DEAR 2020... BEAUTY OF HOPE


We have treaded into 2020., not just in the new year, but in the new decade as well. As every beginning is designated by hope, this is a perfect moment to write a few words about it. Hope is sentient somewhere deep within all of us, whether we're unworried, carefree, sorrowful, frightened, disappointed, faltered under the burden of difficult circumstances, it perseveres, a serene eternal flame that embers like a firefly in the blackest night, a beacon in impenetrable darkness, sometimes hidden, often alone, abandoned, seemingly crazy and insane, but paradoxically, and for me personally that is its true and in this world unique value, stronger when there's less reasons. Christopher Reeve has said: „Hope is waking dreams. Once you choose hope everything is possible.“ It is exactly that unswerving voice which encourages us to try again when everyone tells us to give up, because maybe it will make a difference and materialize our dreams. I can't imagine anything more terrifying than a life without hope, without that driving force to which we owe all of our successes and achievements. I firmly believe that no one in history would accomplish a single matter in absence of hope in their ideas or in what they've contrived. Hope never perishes, in that I'm also convinced, we merely forget about it, justifiably to be fair, and I'm all to well aware of the disconsolate horrors that people face quotidianly. However, it's not sufficient on its own, it is an impetus and we, and I'm attempting to particularly stress this, must act, we mustn't remain indiferent and reject it, nothing will fall from the sky to our lap, whatever the object of our desire may be, it's our duty to put an effort and continue to endeavor in order to realize our plans and conceptions. Thusly, January is an ideal time to analyze what we strive to alter, to devise a strategy for overcoming and improving that with what we're not satisfied. Experience has taught me that it's not simple at all to look at yourself in the mirror and to admit your delusions and mistakes, but this, with the prophesy of welfare that springs from the heart of hope, is the first, crucial and decisive step on the path to happiness.
I have consistently been self-critical, but unfortunately not in a positive sense. Although I always gave my maximum, I was too harsh and judgemental toward myself, constantly finding complaints and thinking that I wasn't good enough, in other words I lacked confidence. Despite various feats recognized by my surroundings, that feeling was permanently present, lurking in some hazy province of my inner being, until I perceived the genuine and pivotal problem, that I'm not living in harmony with myself or that I'm exerting to be someone else. Of course, that understanding was immediately followed by cognizance that the cause of such power of above mentioned factors is truancy of one's peace of mind. That is why I resolutely adjudicated to work on myself in the ensuing period, to be proud when it's appropriate, but likewise to absorb lessons from my downs, staying authentic regarding to who I really am. I want to love myself, unpretentiously and without conceit or vanity, to acquaint the veritable me all over again, to travel, to smile at every sunrise, to rejoice in the company of my family and friends, and cherish the memories that I'll gain in the process, not wasting one day of my life on despair and hopelessness, especially if they are the product of my insecurities.
In the past years, I set the goals which diverted my attention from what's actually important, which was deceiving me, so to say, and lulling me into the cloak of illusion. At the onset of this decennium I renounce them, because the biggest challenge so far is awaiting for me, the one I described, from which I and those closest to me will benefit the most. And I'm not intimidated by it, not in the slightest, I know that hope will be my loyal, devoted accomplice and a priceless advisor, I'm solely afraid of life without myself. January 1st is not the only instance for us to venture into pursuit of lucky chances, of changes, each day is a reviving fountain that unflaggingly purls with profusion of excitement in the richness of existence, the crystal door into a new chapter. And when a somber spirit overwhelms me, I remember the beautiful A Rainy Night In Soho by The Pogues, a song that I inevitably associate with hope, a shining star which illuminates the twilight that looms above me, a torchbearer that dispels the veil of melancholic gloomyness, and a comforting verse satiated with a kind of triumphant certainty: „Still there's a light I hold before me…“

69 comments:

  1. Tutto molto bello e sicuramente ottimo. Saluti.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful products =) Oh thanks a lot, I do my very best :D

    Great products, they look all interesting. Happy new year =)

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  3. May this year be beautiful and positive!

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  4. I have the same, I'm often too critical for myself and confidence isn't my strong point.
    Smiling at every sunrise and more joy of life would be also good goals for me.
    I hope that 2020 will be full of happiness for you!

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  5. I agree that life without hope is no way to live. Without faith and hope we cannot go on, we all need to find something to believe in and work our way up from there. Often we are too harsh with ourselves. Even people who seem confident on the outside are sometimes very insecure on the inside. I think that true confidence is something that takes time and goes beyond any ego trip. Getting to know ourselves is something that takes time too. Only when we know ourselves well can we work on our developing our confidence.

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  6. Liked to read your words of reflection! :)
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  7. You always have the most beautiful range of products! Loving those palettes.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  8. You always say things so beautifully! Happy new year to us all and I agree that hope is necessary for us all!
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  9. I adore the photograph of beauty products that look like a castle.

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style | Photography + Blogging

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  10. Each new year brings with it so much hope and promise. And hope is exactly what we need to keep us going especially when things may not be going our way. No matter what happens, I think we can all stand to be gentler on ourselves.

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  11. Life is all about learning, it is a process and nobody can do it overnight. It's good to be hopeful and to encourage ourselves most especially during tough times. I wish you a great new year, and a wonderful year of reflection and prosperity.

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  12. Happy new year! It sounds like you are eager for all the blessings of 2020 to begin!

