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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Before Extraordinary and After



"I had just come to accept that my life was going to be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen"
-Ransom Riggs in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"


Never before has a sentence summed up the way I have felt about my life so perfectly then the first line in a trilogy of books that I have become fully enveloped in.

But this post isn't about my love for these books and how I have fallen head over heels for the fantasy that they describe. 

This post is about me trying to comprehend and articulate what I see as my life right before my eyes.

To give you a low-down on my life if you haven't been following my blog, just over a year ago I left the Urdang academy and spent the foreseeable future slaving away in a job I despised.

Waking up every day and going to work simply because that's what my life was.

No motivation to be there. No want to sell perfumes to people who couldn't give a damn about who I am as a person, they were only interested in the price tag attached to the item and whether or not I could give them a discount.

Nothing about it was what I wanted.

Through sheer determination I worked my way out of that soul destroying job into a job that ignites my soul instead of stamping on it.

I then travelled to some of the most phenomenal places on this earth all the while doing what I love.

I returned home in early February to....well....the ordinary.

The ordinary. A place I had grown so comfortable in. A place that I was beginning to accept my life would situate and just....be there.

Not living. Simply existing.

But right now I am being blessed with the opportunity to escape the ordinary. To live in the extraordinary. To feel alive.

This approaching Sunday I fly back out to LA to begin another incredible adventure.

Six months travelling around America and Europe.

And so, right now my life is split into two things....before the extraordinary and after.


-Harry