Sunday, December 29, 2013

the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

I know, I know, everyone is always super critical of New Year's Resolutions. I get it. I mean, how many resolutions have I made in my life that haven't...quite panned out? Despite this, I always look forward to making them. Why? It gives me a reason to really think back on the last year and ask myself: what did I do right? What things do I still need to work on? What do I hope to achieve in the coming year? I think it's important to take the time for that reflection.

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the past year. It has been filled with an awful lot of work - and even a little bit of travel. I definitely tried to make some incredible memories with my loved ones despite my hectic schedule. Unfortunately, as I look back at this year, I realize just how much of it I spent stressed out, frazzled, and writing out to-do lists. Which brings me to my list of resolutions for this year!

- To spend more time on myself (relaxing, working out more, and being social)
- To focus more energy on building my writing career (and less on the full-time job that pays the bills)
- To have a more positive attitude in my day-to-day life (aka get more sleep and stop being so crabby!)

Maybe these resolutions will stick and maybe they won't. One thing is for certain though: I'm going to give them my all!

"Sometimes we know the best thing to do, but fail to do it. 
New year's resolutions are often like that."

So, those are my New Year's Resolutions. What are yours? 

xo Shannon


  1. You can do it!

  2. Lovely post! I feel like your first and third new year's resolutions apply for me!


  3. No resolution here. Great post and I totally agree, it's never too late to start over. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much. Following back on GFC #1235.
      Happy New Year

  4. thank you! i just wish the next year gets better

  5. I love this quote so much. I never lose sight of my dreams!

  6. woow love ur blog I follow u dear xx

  7. Happy New year!! kisses!!

  8. Happy new year!! Xx

  9. Happy new year shanon. I havent visited your blog in a while :( sorry for that. Hope you have an awsome year ahead lovely :)

    xx Jeeshan

  10. Thanks dear! Good luck with your resolutions, happy new year! Kisses (or beijinhos in portuguese) :)

  11. I made it myself, thanks! I only feel sorry for its meaning... I made it because my beloved cad passed away one month ago :( but it's life... he will always be in my heart and necklace :) Kisses!

  12. Sounds great,good luck,dear. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

  13. Good luck with these resolutions. You're right, we always end up making some new (or even the same ones) for the new year, hope this one we'll follow them :)


  14. Good for you Shannon! I know that you will keep those resolutions! The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect...see how far you've come....things you need to work on/change, etc. And that quote is's never too late to start over. To dream a new dream. To make positive changes in your life! Thank you for the inspiring words darlin! Hoping 2014 is filled with love, light, happiness, less stress, and more "me" time :)!

  15. Awasome blog. We love your style :*
    Do you want to follow each other?
    Just let us know :)
    We always follow back <3

  16. Happy new year Shannon
    Hope all your dreams come to true!

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  18. A new blank book starts tomorrow, write your life from the top :)
    Wishing you all the best!

  19. I love this quote you used in the title, it's so true and always makes me hopeful ;) I wish you a great start into the new year! xoxo Nini