Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Inspiration: An Ode to 2014

An Ode to 2014 by Georgina of Notes on Lifestyle


Hello Cupcakes & Couture readers! My name is Georgina and I am a fellow Bostonian that blogs over at Notes on Lifestyle.

While I write mainly about beauty, d├ęcor, fashion, fitness, food and travel (some being Boston-centric,) I have also been quietly penning a quarter-life memoir!


My loves include weekend antiquing jaunts, bouquets of fresh blooms, classic literature, time spent within close vicinity to the water, entertaining, all types of delectable cuisines and an impossibly deep appreciation of art and photography.



I thought I would talk about reflection, gratitude and success in the hopes of providing motivation and positivity during this exciting birth of a new year!

… We can be thankful for the friends and contacts we have made within the blogging community during 2013. Each step we take; from attending local blogger events to regional or even national conferences is a significant one. Be proud of each action as it is bringing you closer to more remarkable achievements and memories.



… We can be thankful for our creative outlets, many of them being our blogs. Though our daily life may be spent in an office, lab or other vital institution, our blogs have remained a place just for us. Through them we are able to develop our voice, cultivate our writing skills and even work with brands we admire.


… We can be thankful for those that are a constant source of encouragement and kindness, whether it be our family or significant others. These are the people that put up with us when we are far from our best and remind us that things could always be much worse.

Each year should be about progression and if we were to look back at a year and not feel it was full of change and “firsts” then we would know we have remained stagnant.


Challenge yourself this year to meet as many people as you can, cherish those already in your life, note all of these experiences and take chances. You will never look back on those leaps of faith and regret having had the gumption to go after a dream.

9 comments :

  1. I just might make 2014 my year to attend a blog conference. My someday-dream is ALT. Have you seen the speaker list for this year?! It's amazing. I can't wait to see write-ups from those who attend.

    Here's to connections and gratitude and creativity in 2014, Georgina & Amy!

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    1. Ahh Shana you inspire me DAILY, I could see you speaking at a conference actually :)

      I think I may attend ALT one day too (thank you for the idea!) xo

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  2. I love this post. I feel positive and encouraged. I also love the grateful, and thankful tone as well and am honored that you stumbled across my blog this past year. You are an amazing spirit and person Georgina.

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    1. Emily you always know the sweetest things to make my day! We are so fortunate to have crossed paths and you, myself and Faith will be meeting up some day (I just KNOW it is going to happen don't you!?) Have a wonderful weekend, you are a beautiful person inside and out xo

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  3. Thank you so much for having me today Amy - I absolutely love your blog and am happy to have connected with you! Boston has such a wonderful blogging community :)
    I hope you are recovering well and cannot wait to see you soon xo

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  4. This is perfect Georgina. Such inspiring words <33

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    1. Thank you pretty lady! Have a wonderful weekend Emily, cannot wait to see you at the event next week xo

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  5. This was a much needed post for me, thank you! and happy to have now discovered you through Amy's blog :) Happy Friday.
    www.olivedoesthecity.com

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    1. Happy (belated) Friday Christina! I cannot wait to pop by Olive Does The City xo

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