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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Remembering New Beginnings

I know it is January, the month that everyone is focused on "New Beginnings". Half of us are trying to avoid all this change and cling on to what we have accomplished in the past, afraid to let go of past success and jump towards new goals. So, In honor of all that has been accomplished by everyone this past year, or in the past few years, I'd like to take a minute to appreciate how far we have come.
If you are sick of trying to change your life in an attempt to lose that extra pounds, enhance your blog, or are trying to "keep up with the Joneses" of Resolution keepers, then this is the blog post for you. I know it is especially intimidating to try and keep your own resolutions when you are looking at everyone else's blog posts about how glamorous their resolutions are and how easy the switch has been. I know if you are like me, there is not one thing about going to the gym that I could make look glamorous. Going from enjoying pizza and bagels to feeling full after eating a banana is never an easy switch to make. Possible, absolutely. Easy, no. 

I'm not suggesting that we all stop our resolutions and live in the past. I am simply suggesting that we take a deep breath, exhale slowly and think of how far we have all come! I have also been inspired by one of my best friends, I'll even call her my soul sister, who just started her own blog. I mentioned her in a post earlier this week. She inspires me to read, enjoy nature and appreciate the beauty in simple things. Not to mention, she makes everything sound so poetic. She makes life poetic. I highly suggest you follow her blog, Pocket Petals. She only has one post so far, but I promise you will not be disappointed. 

"Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and think of how far we have all come."

After reading her very first blog post yesterday, I got thinking about my first blog post. What did I say? Who did I want to convey myself as to all of my readers? These are questions I did not remember the answer to. So, I went back to my very first post and read along and learned who I used to be. I think we could all benefit from reading our first posts, and others, and see how far all of us have come as bloggers and as people.

Link up your first blog post below and check out some other people's first posts, as well. 


  1. You are my favorite person, you lovely woman!

  2. What a lovely idea! It's so cool to see how far you've come from the beginning. I'm definitely going to try and keep this in mind when I'm feeling stressed or like others are much further ahead than I.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  3. i love this way of thinking!! great message.

  4. Such a great idea :) I linked mine! #4.

    xo Ashley

  5. Thank you for the inspiration and the reminder to consider what I've accomplished!

    (My first blog post is so different from later posts, less personal.)

  6. Wow what a great post! I went back to my first post and was amazed..no pics, to links, no advice..just "here I am". lol

  7. Fantastic post!!! wow - reading my first posts was such a great experience. Takes me back ;)
    Great idea. Thank you x


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