Why I blog...

I use this blog as a kind of therapy. Sometimes I'm happy and want to share it, sometimes it's just a random thought and sometimes it's to deal with things in my past. After all a burden shared is a burden halved

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New beginnings

This year I embarked on a new adventure in life one that can have several possible outcomes. Normally this type of uncertainty would be quite intimidating and leave me feeling quite unnerved, but I feel at peace with the decisions I have made thus far. Life under normal circumstances is complicated enough without upsetting the applecart and throwing life changing decisions in the mix. Whoever coined the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction" sure knew many truths. last year was a wake up call for me, I realised I am a grown woman. I am empowered to create my own happiness and proceeded to do so. I sat down and created two lists, one with all the things that make me happy and that I enjoy and one with the opposite, things that make me unhappy. I decided to do more of the things on list number one and start eliminating things from list number two altogether.
I found it quite liberating crossing things off list number two, almost like free therapy!!! Now I am not saying this will solve all of life's problems, but it means I am taking a pro-active step forward, with contentment being my ultimate goal. I don't expect to find "utopia" but at least some joy and happiness.

I don't mean I am going to live an indulgent lifestyle as this would be selfish, but I will assessing anything I do from now to see id it is contributing towards my happiness or taking me further away from it. Something I think I should have done a long time ago.

I feel like I am exfoliating the dead cells of my life to reveal the beautiful glowing me underneath.


  1. I loved this post.
    I love it because you seem by nature to be a happy person, and yet you are choosing to be like that. And I am sure that you aren't being irresponsible for doing that- the opposite- you are choosing to take responsibility for your own happiness, instead of drifting into bitterness and cynicism- the curse of modern society. I have only known you for a little while- but you do glow. You can't fake that- it comes from a deep place.

  2. thank you friend that means a lot to me!!

  3. Spot on, Karen. Focus on the happy things - like attracts like.

  4. That's the way to do it. Surround yourself with happiness and it's bound to rub off on you. Like attracts like.