New Beginnings-5 Sep 2021
This week I’ve moved to London from Bristol. It’s a great new beginning for me. It triggered some thoughts and emotions. I’d like to share some of them.
Excitement Over Anxiety
I’ve come to London in the midst of a lot of uncertainties. I still don’t have a job. I have no idea about my future flatmates. I didn’t even see inside the flat. Yet, I do have my plans. They are keeping my mind busy and my soul excited. I keep dreaming about my goals and the joy I will have on the road. I try not to surrender the uncertainty and the anxiety that it brings. Rather, I am excited about my journey. I am sure I’ll meet many interesting people, I’ll witness a part of the history of a beautiful city, and I’ll discover many places, new songs, new foods.
I also do believe that if I keep believing good things happen, then they may happen. But, if I constantly fear bad things that can happen to me, they will happen for sure. Unpleasant moods and mentality are also contagious. It’s a personal obligation for me to keep them myself and not share them.
Whenever I move, I realise that I am making strong connections with things that have been existed in my time in that specific place. I attach my thoughts and feelings with the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met. They constitute an indispensable piece of my journey. They contribute to a part of the scenario. Step by step they construct my identity. That’s why I believe the connections matter regardless of how they are created.
When I think about the places I’ve lived, I realise that I could be a different person if I had lived in another place. For example, I lived in Istanbul for 8 years and my best friendships were built in this period. The diversity and freedom I got there changed me. Or, let’s take Bristol. In 1 year, I improved a lot, I have become a calmer and friendlier person than ever. Like the city and its people. So, I assume in London, I’ll be much more innovative and open-minded in this cosmopolitan capital.
Confucius — ‘We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.’
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