Tuesday, 15 March 2016

It is not right to remain the same forever.

How do you live in a life that in your head was put on pause but in reality has moved on?

When I left for LA last September I pretty much assumed that everything I had back home would almost freeze and I would cone back to it, unfreeze it and carry on as normal.

The reality is that was never going to happen.

As much as I have grown into the man I am today everything else has been following it's own path.

It's like coming to a fork in the road and both taking seperate paths, experiencing different journeys and meeting at the same point together in the future. 

I thought everything would be the same and I thought everyone would be the same.

But I was wrong.

Since being back I think that is what I have been struggling with.

The beauty of my job is obviously that I get to see some incredible places but, the real beauty is the things I have drawn from those places.

The most important one being perspective.

At the moment it is a blessing and a curse for me because I'm able to approach situations in a completely different way to how the old Harry would have done. But the frustration comes when I can't express to people certain things because they lack perspective.

I was fortunate enough to almost be plucked from the toy box of my life, look at it and learn about it and then be put back in. 

And unless you have had that same experience then it's hard to understand where the other toys are coming from.

I know I've changed. I'm not the person I was before leaving.

I can't quite put my finger on exactly what has changed but, I know something has.

But It's not right to remain the same forever.

If you do, you almost become stale. A human being going theough life never open to being changed by the experiences you have.

Life isn't a moment. It's a journey.

And unless you are willing to let yourself succumb to being changed by that journey, is there much point in going on one? 


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Back To The Start

Since I left for LA last September I've been trying to blog about everything I have been up to over the past few months.

The things I have done, the way I have felt, the experiences I have had and what it's felt like to finally be able to say that I love my job.

But the truth is keeping up to date with everything I have experienced and the way I feel about it all has proved exceedingly difficult.

I've found myself almost feeling like I HAD TO update my blog with a new entry. A new place. A new experience.

I swore at the beginning of this little internet diary of my life that I would never write unless it came from my heart and I think with the overwhelming tailspin that my life was put into in September, I lost that.

I wrote just because I wanted to try and share with anyone who reads this my experiences and how devoting your life to something can pay off. I was trying to show you all just what it means to be successful and the things you can achieve when you put your entire body & soul towards it.

But since starting my travel diaries, I'm just finding myself writing just because I felt like I had too. Not that anyone has actually made me feel like it, no-one has demanded blog posts from me and I don't earn anything from this but it just hasn't felt right.

If i'm honest with myself I'm loving being able to re-tell the stories and the adventures that I have been on but it's also becoming a little tedious. It's hard to keep people interested when it comes across that you are just bragging about your life.

And in a way yes I am. I'm proud of what I have worked towards and I'm proud of myself for achieving it and if i'm coming across as a little arrogant then I can't argue that.

But all I can say is it's not coming from a place of arrogance. It's coming from a place of finally being proud of myself and if people aren't okay with that then, I guess i'm okay with that.

However I can't help but feel that recently I've just been writing just because...well just because. I can only say that the increasing time between my blog posts is because I literally struggle to find any sort of motivation to write when it's not coming from my heart.

This isn't an end to the accounts of my travels. One day I will tell you all the stories that I have missed out.

But for now I need to write from the heart because if i'm not then there is just no point in having this blog.

I leave for LA again in April to embark on a completely new adventure in a different part of the world to where I was before. I'm spending most of 2016 travelling around Europe with some absolutely incredible people.

Don't despair, if I feel inspiration from one of my adventures then of course I will update this with a story and there will probably be all sorts of stories featured in whatever I choose to write.  More often than not you can find updates on my FACEBOOK PAGE or any other social media you can find me on so if you feel like you want to keep as up to date as possible, then head there.

I just need to go back to the reason I started this in the first place.

"Follow my life and my journey"

My 2016 will be worth following......