Changing My Path To Change My Future

I have been going back and forth with writing, my mind has been on overload after a busy week.  Also, everything I wanted to write was not so positive... so I kept erasing it, that isn't what I want to put out there; I do however want to put the truth out there as I have always been an honest person.

So yes, I didn't have a great week, I think I was expecting too much of it... my income tax came in and shopping was both good and bad... Good because I am in a great size of clothing ... bad because there is so little choice for cute clothing that is not over priced.  I then had a long day yesterday where I ended up with a melt down to tears because I was frustrated, tired and I suddenly thought... this is not where I am supposed to be right now, this is not how my life was meant to be lived. 
The other day I was talking to an acquaintance about how much weight I have lost, she said "you must feel great"?  I said "yes, I do... but losing the weight doesn't change your life to be perfect"... That got me to thinking about why I suddenly decided to lose the weight, why I stuck with it this time and not other times.  He had said something to me while we were chatting one night, which made me think about how I did not want to be in the same place that I was in a year from then. How many times have we said that to ourselves and not taken the opportunity to make the changes needed.

That night changed my way of thinking and I think it all came together perfectly because it was June, the contest came about, the weather was great for walking, vegetables and fruit were plentiful and reasonably priced.  All of these things are what helped to take that night and really turn my life around, I started walking and honestly I wasn't so sure I was going to be able to handle it but I did and I fell in love with it.
Walking de-stressed me, I was able to get frustrations out with pushing and timing myself to get better... it gave me goals.  All of this made me realize how perfectly timed this was, I was set up for success ... as long as I wanted it and I did.  Even with the massive upheaval in my life in the last six months, I have not gone back to eating unhealthy... which enforced in me more that I was finally losing the weight for all the right reasons. To get healthy, to feel better.

I know that if I had tried to lose weight for a short termed goal, I would have gained the weight back by now.  I am more motivated than ever, spring should be here soon, I say that and it just snowed last night... Anyhow, the spring will be here soon and then I can walk/run and on top of that I am finally going to do strength training exercises.  I want to be fit and strong... I am going to remind myself of that feeling that got me to where I am today.
Saying all this above, which I am truly grateful for... I journal that one often.  Losing the weight still doesn't make my life turn out the way I hoped. Yes it is fabulous that I am so much healthier and stronger than I have been in years and I never want that to change... but it isn't like some magic cure.  Losing the weight means what it is... getting healthy, nothing more... that is how I became successful, that is how I plan to stay successful.

I have made another decision since the weight loss has been so successful, I need to start making some short and long term goals ... so that I won't be where I am today in a year.  I need to make some difficult changes but I really want certain things in my life, so I will make all those necessary changes needed.  I think that night changed my future in a way I needed more than I knew, it has been a really long, rough road but it just must mean that where I end up was always where I was supposed to be... and all of the trials will have been worth it.
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113 comments :

  1. when i read your Letter i want to Hug you <3

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  2. these are all inspiring and ,motivational quotes! thanks for sharing this. I need to set up my goals to and follow it!
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  3. Wishing you a good luck in your goals. May happiness and success be yours in achieving both of your short and long term goals hereafter. God Bless You.

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  4. You are right, if you had done it as a short-term goal it would have came back. You approached it a healthy way - looking at it as a lifestyle change and that's why you've stuck with it so long :)

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  5. wishing you a good luck Launna, love your post !
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  6. Why does discipline have to be painful? How about rewarding yourself as an incentive to doing as much as you( truly) can. I am hoping that it will give you an inner strength and an ego boost.
    I am sure you did the best you could have done. Be kind to yourself and take care.

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  7. you never fail to inspire me and touch my heart in very post that you make.


    xoxo;
    What Kenny Hearts a Lifestyle Blog

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  8. Aquela cerinha é mara! *___*

    Feliz semana pra você, Launna!

    E ótima tarde de domingo!

    Beijo! ^^

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  9. nice post!
    Have a great week!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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  10. Every post you write always leaves me speechless.I like that you share abit of your life & you write trully from your heart.Such an inspiration.You always motivates to be better .I think making short term goals is very important.All the best dear.

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  11. To get healthy, to feel better is a good reason to lose weight!
    I'm glad to hear you so motivated, my dear friend .... you'll feel better!!!!!
    Kisses Launna!!!!

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  12. Changing one's life starts with the mind, I believe. Change your mind - change your life. Hope things start looking up for you and this week goes better than the last!

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  13. This is a great from the heart entry. I hope whatever decisions you have made or need to still make will bring you peace and continue to push you toward your goals. You have been an inspiration to me and to so many others. Keep pressing forward my friend!

