London…

So I wander around a lot, I will get bored and just walk out of the door with my camera. There is something about London that makes me very comfortable…from how diverse it is, to how accessible it is to everything that interests me. I guess living somewhere by yourself and still trying to balance your life priorities and your social schedule (currently in revival…hello summer term 😝) leaves you with a lot of alone time, and as much of an introvert as I am, I still need to live in a city to contrast my hermit lifestyle. London is the extroverted introvert, it’s constant noise and bustle but then you venture into its parks and its silence, or its quiet chatter and laughter in the background (or at least it is when the sun is out, otherwise its drunk football fans singing on tubes or someone cursing mother nature).
I think shooting in film does justice to the feel in London so here are some shots that I have taken of this town!

 

 

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To perceive is to suffer – Aristotle

I remember growing up and struggling to find a balance between seeing the world burning and the news of that personally affecting me. I’m an empath, always have been and most probably always will be; with that comes feeling other people’s energy and emotions deeply… experiencing it like them. If you’re going through it, WE are going through it togethaaaaa, to put it simply. I live through intuition, if it feels right I do it, if it doesn’t, good luck convincing me.

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Where there is darkness, there is light.

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This world is so unpredictable, most of us are anxious about what happens next and rightly so. However, I don’t remember signing a contract that guaranteed me a stress free life and I know that you don’t have control over what comes next. What I’ve come to realise is that it isn’t about whether the glass is half empty or half full, it is about what you do with the cards you have been dealt right now. Call me naïve or deluded, but truly I would prefer a reformed pessimist, a born again hippie, maybe an old soul, point being it is all in your mindset. If you believe that you deserve greatness in all aspects of your life and you have faith in something greater than yourself, you will be be fearless. No one can touch you when you exude authenticity and you have let go of the past and future and live in the present.

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Being yourself =🔑🔑

In a world that is constantly bombarding us with images of what ideal beauty is, in a world where we’re told to always hustle to get more, in a world that labels individuality “quirky”, “weird”, “other”…in a world as such no wonder so many people are struggling to ‘find happiness’.

Happiness isn’t something to be attained, it is something that is innate and can neither be given to you or found. It’s a spiritual awakening of sorts. It stems from the depths of you. Now growing up I wasn’t the most comfortable in my own body and I never truly felt that I was anything out of the ordinary. I was and very much still am a nerd, and I wear that with pride! However, what I began to realise in the past year is that we all have a reference point that we use for validation in our daily lives. Personally for me it was education and getting good grades, that was the constant in my life that I subconsciously defined myself with. Fast forward to a disastrous final year of university I was faced with failure for the first time, a shattered dream of medical school and all of sudden I didn’t know who I was anymore.

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