!

        April 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm

        But stability never lasts, it’s impossible to live a completely stable life, and personally I think such a life would be, dare I say it, boring. It’s as Morgan Freeman says; “triumph is born out of struggle, faith is the alchemist. If you want pictures like these, you’ll need to use some dark colours.” I didn’t know we had such radically different views of life. We need to get together sometime and have a discussion about lifes values and what it is we both personally want the most. That could be quite interesting. (;

         
      • hypersonic55

        April 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        Haha I quite surprised how much we are polar opposites about this subject matter. I mean we’ve had different views on things before, but this is quite substantial. Even if stability isn’t long term i’ll continue on my road of life to find it, it keeps me mind focused on something. Yeah maybe a long discussion in person would be interesting.

         

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