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  14. Great inspirational post coming from your heart Launna enjoyed reading it. Get ready for the proper spring weather when it arrives there, spend more time outdoors like walking or running in the park it will do you good.. its all about healthy lifestyle, gaining confidence, happiness and love for yourself and life that matters :)

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  15. I always like to read your posts because they inspire to me. It's not easy to make decisions. If we only could realize how short is life... Thanks for sharing your experience because it helps to others.
    kss
    http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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  16. I need to make a commitment just to MAKE some short term goals. I don't want to do it because I don't want to stress myself out but I know in doing so it will push me. Such as life huh? Anyway have you ever gone to a consignment shop? A good way to get a feel for one is just to take some of your nice stuff that you can't fit anymore. Then eyeball it while you are in there.

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  17. I struggle with that a lot. I hate negativity and I hate putting on my own blog but it just seems of late that is all that surrounds me and all I need to say is based on the bad :o| grrrrr! Walking is a perfect de-stresser and a great way to be left alone with your thoughts. I make sure I go for one everyday, but I am lucky to have a little dog who reminds me when I'm feeling lazy hahaha! You're quite the inspiration. I feel like I get bombarded with quick fix diets and detoxes all over the web lately and it kind of plays with your mind when you're trying to loose weight and doing it the right way by taking it slow and making slow gradual changes. I've been cleaning up my own act, I guess all this anxiety with my heart has also been a big push to look at what I'm eating or not eating more importantly and do something. I'm taking baby steps but all those Facebook posts with those trainers before and after shots of a small belly to a flat one in 6 days makes me question my results LOL. Thank you for sharing your story here and for just being real.

    xxx

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  18. nominated you for liebster award =)
    http://anotsosecretlife2011.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-3rd-liebster-award.html

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  19. When we stop changing we stop living. Life is about change, if something doesn't work for you, then change it. I don't like being negative but we all have those times. I hope the weather cooperates soon and you are able to get out and walk again. I think walking gives you more clarity! Nature is so good for that. Setting goals helps give you direction and somewhere to head to. You will get there and then realize you have grown and have some different goals. I think everyone is working on the journey of life every day of their life. The journey is life!

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  20. that's great that you have been losing weight!! you're right that being skinny or having the weight that you want is not going to make your life perfect. it's how happy you want to be with your life that matters. focusing on the positives is always a great thing =)

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  21. When I read your letter, I want to hug you! These are all inspiring and motivational quotes! :)

    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.de/

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  22. when i read, i want hug you; great that you have been losing weight:)

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  23. Have a great start of th new week, my dear Launna!!!!
    Kisssssss

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  24. First of all Launna, *hugssss*...how i wish i was there for you!!! Dont be sad dear! sometimes, things, out of nowhere, will make you sad! Like, i go through that emotional roller coaster on a monthly/weekly basis...and you feel like crying for no reason. Just cry! Coz it makes you feel better! And forgive yourself...and love yourself....protect yourself, like how you'd protect a little girl (in you)..Am i making sense? :( All im saying is, sometimes we feel like we're a kid lost in San Diego Zoo..and all we want is for someone to call our name from the speaker. :/ Stay put and pray a lot... :)

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  25. I'm proud of you Launna, it's not easy to change and you are doing it.
    A lot of hugs!!

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  26. such inspirational quotes! Thank you for the uplifting sayings!

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  27. Dear Launna, its a good that you have short and long term goals. You can really measure your progress with it. As for the clothes, most local shops around don't really have nice and unique items. I would suggest you do some online shopping if you are not afraid of using your credit card.

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  28. I think it's great that you're not just looking at this whole weight loss thing in the short term. It's a long term (lifelong!) thing, and with that in mind I'm sure that you will continue to make progress and keep the weight off. X

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  29. Listen to this song if you want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kgUMjId8YE

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  30. Music gives me hope that something better can be in this world.

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  31. You have such amazing determination and you are so focused -- you WILL get there -- wherever there really is! I will be so glad for you when Spring finally springs! Sunshine and being able to walk will help. HUG!

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  32. I feel sorry that you week wasn't that great :-( I don't like that,
    because you deserve a great week! Hope this week is much
    better!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  33. it's great to hear how motivated you are sweety!
    happy new week!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  34. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  35. so glad that you're journaling and that you are taking the locus of control perspective -- changing your path to get to where you want to go! keep it up! :)

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  36. Motivational and very inspiring Launna, wishing you a wonderful start to the week.

