I've wanted to write a New Year post for a while but as I type this I'm still figuring out what to say.
2013 was a tough year for me. I lost a dear friend to cancer and generally had quite a negative outlook for a while due to this and other things which had happened. I think it's a vicious circle...once you begin to think negative thoughts it's difficult to remember the positives. I really took it upon myself during the summer to start having more fun. I realised that I needed to start thinking positively again. I heard of a book called The Secret. I haven't read it but I did look at a brief summary which explained how our thoughts affect our lives. Positive thoughts attract positive things and the same goes for negativity. If you want something enough, you should imagine yourself doing it or being with a certain person and hopefully this will come true. I started to do this and believe it or not, good things started happening and things that I really wanted and I was thinking positively about started to come true. Maybe it's simply a coincidence but I really do believe that this has helped me. The only person I know who reads this blog is my Mum and the rest of you kind visitors are total strangers. Oddly enough, I'm a very private person and wouldn't tell anybody this but I kind of don't mind sharing with you as I don't feel like I'm being judged and I genuinely hope it might help one of you.
I have a good feeling about 2014. I feel like there's something special about the number fourteen so fingers crossed. My resolutions are to spend more time with my wonderful family and people I love. I couldn't ask for better people around me. I take time to be grateful that I have people like this in my life. They made my Christmas and New Year so special.
Another resolution of mine is to take more photographs. I invested in a new camera in the summer but I'm still learning how to use it properly. This is a shot of the view from my bedroom window. I love sunsets and I want to enjoy the beautiful things in life. I want to see new things and go to new places.
I try and be as kind as I can to people, but I want to do this even moreso this year. I bought the roses below for a friend who's been so kind to me and hopefully I can be a good friend to her as well. Little acts of kindness go a long way.
You might think this is a very cheesy post but it's from the heart and I mean every word. I'm going to carry on with my positivity and hope more fun, love and good things come my way. I hope they do for you too.