Never run after boys or trains

“I just ran to catch the 6.11 PM train to Waterloo.”


It was Monday and I had just finished my classes and left Kingston University.

It was like a scene out of a movie…”Irina on the run”, or something along these lines. But not at all as glamorous as I would’ve liked it to be.
I didn’t know how to dribble faster through the people casually strolling on the sidewalk, without spilling my cup of coffee which was glued to my hand.
At least the wind was blowing through my hair. Thank God I didn’t wear lip gloss that day.

After reading “The man who wanted to be happy” by Laurent Gounelle I have become a more determined person – determined to make myself happy.
The book is about a man who meets with a Bali local healer who guides him to the importance of faith and believing in himself.
This book, those 160 pages, changed my perspective on life.
And it became my mission to get on this train.
I felt like my lungs and throat were on fire and my legs were starting to tremble as well.

I had gotten to the train station exactly 40 seconds before the train arrived.
I literally jumped on the window seat…nothing could ever move me from there.
Now I know why my dad always told me to never run after boys…or trains in this case. It is exhausting!

I usually push myself in every circumstance to achieve my targets, be it catching a train or publishing a book; even though it is hard and I don’t always feel up to it. But I do it anyway. I have learned from different experiences that if I don’t fight hard enough for what I desire, it’s just the same as if I hadn’t tried in the first place.
Most importantly, my honest advice, believe in yourself and what you want to achieve.

I know catching a train is far from a life goal, but if you start by achieving the small things first, it will be easier when faced with tougher challenges.

Just believe you can do it and it will become true – law of attraction, simple as that. 

♥ Irina

Author: irinaiacob

My name is Irina, born and raised in Bucharest, Romania, currently chasing my dreams in London, United Kingdom. I first smiled on 23 October 1997 and I have done so since. In 2016, I wanted to create a blog to have an outlet for my creativity – a safe space where I could express myself and talk about subjects I am passionate about – beauty, fashion, lifestyle. I find inspiration in the little things and I always write with a cup of coffee next to me.

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