A New Beginning

A new beginning…

Start afresh.
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2011 has been eventful in my life with ups and downs so I’m trying to welcome 2012 and treat it like a clean slate.

First day of 2012 has been wet here in Jakarta, with the rain pouring down since early morning through pretty much all day and the gloominess weighing down. I see it as the rain of blessings. Did you know the Chinese people strongly believe that  rain on New Year’s Day will bring prosperity?

Start out fresh…without a long list of resolutions because as much as I love making a list I’m a sucker for New Year’s resolution. Maybe going with a mental list is better than writing it all down to leave evidence of how I didn’t follow through, right?

New year means I’m getting closer to hit 33. Yikes! OK, let’s not go there.

I’m hoping and trying and working damn hard to leave my baggage behind and welcoming the New Year with wide open arms. Carrying these bags for far too long, it is now my time to break free from it all. To fall in love with myself again and living life to the fullest.

Traveling more is definitely on my list. There are so many beautiful places to discover in Indonesia so I’m up for it.

This year I’m starting fresh with plunging myself to give NaBloPoMo a try. Not sure what that is? It’s basically a writing challenge to blog every day for a whole month. I’ve seen this being tweeted around and thought I’d give it a try.  So wish me luck!

NaBloPoMo January 2012

Happy New Year, guys! Do you usually make New Year Resolutions? What’s your hopes and dreams for the New Year?

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Maureen

Lifestyle and travel blogger, founder of Single Moms Indonesia on a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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11 Comments

  1. January 1, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    Good luck with nablogpomo and I know 2012 will be a great year for you!

  2. JewelCrow
    January 1, 2012 / 11:23 pm

    I read some of your previous blog posts, and I empathize with you. Wishing you happiness of the heart and soul in 2012!

  3. January 1, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    I am ready to say goodbye to 2011 and hello 2012! It has been a heckofa year. Actually for the past couple years it has been tough. I’m ready for some good stuff. Time to let go of the past and move forward! I think NaBloPoMo will help get our mojo back! Best of luck to you in 2012!
    Nannette recently posted..New BeginningsMy Profile

  4. January 1, 2012 / 11:44 pm

    I’m right there with you!! I’ve had Four Hens since 2003 so my biggest resolution is to kick it back to it’s glory days! What better way than NoBloPoMo?! Good luck and I look forward to all the great new blogs and friends that we’ll find!
    Kristen Daukas recently posted..The Ongoing "No Left Turn" SagaMy Profile

  5. January 2, 2012 / 2:10 am

    Best of luck for a joyous 2012. I’m spending all day writing 2012, 2012, 2012…so I don’t slip up and write 2011 instead. 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading more by you throughout the month!!
    Heidi recently posted..NaBloPoMoMy Profile

  6. January 2, 2012 / 5:24 am

    To new beginnings! By the way, 33 isn’t scary – the party’s just getting started. Good luck with the NaBloPoMo, I’m with you all the way. Happy 2012!
    Nami recently posted..Holy Cups Batman, It’s 2012My Profile

  7. January 2, 2012 / 9:30 am

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. As you already saw I’ve already joined the NaBloPoMo crowd with you.
    William Ortiz recently posted..Resolutely IrresoluteMy Profile

  8. January 3, 2012 / 4:29 am

    A friend of mine posted a link to your blog via twitter! I will add your blog to the blogs I follow section on my blog! Happy 2012 to you!

  9. January 5, 2012 / 6:28 am

    I hope you make those changes. Blogging every day is hard work. Remember, wednesday is “wordless wednesday”. Maybe you can post some beautiful photos of Indonesia!

  10. January 9, 2012 / 1:38 am

    Good luck for the daily blogging and best wishes for 2012!
    Will you be blogging about your travels?

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