11 April 2017

MUSE ME #27


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// now playing: way down we go - kaleo

To pursue and constantly chase after dreams takes courage and much strength. It's an arduous process but one with much gratification. But at what point does the journey simply encompass and become too much to bear? To the point where tangible contemplation in abandoning such ambitions begins to feel more realistic and practical.

Is painfully admitting defeat the best possible solution?

Simply dust yourself off and scour within for another unfamiliar (or familiar) purpose?

I've spent the last two weeks simultaneously wrestling with the common cold and some hard truths my mind felt compelled to illuminate. The past few years have been less than fruitful, from failed business ventures to the decline of other pursuits, and thus a lack of drive and ambition. I began contemplating many of the sacrifices and decisions made which inevitably lead me down the dreaded metaphoric rabbit hole into negative territory. However one question cast much doubt and perplexity. And that was if my chosen path was the correct route after all.

From the outside looking in the answer would almost certainly signal a big, fat no. But from the inside a microscopic and insignificant voice was vehemently persuading me that yes it indeed was. And while I acknowledged its wails, a stronger part of me yearned to overlook such fight and simply surrender. For the path ahead of me appeared like a contradistinction and far too obscure. As if the illustration before me seemingly did not match what lay before my eyes, despite all pathways in perfect sync. That was until this quote caught my attention and I finally took heed. A much needed signal from above; a not-so gentle nudge. Dreams exist because something within us is compelled and drawn to such desires. I do not believe that they're simply conjured without justification, an attraction sans warrant. There is a reason for such aspirations, though such things may remain enigmatic. So it is vital to listen to that inner voice, regardless of how bantam it becomes, because you certainly did not come this far, to only come this far.
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  1. Great post! Love the picture!

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  2. Really nice text!!!

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    Have a nice day!
    xx

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  3. Yes my dear all you say it's true
    I hope you have a great Easter time
    Kisses

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  4. You always pick the most perfect words to express what you mean, I love it. You have come a long way from negativity, but I hope you know that everything always ends up okay :)

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  5. That's a great inspirational quote, Sonia. Thank you for sharing:) And whenever I feel like I'm going nowhere with things I'm pursuing, my husband always reminds me that it's really on a failure if you don't try. I know it sounds cheesy, but he's right.

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  6. That quote is such a good motivation not to give up! We all fail but how we move on from that is the most important things. Onward!

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  7. So true. We need to pursue our dreams for no matter how difficult, if it's for us, it will come through. And the gratification! So worth it!

    Beautiful, gorgeous muse photos dear.

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  8. This is so inspiring. Your timing is wonderful.

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    I really love the way that you use to write tour content. Love this post xx

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  10. What a stunningly written post!
    Kate xx

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  11. So true! This was exactly what I needed to read having battled similar feelings and fears in the recent part. I've come to accept that self-doubt comes with creativity. x

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  12. I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you remind me so much of myself years ago. I would write a lot about this stuff, and you just have this way with words that I can appreciate. So many things you've written really speak to me. While I love blogging, I miss stringing beautiful words together like this. I miss writing for myself sometimes. I love this:

    Dreams exist because something within us is compelled and drawn to such desires.

    I also love: because you certainly did not come this far, to only come this far. (which I know was a quote you linked to)

    Also, I totally get what you're going through. I've been having really bad allergies the last week, and I've been really hard on myself about it. I think, in the end, life has a way of working out. Which is what I've been telling myself haha.

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  13. That is a beautiful quote! I'm so sorry you've been sick though - I hope you're feeling better? It's natural to feel unmotivated and uninspired when you're sick I think, and just to want to relax and recover. You can do great things, once you're all rested and feeling back up to it! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week.

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  14. You've written this so honest and beautiful. I love the way you explain the answer to the outside world, and to the 'inside'. And you sure didn't come so far to only come this far, you are meant to go so much further! <3!
    WritingMonique

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  15. Great nude inspirations. Hope you are feeling much better, dear. Virtual hugs!

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  16. It's nice that you've been so open and honest here, I like that. I think we always lose our way and then find it again, you will be ok!

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  17. I understand your struggle Sonia. I've been going through the same thing. I always ask God to lead my steps & direction when I don't know which way to turn.
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  18. Well said, babe! You take care! xoxo

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  19. I've been there myself, girl, so I can certainly relate. I love that you haven't let how things may appear on the surface effect your determination and drive at the end of the day and realize that it all has a benefit in at least strengthening us and builds character. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, girlie!

    XO,

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  20. I understand Sonia, thanks for sharing. Have you listened to any other Kaleo songs? I adore - Can't go on without you.

    x, C
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  21. This is a very touchy post and perfectly written! The quote '..just to come this far' is one of my favorites! It's all about enjoying the journey and being sure that everything will pay off. I once also tot of giving up blogging and today I see myself as a fool for even had considering it !

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    We all have to trust out journey and find meaning in the process :)

    Really enjoyed reading this. See you soon xx

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  22. Nicely written girl!
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  23. It happens to us all, and I always try to remind myself each day (even if the outcome
    isn't what we want at that moment) has an ending and a new beginning the next to make a change. I've learnt personally, that our attitudes about our current situations certainly plays a role in the result. Great inspiration! We press forward. xx/Madison

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  24. Nice post my dear. I hope you have success on your future! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  25. Wow! You have such a way with words! This is really beautiful! I do hope things start looking up and you are feeling better too.

    ~Lindsey
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  26. Love the way you write & I can totally relate :)
    Nati xx
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  27. I love the final line of this post; it absolutely rings true! One of my favourite concepts is of how the time will pass anyway, you may as well be chasing your dreams. Love this dreamy, pink moodboard by the way.

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    x

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  28. Beautifully delivered no surprises! I needed to hear this too so 'thank you'! When things seem bleak, we need to listen to that inner voice and reiterate to ourselves that 'we did not come this far, to only come this far'. I love that (new favorite saying) and wish us all luck as we stay the path of our goals and dreams. I've missed you!

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  29. This is such a beautifully written post! I love the images too!

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  30. Love to read you <3 <3 <3 <3

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  31. I am going to print that quote and frame it, I think we all need to remind ourself of that every time we feel beaten down.

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  32. Yes. When we fall, we just need to get up, dust ourselves off, and walk on.
    Brilliant post!

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  33. Just stopping by to wish you a very happy weekend!

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  34. I love the inspo image and the way how you write and which words you choose, very beautiful!
    Best greetings, Eva
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  35. Love this blush pink inspiration - such a gorgeous and trending colours in fashion and interiors. Thank you :)

    Gina x
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  36. beautiful words.
    I am always going back and forth with similar feelings.

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  37. This is so true! :) xx

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  38. I'm here to sprinkle some love and wish you a great start of the week girl!

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  39. You write so beautifully! Anything worth doing often takes time, dedication, patience and persistence. Hang in there and chase your dreams, just learn from your mistakes! I would really recommend reading Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich". In it he shares many stories that sound exactly like yours, so it make be of inspiration to you to have a read to help with those times when you feel like giving up :)

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  40. Amazing post and writing my dear. I hope you will always be chasing your dreams and following your inner voice. We all should!
    Thank you for the inspiration and motivation! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
    xo
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  41. Great selección! Have a lovely Day! ������

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  42. I love your selection!!
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    xoxo,
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  43. Nice post Beautiful! Thanks for sharing xx
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  44. Beautiful writing, girl!
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  45. So true, Sonia. Great post! xoxo

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