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So I have been a little bit slack in uploading anything recently, however I have actually been writing but just not enough or much. I have managed to write two unfinished semi decent pieces which I never got around to finishing and did not the same motivation or mindset to re continue them. I figured I might as well post what I have so far either way. I have given them no titles either, because that requires thought.

1st unfinished entry

'The picture perfect mountains are racing by my eyes as I sit on this train gazing out the window. I always seem to find my motivation to write random things when I'm on modes of transport. Maybe it is because I have nothing else to distract myself with, if I had access to the internet I would definitely be watching 'Breaking Bad' instead of this.

However it does give me the opportunity to realise how lucky I am to have dual citizenship in what I think are some of the most amazing countries in the world. I have just spent under three weeks in Switzerland enjoying the Christmas and new year festivities. Which leads me to the inevitable post travel blues, however I only have to spend a few days in good ol London Town before I head off again.

Now to get to what I really started thinking about, people. Everyone has been looking back on their past year and reminiscing about the good times and the things they've achieved. When I do the same I remember how freaking awesome my year has been I've ticked off so many things I wanted to do and see which I only ever dreamt of doing.

But the main reason this year has been so fabulous for me is because of the people I have met along the way. The people you surround yourself with are the ones who can make or break your experiences. I honestly can't explain how lucky I have been to have met these people I now call some of my best friends. I have mentioned before that I'm a people person, I am approachable and friendly so it's no doubt I would meet a couple people. '

2nd unfinished entry

'It's so easy to lose track of the things you used to do, the people that used to be and the places you used to see. Time is a funny thing like that, it will turn something so familiar into a distant memory and there is nothing you can do about it.
No matter how hard you try you will start to forget the way they used to laugh, or the walk to your favourite place. Sometimes you will put an image in your head of how you think it may have been but deep down you know your mind is distorting what was reality into now a dream.
So what happens when time catches up and you do revisit these people, places and real life memories. Does it all come rushing back or is it something gradual that gains bit by bit.

I revisited the past recently and it was something so incredible and blessing to be able to do. I hadn't been to this place in three years, I hadn't seen the people or tasted the culture and life that had once been mine. As soon as I stepped outside it felt as though I stepped back in time and that nothing had changed. I didn't feel as though I needed to back track my steps, rethink about where to go or what to do. It was all stored in my head but had just been stored for the last few years, until I was ready to re visit it.

So I like to think this would be relevant in most cases, where you haven't been practising a skill for a while but once you start up again it all comes rushing back. My not so good German skills turn into terrible German skills when I'm not using it every day. In the short amount of time spent in Germany recently I was having conversations and understanding most of what I was saying in just a few days. '

Posted by jtontheroad 12:08 Tagged london train christmas plane switzerland german

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