Que Sera Sera

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Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny?

I am a big time believer in fate but I also believe that we can control our own destiny. Basically life is a mixture of fate and the willingness or effort we go to to make something happen. For example, this time last year I had my heart set on living in Paris. I had been called for an interview for a role in Paris but was then offered the role in New York. Whilst New York is obviously an amazing opportunity, my heart was never fully in it as I had always been in love with France and its language and culture and after studying it in college I just always assumed that’s where I would go straight after my studies. I was so nervous about going to New York that despite filling in all the necessary documentation, my visa eventually got delayed and I felt a sense of relief that I wouldn’t have to go so far away. As New York was then rescheduled for the following year, I became more adamant on improving my French while I was still in Dublin and attended language exchanges in the meantime and watched French TV and film. A few months after starting my role in Dublin, I had expressed my interest in being relocated to France the following year, if possible or incase there was any visa trouble for New York. A week later I was told that I could go to Paris the following year and was even put on a French course which only motivated me further for going to France. It was so surreal to me that this had even happened (although my Mam always told me that when you visualise things enough that you want to happen they eventually do become reality). This particular point in my life convinced me that if something is really meant to be, it will happen and it may not always happen when or in the way you expect it to but if you want it bad enough and take steps to make it happen (or just chance asking like I did) you will get to where you want to go.

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I believe

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Three things in my heart I believe to be true:

1) Karma – those who have been kind will be rewarded and those who have been unkind will receive their natural justice. Revenge and anger are unnecessary, sometimes you just have to offer it up to God, the Universe (or whatever you believe in) and let it be taken care of.

2) There is a higher being and and most definitely an afterlife. I can’t ever imagine a possibility of no longer being alive to experience such emotions as love and happiness or be surrounded by those who provoke these in us.

3) Sunshine makes people that little bit more happier (or at least me anyway!)

Three things I believe to be false:

1) That you have to be unkind, rude or unpleasant to succeed in life.

2) That you can’t be whoever you want to be (even though I myself have trouble sometimes with this one)

3) That you need to “act your age” – you are as young (or old) as you feel. As long as your actions aren’t hurting you or anyone else than watch cartoons in your 20s, read comic books in your 30s or even take up knitting in your teens or enjoy having a cuppa with a friend instead of going clubbing in your 20s. Society literally has our lives mapped out for us with the activities we should be doing at a certain age. I say, throw out the guidebook and live life how you want and just be you! 🙂

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