2014! Simple Change For A Better Life

Heya Lovelies,

This year I have not really made any resolutions as such, and it has taken me the better part of a month to formulate any kind of focus for change anyway. I came across a piece online last week that resonated and I sent it to a few of my buddies. None of the things I read were new to me, nor are they earth shatteringly lightbulb moments. These are the things that you forget in the daily grind of life. It’s also interesting how things evolve.

My BFF Kath was so taken with the subject headings of this piece that she grabbed a photo she had taken of me in China at the Summer Palace a few years ago and overlaid the titles. Yes that’s me on the point looking back at Kath and smiling, it was an incredible holiday, Kath’s first adult overseas experience and my first glimpse of China. I have been so blessed in a multitude of ways but my friends are number one. I think these few action sentencess give a great and thought provoking way to start 2014.

Resolutions? None really

Things I would like to improve? I’d like to live leaner without so much clutter around me, also to streamline the businesses so they are less tiresome, put aside definite time to spend with Jin as he seems to be the one I skimp most time from and he deserves better, remember to breathe slowly, walk purposefully and stand straight. I hope I can spend the year feeling as relaxed, happy, hopeful and centered as I look in this photo.

As always, everyone here at APJ wishes you a life chock full of the good things and the least possible of the other stuff.

Portia xx

2014 New Years Resolutions

16 comments on “2014! Simple Change For A Better Life

  1. Kandice says:

    What wonderful reminders of the important things to focus on in life. Thanks for sharing. Hope you’re having a great trip 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there Kandice,
      The trip is mind blowing. Can’t begin to tell you how much fun.
      I am trying to put these things into practice in my life, focusing on one or two a day, sometimes stopping the thought before it fully evolves is good for creating more positive processes.
      For me anyway,
      Portia xx

  2. Tonia says:

    Absolutely stunning photo and great to be reminded that we should ‘stop’ more often. Happy New year! X

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Helo Tonia,
      Happy New Year to you too. It’s the Chinese New Moon Year this weekend too, serendipitous.
      Portia xx

  3. Undina says:

    Beautiful and very pieceful picture. Have a great year, Portia!
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hiya Undina,
      That photo was taken at one of the personal life high points, it was a year of wonder and wonderful. More even than most.
      A happy time and a great memory for me that I can be the best of me.
      I hope your year is one of your best that you can look back on and smile at.
      Portia xx

  4. fanny says:

    Thank you for this wonderful post.
    I will certainly give these thoughts serious attention.

    Happy 2014!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Fanny,
      You are really welcome. Even the smallest change can effect positive growth I’m finding. Isn’t life amazing.
      Portia xxx

  5. Esperanza says:

    Beautiful picture and so true, Portia. I can really relate to what you are saying. This is my first year without wishes for the coming year. Have a very good joyful year !

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Esperanza,
      I hope your lack of new year wishes makes your 2014 fuller, the great bit is you won’t let yourself down. YAY!! Another reason to celebrate.
      Thanks for being part of the APJ family, we love having you around.
      Portia xxx

  6. Cymbaline says:

    Hi Portia!
    Sittin’ here on the couch, drinking a cocktail, listening to a cd by a wonderful band – Of Monsters and Men – cat sleeping on my lap, and reading through my fave perfume blogs. I don’t comment here often, but wanted you to know I read, and enjoy every post. 🙂
    I love the list and photo! It is great to have friends and totally agree that you mustn’t neglect Jin. 😉
    Safe travels, to you and Michael!

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Thanks Cymbaline,
      You read like you’re in a vey cool place. Thanks for being paart of the APJ family, we love that you read regulrly and will be so glad to read your comments whenever they drop in.

  7. Fifi says:

    Once again, thanks, Portia, for the reminder to wake up and slow down! The photo is perfect with the piece. I so admire the adventurer in you. You are inspiring me to discover my own inner adventuress in 2014! Cheers —

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Aha! An inner adventurer let loose. Look out world, here comes another one!! I hope brings you at least as much joy as it brings me. You’ll find once you decide to make things happen that the universe will conspire and things you thought nigh on impossible will become reality.
      Good luck,
      Portia xxx

  8. mim says:

    that’s important stuff…it’s worth striving for but really hard

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Yes, super hard. I am trying to add one or two to my life each day but sometimes I forget. I am trying though.
      Portia xx

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