Tuesday, 2 January 2018

My New Years Resolution is .....

The New Year always brings about a plethora of reflections & resolutions - the first is useful, the second not!

My New Years Resolution is simply to be the best I can be - this year, I want to improve on what I am,  not what I am not! 

Us women are often our harshest critics & it is useful to remember that we should all be there to just help each other. This is one of my favourite thoughts - I hope we all make it .... 

I look at my circle of girlie friends & acquaintances & the one thing that strikes me most is how different we all are. 

We all bring different things to the table of life - some are amazingly organised, others are really generous with their time re organisations, another always knows when I need help with my makeup, another is really good at just browsing & recommending seasonal wardrobe updates, another is a real good listener & perceives the unspoken as much as what is said, another is a great business lady who took her idea & turned it into a successful career, several others have changed careers & they juggle parenthood with school timetables - the common thread is how alike & how different we all are! 

How fabulous life would be if we could see ourselves through the eyes of our friends - they see our insecurities, our fears, our angsts, our failings, our impatience, our stress, our struggles & yet they embrace us just as we are - they are our friends ....

So this year - I am going to focus on what I am good at because I think we are enough. 

Our family & friends do not need a stereotype, perfect person, they need us as we are - imperfect but ambitious, free spirited, dreamers, learning new things constantly to just keep up with the changing world, women who march to their own drum, who bring their own special characters & experiences to the table - these strengths shape our outlook on life - we are the same but different,  we are defined by what we are, not what we are not! 

Keep growing with me this year, but remember to stop & say - we are enough
Dee ~💕~


  1. You are SO RIGHT!!!
    My version of your quote is:
    "A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and will sing it
    back to you when you forget the words."
    Have a lovely year and shout if you need me to tell you the words :^)

    1. Your version is perfect Jaybird - your hand of kindness is always appreciated. A New Year always brings joy but also a sense of things we do not know - this quote from my favourite author always comes to mind: Karen Blixen: Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road (& be afraid) - Out of Africa


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