A New Year, A New Day

Hi fashion lovers!

Welcome to my very first post of the year. Today is page 9 of 365 and I am counting myself blessed and privileged to be here at this very moment. Thank you so much for making my first year of blogging a success and I’m hoping this year would be bigger and better together with you.

If this is your first visit to my blog/post, I’ll like to welcome you. I truly appreciate you taking time to check me out. You have to know y’all are the reason  I do what I love to do. However, there’s so much catching up to do on your end. I’d encourage that you go through my previous posts to familiarize yourself with me, my fashion and style journey, and, hopefully, pick up one or two things along the way. After all, that is what fashion blogging is all about. Hope you stick around for a very long time.

Thanks to all my subscribers, visitors and well-wishers. Y’all inspire me to do better and just knowing that you guys are always supporting through interactions (likes and comments), and checking my posts on regular basis makes me so happy and I’m very grateful.

A new year means new beginnings. Starting something new is always so exciting that we jump the gun and bite more than we can chew. I’m sure you’ve already made your new years resolution, right?

Why do we make resolutions? A resolution by the way means a “firm decision” to do or not to do something. A firm decision vowing to do something or make a change within a given period of time, and in this case within the new year.  Oh, I’m going to lose weight, eat healthy, I’m going to buy a new car, I have to change jobs and earn more money. Six months into the year and you’re hot. Super hot that you tend to stress out over the littlest of things.

The truth is resolutions don’t work! No matter how you try to twist things, how much determination you have or how hard you work. Not everything is set in stone. We cannot foresee the future and so making that firm decision is like setting yourself up for failure. Talk about the pressure.

Resolutions are unrealistic and unpractical. You’re not living your best life because you put lots of pressure on yourself to do something that is unmeasurable and untimely. For me the goal here is to be able to challenge myself, to have a blueprint of what I’d like my life to be like, be it short or long-term. To work hard and try to achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve. Not a “firm decision” but a wishful list of things you wanna try working on.

Here’s what I do. I jot down a few things I’d like to accomplish or do this year. Mind you this is simply a list to help me stay focused and on track. The difference between my wishful list verses resolution is that, I’m ready to cross out any thing  that may sound/seem too good to be true, without having the feeling of letting myself down. I do not try too hard at it instead I let it happen naturally. For example, this year I plan on traveling a lot more, which means I need to save up extra cash to do that. But does that mean it’s going to happen this year? I sure hope so. But the point is I’m saving for as long as it takes be it short-term or long.

Another example would be to lose weight. Instead of making a resolution to lose weight, why don’t you start by cutting down on that soda, start eating healthier or cutting down on the midnight snacks.

Realistically, not everything on that list can be achieved within a time frame. Which is why you prioritize. Some things are of a higher importance than others, and some may have been passed on down from the previous year. Do not pressure your self into doing things that require patience and time. Set the goals alright but work on it gradually.

One more thing before I go. I’ve heard people say, do nothing and just live in the moment. Errrr…….you might just be setting yourself up here too.

Have you heard of the saying, “The devil finds work for the ideal hand?” In an ideal world, you’d probably want to stay put and do nothing, but in a practical world you had better have plans and be working towards the future.

Remember life’s not a race, but time sure doesn’t wait for no man.

Thanks for stopping by today! Let’s have a fantastic year.

Outfit Deet

Pants// Here

Top // Rainbowshops // Similar

Duster Jacket // INC // Macy’s

Shoes// Shoe Repubic LA//Here

Tote Bag // Liz Claiborne//Old

Jewelry // NyandCompany

 

 

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