I just keep growing… 

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First off, we all know I am not talking about my size as I have been this ‘shortarse’ height since I was 13. Yesterday I decided to look over my 2014 – this being photos, social media posts and journal entries. Needless to say this made me quite emotional. The following is how I sum up my 2014:

New York 2014:

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including the best cheesecake I have ever eaten…

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Various drama school antics…

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Progress in my career

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Family and Friends

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Drowsy Chaperone and the end of my journey at AMTA

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Completed my 10k

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My NYC Announcement

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My Birthday

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My brotherly times

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New year with the bestie

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Looking over your year on one page is such a humbling thing to do. It reminds me where I started at the beginning of last year and where I am now, 2 months into 2015. As we travel through life I have discovered you cant help but grow and evolve as a person. I realise now I want different things from my journey than I did before but with every new experience and with every new friendship formed a little more is added to you. Hopefully for the better.

It is my belief you should walk through life open to things that could change you, looking out for the occasional bad smell. Life throws us things so we can learn from them. The things I know now compared to when I was stuffing my face full of cheesecake a year ago is shocking. This doesn’t mean I have stopped stuffing my face full of cheesecake all it means is that I have more of a direction, more of an idea of who I am and who I want to be. Life has a funny way of telling you things but I think I am finally beginning to listen and understand.

My 2014 was an incredible year of my life in many ways and 2015 isn’t shaping up too bad either. It is always good to know where you have come from to help you know where you are going. I’m sure in a number of years I will look back on this blog and think about how obvious all these things I write about are. But that is the beauty of growth. This is where I am right now, who knows where I will be the next time I realise this. But I know that life will be amazing. I urge you to reminisce on where you have been, don’t live in the past but know where you have been and where you are now – it is more eye opening than anything I can write on this page.

As a final thought – Heath L Buckmaster said ‘Often its not about becoming a new person but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be’.

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  1. Debbie says:

    I love this one Jake. What a year last year!!! And you have almost quoted your plaque I made for you!! xxxxxx

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