Wednesday, 1 January 2014

One Word for 2014

For someone who feels like she never achieves much, I consume a ridiculous amount of motivational information.   I don't read novels,  in fact I don't read much to be honest - but I love audiobooks.

I tend towards audiobooks that I can learn something from, so either personal development books or biographies.

One motivational writer who I have read a few books by is Jon Gordon and his latest book, written with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page really caught my attention.

2013 was kind of a write off year for me.  Thankfully, nothing bad happened, but likewise I don't think I did myself justice.  I had a sense of feeling like I was waiting for something to happen and the reality is in life you make things happen.  For 12 months I sat waiting and unsurprisingly, nothing happened.  I haven't been unhappy as such, but I don't think I felt the joy I could have and I certainly don't think that I was grateful enough for the opportunities and luxuries I have.

As the year has drawn to a close, I have found that the things I normally enjoy - like Christmas and my birthday which is just a couple of weeks away - aren't really holding the same excitement as they did previously and I think it's all down to the state of inertia I was in for 2013.  I lost my sparkle a bit.

For 2014, I want things to be different.  I want to achieve the things that I didn't achieve in 2013. I want to remember to be grateful for my blessings.  I want to sparkle.I'm a big Woody Allen fan and this quote from Annie Hall rings very true for me at the moment:

A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.

I don't want my life to be a dead shark..metaphorically speaking.  I want my life to be moving forward and only I can control that.

So my word for 2014 is going to be:

"Do"

Pretty simple, but actually for 2013 I didn't do enough.  In 2014, I want to stop procrastinating, stop waiting.  Actually make some positive strides towards the things I want to have in my life. 

So here's to an amazing 2014 for us all, I know that I'm going to be "doing" great things.  How about you?

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Here we go again...

Do you know how many blogs I've had in my relatively short time on this planet?

This is my 6th one.  What happened to the other 5?  Well, a couple of them I stuck with for a reasonable period of time.  Those late teens/early 20s angst fuelled "why do I keep going out with dickheads?"years were regular blogging years.

At some point though, I decided that actually bitching and moaning about the things I wasn't happy with in my life was a fools errand.  It didn't make me happier.  It didn't solve any problems.  It probably gave a few people a laugh, but thats as far as it went.

So I stopped regularly blogging.  Then I started a beauty blog.  And quit.  Then started another personal blog.  Quit that one too.

Which brings us to today.  31st December 2013.  The last day of the year.  So why is this blog different?  Why will I stick with this one?

In all honesty, there's no guarantee it is or I will.  But I'm going to try.

And thats all any of us can do, right?
 
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