#129: When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?
After a bit of research into the (honestly fascinating) meaning behind this prompt, I’ve come to realise that I sway more towards seeing the trees first. It’s just in my borderline OCD nature. This is visibly evident when I’m in charge of organising an event… I am the only one in the office who will read (and have ever read) through the entire A-Z guides provided by the event hosts! That’s how thorough I am! I’ve always been a firm believer of the phrase ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, thanks to several GCSE teachers, as it was one of those cringey sayings that was repeated constantly. However, that said, I do have the ability to take a step back from the trees and admire the forest in its entirety!
#4: Do you have a favourite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?
“Everything happens for a reason”
Whenever anything happens that is either bad or didn’t turn out how I’d hoped/expected, (albeit slightly disappointed) I don’t get upset or angry but simply see it as a sign, that it wasn’t meant to be at that specific moment and that something better or more suited is waiting for me right around the corner. It has gotten me through many confusing and unexplainable situations, which in time have turned out to be a good thing to have happened. Through these life lessons, it has taught me to remain patient and to keep working hard, as good things are inevitable – it’s just the timeframe that’s unknown. I’m not too sure of the origin of this saying but I’m very pleased that it exists!