Inspiration for 2013

Last year I posted some inspiration for 2012 and it helped make some of my dreams come true. To helps us make more of them happen in 2013, here’s some inspiration, some rules we should live in this new year. I hope 2013 will be everything you want it to be!


I think we all know by now I’m a bit of a dreamer and I think writing runs alongside this – I couldn’t write if I didn’t dream, not only in creating stories but in dreaming about making a career out of writing.  My writing dream has had a lot of ups and downs and there are still times when I wobble and wonder if it will come dream and I will publish a book but I know that I will try my best to make it come true in 2013.


It’s easy to look back on 2012 and just see the tough times or the moments we made mistakes or didn’t do or say what we really wanted to but ultimately the past is the past and a new year is a new beginning – we need to look ahead and know that we are stronger for everything we went through and this strength will lead us towards something brighter and better in the future.


A few of us suffered from negativity online in 2012, scared to be honest, to be ourselves in case someone else didn’t like it. I’m guilty of worrying too much about what people think. This quote is about remembering there will always be haters who hate but just remember they don’t matter – let yourself shine.  The right people will support and encourage you, they won’t try to bring you down.


 I have a lot of fears. I guess we all do. One thing I want to do this year is to take more chances, to not fear or worry so much and to not regret things I didn’t do because of fear. Sometimes fear is a good thing – we are scared of things that mean the most but don’t let fear hold you back isn’t what should happen. So let’s take those leaps, let’s be brave and be honest and conquer our fears.


There are times when I fail at loving myself. We all see those imperfections, those pieces of ourselves we wish we could change but I think we should realise that those parts make us who we are. There’s a reason for them. We aren’t supposed to look or think or act the same. We are supposed to be ourselves. Just be the best version of yourself and love that person with all your heart.

What inspiration will your take into 2013?



16 thoughts on “Inspiration for 2013”

  1. This post is perfection. I found myself writing only what I thought others would like at some points throughout the year. Luckily, I visited Kathy and Lisa and got a friendly kick in the blogging bum to get back to writing honestly. Whatever ridicule or negativity might come my way, it is the best feeling to be 100% myself.

  2. I agree with the last comment about this post being perfection! I love your message of being fearless and taking chances, along with not caring about what people think and not letting their thoughts hold you back. This post has inspired me a lot :). Happy new year!

  3. Very inspiring post! Be yourself and don’t try to be anyone else because it’s impossible – I love that message!

  4. Amazing post! Very inspiring. In 2013, I’m going to do something I have a lot of trouble with. Believing in myself. That’s why I decided to self-publish my book. I’ve put in the years workshopping it, entering it in contests, finding beta readers, and revising. Now it’s time to put it out to readers. 🙂

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