It’s almost three weeks into the new year and I find myself still contemplating the journey ahead. I’m sure some of you made resolutions coming into the year and also setting new goals. If you managed to do so, well done ‘YOU‘, and if you haven’t broken any of your resolutions by now, congrats and kudos to your commitment.
I must say that I didn’t make any resolutions nor set outrageous goals. But I have at the very least set myself a few things to aim at. Posting a blog a week is a good place to start, right?!
To be candid, I am still ruminating about some events of the previous year as it really wasn’t the best year for me admittedly. I fell short on some goals, and posting weekly in order to strengthen my development and awareness through my ‘quote project’ wasn’t met either. My father being ill and subsequently transitioning to the great beyond didn’t help too. I still feel the weight of loss to be candid, but in order to make progress I must strive forward.
A new day brings hope and expectations, a new year raises the bar.
We are all defined by our stories, a factor which makes each an every one of us UNIQUE and very SPECIAL. In my subsequent posts, I will like to share a project about ‘The THINGS we have LOVED and LOST’. This is based on a project I did in my undergraduate years and it was a project that was very dear and personal to me.
I am looking forward to the new chapter the year brings, after-all, our lives are made up of chapters of our very own story. Let’s make the story of this year a best seller.
“You can do it!” At least that’s what I tell myself when faced with doubts and difficulties to start and follow through with an idea or a project. My perceived obstacle, challenge or difficulty in starting and following through torments me in the beginning.
‘JUST START!!’ Screams another voice in my head.
The reward in the end usually outweighs the time invested in the negative self-talk, the doubts, and the perceived difficulties.
“As we age, we change how we think, how we feel and how we behave. We drop old habits and seek out new. Enjoy scattering your thoughts…some go unseen and blow away on the breeze but some nourish the ground they fall on.” _Marie
Marie wrote these inspiring words on her website Create Space. I thought it was great and insightful about life, so I decided to place her quote on a photo I had taken above to convey a kind of meaning.
Marie is an amazing writer and has an exceptional skill in interpreting life, art, design, almost anything. I am a huge admirer of her works. I highly recommend visiting her website and follow her works. She is incredible.
“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, not because readers like happy endings, but because I am an optimist at heart. I know the sun will rise in the morning, that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” _Michael Morpurgo