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Sunday, 1 September 2013

THE 2013 THEORY/ part two

You may remember my post at the start of this year explaining how 2013 would be the best year of my life. I'm not going to pretend like it hasn't fallen short of almost all of my expectations, but I'm not going to wallow in self pity about it either. Truthfully, the only reason this year hasn't been great so far is because I haven't allowed it to be great.

Maybe it's because I'm so negative by nature, maybe it's because I'm in a rut, who knows. I can "blame" it on a million different things but the reality is that only I have the power to change it. I was talking with my friend a few days ago and I briefly mentioned how this year wasn't going how I expected it to go and he just simply told me that the year isn't over yet. That sparked something in me. How could I throw in the towel while there are a few good months left?

So I set another goal for myself. As of September 1st, this year will be reborn. Think of it like a second New Years, if you will. I'm going into the last stretch of this year with nothing but positive thoughts and wishful thinking. I'm hoping going to make every moment count, and when 2014 rolls around, I'll aim to make that year even better.

A few personal goals are: carrying my camera with me more often, updating my blog more often, waking up earlier and eating a proper breakfast, regulating my sleep schedule, getting back into some of my old hobbies (photography and writing), going on new adventures and welcoming new people into my life.

I'll be sure to update you all on my progress.

4 comments:

  1. I am sure you are going to do fine! I used to be negative all the time and I am still in the process of removing the negative thoughts and instead trying to be happy, etc. Its all about setting goals and be consistent..and then things are definitely going to get better.

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    1. Thanks for the reassurance. It is such a process, but it will be worth it.

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  2. You're right the year isn't over yet- there's still months left :) I always feel summer is a better time for change anyway. A few years ago I dropped out of college and felt my whole life fall apart- last week I decided yo set myself on the path to my 10year plan- maybe I only have 7 years left but ill get there.

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    1. Seven years is still plenty of time - think about where you were seven years ago and how much you've grown and changed since then. I totally understand where you're coming from with the dropped out of college thing and it is anything but easy. I know it's easy to say, but believe me, it will get better.

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