Sunday, September 5, 2010

Reinvent yourself. Shed that skin!

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes - Marcel Proust

Do you like the new look of my blog? I felt a need for change. I suspect it has a bit to do with the changing of seasons; not like we got much summer weather anyways but there's something nostalgic about the crispness of autumn air & the changing colors of the leafs that i absolutely love.

The past few months I have gotten deeper and deeper into myself and discovered a lot of old patterns that I still cling onto that no longer serve me and that no longer aligns with who I want to be. I want to overcome inertia in certain areas of my life. Inertia is defined as the tendency of an object to remain in the state it is in - either in motion or at rest - unless acted upon by some other force. This force can be something we consciously decide or something that will eventually happens to us bcos we fail to listen to our true desires.

Sometimes we go thru life inert bcos we are afraid to break out of our comfort zones or fail to take any responsibility for the direction our life is going. If this goes on for too long something will force us to change. Some of the decisions we make dont appear to be significant at the time but eventually we will become aware of it. For example if you live an unhealthy lifestyle your body will let you know by creating physical symptoms quietly at first. If you still choose to ignore it life will finally shout at you with a full blown illness(worst case scenario).

Look around you and tell me what you see? The clothes you wear, the home you live in, the job you go to everyday, the relationships you hold - all these things you have created. Are you happy with the picture you have painting? If not, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate and give yourself a mental makeover. Live a life that you consciously choose to create every step of the way.

It really counts to accept yourself. How can you truly reinvent yourself when you hate the person you are? Reinvention isn't about turning into someone else, its about becoming more of the person you truly are - taking actions that are difficult or challenging and moving towards something new. This doesnt happen over night so give yourself enough room to breathe, to learn, to explore and to make mistakes.

It's all about working from the inside out & digging deep to uncover underlying issues but who says you cant have fun in the process. Some days all you might need for an instant boost of confidence is a fresh new haircut or trying a new trend. Just as long as you dont let external things define you. One of the things I love is adding a new element to my room like a painting, some fragrant candles or a new set of bedsheets.

Also learn to approach things differently - with a new attitude, an upside down perspective or with a killer smile. if you want to go somewhere you've never been before, you have to do something you've never done.


  1. LOVE the new banner! it's a perfect representation of you.. a mix of mystical, intriguing, and other-worldy.. amazing job!

    as for your post, it came at the right time. These past few weeks have been filled with myself having a slightly negative view on certain aspects of my life, and it's been bringing me unnecessary unhappiness :/ I want to take things step by step, and hopefully in time change my outlook towards my obstacles. And I love changing things up in my room when my mind is feeling cluttered; a clean or slightly adjusted room puts my mind in ease and organization :)

    thanks for this amazing post! (as usual) I hope you're doing well<3


  2. Hi Miss Cindee!

    I LOVE your banner. LOVE it! :) I also like the blog title, I think it's more suiting and appropriate.

    It's so easy to say you want to change, but actually doing it is the real challenge.

    As usual, thanks for the dose of inspiration! Maybe it's not enough for me to do a 180- but it helps push me in the right direction.

    Other then that, good luck to you on your journey to self improvement. If there's anyone that can succeed in positive change, it's you! :) Hope you've been well to btw.

  3. Hi dear, You're finally back. Hope you've had a blast doing whatever you've been doing. Miss all your inspirational posts. It's been 2 days and your pictures are still not loading on my screen. I dunno what's the reason. =( Could it be due to some new settings on your blog? I want to see your beautiful dreamy pictures!

  4. Love the new look! It's very dreamy :) Hmm this is such a deep post. I think it's very hard for people to truly look objectively at themselves and think about what they can change. If only someone could tell us all how to do that!

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  5. thanks cindee forthat beautiful comment ;) Love the pics, very artsy and The movement in your skirt. quite flirtatious;) LOVELYYYY <3 !

  6. Loving the new banner. :) where have you been? i am going through this whole inspiration, finding yourself or is it reinventing myself thing as well. haha. guess thats what a break up will do for ya.

    anyway, come back and do you still have time to do any readings (palm or not)?? haha let me know :)

  7. Hi love!!

    I just want to say how i loved reading ur blog. I was so mesmerized by your pictures and lovely writting, I never realized I've been reading all the way till May! Do keep updating ;)

    Stay strong woman!


  8. I love your new banner and these pics are awesome!!!

  9. Love this post!! Totally agree with each and everything you've said!! So happy we're now going to be following each other.


  10. I love your pics... You have great style. I follow you now and I hope you would do the same.


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