7.08.2011

a new chapter

Today start
the beginning of a new chapter.

paint a picture.

make a fashion statement.

travel somewhere new.

be brave.

try a new recipe.

love.

 find out where you came from

 ...and where you are going.


And sometimes it only takes making some small changes in your normal routine to get out of the same rut and start a new path...

42 comments:

Martina said...

Yes, one little thing leads to another! Sometimes i'm overwhelmed with all the things i WANT to do - it helps, getting back and into the present moment, and do just one thing i can do! xox

this free bird said...

It's like you're reading my mind. I swear I've been thinking about this and referenced it just moments ago. It's a sign!

xo,
C

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Love this post! Starting a new chapter is always nice and refreshing.

Ana Degenaar said...

I love this, I really do need to start a new chapter in my life.

Erika Lee Sears said...

I often think too that I am the only one who gets in the way of myself :) It's all about your mindset.

Happy Friday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE THIS....I LOVE THE MESSAGE, THE IMAGES and the WAY you presented this. BRILLIANT MY FRIEND! Yes, something NEW is what we all have to try....it is actually GOOD for the brain! I would sometimes ask my students upon entering the classroom to get out their spelling words and practice writing them with THEIR OPPOSITE HAND. It is hard, a new thing that the kids enjoyed doing, but NOVELTY is a great exercise for the brain, not to mention that it is fun and exciting to try a new recipe, struggle through something new. I must finish the last measure of a minuet that I have been learning on my harp. Learning that last measure will take some concentration, but it will be great! THANK YOU FOR THIS MESSAGE dear one! And my writing...ah..bliss. I just need all day. Yesterday I spent so much time "struggling" through a piece of poetry that when I came up for air to go to the grocery store with my husband, I was THINKING the whole time in words....specific words. HOW IS YOUR PAINTING? Any new ideas or developments?

BRAVO MY FRIEND, this is a wonderful message! Have a marvelous weekend and come by later this evening or tomorrow; my new post will show pictures of my home.

Anita

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

What a great message to wake up to on a Friday. Thanks for this lovely reminder to enjoy life's little treasures. Let the weekend begin! ;)

vinylvixen said...

Thank you for this post! It was just what I needed to hear today!!!

thingsIlove said...

So true! Love this post. Have a lovely weekend darling.

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Lovely post. And so true, "it only takes some small changes..."

Love those shoes too, oh boy!

melifaif said...

LOVE this!!!!!

amy b.s. said...

love all your thoughts on new things to do. i may have to try a few out myself!

Yelena Starikova said...

I love it!!! That is so Inspiring!!! Beautiful Images and thanks for lifting my mood!

Yelena
AllGlamThings

Taj Acosta said...

I agree. Whenever I'm feeling in a rut, I find some new music, get outdoors more, change the makeup, get on a new book, and create something just to name a few lol. Hope you have a great wknd doll! xo

Annie said...

I really think today will be the day for me :)It's time! Thank you for this inspiring post Shawna! Have a wonderful weekend.. xo
p.s. are you on pinterest yet? You will ADORE it if you don't know it already..http://pinterest.com/allnaturalannie/

Rachel Emma (Daydream Frenzy) said...

The shoes with the bows are amazing! I want them! :)

xx

Bela said...

So lovely post and words, dear Friend!! I love every single word you wrote up there!!
I wish your chapters are always happy and full of colors!!
Love, Bela

Gloria said...

Yes!!! It is good to venture out, and to be brave. God will give us the strength to be bold and beautiful...:)

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

xoxo...Gloria

Bad Joan said...

Love this post! So inspiring. It's so true that one small change can make such a big difference! Love all the images you chose too!

http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

ellie's desk said...

Oh, I hope you have a great weekend of all sorts of fun things. I love the farmers market here. I found a new one on Sundays. Love the quote here!

Thanks for the note too.

jamie-lee said...

I love these ideas - I want to try a new recipe this week!

Mrs Bok - The Bok Flock said...

Love the pics in your post. Yes I'm thinking of new directions as well...

alexandra grecco said...

Beautiful!
xo
Alexandra

tinajo said...

Lovely post - made me smile! :-)

Petite Voyageur said...

i love this post. its so inspiring

DolceDreams said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiring words, and reminders!I hope that you are enjoying your weekend,
Nathalie

StephieB said...

Lovely post - I love it all! Hugs and a happy weekend to you, Stephie x

Michelle's Style File said...

Beautiful post- very inspirational!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

my month has been fulll of big changes so i'm good to go for now i think, haha :)

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Sunday Poppie Girl!!!!
I do LOVE LOVE LOVE your posts! Are you painting something???
Why is it so hard to change?! Yout right....baby small steps!!!!
How's your weekend! Hope you didn't have to work too much!
My Auston and I had a little date night last night! It was so much fun!
We bought a tent last night and set it up today! The plan is to sleep in in tonight, lol ( we'll se how long we make it)

We're off to play tennis, he he!
We suck, but we're having so much fun!
Love you lots Poppie Girl!!!
gi gi

tywo said...

Oh, I want to sit and talk with you. You are so sweet and lovely!! Your blog inspires me, and makes me smile!!!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
I love you.



LOVE!

cb said...

i feel like summers always feel like this post. starting anew and finding out who you are. such a great post. hope your art is coming along nicely. i will send you a post next sunday <3

xo,
cb

Courtney McCormack said...

Love this, taking the advise!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love this, it's so inspiring!!! I will definitely be trying to cross some of these things off of my list :)

shopgirl said...

This is so true. One little change is all you need and the rest follows!

Hope you had a good week Shawna! Promise to send an email soon! My shop is up! xoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

You're inspiring me, lovely! :) xoxo

Diana said...

You always inspire me sweety! Im actually on a book kick...and I think its a really great new hobbie to pick up...I love reading! :) Love these photos and always your words...so what new are you doing?

Love xoxoxo

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Beautiful!! Just the words I needed to hear today!!! Thanks for the reminder and the inspiration! xo Samantha

A Casa da Vá said...

Wow you are amazing, love every work and every pic of this! Very very inspiring... just what I needed after a long busy day, thank you!

Hugs & kisses from Rio!
http://acasadava.blogspot.com

classiq said...

Great piece of advice! Inspiring. :)
Ada

Oh, My Darling said...

This post is wonderfully inspiring! Here's to lots of new adventures.

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