‘Being part of something special makes you special’ Rachel. Glee.
That is one of my favourite quotes from my favourite show because it resonates with me so powerfully. The moments in life that stand out are the moments that make you. For me, this past year has been such a special year because I was part of something truly spectacular. My last year of university has been a gift that I believe not many people get to have, my class I have only known since September have become a family to me. Together we have created many pieces of art that speak out, that reach out, that mean something. The creativity in coming together, brainstorming, stressing, becoming passionate about ideas and making them into something has been inspirational. The openess, vulnerability and passion shared sparks hope into the future.
I often find similarities in glee to my own life, especially the most recent season of glee where many of the members are graduating, moving onto the next chapter of their lives, becoming truly ready to be. Stepping off the security blanket into something new can be exciting but it can also be scary. It is understandable to want to remain in the moment that meant so much. I’d be quite happy to live in our little ‘hub’ of a computer room that holds so many memories that brought us to here but then all the experiences and all of the strength from this year would be of nothing if I did not step into the future and share the spark, the light, the hope that has been shared with me.
‘When you come to the end of all the light you know and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown. Faith is knowing one of two things shall happen, either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.’
I am ready to fly, I am ready to soar, and it doesn’t mean I leave it all behind and shut the door. Rather it is taking those moments, those memories and making them into something extraordinary. Once your candle is lit, it’d be such a waste to not light the others with the fire in you. You will not lose any of the warmth, it will just multiply indefinitely.
I know in the next few months and years, when I’m thirty four, and fifty four, I will look back on this year and smile, knowing it was here where my story began.
Wherever your path may lead you, do not be afraid to shine and do not be afraid to let that spark catch fire, one day you just might set the world alight!
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