Here is another post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at and I think you will be inspired by Stephanie's first video on YouTube  

Yesterday I got a bit of news that could have shattered me into pieces but I understood that there was nothing I could do about it and I accepted it. That’s the big word here: Acceptance.

Once you figure that there’s nothing you can do to stop some events coming and when it comes it’s easier to jump and accept. This is like bad things that happen in your life or life generally. No one can stop them from coming, and sometimes you’ll look back and see how much you’ve grown since said incident. Of course, this I not true of most things in life; you can change your route accordingly but for those you can do nothing about, don’t feel bad because everybody has been (or will be) in that position. And someone’s probably going through it too; you are not alone. 

My situation arose from a simple fact: we’re growing up. At the end of the day, there’s nothing personally I or anyone else can do about it so there’s nothing left to do but be happy. No one can stop the hands of time or reverse time and make everything the way they want it to be. And that’s Ok. Some things are just not meant to be. 

And the things that do work out will happen and will be worth waiting for. So if it’s time, energy or anything you have to do to make your dream come true; it will be worth it. 

This is no reason however to stop trying for things. ‘You don’t ask, you don’t get’ is the statement I have always lived by and it hasn’t failed. Sure, sometimes I have sent emails requesting something or other and they have not received replies, but that doesn’t stop me. ‘One door closes, another opens’ and that has always been the case. Don’t feel downhearted by the non-responses or be disheartened when you get an automatic reply or something. Anything could catch someone’s eye. How do I know that emails I have sent, even the seemingly hopeless ones, have not met their target? I don’t, so that little piece of hope is what I hold onto. And it must be what you do in a seemingly hopeless situation.  

Stephanie Carfrae, Creative Writing Graduate. Find her blog at and her video introduction at


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