Personal Musings

Acknowledge the past and that fresh start feeling

31st December 2015
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It’s not quite 7pm, I’ve got dinner simmering away on the stove and my husband is reading a book with his feet propped up on my lap whilst I type this post. This is how we’re rocking new year’s eve this year in the Griffin household since I’ve been rather sickly with a cold and exhaustion the last 5 days or so. We went for a quick scamper in the woods in this morning (until it started raining, but then we were greeted by a beautiful rainbow) and in the morning we’ll be heading out early to try and catch our first sunrise of the year.


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As soon as December hit was when I started to hear murmurings of new year’s resolutions, fresh starts and how 2015 needed to get on its high horse. I’ve always found it interesting how the turning of the year brings us new hope, like we can wipe the slate clean and be reborn as more proactive and enlightened people.

I’m not saying I’m any different. I always feel like I have a new lease of life when I wake up on new year’s day. But I also think as much as there may have been sadness, loss, regret and heartache over the last 365, you should always acknowledge the good things, no matter how small they are. And there’s always something to learn from the not so good things.

My triumphs/highlights
– I finally started my blog after much procrastination and although I’m not the most consistent poster I’ve really enjoyed having an outlet for my brain.
– I braved my first pole dance photoshoot.
– My husband and I survived 1 year of marriage and apparently we’re still ok with being married.
– I finally flew back to Singapore/Malaysia after 6 years and had the most amazing trip catching up with friends and family.
– I successfully baked my first wedding cake/cupcake tower and I didn’t give anyone food poisoning.


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My lessons
– I failed my exams for the first time, but I learnt how to set realistic timeframes and expectations for myself.
– I only completed 5/8 weeks of my transformation, but I learnt not to beat myself up about it and spiral back into a food depression. Life happens and sometimes you need to give yourself a break and then pick up where you left off.

However you’re spending your new years, I’ve hope the future brings you many days of cherished happiness. But for those moments when you’re feeling like you’ve lost your way, just remember that…

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.” – Albus Dumbledore

1 Comment

  • Reply Janine BakeGlueandTrend 22nd January 2016 at 10:57 pm

    It sounds like you had quite a good year in 2015 – and I always feel the best way to see in the New Year is at home cosy and relaxed. Happy 2016 :)

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