| Thoughts | Take it Steady

I grew wise to my ability to make and break New Year's resolutions within a split of time a while a go now. I realised that it is far more realistic to try and accept the many facets that make up me than trying to create a BRAND NEW ME because that BRAND NEW person doesn't exist. She hasn't walked in my shoes, learned my lessons, picked herself up dusted herself off, looked in the mirror and laughed at herself like I have. These days I would rather be myself than being a stranger to myself.

I know I have dozens of faults that I need to correct and as for self-improvements well I have quite a collection in that department too. But what works best for me is fixing these things one at a time from root to tip. Like all sturdier things in life, it takes time to build something to last and I am prepared to make that investment in myself. 

In 2015, I hope to keep making our lives an adventure. LIFE is an adventure not all of which involves treking to far off places - some of them involve delving into that inner landscape. That is where my adventure starts year.

Be kind to yourselves! You are probably doing far, far better than you think you are and it is probably far healthier than comparing yourself to others or trying to fit into some template of how someone else thinks we should be.


  1. Happy New Year, Yasumi. I'm at a point in my life when I've given up on resolutions, not because I was ever trying to become a new person but because January isn't a magical new time when I will suddenly find a new level of dedication to improving things about myself that I've previously left unchecked. That's just not realistic. I try to set goals throughout the year - I don't always achieve them this way, either, but at least the approach is a bit more realistic.

  2. I hear you! I'm starting the year as a new me, but its a work in process, some I've started, some I still need to do, some is in progress, but i want to be a better person for sure! I love the picture you've used, it's perfect!

  3. You share my thoughts exactly! Thanks for this post. Sometimes it's a great feeling to know you're not the only one

  4. Brilliant brilliant! Everything in this post is bang on right!

    Katrina Sophia

  5. I agree...all for adventure...yesss :) xx

  6. Hello beautiful! I am so happy, thrilled to bits to share the new year with you. So happy that you are back!!!

    We are a work in progress and we have the strength and honesty to say that. *hugs*

  7. I can always trust you to be realistic Cee. Never change that!!

  8. yes yes yes, here's to another year of discovery. glad we got to finally meet in '14, see you in '15, maybe London or maybe further.

    Buckets & Spades

  9. Thank you. As always, such wise words.
    I can't wait to read about all your new adventures! I'll be taking a break from adventures, to try and get my life on track now I'm back in the UK.


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