Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011- a new beginning.

As I was driving the other day I realised something. I spend so much time when I drive looking in the rear-view mirror. Looking back. Watching the cars behind me. Watching the people behind me. Worrying. If I'm going too slow. Or too fast. If I'm bothering anyone. Wishing I was on the road by myself. So I didn't have to worry anymore. Never focusing on the destination. Never enjoying the journey.

But it's 2011 now and the possibilities seem endless.

Maybe it's about time I stopped looking back.

16 comments:

kara lynn said...

yes yes!! i agree whole heartedly about this!! looking forward!

happy new years dear!

gracey said...

Yay! Racing forward! :) Cheers to the New Year!
I always believe that when we swing our hearts forward, something amazing awaits! Have an awesome year, Kaylia! (Ps. Thanks for the comment ;))

vintch said...

so happy to find your lovely blog. there is so much truth here. looking back never lets you propel forward, an essential part of life. thanks for these beautiful words! happy new year to you:)

Brandi said...

Happy New Year, Kaylia! Here's to enjoying the journey and remembering it's not about where we started or where we're going -- it's the path.

KcomeKarolina said...

Happy New Year! :D

xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Mallory and Hannah said...

happy new year!
thank you for all your sweet comments. it means a lot to me, really.
-han

Bonnie said...

I love this. lovelovelovelove.
I look in the rearview mirror a lot, too. Granted, it has saved my road rage-filled ass when driving, but I agree with what you said.

xoxo.
http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Nice post. Yes, definitely look forward...you don't want to crash. Just kidding, but seriously, this is a great focus for 2011.

Happy New Year, luckynumber3.com

a work in progress said...

nice analogy.

great sentiment!

i heartily concur. here's to an awesome 2011!

Katie Anderson said...

Hi Kaylia, thanks for stopping by my blog and very very good luck with your wonderful new outlook for 2011. Words we could all learn from I'm sure :)

wilybrunette said...

what a perfect thought. i'm gonna carry this with me today and for the rest of the month as i face this new year with many, many hopes (and a few too many fears).

becky said...

This is a wonderful thought! And very, very identifiable. Good luck for 2011 and may you always, always keep smiling as you look forward. x

Mary Grace said...

What a great insight! When I look back in the past, sometimes I smile, sometimes I shiver and cringe. But that's long gone. Though the past should not be forgotten, it's about time I look forward too. Best wishes for the new year!

Anait said...

What a great analogy. I do the same! Now resolving to look forward in 2011 and leave 2010 behind!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh my gosh, i was just thinking about how this needs to me my resolution for 2011 :)

Sara Louise said...

Very nice thought :-)
Happy New Year's to you and cheers to looking forward!