The search for Quality street


The Search for
Quality Street

TOM Hanks as the character Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never quite know what you are going to get.”
‘Tis true. From personal experience, I have found life to be quite unpredictable. For a long time it felt quite shitty to be alive. So much so that I found it extremely difficult to get out of bed in the morning, put on a pretty face or even shave my legs. Emotionally I was being poisoned with negativity, self pity and lack of confidence. I did not want to be seen or heard or even spoken to and wished that the earth would just swallow me whole.
But no matter how low I believed that I was feeling, it was never quite convincing enough to stop me from going to class everyday, cancelling rendezvous or forgetting laundry day and making my weekly Sunday lunch.
So I thought about it this week and wondered what it is that drives one to keep moving. Is it the goals that we set for ourselves, the expectations others have of us or is it our inability to give up and stop fighting for something better?
Vuvuzela has some great success stories about people who have made it despite the odds and this week we are celebrating success that came from hard work. We pay tribute to those who fought not only for themselves but for humanity and inspired change.
With exams not too far away, perhaps a few celebratory stories may give you the motivation to keep moving, keep fighting and keep striving for more.
We enjoy spring so much because we experienced winter; similarly we appreciate happiness and joy so much more once we have encountered stormy showers of pain and sadness.


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