A Fresh New Start

The new year often brings out the best in people. This is the time of the year when one marks out various goals and resolutions.

Whether it is on their new planners (probably attained through drinking 20 cups of coffee) or on electronic calendars, one thing is for certain.

This is one way to keep people preoccupied for the next hour or so as they spend their time plotting away their schedules for the next upcoming months.

  1. Start going to the gym. Workout at least 30 minutes per day, four times once a week.
  2. Go vegan. Try out the new keto diet. Eat a balanced meal.
  3. Read 3 books on the New York Times Best Seller. Read more.
  4. Plan a 4 days and 3 nights get away at El Nido Palawan. Take a vacation every 6 months. Catch up and have coffee with friends
  5. ________

I, however am not like most people.

For starters, I am not an avid collector of stickers. I do prefer giving them out to random strangers I bump into at various coffee shops.

I am also not a big fan of coffee too.

ANNNND Contrary to the EXCITEMENT that most people would feel, the new year often brings out mixed emotions in me.

HAPPY. For being blessed with another day.

DREAD. For what has yet to come.

SCARED. To let go of the old and start a new.

Those are the 3 emotions that keep swirling in my mind and heart on most new year eves. This feeling would eventually reach to new heights the moment the clock strikes 12.

So to settle out all the uneasiness in me, I’d like to take this moment to jot down the Best 3 epiphanies that have dawned to me in the year of 2018.

Photo credits: Eva Gamallo

1. Hard work won’t betray.

In everything that you do, do you best and the rest will follow.

Believe in your capabilities because no one else will.

Confidence and effort are the cornerstones to success.

2. Relationships take time to build.

Lasting friendship take a lifetime to create.

Make an effort to: Connect. Keep in touch. Say hello.

Celebrate success together. Share hardships together.

3. Life is too short to be spent worrying.

Our lifetime is short. We all go. It just a matter of when.

Life is beautiful. Life is meant to be enjoyed not fussed over.

Give and receive. I think that’s what makes life more memorable.

And yes I’m quite aware that this post is a good 8 days late, however I’d like to see things in this perspective.

A new year doesn’t always have to start on the 1st of January. It could always begin everyday when you simply want it to. 😊

So what are your thoughts?

What are you Top 3 Realisations for the Year 2018.

Can’t wait to hear from you

❤️ Eva

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40 thoughts on “A Fresh New Start

  1. Your list of three can be applied to everyone in any year. Perfect.

    It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially on New Years day. Some of us create these huge plans only to see them fizzle by mid January.

    Goals are nice but reality is much better.

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  2. Hello and Happy New Year! Wish you all the best
    Well my best realizations for 2018 were mostly I was convinced that exercise should be a habit and life style and so it was (I hated workout my whole life) …I learned to enjoy my own company and embrace it and some other lessons ( you can check my post if you want it’s a bit long 😊) and of course all what you mentioned is great, I already practice most of them despite the ups and downs and I share with you my thoughts towards the new year I also have mixed feelings, and fear beats excitement most of the times because I’m a very realistic person…

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Happy happy new year to you as well.
      I’ve check out your realisations and again I’m glad I did.

      What you wrote was beautiful, most especially this line “Following your dreams is essential but helping others fulfilling their dreams is good too!”

      I too dream of that.

      And about enjoying your own company and embracing it. That’s definitely great! That’s not the easiest to do.

      I for one can manage to go to a restaurant and eat by myself while others can’t. And I do enjoy that occasionally. I call this ME time. We do definitely need ME time once in a while.

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who is having mixed feelings about the new year.😊

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      1. Yes enjoying your own company is not easy at all but I learned to and I love it…and glad you’re enjoying your ME time as well 😊 definitely you’re not the only one! Don’t let these cheers and laughs fool you 😌
        Thank you again for reading and for the lovely words

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    1. Thank you for taking the time and dropping by. I really do appreciate it 😊

      I’ve checked out your blog and I’m a dog lover as well. I too had a dog named Dexter a couple years back.

      Great philosophy. Thank you for sharing.

      Continue to enjoy what you do since that makes life even more meaningful. Have a great year ahead 😊

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. I really appreciate it.

      People come and people go. It’s truly difficult to find a gem hidden beneath all the rubble. Don’t let that get to you .😊

      Cheers to the new year and to a fresh new start. 😊

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  3. I think many of us feel a mixture of those things when starting the new year. But you’ve nailed some great points about the things we should really be focusing on. I hope you have a wonderful 2019! 🙂

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    1. Wow 😊 Thank you so much for dropping by. I’ve always been a fan of yours sooo I’m kinda fangirling right now.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this. Have a great year ahead. 😊

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      1. Aww, now you made me blush 🙂 After some nice comment exchanges between us, I just had to come check out your site. And then you wrote such a lovely piece for me to enjoy 🙂

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      2. I’d be so lost without your drama updates. Like really. 😊 My friends keep asking me how I stay updated and I tell them it’s because of this great blog I’m reading. I even recommended it to them.😊

        Wowww. Thankkk you for your kind words.😊 I’m glad you enjoyed it. I will work even harder so I could put out good content. 😊
        Have a great day!

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      3. Oooh, well thank you so much for the promo! It’s much appreciated 🙂 Seriously, thanks again for the kind words. And yes, keep up what you’re doing here 🙂

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  4. Really loved the way you wrote your schedule and make it more general instead of being specific and regretting later.
    Very innovative thought.👍👍

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by 😊I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. I’m truly very flattered by your comment.

      I’m the type of person who doesn’t follow through with one’s resolutions that’s why I decide to make it more a bit achievable.

      I’ll continue to strive to create more innovative content. Your comment was definitely a great motivation.

      Have a great day 😊

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    1. Ohhh wow. Did this just happen? Pinch me.. I must be dreaming.

      Having just recently started I totally wasn’t expecting to be noticed much more be nominated for this. So I’m really grateful for this.

      Hundred, thousand—-million thanks 😊

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    1. Thank you very much for dropping by I really appreciate it.

      I was kinda apprehensive of using this writing style since this is my very first time doing so. I’m so glad you liked it.😊

      I’m planning to surprise you with even more innovative content. Hopefully you’ll like it as well. Hope to see you again.

      Have a great day 😊

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  5. This new year is a “fresh start” for our 23-year-old grandson who is here to live with us for a while from Switzerland. Seeing the USA afresh through his inquisitive eyes is wonderful. I am looking forward to each new day as a fresh start… each new day an opportunity to see the world with optimism… each new day a chance to make a positive difference somewhere somehow. I pray that your “DREAD. For what has yet to come,” and your “SCARED. To let go of the old and start a new,” will change to GRATEFUL ANTICIPATION and JOY. I’ll check back and see how you’re doing. Thank you for following JanBeek. Keep on LOVING!

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    1. Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment. Thank you also for sharing your story. 😊

      Grateful anticipation and joy. Another interesting perspective that I will put into practice in my everyday practice 😊

      Hoping to see you again. Have a great day 😊

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