Welcome to another blog post!
I want to apologise for not blogging for a while as the start of 2017 has been crazy! I have had the first block of my teaching placement which went incredibly well. During this semester I have not had a lot of time to stop and reflect due to being busy almost every day. However, coming back to university to complete assignments, I have had some days off where I have been able to catch up with friends and to be able to plan trips back home and also for summer.
A great way to unwind and get some fresh air is to go on a wander, whether it is by yourself or with someone else, it is an important way to de-stress and see more of the world around you. Shamefully, I have been in Dundee since August and I have only just now taken time to walk up the Law and even then it was through the encouragement of a friend. Although when the idea was brought forward to me it was difficult to resist.
During the walk I was able to catch up with my friend but also vent and discuss aspects of my own life that I have not had a chance to discuss with someone in quite a while. It was refreshing to be able to share parts of life that are going well and the other areas that need a lot of prayer. Although the walk up definitely indicated how much I need to get back to the gym!
Once we got to the top of the Law it not only felt like a small achievement but it was also a way of escapism. For a short while there was nothing hanging over me, no assignments, deadlines, pressures of any sort. I was able to take a step back and appreciate what I had and this in turn motivated me to keep going and work harder to achieve what I want from first year.
I would definitely recommend a trip up the Law or an equivalent to free your mind and get outdoors! Sometimes it is best to do things on your own so you can reflect and evaluate life by yourself. However, it can be as equally as important to share these moments with a friend as it can bring you closer together and you can support each other.