My Young People

I have so much love and care for my fellow young people, so I ultimately want the best for them.  I am still a young person myself, which is why the young generation means so much to me and I want to see them succeed.

As I have embarked on my writing career and become associated with the charity, Lives Not Knives, I have come to the realisation that I want to have a special focus on young people and work with them.

I have been searching for my journalism niche over the past few months and while I enjoy writing event reviews, writing about young people is where my passion really lies.  I not only want to address their issues, but I also want to try to get to the root of them and find a solution.  I also want to focus on all of the good that young people are doing and highlight the organisations that are helping them.

It is going to take a lot of work and research, but I want to be a voice for young people and help the older generation see the young people the way that I see them.  These are the individuals who are so smart and talented, with bags of potential.

However, I need young people to interact with me if this is going to happen and not a lot of them seem to be responsive.  As young people, we want our elders to listen to us and take us seriously, but the majority are not willing to speak up and make a difference.  I want young people to realise that it all starts with us and that if we work together, then we can make a change.

I want to start up forums, discussion groups and perhaps even networking events for young people.  I want to develop community engagement, perhaps by starting workshop orientated events or even putting on exhibitions.  This project could grow and possibly lead to a magazine or even a full length documentary, giving young people the voice that they deserve.

Young people are also my target audience when I write stage plays and it is young people who make up my cast.  I intend to put on more plays in the future, hopefully on a proper theatre stage, and witness to a larger group of young people.  It could even turn into a young person’s theatre/drama group, who knows?

I am so passionate about young people and I want to do all that I can to help them thrive, but I need my fellow young people to get on board and support me.  I know that there are many young people with a lot to say and I want to hear it, because we are the future and we have the capacity to make a change.

I’ve always said that I want to make a difference, but I was unsure as to how I would do that.  However, I now know that working with young people is my way to make that difference and I am determined to do all I can to make it happen.

Truly Inspiring

I look at the work that the beautiful ladies at my prior uni are carrying out and I am truly inspired by them.

I see them creating the most gorgeous garments and then spending hours on photo shoots.  They are doing what I could never imagine doing – I know that I would have emotionally killed myself in trying to succeed in the final year of my degree.

Although final year is gruelling, I can see that they are getting their assignments done and I am so proud.  Their work is amazing and I would love to have the opportunity to attend their exhibition, because I know they’re gonna smash it.

All of these ladies are going to do great in the future and I can’t wait to read about them in the fashion magazines.  They are ultra talented and I am glad that they are a step closer to reaching their dreams as I work towards reaching mine.  In my eyes, they are a true inspiration.

Special Moments

I love when those special moments take place and brighten up my life.  They can lift my spirits, make my day or help to break a negative cycle I’ve found myself in.  Throughout this week, a few special moments have put a big smile on my face and really meant a lot to me.

At the start of my week, I was happy to get a call from my cousin who offered me some good advice and gave me some much-needed support.  It always means a lot to have someone who is willing to help you because they genuinely want the best for you, and I know that my cousin does.  She also got me in contact with an individual who could really be of help to me, which I greatly appreciate.

I finally started to feel the festive cheer, as I gave Christmas cards to my neighbours and finally put up my Christmas tree with my sister.  I love putting up the tree with my sister, as it is a special tradition that we share and handing out Christmas cards is a nice simple way to spread the Christmas cheer.  My spirits just felt really lifted.

A close friend of mine who I haven’t heard from in a while sent me an unexpected Christmas card and it really warmed my heart.  It was not only special because it was unexpected, but because it simply showed what a lovely person she was despite of what so many others think about her.  She’s made her mistakes and is paying for them now, but she is still the good person I always knew.

I had an amazing moment earlier today, which had me grinning from ear to ear.  The sun was shining bright, the sky was blue and my sister put on Alicia Keys’s Wait Til You See My Smile, which is a  song never fails to make me smile.  All of the elements added together made me feel so great, as I danced around the room and sang along with my sister.

But one of my most special moments this week was finally seeing my beautiful twin for the first time since my birthday.  I always love spending time with my close friends, but it always feel a little more worthwhile when you haven’t seen that person for a long period of time.

My twin is someone who totally gets me, so we were able to talk about anything and everything, which makes our friendship more meaningful.  We laughed, we had a long overdue catch up and we enjoyed some much-needed twinnie time.  He’s a special person who sees the best in me, makes me feel better about myself and is always on my side.

My week wasn’t perfect, but these special moments made it feel so much better and appreciate all of the good I have in my life.  I allowed myself to enjoy those moments as they happened, which made them feel all the better and now I’m looking forward to the many more special moments that I will experience in the future…