When I read Camilla’s email about the task for the week, it made me laugh. John Donne said this:
"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee"
When I was a child, my mum used to tell me this all the time. She used to say “Laurell, remember no man is an island”. I have always been independent and determined to be not be dependent on others for anything. This is because of something that happened when I was young but as I have gotten older, I have come to learn that ‘no man is an island’ and it is impossible to be completely independent of others. Hitler tried to do this with Germany and failed. Now they are always remembered for the disastrous event that is the Second World War.
There are so many important things in my life right now:
- University and everything that come with it
- The male species (as feminist as I am, they have a purpose in life and it’s always great to have a male perspective to counter balance the emotional female one)
- Meeting new people
- Socialising (it keeps you sane)
- ME (knowing who you are as a person, makes you stronger)
At the moment, it varies on how much I do everything but focussing on this week. I would say I do 80% University work and about 2% on everything else. Uni work can be a killer lol