A Few Thoughts

It's actually been exactly 6 months today since my first blog post. I can't believe this much time have passed. I barely felt it. Even though I haven't been as consistent as I would have liked with the blog, I've really been enjoying sharing, connecting with you and reading from you both on here and on your blogs. I really wanted take the time to show my appreciation and say thank you to everyone of you.
Ok I don't want to spend too much time rambling about this half year anniversary. I think this holiday season is getting me a bit emotional. Does anyone else feels like this?

Today I want to share with you a few random thoughts that have been on my head. Some food for thoughts, note to self and to you too:

-There is no happy ever after. There is no one point you get to in life or single event that makes the rest of your life effortless and happy. Life would keep throwing challenges at you and you'd have to keep working to make things happen, grow and evolve.

-Don;t believe in the misconception that a confident person is perfect. You can be the most confident person and still have a flaw or an insecurity. Having flaws or an uncertainty about yourself doesn't make you an insecure person. You can be confident despite all of that.

-You can not wish for anything to change but not be willing to make a change in yourself. The whole world around you will not adjust so you can get what you want. Change starts with you.

-It's absolutely ok to have standards higher than what others expect of you. Not everyone would share your passion and vision. Fight for what you believe in.

-You should love yourself exactly as you are right now. Loving and accepting yourself doesn't mean never changing. There is no growth without change. The love you have for yourself is exactly what should push you to want what is best for yourself.

Sauniya

Lover, Thinker, Believer. All about Growth, Self Love and Inner Beauty. I aim to promote positive living, Encouragement and Ideas to Enjoy Life.

206 comments:

  1. Great post Dear

    Have a nice day! :)

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    1. You're so right Rose, great post! Especially on loving yourself exactly as you are now.
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  2. Happy half year anniversary!
    Lovey thoughts, I agree with all of these.
    Enjoy your Sunday!
    Xoxo, Victoria

    http://fashionstylebeautyandmore.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you Victoria. Merry Christmas :)
      xo

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  3. You are right!
    Life is throwing challenges at you - every day.
    Have a lovely Sunday

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  4. I could agree more about changing. You can't wish for it without being willing to change in yourself too

    Sxx
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    1. Yes :) Have a great Christmas Sonia :)
      xo

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  5. Congratulations on your half anniversary and its truly a milestone... Blogging doesn't come easy.

    Nice post and I will also add something I have also witnessed when it comes to relationships and that is: Being a good individual with honest characters doesn't guarantee you will end up wit a honest partner.. Good people mostly end up with terrible and wild partners.

    Life's challenges sometimes is unexplainable sometimes but that's make it life..

    Nice post girl..

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    1. Thank you Brenda. Those terrible partners can also bring us so much lessons.
      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)
      xo

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  6. A very interesting post !!!
    We'll be in touch!!!!Merry Christmas🎄🎄🎄

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  7. Love all these. Beautiful x

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  8. Sooo inspiring! Congrats for the half year anniversary, you're doing great :)
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  9. Time flies when you are having fun! It won't be long till you've had your blog a year, trust me! I definitely agree that change starts with you, there is no point waiting around for things to be different, we need to get out there and start the process ourselves! :-)

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    1. yes, so well said Emily. thank you :)
      xo

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  10. Happy half year anniversary! :) I really liked these thoughts, especially the first one!

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  11. I always leave your blog feeling so happy and ready to conquer the world haha. The first one was my favourite, we always need to fight for what we want.

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  12. great post dear!
    Emma
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  13. Cool grata on your half anniversary!
    Lovely thoyghts, as usual!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  14. Happy half year! Your thoughts are so true!

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  15. Wow this is probably one the best and most inspiring post that I´ve read today. Amazing. I have high standars but just few share that with me.
    xx

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  16. There's no happy ever. Word!
    Change begins with you! Yes.
    Fight for what you believe in. Word!
    Love yourself enough. So true!

