I’ve previously written a post about experiencing the best in life and I decided to share some of my own stories and experiences.
But really, what IS experience?
practical contact with and observation of facts or events.“he had learned his lesson by painful experience”
an event or occurrence which leaves an impression on someone.“audition day is an enjoyable experience for any seven-year old”
encounter or undergo (an event or occurrence).
…if you ask google. But experience can be anything from something small (like posting a letter) to visiting places and travelling to even books you have read. Experience is literally EVERYWHERE!!
Two years ago, I had long, thick, straight hair, and I decided that as much as I loved my hair, someone else could love it more and value it just as much. As you may know, many people around the world are diagnosed with cancer every year, it s a tragic thing and I can’t say that I know how it feels to have cancer or know anyone with it, but I can only imagine what they could go through. Many of these people have chemotherapy that may cause hair loss. I came to a decision that I would cut my hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust, who would turn it into a wig for these cancer patients. After I did this, I was not the slightest bit upset with my decision, I was delighted that it could possibly change someone’s life! You make think that this is not an experience, but it is, truly, one of the greatest experiences of my life and made me realise that you can make a change if you want.
I’ve travelled, been places, seen things, learnt more stuff. Many people say that travelling is one of the BEST ways to experience – it really is. Even at a young age I have travelled to many places in Europe and some of Asia and, honestly, I have learnt so much and I am so glad that I have done this/am doing it. Personally I am a huge fan of creativity in any form and of course…FOOD!! Travelling really gives you the best of everything, especially cuisine. The great thing is that, from a very young age, I loved souvenirs and small cute things, I went to the shop and my parents told me that instead of getting something that you will only ever use once and then it will simple be hidden away or lost, buy a postcard. Yes, a postcard. From then on, Everywhere I have been, I have bought a postcard without fail and chosen them carefully, so that they actually link to the place and my memories associated with it. Not only are they cheap, but they are usually found anywhere! Last year, I was given a scrapbook for my birthday, and what better thing to put in it than my huge collection of postcards! I dedicated each page to a place and wrote who went, where and when and what we did. It is one of my most prized possessions because it holds so many memories.
The Battersea Power Station Project
Early last year, one of mum’s friends said she would take me to her office and see the battersea power station project in london. I decided around that time that I would like to lead a career in architecture, so it was THE perfect opportunity for me. I was extremely lucky to be able to see all of this and meet many people working on the project. I learnt about many of the different roles and jobs including facades designer, HR, and many others. AND I WAS EVEN ALLOWED ON SITE!! It was a fabulous experience and I even learnt about the difficult challenges you have to face…If at any time you come across an oppotunity like that, trust me, DO NOT LET IT SLIP OUT OF YOUR HANDS!!!
I really hope that this post helps you all and gives you a greater and clearer understanding about experiences and what they can mean and do. Go and experience the best in life…
AND STAY CREATIVE!