Mistakes, I’ve Made a few
There’s a lot of window dressing on social media today. We put up this image of ourselves that is as perfect as can be, and pretend that life is all white sandy beaches and golden sunsets. The people that used to complain all the time seem to have disappeared or flipped sides completely.
Over the last six months, I’ve been one of those people. Sharing only the good things, and making it appear like I’m living the dream in Cayman. The truth isn’t so pretty. Whilst it’s great to look at the positive things in life, only sharing those things can be dangerous for our society. People need to know that everyone has difficult times, and bad things happen, but in spite of that, we can still be positive and enjoy life.
Whilst this adventure in Cayman has been very difficult at times, it has also been one of the best experiences of my life so far. I’ve learnt so much about myself and the world. I’ve met so many great people. I’ve traveled to some amazing places. All of this whilst facing some really tough things life has thrown at me, far away from my family and friends at home and therefore far away from my support system.
Whilst I wish the past 6 months would have been a lot smoother, I’ve learnt that I’m more resilient than I thought. I’m able to look at the positive side and recover from falls faster. I’m “adulting” now, without the training wheels. It’s scary, it’s exhilarating, I keep falling, but I keep getting up. This is real life, messy, flawed, broken, beautiful.