    Thanks for sharing these nuggets of wisdom, Sauniya!
    Happy 6 month blogiversary dear!!

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    1. Thank you precious. Have a wonderful Christmas :)
      xo

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  17. Interesting post! Happy new week!:)

    xxBasia

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  18. At blogging our time quickly flies ;-)I really like thought about changes :-) Have a wonderful week my dear!

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    1. Thank you Alice, have a great Christmas :)
      XO

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  19. Congratulations my dear for these six months and for these thoughts!!!
    Kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  20. Dear Sauniya,
    first I congratulate you for one of the most beautiful blogs I know :-) What I like about your blog are all the thoughts you share with us. You give us the feeling as we are very good friends of you for over years and this is a wonderful feeling.
    I am now blogging for over one and a half years and I made the experience that it is very difficult to blog regularly for a long time and it takes a lot of effort. Sometimes you feel like you want to take a break or you don't want to write about your private life. And then it is difficult to go on and not to give up.
    I think that nobody is perfect and we all have to learn to be happy even everything around us seems to be worst. It is very hard, but it is the only way ever to reach our goals.
    I thank you so much for this very good post my dear friend. I enjoyed it very much to read your thoughts :-)
    Have a wonderful week until Christmas :-*
    Jasmin

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    1. Hi Jasmin. I always enjoy and appreciate your comments. You're so kind and thoughtful. i've been loving blogging and also had moments when I wanted to take a break because I has a lot of other things going on. I had 2 other blogs before this one and every time I took a break I couldn't stop thinking about blogging lol
      Have a wonderful Christmas Jasmin. All the best to you and your family :)
      xo

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  21. I totally agree that life will constantly throw challenges at you. And it is all about what you make of it that makes life happy!

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    1. So true Rach. Thank you and Merry Christmas! :)
      xo

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  22. Thanks for sharing these few random thoughts, really love the first one. Btw we started blogging the same time, June also, but I'm waiting to officially celebrate when it's one year. Indeed time do fly.

    xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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    1. I just realized it has been 6 months and it kind of got me excited :P. I couldn't tell you've only been doing this for 6 months, your blog is amazing!
      Merry Christmas Bernie :)
      xo

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  23. Such a beautiful post, dear! And not, you're not the only one feeling emotional this time of the year, I totally understand you!
    xx Elisa
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  24. So interesting post) congratulations with your first 6 months)
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  25. I agree with you! We must have our feet firmly on the ground, and not dream to much sometimes :)
    Kisses <3

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  26. Nice Post dear!
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  27. Happy half anniverasry.
    Great thoughts as usual.
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  28. Such a sweet post. Happy anniversary and Happy Holidays!

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  29. Beautiful post and congrats on 6th month of blogging. Here's to many more to come. Happy holidays, girl.
    kisses
    Lenya
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    1. THank you Lenya. Merry Christmas :)
      xo

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  30. Congrats on 6 months. Great thoughts too!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  31. This is so nice, that you are blogging for 6 months! Congratulations! I agree with you, this period of the year makes people emotional... I was OK till yesterday and now, today, tears have started :) Any movie or song makes me this way and even commercial ads about Christmas :) You are a beautiful soul and I wish you a great Christmas, with joy and smiles!
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    1. Thank you Denise. you are always so kind and so full of compliments. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas dear :)
      xo

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  32. what a lovely post my dear
    simply love it!
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  33. You always have the perfect words to say! <3
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  34. happy half anniversary dear
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    happy start of week, kiss
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  35. Congratulations for your 6 month of this Blog... I really like everything about it- from the way it looks like to the way you write. Hope you're gonna have nice fun here for a looooong time =) I like those thoughts...

