Exactly one year ago I wrote this following words. I wrote them out of my heart, meant every single one of it, but still wasn´t brave enough to make the necessary actions follow. Or to even post it here and share my thoughts. Months has passed and I started to make changes. I turned my life around completely, as you might have read in my last life update. I moved to the other side of the world, but it seems like I still didn´t escape from my worries or fears. So what comes next?
It´s the typical time of a new year, where some people are still motivated to keep up with their new year resolutions, while others already gave up on their hopes of change.
I could tell you guys now the secrets of how you do a good planning, so that you reach your goals in this year. And it´s true that you can make most of your dreams come true with a good preparation. But some things aren´t planable.
Or an adventure.
How long will be enough?
I started this year like all the others. With a gorgeous new calendar, a heart filled with hopes and dreams, totally ready for a new start. Normally I love to write down my goals for the new year. I actually write down tons and when I reach most of them, I´m pretty happy. But this year feels different.
I am sick of planning.
Of waiting for the right time for my life to begin.
I asked myself over and over again: Why wait?
And don´t get me wrong. There are always lots of good reason why now isn´t the right time. Why it would be smarter to not have a baby now. Or change the job. Start your own business. Get the dog you always wanted or travel to the places you always dreamed of seeing.
I always tell myself that the right time hasn´t come – yet. It´s not the right time for it now. That my time will come. One day. But you know what? Who promises me that I will have that time?
We always act like as time wouldn´t be precious. As if we would have all the time of the world.
But no matter how long we wait for some things to happen, it seems like the perfect timing never comes.
So what if the truth is that we are just too damn scared to try?
No matter how long we wait for some things to happen, it seems like the perfect timing never comes. Klick um zu Tweeten
Stop wasting time
Isn´t it stupid that you sometimes need to be on the edge of losing everything, to learn how to appreciate things more? That you are only willing to risk things, to change things, when you almost lost them?
When I look back at the last year I see myself struggling more than ever. Remember how much time got lost by sickness and health issues, but now that I´m on my way to get better again, it doesn´t seem so urgent anymore to change things.
Because it is the easiest to keep on going with the life you know.
To live by following the rules of others.
To not risk anything.
Because you are too scared of what you might loose, when you open up your mouth. So you pretend that it´s not that bad at all.
That everything you got is enough.
But still you can´t stop imagining this different life, always wishing for more.
And still are to afraid to move, to afraid of all the things that could go wring. So you never try the hardest, you never really give your best to change life to the better.
The signal that starts the game? It doesn´t exist! Klick um zu Tweeten
What are you waiting for?
The signal that starts the game? It doesn´t exist!
No one will come to you and tell you when the right time has come, ´cause you know what? It´s nobodies business what you do with your life. It´s yours.
Yours to take care of. Yours to live the fullest.
No one will come and dictate you how to live your life in a better way, what to do to be happier or where to go to. Which dreams to go after.
No one will decide for you. No one but you.
YOU are the only one who is responsible for your own happiness, your dreams to come true and your life. You have tons of opportunities. It´s up to you what you will make out of them.
Find your dreams
Listen to yourself. Deep down, hidden from everyone else to see, there are your dreams waiting for you to finally make them come true. If your dream is to start your own business, why don’t you start it? Why wait and risk wasting more time?
Go after the life that you want!
A year of NOW
I for myself want a year of NOW.
I don´t want to plan anymore. I don´t want to wait.
I don´t want to dream all day of a better life, I want to LIVE it.
I want to do something unexpected.
Something I will remember. Something that makes me grow.
I don´t want to just keep going, let work dictate my life.
I guess I don´t want to rush anymore, I want an open view for the beauty of the little things again.
And I want to find new dreams.
I want to experience instead of just going after goals.
So if you ask me for my new years resolutions:
I won´t rush anymore, because there is too much to miss.
I won´t rush anymore, because there is too much to miss. Klick um zu Tweeten
It’s hard to get past fear but if you trust in the Lord, things will go where they need to. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your journey.
True words Kathrine, thank you!
Love your way of thinking! Always follow your heart it’ll lead your way.
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Thanks Simone, your comments always give me a big smile and light up my day 🙂
Oh how cool is the wall and this is such an amazing post.
Right now I try to get past my fears.
You are the only one stopping yourself.
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Hi Amely, thank you for your kind words. I wish you all the best, to get past your fears and make this year special for yourself.
Lots of love,
I am O B S E S S E D with these photos. I had to pin all of them. The backgrounds are just so beautiful. I had to be able to see them again. Girl you already are living the better life. YOU ROCK!
thank you for the inspiration, thexglitterbox
Oh thank you Lacey, that is so so sweet of you!!! 🙂
Loving the pictures darling and beautiful words.
Thank you Lovely for your sweet words!
Lots of love,
This was great! It’s definitely hard to get past fears at some times, but it ends up being worth it in the end!
You are so right. It is always worth going past fears!
Wish you all the best love. Have a great weekend,
This is so inspiring and so true! No more rushing xx
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Thank you gorgeous, let´s use our time more wisely together!
Liebe Tiziana, ich bin beeindruckt von diesen tollen Bilder – die sehen einfach genial aus. Aber dein Text schlägt wirklich alles – so viel Wichtiges und Wesentliches für unser Leben drückst du darin aus. Wie du so schon schreibst, finden wir immer wieder Ausreden und Gründe, warum wir etwas gerade nicht machen können, warum es später erledigt wird, warum es aufgeschoben wird und vor lauter aufschieben, wird es vielleicht auch gar nicht mehr gemacht. Ich weiß noch genau, wie ich meinen ersten Beitrag für den Blog geschrieben habe und dann mit dem Finger über der Enter-Taste geschwebt bin – Abdrücken oder doch nicht? Vielleicht doch noch mal durchlesen, vielleicht doch noch mal kontrollieren, vielleicht doch noch mal ändern? In diesem Zusammenhang fällt mir auch immer dieser Spruch ein „Wann, wenn nicht jetzt? Sonst wirst du eines Tages aufwachen und keine Zeit mehr haben für die Dinge, die du immer tun wolltest. Tu sie jetzt!“ Ich wünsche dir ein ganz wunderbares Jahr und dass sich deine Vorhaben nach deinen Vorstellungen umsetzen lassen.
Hab ein wunderbares Wochenende und alles Liebe
Oh es freut mich, dass dir der Text so gefallen hat. Ich war tatsächlich ziemlich lange unsicher, ob ich ihn überhaupt hochladen soll. Aber du hast Recht, wann wenn nicht jetzt. Wir sollten einfach mehr die Dinge tun, die uns glücklich machen, anstatt jene von welchen wir denken, dass andere sie von uns erwarten.
Wünsche dir einen guten Start in die neue Woche. Ganz liebe Grüße,
This was such an inspiring and thought provoking post. It’s definitely hard to get past fear, but we are the only ones responsible for our own happiness and a year of ‚NOW‘, and going after your dreams sounds like a great goal!
Hi Julia oh you´re words are so wise! Yes we are the only once responsible for our own happiness 🙂
I´m glad you liked my post, wish you a great new week!!
I agree with you! If you want to do something, you might as well start sooner than later! Thanks for sharing the positive mantras.
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Hi Nancy, thanks for your thoughts and kind words.
Have a fantastic new week gorgeous!