Timey Wimey Stuff

I was feeling a bit anxious coming back to this platform after taking a long (REALLY long) break. Not because I have nothing to say, but because there are so many of you I want to catch up with and it keeps building up. I read, a LOT. I’m following over 600 of you and can you imagine how many posts that adds up for the 3 weeks I was away?

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I did manage to write Guest Posts for my blogger friends WillieSun and Kevin – One is about my Christmas traditions and the other is about my experiences with English Literature. Read Happy Merry to You and The Magic of a Story by clicking on those links.

Anyway, I decided to follow the one lesson I learnt in 2013 that made it such a good year for me – Baby Steps! It helped me be healthy again, helped me find an amazing job, helped me meet, fall in love and manage a nurturing long distance relationship, helped me stay sane when my baby sister got married, helped me travel in the UK for 2 months. 2013 also helped me get back into writing. Sure there were downs and many overwhelming situations but I got through it.

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Me at my sister’s wedding!

Talking about baby steps, we’ve had the first baby coming from my generation. My cousin is now the proud father of a little princess and that has got everyone emotional and nostalgic and full of hope. Which brings me to this crazy thing we call time. It’s so mind blowing how one little date on a calendar can have such a huge impact. We go through the year whining and being depressed and feeling down about all the things we should accomplish but never do. And then New Years comes along and everyone is full of hope and dreams and the motivation to make and stick to resolutions.

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If this magical number January 1st is a feeling that we make up in our heads, then if we really put our minds to it, how many do overs can we give ourselves? How many things can we tick off our lists just because we tell ourselves – TODAY IS A NEW YEAR!

And so, that is my resolution – I will not let things overwhelm me, because babysteps will take me to the podium and when I feel stuck, I will create a new year for myself and just go for it.

I hope your 2014 has been good so far. Looking forward to the coming year, travelling by your side.

66 Comments Add yours

  1. judithgreene says:

    I was wondering where you’d gone. Welcome back!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Judith. How’s the new years been so far?

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      1. judithgreene says:

        Been busy, busy, busy with my first job in two years. Going to Vietnam and Laos and Cambodia and Thailand in the winter -july- so jobbing is a good habit to form I think.

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Those look like really exciting travel plans. Is there room in your suitcase for one more? πŸ˜‰ Exciting times and yes, I’m pretty much in the job I’m in now for the same reasons!

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          1. judithgreene says:

            There’s always room in my suitcase… mostly because I don’t have one.. where are you headed?

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            1. cupitonians says:

              Probably the UK again. Nothing as exciting as yours. Not yet πŸ˜€

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              1. judithgreene says:

                Furthest ive ever been if busselton to adelaide, four day drive with maybe a pop. density of 10 per square km in the middle their. First time outta the country. You know what they say? Go hard then go home.

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                1. cupitonians says:

                  Amen to that. It’s going to be so exciting. Are you nervous?

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                  1. judithgreene says:

                    Nah I’m going with some really cool people, and they are; my girlfriend of 6 years ASTEROID, her sister SAMMY, her girlfriend HAYLES, as well as our mates POTATOMAN and FIREMAN CLAM… yes we all have weird names its not just me.

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                    1. cupitonians says:

                      Hahaha. I LOVE IT! I hope you write about your adventures. I’d love to read them.

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  2. Great to have you back. Darling and I were talking of your absence only earlier today. May 2014 bring you everything you wish for and even better than that, everything you deserve.

    Happy 2014

    Regards
    Sir

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Darling and you, dear Sir. Hope you’ve had a good 2014 so far. May this year bring you closer together (physically. I doubt you can be closer in any other dimension). Hugs to both of you xx

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      1. We were very much a part of each other’s holidays – as much as we could be. It was nice. A far cry from the past 14 years, no?

        Sir makes me all gooey – like the inside of a warm chocolate, double chocolate chip, fudge brownie. Heehee.

        ~ Darling

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        1. cupitonians says:

          I know what you mean. I’m in an LDR as well and managing that should be a skill to be acknowledged in resumes. And damn it. I’m craving chocolate now πŸ˜€ I mean, thank you πŸ™‚

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  3. Adam Hughes says:

    It’s Wonderful to have you back πŸ™‚

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Aww Adam, thank you. How’s your new years been?

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      1. Adam Hughes says:

        It’s been rather good so far, and yours?