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

    Away From Blue

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  13. Gracias por la información interesantes productos. Saludos

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  14. Such lovely products. Have a nice day. Best regards Jana

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  15. somebody once said: "hope dies last"
    You put it beautifully, I agree with you that life without hope would make no sense 🙂
    Regards
    Lili

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  16. Very interesting selection. I'd like to try all these products.

    Kisses

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  17. You have an amazing collection! *_*

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  18. Love those products.
    Nice review and pics.

    Ann
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  19. I think that life would really be impossible without hope; the hope is at the core of every single thought and thing we do, even if sometimes you don't even notice it.
    About being Hypoercritical about yourself, well I can totally feel you, it's the same for me! They often say that we are our most severe judges isn't it?
    Really I guess this is pretty normal (in my opinion one should be very superficial and immature to not notice his own flaws) but it's even a good thing someway, this shows you the points that you have to work on to improve, isn't it? :)
    Wishing you all the best for this 2020, dear!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  20. Such a beautiful reflection. I hope you're entering the next decade more at peace with yourself and feeling positive x

    Sophie
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  21. Such a beautiful collection of products. I would like to try many of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. Oh dear, all the BEST on your self-love journey this year. It's definitely the most important thing you'll work on :)
    Happy 2020 and all the best!

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  23. Oh my goodness! That bundle of Chanel beauty products is making me swoon haha! You have a fabulous collection of palettes, in particular :) Happy New Year!

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  24. A great post! I love your blog. Your content is very interesting < 3
    I am following you and invite you to me
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  25. Gorgeous products darling!


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  26. Great post. Thank you for sharing! :)
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  27. Wow, this is so beautifully written and a message that I am absolutely taking to heart in this new year when I have decided that I need to reinvent myself into the person whom I have always wanted to be. I must always hold to the hope that I, and only I, have the power to make the changes that I desire. Thank you for sharing your insight and your very moving prose.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  28. It is such a great time to really analyze what we want and how to get it. And to dream. We should all dream.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  29. Such a great post for the New Year! TFS!

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  30. So many pretty things to try.

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  31. I really like your posts, where you share such beautiful thoughts <3 And also, I really like all the products from your photos :)
    Best wishes for New Year my Dear! <3

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  32. I am in love with your luxe makeup collection!!! I started buying some Chanel makeup and they're AMAZING!! I love that you keep high-quality products on deck :). I agree with you about living life. The key is to not give up and chase what we want.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  33. Cool post!

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    Kisses ;*

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  34. Se ve todo estupendo! Todo lo mejor para este año!🎊🎉🎊🎉 Espero verte pronto por mi blog! 💓💓💓

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  35. I simply love Chloé Love Story!

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  36. WOW, I love Chloe Love Story :) Very beautiful cosmetics :)

    xoxo

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  37. This was beautifully written! Happy new year gorgeous! I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

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  38. This is beautifully written! January is always a fresh start for me and I'm still working out what changes I want to make!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  39. Wishing you the best in 2020! May it bring you nothing but happiness!

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  40. Really pretty picks you have here dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  41. in love with the perfums!
    beautiful post

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    xoxo

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  42. Great post, I wish all your dreams come true honey.Happy Monday. Kisses <3
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  43. Wow so many fantastic products !

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  44. Happy 2020 my dear, I´m looking forward to all your upcoming Posts and inspirations. Have an amazing start into this new week, love, x S.Mirli
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  45. 2020 and this new decade will be amazing! ♥

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  46. Hope is a powerful word is what makes me go on with my life with so many health problems!!
    I loved your thougts!!
    Wish you all the best in 2020!!
    xoxo

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  47. Such a beautiful post to start the New Year! I have a tendency to self-criticism too, and I agree that the beginning of a new decade is the perfect time to reevaluate. I love the quote by Christopher Reeve, and I think that hope is at the heart of everything we do.
    Julia x
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  48. Produtos maravilhosos!
    Babei nos perfumes que você tem. *-*
    Beijos. 
    Diário da Lady

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  49. Happy new year!! 2020 is going to be a great year.

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  50. Happy New Year hun!
    xx- Nina
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  51. So right... focusing on ourselves first is the most important!
    Beautiful products! Happy 2020!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  52. wow so many great cosmetics here xx

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  53. ...anche un bellissimo regalo!!!!

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  54. This is really beautifully written and well said- you feel the same way so many of us feel! I think a lot of it is human nature, and a lot of it is exacerbated by social media + the digital way we live our lives.

    Sending you all the good vibes in the new year, because you are a boss babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  55. Beautiful reflection.
    I believe that hope and dreams are necessary for us all.

    galerafashion.com

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  56. I agree absolutely to what you are writing about hope! No hope - no life ... Thanks for this wonderful post!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  57. What lovely pictures! Have a good start in the new year!
    xoxo

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  58. Your selection is so fabulous!
    They really make me happy :)

    akiko

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  59. Um post formidável, que foi um prazer ler!...
    Que o novo ano, seja pois bastante positivo para todos nós... e que nos permita fazer escolhas de qualidade, mais do que de quantidade, para a nossa vida... e numa analogia perfeita, do que se deve fazer também no mundo dos cosméticos...
    Que se façam, pois, muito boas escolhas, a todos os níveis... para que nos levem a outro patamar, no novo ano...
    Beijinhos! Continuação de uma óptima semana!
    Ana

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  60. Thank you for your comment on my blog ! Hope you have an amazng NY.

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  61. que maravilla, tengo el de lancome genifique yo también

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