Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Just breathe...



I took this photo during a camping trip a couple months ago.

For me, this image is a symbol of hope. As I stared into the sunset that chilly October evening, I realized that life doesn't revolve around me. The world is beautiful, vast, and mysterious. No matter what happens to us, it doesn't matter. Life will go on. We need to appreciate life and the beauty around us, or we will regret it seconds before it is too late.

This year has been a test for me. I think I passed simply by not having a nervous breakdown. It has been a dreadful year, filled with death of people (and friendships), loss of money (and jobs), and other not-so-fabulous situations. I can only hope that 2011 will be a better year, filled with good news, rather than bad.



Maybe a year from now, I will look back on this post in bitterness because it didn't come true. Or perhaps I will look back on this post in relief because it did. Who knows.

I just can't dwell on the negative aspects of my life. I need happiness.

Thank you all for being fabulous friends.

53 comments:

AKM said...

Beautiful photo xox

http://fascinationforfashion-akm.blogspot.com/

My Republic of Fashion said...

I hope that 2011 is filled full of hope, prosperity and laughter for you. :)SarahD x

Vagabond said...

wow, amazing pictures :)

Christina said...

I like the pic, really awesome! *-*

kisses,

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Josie said...

Thinking about you, Jen. Don't look back; always look forward.
xo Josie

LIE said...

lovely!!
xx


fashion is for idiots [like us]

Mouthwash said...

Beautiful post Jennifer. I love your outlook. It rings true for me too.

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Monroe Steele said...

that first photo is amazing and awing...very beautiful

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Venus In Virgo said...

Beautiful snap shot! Let's hope we all have a better New Year. I seem to say that every year and things never seem to change, lol!

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

You're freakin' welcome.

Angela said...

Love the picture of you looking up with your honey holding your hand. I know that 2011 is going to be better for both of us!

Tights Lover said...

Remember, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I've seen you hit a few rough patches over the course of the year, following this blog. You've managed to keep your head up, though, and that's what's important. I think things are about to improve for you.

Cherry Plum said...

You have no idea how much I understand you. It has been a very tough year for me, but it is getting better :)


Thank you for your comment. I like your blog very much, I want to read more about you, so you have a new follower from now on

Rachel said...

Love these photos, Jennifer.
I know you've had a rough year, but I truly hope that 2011 is a fresh start and a fantastic year for you. Things will get better!

Kellie W. said...

I'm sorry 2010 has been so hard on you. :( I really hope things get better next year. You're a wonderful person and you deserve to be happy. <3

Vintage Vixen said...

Things can and will get better, promise! Gorgeous pictures. xxx

Novelista Barista said...

very nice photo :)

Lauren said...

I love photos like this! I hope 2011 is a better year for you. xoxo

Lauren
www.laurensthoughts.com

mariahsmile said...

I'm sure it will get much, much better! 2010 was hard for me too, but I try to stay optimistic for next year!

indianmakeupways said...

I hope 2011 brings u all the happiness u deserve and sooooo much more!

Andrés Corella said...

Great post!!...hope all of your hopes come true :)

http://fiercepty.blogspot.com/

xx
Andy

JUST ME said...

You and me, kid. Amazingness is just around the corner.

You've done a remarkable job of surviving and continuing to be grateful despite the crap. This will get you far in love.

LOVES you!!!

tanvii.com said...

Here's to Hope, Happiness and 2011! :) You will definitely look back and still find yourself FABULOUS! :)

yiqin; said...

I like the second picture!

Ambre Campbell said...

love it, its sooo pretty!!! ;)

daisychain said...

You know, 2010 has been my worst year to date. Here's hoping 2011 is MUCH kinder to us. Lots of love darling x

michelle_ said...

I LOVEE THAT LANDSCAPE PHOTO :)
the composition is nice !

Couture Carrie said...

Good for you, darling!
Very affirming post!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnie said...