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  37. You are so fine with anything Launna. No mater what you post, you're the heart biggest one! I hope you already have a blessed Monday! :).ox

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  38. You're absolutely right. Losing all that weight is an amazing thing, and something for which you should be very proud, but changing one's outside doesn't automatically change the inside. Looking better might make us stand a little taller, but it can't miraculously change our inner thoughts, attitudes, hopes, and fears. And it can't set our goals. But I have no doubt that YOU will set those goals... and you will attain them.

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  39. Hi dear!! I really enjoy your blog, its amazing!!
    Your style is so perfect :)
    Come to see my new post: ARMED WITH WEAPONS
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  40. Loving these quotes! So motivational!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  41. Hi Launna <3 ,hope you have a happy Monday! kisses

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  42. Amiga post maravilhoso amei,
    tenha uma semana abençoada.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  43. Hi Launna, I think we all need changes and goals for that, without it we just lost direction in our lives, for young women their children are such goals to raise good and healthy person, for someone who has other priorities it can be carrier or education, my the biggest dream is to live every year in different country, one year in China, next year in Canada. then in Korea, USA, UK, etc and then after 10 years or maybe more I'd like to come back in such country where I would love to live the most, I think it's good to try to reach and catch our dreams, otherwise it's too boring and we need to go sometimes overcome sometimes think that this is finish but next minute come up and go again

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  44. You have great style of writing, have you thought to become a teacher for creative writing? on internet for example, just to help people, nobody knows where this path will bring you:)))

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  45. nice post! have a nice day!

    www.mrsnoone.it
    kiss

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  46. Ciao Launna!
    Have a lovely day!
    Kisses darling!!!

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  47. Amiga bom dia que seja um dia com muitas Vitória.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  48. It is amazing that you've taken the steps needed to have the healthy lifestyle. You're right, it's not a cure all to everything, but it is still wonderful. :)

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  49. I argued with the person I love. I feel really bad. I did a set, it's how I feel: http://enarasthings.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/thorn.html

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  50. motivational and very inspiring Launna
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  51. thats awesome that you feel healthier and everything now. looks like you're doing so well! take care of yourself hun xo

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  52. Congratulations for your strenght! The work you had done is amazing!

    XOXO!

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  53. Hello Launna, it's really good to be back at your blog. I really missed your posts! They are truly inspiring!
    Would like to take a look to my new blog and tell me what you think?

    http://letswanderandlust.blogspot.gr/

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  54. You brought up some great points that losing weight doesn't just magically make everything in life perfect. But hopefully the process of losing weight helps you to love yourself more and have more self confidence!
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  55. Launna this post very inspired!
    I posted a new article, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
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    kiss

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  56. Hope the spring weather is on its way to you to give you a great energy that you need. Have a nice day Launna. Thanks for the kind words!! xx

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  57. It's great to know that you're feeling healthier now, Launna! I think the idea of combining short and long term goals is excellent, it allows you to achieve little by little your goals without forgetting about a higher motivation: you long term goals. And I know you're going to achive them both :)
    xx

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  58. I'm sorry to hear you have had a bad week, Launna. I hope the next one is a better one. Making and setting goals to accomplish what you want to have happen sounds like a good idea. It worked for you to lose the weight, so I bet it will work for other things too.

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  59. Loved this post Launna. I love the quotes too so inspiring. I know you can reach your goals.
    xoxo
    Beautetude

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  60. Having goals and the motivation to see them through is powerful - life changing. I admire you.

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  61. I am really loving what I am doing!! :D And yes, as you said Launna, I too dont want to suffer regret thats why I always try my best!! :)

    Hugs and kisses
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com

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  62. I have that also somethimes a bad week. Last week I had a good one but to busy haha. But good to hear you have goals! Keep it up girl!

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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  63. Morning my dear!
    Kisses darling, have a lovely day!

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  64. Great post dear Launna! I think that you need to change inside and outside, step by step :) We all have good and bad days :) I love quotes! x

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  65. Amiga passando para ti deseja um dia com muito sucesso.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  66. Wish you a lovely evening dear Launna!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  67. One change at a time. I've been working back into a healthy school schedule with the kids, and it's amazing how much energy and focus has to go into establishing the routine--MONTHS of working just to get the youngest sitting long enough to complete 3 workbook pages. Still, we've persisted over time, and now he's falling into the routine, and so am I. It's easy. I can focus on other things--and I think that's how life works, period.

    Keep at your goals, wonderful lady. You're making epic progress!

