Widemouth Bay and the year of HAPPINESS


Welcome to 2015, the year of the sheep. Or the year of the goat? Or both for all I know. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.


This year, unlike many other years, I haven't really made the traditional resolutions. Rather than waste time making a list of ridiculous things that I normally just sit around and think about the only thing I really want to achieve this year is happiness. Not that I'm not happy now of course, that's not quite what I mean. I'm so happy with everything right now. There was a point last year where everything seemed to click into place and I was overwhelmed with just how happy I felt. But of course some things in your life do bring you down and I don't want to overlook them and carry on with these small bumps in the road. Just this evening I made a decision to put an end to something that made me feel down very often. A few of you may know what this is but I feel so much better now it's hard to put into words what a big difference it's making knowing I don't have to put up with it anymore. It's also put life into perspective for me. Things that I see as just a part of everyday life can be changed if I'm not happy with them. If your not happy with something then change that. Suck it up and do something about it. Sometimes changing things can feel like the last thing you want to do but if the outcome is you are a happier person for it then whats stopping you. I want to become a happier person and free-spirited. I will no longer allow myself to get weighed down by the small things and think about how much I have. That is not something I want to do this year, it's something I will do this year.

Just the other day I found a list I made a year or two ago simply stating what things made me happy. One of these was spontaneous drives with my family. Straight away I set about getting them up and out of the house and we ended up in Widemouth Bay. The tide was coming in at speed and as the sun set it seemed to form a halo above the cliffs. (Another thing on my list of what makes me happy is how I love it when I experience the most majestic sun sets and everything around you gets this golden tinge to it.) Fresh sea air is such a refreshing experience and sometimes it's nice to watch the world as people live there lives. I went on a walk on my own around the cliffs and found a bench. Here I just sat and watched. I almost felt like I was in my own little bubble and the world was just going on without me as I observed. I watched the water as it crashed down the beach, I listened to the seagulls circle above my head and I just sat as it all unfolded in front of me.

I hope that 2015 is a full of the best of times and that you all enjoy it very much. I hope you make some wonderful memories, embark on adventures and even have a swim in the sea. I hope that you accept yourself and free your lives from stress. But Most of all, yeah most of all... I liiike the way you mooove. Seriously though, most of all I hope that it's well and truly a great one. Remember, this year is what you make of it. If you ended 2014 feeling awful then don't end this year the same way. Sometimes you just have to say yes to the opportunities that are presented to you and no to the things in life that put you down. I don't know whether I write these posts to get these ideas into my head as well as yours but if this year in any way follows all the great times I had in the last (2014) then there will be absolutely nothing to complain about.
Good luck!!












11 comments

  1. That looked like a very lovely spontaneous day out, I don't live near any beaches or anything so would be quite a drive for me, but I love just going for drives and enjoying the countryside.

    Meme xx

    thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It very much was. It is nice to just go for a drive sometimes and roll down the window and take it all in.
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  2. What a lovely inspiring post! I love that you found a list that you made a couple of years ago and did one of the things that made you happy - I think I'm going to have to make a list for my future self to find!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you very much, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It was a spontaneous list that I had written so long ago but it made me feel great when I found it again- I definitely think that's a good idea.
      Katie

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    1. Thank you very much! I will for sure xx

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  4. Hello!
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    good luck!
    x Charline

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    1. thank you very much, i'll take a look x

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  5. I nominated you for the Liebster award! xo

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  6. I've just found your blog and it's really sweet! I love living by the sea, makes me feel so free and happy. That bay looks beautiful. xx

    Eärendil

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    1. Thank you very much that's so great to hear! Yes I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. It truly was. xx

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