Saturday, January 04, 2014

2014 Blogger Challenge // One

Task #1: Share a quotation or picture that inspires you and you think will inspire others in the new year.

"Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim" - Tyler Knott Gregson.

This is me, running without a care in the world, in a beautiful field in Devon over three years ago. It was empty except for my sisters and I. We spent the sunset dancing around, getting damp shoes from treading in dewy greens, spinning in circles and practising yoga poses. Most of it was caught on camera and it gives me great joy to look back on the pictures my sisters and I took, laughing giggles of love and togetherness. It's those moments which I'll remember forever which often inspire me to refocus when faced with battles.

The quotation is one I noticed on Pinterest recently. I think it is the perfect depiction of the danger of getting caught up in the difficulties or supposed mundaneness of a task, whatever that may be, that you forget what you like about it, the reason you're able to do it and the motivation for doing it in the first place. Equally, when something is getting you down, it is very easy to become consumed by it but this is a nice little nudge to remember that you are alive.

Make time for what you love, act with passion and aim to do the best in whatever it is you're doing. Easier said than done, I know, but if you aspire for 100%, the results will be pride-worthy nonetheless.


This is my first post in the 2014 Blogger Challenge, hosted here. There will hopefully be a new post every fortnight based on a different task set. I hope you enjoy it. If you're also taking part, please let me know as I would love to see your take on each challenge.

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  1. i think everyone should make time for what he/she loves <3 happy 2014

  2. Well very said - I get too caught up worrying about other things a lot of the time - things I feel like I should be doing when i'm relaxing to not fully enjoy that down time.

    We all need that downtime!

  3. Just discovered your blog, after following your comment on another blog (I'm on a bit of a journey of blog discovery tonight) - love what I have read so far, and looking forward to reading more in the future. Love the quote.

  4. That is a great photo! Like Jonathan, I'm new to your blog but also really enjoying everything I've read so far.

  5. Beeta, this is a wonderful quote; it's exactly what I needed because it's all too easy to get bogged down in what makes us unhappy and then forget all the happy things we have or do that surrounds us (and frequently, too!) - even the little things! Thank you so much for sharing - I think this is a fantastic challenge :)

  6. That quote is beautiful, thankyou for sharing it. I found you via Tori's blog (above) and I love this post. Looking forward to reading more! :)

  7. I wish I had started this Challenge, is it too late?

    Following you on GFC now so look forward to reading your blog in the future.

    You can always pop over and say Hi to me at

    Lilla x