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Sunday, January 1, 2017

My New Year’s Wish For You

I think as women we are generally pretty hard on ourselves.

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Social media has created an illusion of perfection that can never be achieved by just one person.

Yet time and again we expect ourselves to be as perfect as a magazine page or find we compare our lives to those we see in a blog post or an instagram shot.

But we must remember that for every perfect picture of a kitchen there may be someone else behind the scenes taking a dirty dish away.

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It generally takes a team to achieve perfection in today’s world.

My wish is that the next time you feel “less than” you will remember this.

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I have decided that this year I am going to feel happy and blessed just for being me.

I am going to embrace my inner pink unicorn even though I may be surrounded by a herd of perfect pure white horses.

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This new year DTA will be celebrating the nutty, the hilarious and even sharing our mistakes along the way. 

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My wish for everyone this year:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Happy New Year!


“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” ~ Psalm 139:14


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

You are such a sweet, loving and dear friend. I think you are always on a "white horse". Happy New Year to you and the family.

Syd said...

Happy New Year!

Organized and Simplified said...

Happy New Year my friend!!!

Jan said...

Happy New Year Laura...Love the post and photos and that quote by Neil Gaiman! Blessings to you in 2017...and always.


BTW, I just opened my new Blog today at - hope you'll stop by.

Stacey said...

Happy New Year, Laura. Thank goodness we are all imperfect. It would be boring otherwise. :)

Rita C. said...

Happy New Year, Laura. Set your inner unicorn free! We will have fun in 2017!

ellen b said...

A very Happy New Year to you and yours. That behind the scenes Julia shot is too funny!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love this! Thanks for reminding us. I'll be embracing my inner unicorn as well. (Mine is probably red...or green) 🦄

Becky said...

Laura, some of my most favorite posts on your blog are when you let us all in on the very human traits and whoopsie-daisies of your everyday life. :) Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!

Jeanie said...

I haven't posted them yet but just a week ago I took a few photos of things you don't tend to see... the guest room, piled with stuff moved in to accommodate Christmas. The kitchen in the throes of baking. You are so right. Life isn't perfect by any means and my space is no exception! I will look forward to the nuttiness and the fun as well as the lovely in 2017!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Laura, I'm so happy to see this post of yours! "Real" blogs are the BEST and I think we get to know each other much better. Can't wait to read more from you this year. Happy New Year! Linda

Linda said...

This is a very nice post, Laura. Thank you for your sweet, helpful words.
I've struggled with social media since its onset and many times have felt that I shouldn't be on anything online, because for someone who struggles with anxiety and depression - social media isn't necessarily a great thing (for reasons you pointed out).

Happy New Year to you and your sweet family.
Many blessings,