The Alchemist


When I was in university, I somehow ended up on a philosophy course due to my joint honours which was technically accidental – literally only I can achieve it – and although I did enjoy it, I was so shit at it, once barely scrapping a 2.2 in an essay about the existence of God…still don’t know the answer, but apparently in philosophy that’s normal.

Since leaving university I have spent a lot of thinking about philosophy and thinking about my outlook on life and the lessons I am currently learning. As I keep reiterating in my blogs, this year has been crazy for me and with only a few months left before I can have yet another fresh start I have been ‘philosophically thinking’. Never good.

I have spent years obsessed with Paulo Coelho’s work and after every disaster in my life and every mistake I make, I throw myself into his writing and feel reassured by his thinking and his confidence in the power of the universe. While some put their faith into God, I put my faith into the universe and believe that every road leads somewhere.

There is one quote within the novel ‘the Alchemist’ that states “when you want something, the whole universe conspires to helping you to achieve it” and it is this quote I repeat to myself when things just don’t work out the way I want them to.  After reading the Alchemist just one more time, I have decided to feng shui my attitude and release the negativity and all that spiritual jazz.

Instead of seeing the postponement of my Masters as completely sucking, I am going to see it as an extra year, a do over if you will. Not sure what I will do yet, all suggestions welcome, but it will be good and it will be positive.

At the end of the day money is money, and *insert clique quote* there are some things which are priceless…like a little boat, the sunshine, and a whole lot of adventuring.


Monday will be the beginning of my New Year so let’s hope the universe is listening.