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Rather good as well.

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          1. Adam Hughes says:

            πŸ™‚

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      2. Adam Hughes says:

        It’s been rather good so far, and yours?

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  4. Neena says:

    Today only, i was wondering where you are and then saw your post. πŸ™‚
    Welcome back!!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Neena. I’m back baby! πŸ˜€

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  5. Amria says:

    Welcome back!Congrats to your cousin for his baby, I bet she’s adorable πŸ˜€

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    1. cupitonians says:

      She’s so beautiful, they had to physically kick me out of the hospital cause I refused to leave. Thank you. Hope your New Years been good!

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  6. Lovely to see you back and many congratulations to your cousin on the birth of her baby. It was great hosting your guest post and I hope you will do more, when you have time in the future. Happy 2014!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Right back at you Kevin. I’m waiting for you to write some for me (No pressure! ;))

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      1. I am about to send you something (smiling)!

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Just got it. Will post it today.

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  7. paranoiasnfm says:

    Glad you are here again! πŸ™‚

    Happy new year! πŸ˜€

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much! Happy 2014. How’s it been so far?

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      1. paranoiasnfm says:

        πŸ™‚
        Normal and yours?

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        1. cupitonians says:

          Haha. Normal – that;s the first time I’ve heard a response like that. Normal is right!

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          1. paranoiasnfm says:

            Ahahah! Yeah, it’s always normal. :p muahahaha

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  8. Welcome back, and happy new year!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. Oh wowiew! that’s one crazie-my-kinda post! Like the animated pic ❀

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  10. Know-All says:

    Calvin always manages to bring a smile onto my face! welcome back!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much. Hope you’ve had a good 2014 so far!

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  11. WillieSun says:

    I don’t have a clue how you keep up with 600 books, sounds way too many for me. Happy new year though and welcome back even though I had no fear you wouldn’t be.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      You’re the voice in my head that tells me to write when I’m slacking off. This is a fantastic thing. It’s 600 blogs I follow. I can’t cut them down cause they’re all so great!

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      1. WillieSun says:

        I like the idea of being the voice in someone’s head, haha. Well obviously you can’t cut them down but I really don’t know how you do it πŸ™‚

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  12. colonialist says:

    I can say with complete confidence you will never catch up. Baby steps, or even giant ones! Never mind – as long as you are back to pick up where you left off.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      I seem to have caught up with the ones from you that I missed from December the 20th-January the 6th. As long as I try, right? Hope you’ve had a good 2014 so far!

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      1. colonialist says:

        I am impressed and flattered! Indeed – and hope you have too!

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  13. Hope you will have beautiful and successful new year,good to see you back.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Jalal. Hope 2014 has been great for you as well

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  14. limbiley says:

    Hey welcome back

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much. Happy 2014!

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  15. We missed you, welcome back.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much. How have you been?

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      1. Great, sounds like you had fun too.

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  16. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Everyday can be the first day of a new year. I like that. Thank you!

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  17. Nicely written , and congrats on finding love, and congrats to your cousin for the new baby. I wonder what Matt Smith dancing like crazy has to do with your post though. The other two pics of course made sense. Especially ‘Calvin & Hobbs’.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you. That was a totally legit gif of me dancing at my sisters wedding.

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  18. Wisdom. I bet you don’t do bucket lists either, haha!

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  19. Wow! You follow 600 WordPress users!! Amazing! πŸ™‚

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Probably more, now.

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  20. Kev says:

    I feel like that sometimes lol

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  21. It’s so refreshingly refreshing to read a post like this. It gives one’s perspective a good defibrillation before it falls too deep into hopeless monotony, and I thank you for that!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Such a poet, Jimmy! Thank you!

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  22. ShethP says:

    It has been a while. πŸ™‚ I love how you mention that you will create a new year for yourself when you feel stuck. I guess that is exactly what I need to start doing. Thanks for the heads-up!
    And Happy New Year to you!! May 2014 be your best year so far! πŸ™‚

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Seth! I’m going to start a new, new year right now! πŸ˜€ Hope you have been doing well!

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  23. This is two months too late, but happy new year! And I loved the Doctor Who references…Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  24. rondita says:

    Such a nice post! πŸ™‚ You have a nice way of writing. I hope the rest of the year 2014 treats you well! πŸ™‚

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you Rondita. Hope you’re having a good 2014 as well1

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