New Year’s Resolution

Every time the new year rolls around, we create this imaginary boundary that separates the happenings of the past and gives us an opportunity to solely focus on the year that is to come.
I haven’t decided how I feel about this yet. I just know that the more I have grown up, the less I have started to hate resolutions and have begun to embrace the challenge.

This little lady is very talented when it comes to setting myself impossible goals by thinking of things that were too vague. As well as simply giving up within a couple of weeks.#lazygirlproblems
But not this time! This time I haven’t plucked my resolution out of a hat, it’s something I feel strongly about. Self love. 

While I was toasting to 2017 with my family, with the loud booming of fireworks echoed in the background, I realised that 2017 really did feel like a new year. There was so much I wanted to work on and achieve mentally.
I have never been one to deal with my feelings. They get shoved in a box in my head or I sit and stew in them until I boil over.
Giving advice about finding a way to cope with things and finding happiness within yourself to people always seems so easy. Yet I always find myself caught in this net of uncertainty and self doubt. (The perks of being a perfectionist) 

Whilst watching a TV show, I heard this quote: “The problem with perfectionists is that instead of finding that last push and giving it all they’ve got, they never finish anything”.
This hit home HARD. Because this is me. I start things and if I happen to not like the product or I don’t see results, I bow out. I do this with fitness plans, with sewing projects, with my blog and the worst of them all, with relationships.

2017 is the year to stop bowing out. To learn to deal with the parts of me that make the things I do imperfect and that make me imperfect.
It is the year to embrace the challenges that life brings. I’m going to see where they lead, maintain my friendships and stop disappearing on people. I need to finally start this journey of self love I always thought I had, but realised I had no clue about.

What is/are your new year resolutions?

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  1. July 16, 2017 / 11:33 pm

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  2. July 27, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    starry: *sob* thanks! I don’t know why it’s so hard for ppl to understand “cause and effect” in this scenario.It’s like they stir up a hornet’s nest and then complain when the hornets sting them. “See, I told you that they would be like this. We were right in stirring them up in the first place.”Like huh?!

  3. July 27, 2017 / 2:39 pm

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  4. July 27, 2017 / 3:07 pm

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  5. Muito gosto eu de anónimos com nome… Depois são donos de uma visão para além de tudo aquilo que pode ser visto… Quem me dera saber onde anda o gozo.

  6. July 30, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Upgraded from 9 pr extended to X. Nothing but problems with printer conflicts. I have to printers on my network. My default printer immediately produces an error message “Document Failed To Print”. I now must print on an expensove to operate color printer until I can find a solution.

  7. July 31, 2017 / 1:06 am

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  8. July 31, 2017 / 1:55 am

    Ho partecipato alla cena per Renzi del comitato ed era presente Pizzichini, Claudio Serafini e Valentini. Veramente una cosa vergognosa, ma un assessore può fare queste cose? Io penso che si schiferebbe anche Renzi di tali accordi. Fate una cosa Todispia ( unica testata indipendente tuderte) chiedete in un intervista a Valentini se ha fatto accordi con i soggetti di cui sopra è vedete cosa risponde. Questa settimana ovviamente. Non risponderà mai. Che schifo ragazzi queste cose.

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  11. I'd go for a .40 S&W upper, SBR if legal in your area. Main reason is ammo availability, .40 is more plentiful and cheaper than 9mm locally right now, and it is only growing in popularity

  12. August 1, 2017 / 1:04 am

    In Gent zijn het boven alles, smoutebollen, maar ook wafels, Lackmans, appelbeignets en frieten. Op de Sinksenfoor in Antwerpen stond ook zo'n kraam waarvan ik de naam nu even kwijt ben.

  13. August 1, 2017 / 1:56 am

    You led a deprived childhood if you never went to a drive-in; either that – or you were born too late. I spent nearly every summer weekend night at a drive-in movie during high school and college. Never saw one with it’s own motel, though, and I’m sorry about that….LOL

  14. August 4, 2017 / 11:27 am

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  16. August 5, 2017 / 12:03 am

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  19. Dreambes, sérieux, tu souilles le nom de Ulver rien qu’en mettant ton casque sur les oreilles pour l’écouter. Tu calcules rien, t’es pas inteligent. Je pige pas comment on peu etre autant limité et écouter du son aussi bon. BrefCe chilhoods end est pour moi une réussite totale…..surtt si on le compare a wars of the rose…

  20. August 9, 2017 / 11:28 am

    Good idea, Pauline. I’ll see what I can cook up… There was one show opening in Paris that there was a video of but I think that show has probably moved on now… p.s. Am responding to this a different way than I did with the others. Please let me know if you either receive notification of a reply or this reply in your home e-mail. Thanks! Trying to figure out if I’ve been responding in a way that prevents e-mail notices being sent to people…xo

  21. August 9, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Great travel goals. I like the idea of shorter term ‘bucket list’. It helps in giving yourself a defined timeline. Hopefully you’ll achieve all of these and more.jill recently posted..

