Posts tagged ‘Future’

February 21, 2012

Oxbridge

I haven’t had internet or 6 days! :O
Shocking I know, but last week, on Wednesday and Thursday, budding Oxbridge candidates from Forest School went to visit  both Cambridge and Oxford universities, for tours, to look around colleges and to see what life would be like if we were to attend.

I think it is fair to say that for many of us, the dream of attending such prestigious colleges are merely what we would like and not necessarily what will happen. However, this didn’t subtract from our trip to two truly stunning cities.

In summary:
Cambridge was a tiny city, more so a large town and I felt I knew my way round after 5 hours spent there. Nevertheless, it was a stunning city. It looks just as pretty as it does in the pictures with a winding river through the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford on the other hand was a mixture of a picturesque and modern city which created quite a bizarre world. We were walking down a road and on one side would be a building, several hundred of years old, and on the other side would be a giant glass and metal structure. However it was still somewhere I would only dream of being in 2 years.

Over-all it was a pleasant experience and I can only hope that I will be at either place when I finish school.

Oh and thanks to: Bella, Velma, Ant, Ed, Will and Josh who were there for me and cheered me up when I was very poorly in Oxford. Much love to you all xoxo

May 31, 2011

Obsession with Bridges

As I have mentioned before, I have a bucket list (http://teenithiy.tumblr.com/bucketlist) and recently I have added the following…
42. To cross the following bridges: Gateshead Millennium, London
43. Millau Viaduct, Southern France
44. Magdeburg Water, Germany
45. Oresund, Copenhagen, Denmark and Sweden
46. Erasmusbrug, Rotterdam, Netherlands
47. Bosphorus, Istanbul
48. Golden Gate, San Francisco
49. Coronado, San Diego
50. Sydney Harbour, Australia
51. Kintai, Japan
52. Akashi-Kaikyo, Japan
53. Hangzhou Bay, China
54. Tsing Ma, Hong Kong
55. Fehmarn Belt, Baltic Sea, German and Denmark (when completed in 2018)

I have a fetish for amazing architecture!

Some of the bridges above are just world-class:

 Golden Gate Bridge

 Coronado Bridge

Some are just so clever…

 Magdeburg Water Bridge

 Hangzhou Bay Bridge

But some are just absolutely stunning…

 Millau Viaduct Bridge

 Kintai Bridge

Although not all the best bridges are on my list of things to do before I die, the following may be a good place to start:
Gateshead Millennium, Humber Estuary and the Second Severn Crossing.

I shall keep you posted with how I get on.

May 25, 2011

Enjoy your youth

Enjoy your youth. You’ll never be younger than you are at this very moment.

Being just sixteen, I have lived the very few years of my life thinking about the future and wishing to be older. I have always made plans for the future from Alevel subject choices to how many children I would like and where I would like to be in twenty years time. I have a bucket list in the making containing everything I wish to do with my life, many items on which can only be fulfilled in the far future. I am not one who is free spirited enough to live life for how it is; I need structure, goals and something to be motivated for.

But a year or so I met a guy named Tony. We met at a concert we took part in as we both play the violin. He is considerably older than me but I don’t think he would mind me saying he also acts half my age. He is also the one who is responsible for my change of opinion when it comes to goals for the future. He never plans too far ahead in time and always ‘had a go at me’ for wanting to be older. I feel that he was jealous of my age and he wants to be my age again.
Anyway, earlier today he said: ‘Age is an issue of mind over matter, if you don’t mind then it doesn’t matter.’

It has made me realize: it is comforting and safe to have my bucket list but my blueprint for my life can be restricting and can take the fun out of living. It’s not about the future and what will happen to me, it is about the present and enjoying everything as it comes.

Thanks Tony, saved me from being suffocated by my own aspirations for  life to come.

Do not worry about the past because it is gone, do not worry about the future because it is yet to come, live in today and embrace it!