No, this post is not about the website which I’ve heard is extremely useful (that’s just by the way).
It’s basically to explain how much I’m really enjoying my A-level subjects at the moment! So for those of you that don’t know, I’m currently studying English Literature, Classics Civilisation and History at A-level. Yes, I like essays. I mean what can I say? They not only help me to develop my writing but my outlook on virtually everything!
I don’t think it could be a coincidence that I’m learning about Women & Marriage in all three of these amazing subjects simultaneously. In English, we’re looking at marriage in the 50’s and it’s effects on both men and women. In Classics, the Art we’re analysing at the moment is based on the role of Women in the Greek society and lastly, in History we’ve just learnt about The Suffragettes. Call me crazy but the links I’m seeing between them are so transparent it might as well be a window! (That sounded better in my head but you get what I mean).
What makes it all even better is that I’ve always wanted to learn about the development of women in a patriarchal society and that’s exactly what I’m being expected to research on. I’m literally having a nerdy celebration in my mind right now because I can’t explain how much fun I’m having understanding various perspectives on this topic.
So I want to encourage you to find links within what you do. When I say this I don’t mean that they have to be as vivid as possible but I’ve found that when you pair up things you may not like in your mind to things you’re greatly fond of, you gain a beautiful balance. ‘Work hard, Play hard’ is a great example because work is not necessarily most people’s idea of ‘luxury’ whereas play is. So by working just as hard as you relax or watch Netflix movies; you should feel balanced and to some extent satisfied in both aspects. After all, I never would’ve noticed the links between my subjects if I hadn’t immersed myself in their content and wouldn’t have ended up feeling this grateful to God that I chose them.
So stay LinkedIn and don’t watch from the sidelines. Be involved. Be present. You never know what kind of pearls you may find within those onerous oysters in life.