14/01/2020

Musings on a New Decade

The beginning of the decade is one that has excited me for, what feels like, most of the previous one.

I am not always a fan of the 'new year, new me' rhetoric. Usually, I find that it makes me feel under pressure and de-motivated, rather than the opposite, and I eventually came to the conclusion that self-improvement and inevitable growth should never be a pressure.

Instead, I have drawn a line.

There were the 2010s, and there is now. The nine-year-old girl that celebrated the incoming year of 2010 is now merely a part of my history. Rather, in ten years time, I can't yet imagine what my life will look like in ten years, which is how it should be.
The only thing that I know is that I want to have lived and to have had an adventurous and exciting story to tell.

The 2010s were my decade of growing up, the 2020s are going to be my decade of thriving.

That is my mindset for the new decade, I want to thrive, I want to feel, I want to live in the best ways I possibly can.

I have learnt to embrace to thrill of the unknown, the thrill of the possible, the thrill of being able to create my life,  in whichever way and however, I want to. I want to see where the strange workings of life take me because those are the best stories, the ones that are different, unexpected and unintended.

I no longer value orthodoxy or stability in the same way.

I want more of the unorthodox, and to strive for the unplanned moments of happiness. This is my goal, and should always be my goal, for the next decade of my life.

I hope that this decade is a good one for you, and I hope that you are unafraid to take risks, unafraid to challenge norms, and, most importantly of all, unafraid to live your life for yourself.

This is your decade, grab it.
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