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  68. have a wondeful rest of the week sweety!
    <3

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  69. You are so motivated Launna, and great quotes! :)
    I loved this post, you sound so inspiring..I'm glad I found this blog today! :)

    MJ
    www.littlepandacrafts.blogspot.com

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  70. thanks for your sweet comments!! i cant wait for your next post =)

    www.lesley-kim.com

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  71. if change is for good then we must change :)

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  72. I don't know what I would do but I would be mad I think. Sometimes I prefer to be arguing than without knowing about the other person. Time will say, maybe something good is waiting for you and you already don't know, I hope that yes. xoxo

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  73. I love the dream quote! Shall remember that. And you know, we all have our bad weeks, or months, and with age I´ve come to realise , like you, that it´s part of life. It doesn´t have to be, and I no longer expect it to be great every single day. But I do try to make it better! And that´s what you do so much and inspiring for many people! Thank you for that. xo Caroline

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  74. Ciao Launna!
    Have a lovely day.... Kisses!!!!

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  75. I'm sure you will be able to change your life, you are a very strog person!
    www.thebeautifulessence.com

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  76. Hmmm..walking really does de-stress. I love to run as well. Really helps clear your thoughts. Looking forward to another post Launna.
    I love the quote at the very end..brilliant stuff :-)
    Ps..thanks for the support u give me with my blog- I really appreciate it :-)

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  77. Amiga bom dia tenha neste belo dia muito sucesso.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  78. What a great motivational post sweetie!

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com / www.MISBoutique.storenvy.com
    New Blog Post: [Outfit Idea] A Cold Spring Day
    Previews Blog Post: [Beauty & Style] How To Choose The Right Accessories

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  79. I always appreciate your honest posts. One thing that I've learned is that we can change the outer world, but if we don't clean up the inner world then when we achieve what we want the happiness will only last a little while. Love yourself no matter what size you are or what is going on in your life. It isn't easy, and we all have ups and downs, but if we are easy on ourselves then it makes the journey so much more enjoyable. You are a wonderful person with so much to offer, so love all of you. Sending you love and light for this incredible journey called life.

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  80. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me! Launna I must thank you...
    You made my day! I have so many problems...When I read this : everything looks better?! Thanks :-*
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  81. lovely post
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    A chic kiss ;)

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  82. a wise german man once made a statement in a talk show which i liked very much: 'getting older is not for fainthearts.' i guess it's true - i notice that when i look upon me and my life. life is for the courageous, it's true.

    thank you for all your nice comments and compliments dear launna. i'm glad you liked my net-a-porter wishlist and my created outfits - i also love the floral coat! and i'm glad you also like my violet blouse, i love it too! glad you also liked my gif - it was also fun to create it. can you show me some of your gifs too?

    x
    dahi

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  83. Hi Launna!
    Have a great week end!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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  84. Ohh!! great post! love letters ;D Enjoy and happy weekend. Kisses from Madrid.

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  85. Inspiring as usual Launna...you are pushing forward in every way and you inspire. Have a wonderful weekend. You deserve it.

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  86. Amiga tenha um bom final de semana,
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  87. what a lovely entry,
    Keep up this great style <3

    btw. do you want to follow each other?!
    follow me and i'll follow you back
    if you want :D

    my blog:
    http://thebizarrebirdcage.blogspot.de/

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  88. Amazing post,you are such an inspiration:)

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  89. Amiga sábado maravilhoso apara você
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  90. I loved this post. I think often when we have one overwhelming goal we think that if we accomplish it everything will be perfect. And you are right, we need lots of goals. This has really helped me today.

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  91. This post is so inspirational! Thank you for posting. :)

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  92. É um produto muito bom mesmo! *.*

    Ótimo sábado, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  93. you're also in search for a new flat? yes i'm wishing you all the best. thank you for your kind words. i'm very glad i have found a flat. i have searched since december last year and it was very stressful and made me quite depressed. that's also why my latest outfits were so colourful. but i keep wearing colour because it's always a good way to keep your good mood!

    and btw it's easy to create a gif. you simply need to make some photos in the same position and add them together with a program like photoscape - there are also gif-making websites or computer programs for creating gifs. i could send you some if you like?

    have a wonderful weekend dear launna.

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  94. Tnx so much for your lovely words!!!
    Happy sunday doll!!

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  95. have a nice sunday Launna!
    kisses
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  96. Life is full of twists and turns, some issues we can deal with some we bottle up, if you have bottled something up let it go whether it be to a good friend or family! You'll feel much better! Remember if you can't change it don't let it change you! Happy monday dear!! <3

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  97. Amiga tenha um belo dia.
    tenha uma semana abençoada.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  98. Yaay, its weekend, thanks Launna. I hope you will do too. Nighty night. oxox:)..

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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