2010 has really been a trying year for a lot of people I know. Mine has been filled with many ups (engagement) and many downs (death of my grandma, death of my cat, beginning of grad school). All we can do is hope that next year will be better, and live every moment as happily as we possibly can and never take anything for granted.

Thanks for your comment.
xoxo.

http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you look gorgeous, Jennifer; I hope that 2011 is full of fabulosity for you!! :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Just stopping by to show some love, hope ur hanging in there XOXO

Tatty said...

We need to trust that God can do everything to us. He is so powerfull and his love for us is so great! All we need to do is trust! He can change all the bad situations! Believe me! It´s happening with me!
Bjks!
Tatty


http://www.suspirofashion.blogspot.com

Indie.Tea said...

What a beautiful and meaningful post.
And the spot and the photograph...beautiful too.

Alicia said...

Good luck with 2011! Here's to hoping we both find the kickass job that we've always dreamed of!

zizi bloom said...

thank you for your comment!!!!
cute blog!
let's follow each other if you want!!!!

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Nåna said...

hey
thanks for the comment
i have to say that the first photo is one of the best photos i have ever seen.. it's so romantic and hopeful
xoxo
nana

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous pictures. I feel more relaxed already!

My Heart Blogged said...

I am so ready for a new year. I hope next year will be amazing. I hope your new year will be too.
My Heart Blogged

Café Bouclé said...

hello sweetie! these pics are amazing.
yes, you're right: we are nothing in this world: life goes on, so we must try to take the best of the little things that life gives to us!
it's not a great period for me, too! I had better time, but I don't want to feel sad now: I think a smile it's better than a tear in many situation!!
kiss

Angga said...

amazing picture!!! I agree with you, i feel the same way this year, but 2011 i hope the best for both of us
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blgospot.com

Ellen ♥ said...

Nice photos :) and we are all have good and bad experiences this year but the thing is we did our best and hope this coming year all our dreams or wish will come true! :)

have a nice day!

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erica said...

Wow, I just read the comment you left on my post and I feel so uplifted and encouraged. So thank you for that, you made my night.
Then I read your post and it made me feel even more encouraged. You have reminded me that people go through difficult situations, but they come out of them- we will come out of them. So thanks for the reminder to stay positive. 2011 will be our year :).

The Owl's Closet said...

Jen, thank you for sharing this beautiful inspiration:) I feel ya, I've had a trying year, as well. Thank you for the reminder to keep things in perspective and treasure what's truly important. I really needed this reminder today:) Thank you!

Nancie said...

2011 is your year dear, dont lose hope!! I love the first pic, feels like am there!! http://fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

I really do hope your 2011 is much better than 2010. You do deserve the best for next year.
And that is definitely an inspirational picture. I recently saw a sunset in the desert and it gave me the same feelings as you had about life not revolving around us.

btd. said...

Jennifer, you look amazing in that last picture. Please keep hope always. I knew you could do it. :)

20 York Street said...

You know when they say you stumble upon things for a reason? I feel like that reading about your post today. I had a very sad poignant day yesterday and I decided to write on it in the blog.

This year has been challenging at times (though there has been great moments) and I have to constantly remind myself to think of the bigger picture and to appreciate happy moments. You're right, you can't give up hope, you have to hope that it'll get better from here!

I am praying for you!

hugs,

ML

lauren lanza osias said...

that's really the best outlook you can have. looking back serves no purpose, you can only look ahead and be determined to be happy.

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com
change will do you good...

A N G E L A said...

thanks for your comment!!
i love your blog!!
i follow you

xx

fashionbit

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

Things will look up, not matter how bad you feel! :) You are so pretty!

Gertrude said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! I hope that 2011 will be a better year! :)

xx

Christopher said...

I have to say that was quite inspiring. I think I might just have a good day today because of you.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh dear I hope 2011 is so different for you & happy! *Hugs* Love that photo of you! =)