Hello lovely people!
I hope yous are all doing well in these trying times!
Today I presented my Honour’s Project and thus, my University career has come to an end (for now, mom, don’t you worry!) The feeling of completing a degree is not exactly as I imagined it would be. I suppose a big chunk of why is the fact we’re all locked in, and there will be no big celebration surrounded by the people I love (at least for now). Or it’s maybe because now I’m facing a new chapter of my life and the expectations to be an adult double.
Fun fact: I always thought that once I finish with University, I’ll have a job in my subject lined up waiting for me, I will automatically be more organised and just function I suppose.
But I’m not sure that’s the reality of it.
I feel like I need a new plan.
You see, for the past 5 years, I’ve been coasting. I used to have a plan, but it pretty much finished the moment I stepped on Scottish soil. I suppose I secretly knew that I’d be here for the duration of my degree and didn’t really bother to develop a plan for “after”. I’ve changed so much in just the past few years, I sometimes think that if I had made a plan for “after” it would have been a burden rather than help and in the best-case scenario would have become obsolete.
I’ve been vegan for a year and five months now (if you wonder why I made this decision you can read about it here), and with the decision to give up animal products came a change in my perspective I frankly didn’t anticipate. I feel healthier, more energetic, woke, and overall positive. I sometimes feel that making the conscious decision to change my diet has made me more aware of what I consume as a person. And I don’t mean just the food I eat, I mean every bit of every-day life consumption, whether it’s what clothes I buy, where I get my coffee and even what I watch or read. I feel I’ve grown to be very mindful of all of those things we tend to take for granted and strive to nurture positive energy.
I had left this blog behind for a while (quite a long while if I must say so myself 😀 ). I suppose I had an imposter syndrome where I didn’t think that I can bring anything new to the table. But you know what, sometimes it’s not about bringing new things, it’s about delivering them in a new way. And if I can write about things you already know in a way that I inspire you to dig deeper and be mindful, that that’s a win for both of us.
So, back to my plan 😀
It basically consists of focusing on myself and working to become a better version of the awesome Dan I already see in the mirror. I’ve been exercising regularly, eating good homemade plant-based food (with some exceptions- pizza), and looking forward to some new personal development training opportunities. I’ve also been trying to perfect some of my recipes so that yous can finally enjoy them and I’ll be posting them here really soon. 🙂
I feel so incredibly optimistic about the future, I sometimes feel silly.
Hope yous are staying well and safe!
Thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I forgot that my “new” favourite words were fabulous and fantastic.