  22. August 9, 2017 / 1:01 pm

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  23. August 9, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    Add to this what George Lakoff writes and talks about in his lectures: Namely, that people who have experienced brain damage through accidents and have lost the ability to feel emotions also lose the ability to reason and act rationally, because they lack any mechanism for goal formation. They literally don’t know what to do, because they have no desires!

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  27. August 14, 2017 / 1:26 am

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  28. August 14, 2017 / 11:54 am

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  29. August 14, 2017 / 12:43 pm

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  32. August 15, 2017 / 5:41 am

    So when my friends and I say, “Hey we should do some urban exploration at the old mill next weekend.”, which almost always involves some sort of trespass, we’re guilty of conspiracy even if we don’t end up going? Interesting.

  33. August 15, 2017 / 7:54 am

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  34. August 15, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Jeg har tenkt pÃ¥ det, og tenkt igjen, og tenkt enda en gang. Og hver gang lander jeg pÃ¥ at diktet er grusomt, men samtidig med et visst hÃ¥p. For underteksten her er jo at vi ikke uten videre greier Ã¥ drepe et annet menneske – for Ã¥ klare Ã¥ gjøre det mÃ¥ vi avmenneskeliggjøre/skjule det individet vi skal sikte pÃ¥. NÃ¥ har vi som kjent laget mekanismer som hjelper oss med nettopp det,men likevel …Ferdig med eksamen? Gratulerer?

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  38. August 15, 2017 / 7:32 pm

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  39. August 15, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    super idee, lupe! alle "gefährlichen" ab in den aargau. (auch die von den schweizerischen traditionen völlig entwurzelten – humanitäre tradition – svp obergauner ;-)und dann, wenn ich mich nicht irre, haben wir ja noch einen staatsschutz, nicht wahr. der könnte doch ein auge auf die versammelten "deponierten" werfen.wäre ja vielleicht eine vernünftigere aufgabe, als leute zu fichieren, die z.b. den wef-vordenkern als vordenker dienten…oder so..;-)

  40. August 16, 2017 / 1:01 am

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  41. August 16, 2017 / 1:31 am

    אבל לא אמרתי להם "תתחפף" ולא קיללתי אותם. אתה החלטת, בניגוד לכתוב בטקסט, שזה מה שאמרתי. וכל התגובות שלך מתגוננות וקנטרניות בהתאם. ונבזיות גם, אם כבר החלטת להעלות את המילה הזו.ידעתי שהיה משהו פרובוקטיבי בצורה שבה כתבתי את הפוסט הזה וידעתי שיהיו תגובות כאלה, אבל זה לא אומר שאני מקבלת בהכנעה הגדרה שלי כבן אדם רע על סמך דברים שלא עשיתי.

  42. August 16, 2017 / 2:59 am

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  43. August 16, 2017 / 8:34 am

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  44. August 16, 2017 / 4:54 pm

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  45. August 17, 2017 / 6:53 am

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  50. August 21, 2017 / 2:14 pm

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  53. August 21, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    The analysis seems to miss the fact that the Tuareg rebels and the local al-Qaeda franchise are separate entities. The rebellion certainly started out as an ethnic separatist movement, but as soon as the Tuaregs expelled the Malian army, the Islamists took over the government of "Azawad". Their agenda is not ethnic as far as I can tell: they have links with ethnic black Islamists in Nigeria, for example, the so-called Boko Haram.

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  59. August 24, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Very well put. I think many people who write on transitional justice don’t even realise how overstretched the term is. Just yesterday a professor at my university who does not work on the topic asked me why ICC investigations in conflicts are being discussed as transitional justice. And he has a point. If you take the term seriously, it is actually miused in these contexts.

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  63. August 25, 2017 / 6:56 am

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  64. Who would believe the party of Ronald Reagan would get their butts kicked by a perceived socialist in the White House over giving working stiffs a couple of bucks a week back of their own money?I feel like some Rip Van Winkle or something.

  65. August 25, 2017 / 7:59 am

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  66. August 25, 2017 / 8:16 am

    Trung Nguyen is truly a good leader who can represent all resdents in the city of Garden Grove regardless of their ethnicity …………with great passion and humility in servitude. Trung will be an important asset to the GG council .

  67. August 28, 2017 / 3:39 pm

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  68. August 28, 2017 / 11:02 pm

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  69. August 29, 2017 / 1:01 am

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