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  36. I agree that confidence doesn't mean perfection. Confidence is easily faked, and is just a way of acting. You can appear confident without being perfect, although it can be deceiving. It's definitely something good to keep in mind. Happy half year blogiversary :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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    1. If you're not confident, you can fake it till you make it. A lot of people have strong confidence without being perfect first. it is also about accepting yourself as you are. dealing with your flaws and not letting them have the best of you.
      Thank you for your words Andrea :)
      xo

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  37. Congrats on the 6 month
    xo
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  38. Thanks a lot :D

    I'm so happy for you :D
    Your thoughts are the best way to start my day :D

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  39. Interesting https://bysinkj.blogspot.com

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  40. Such a lovely post, beautiful blog u have here dear...more power to u

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  41. Happy 6 months babe!!

    X Merel
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  42. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  43. Congrats on 6 months blogging, hun!
    Very nice post, wise and true thoughts!
    xxx
    S
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  44. I totally agree with your words! Congrats on your 6 months, keep blogging well. :)

    xx
    Lyka Chiang

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  45. Great read, lady- and happy half year!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  46. Congratulations on completing 6 months of blogging. And this post is quite interesting & a good read. Happy Holidays :)

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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    1. Thanks you Eva. Happy holidays to you too :)
      xo

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  48. This is such a great post. I love that you're able to have a few thoughts and come to various conclusions about them. So many of them are true. Like the most confident person has a few things that make them nervous. Probably things they think about late at night. It really humanizes all of us. Love this and congrats on your half year anniversary!!!

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    2. Great words, thank you Danielle :)
      xo

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  49. I really really enjoy the points you brought up, especially about loving yourself. It's something I'm struggling with now and sometimes I do forget that it shouldn't be a fixed notion, and that we are all changing so embrace those as well.

    Happy 6 months to your blog! Can't wait to see what's more to come :)

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    1. I think we all struggle with that from time to time. I'm currently trying to lose a few pounds. I want to get back to my old body but I don't want to hate the one I am in right now because I might end up making the harmful decisions like taking diet pills which could be bad for my health etc..
      Don't be too harsh on yourself. Try to enjoy every step of the way :)
      xo

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  50. So true and so inspiring! Life is a constant evolution, growth and learning <3

    Sabina | I've Got Sunshine

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  51. It's true everything starts with ourselves!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  52. Congrats on six months of blogging!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  53. Happy 6 months! I just posted my 1 yr bloggiversary post! :)

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    1. Thanks dear.. oh great I'd check it out :) xo

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  54. Congratulations on your half year anniversary. I completely agree with you that we need to fight for what we believe in. I like to think that my standards are pretty high. I'm proud of them.

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  55. Congratulations for these six months sweetie.
    You are a very sweet blogger
    Kisses
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  56. Happy half anniversary!!!!I like that you wrote and the pic you chose,very inspiring!!!!
    Sophia
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  57. hi sweetie i repass
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    kisses
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  58. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I can relate to your thoughts on a spiritual level, especially the thought "a confident person can have insecurities & flaws too" Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom :)

    xx
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    1. You're welcome dear, I'm glad you like :)
      xo

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  59. Congratulations on your 6th month as a blogger! Continue being an inspiration! =)


    - Cielo
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  60. I always find your thoughts relevant and practical. Looking forward to read what's in your heart and head.

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  61. Amazing post darling. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Holidays!
    Have a wonderful week!
    much love, Len
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  62. Your thinking and writing always gets me seeing the positive in life. The only people who have the power to change situations we find ourselves in is us. You speak from a reality or practical point of you. Happy 6 months anniversary. I could not tell you have only been blogging for a couple of months, you write and put together your ideas so well.Have a great week
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    1. Thank you Sindi. I like to write life lessons I got from my pwn experience and from watching others. It kind of helps me digest them, if that makes any sense. Have a wonderful week too :)
      xo

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  63. Congratulations on the 6 month! Gemma x
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  64. Ver wise thoughts, I agree with everything, especially that everyone should love yourself.

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  65. Always such inspiring words hun :) xx

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  66. Great post!

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  67. Such a beautiful post. So true. You have to keep working to make this work, growing and evolving. Yes!

    Congratulations on 6months of blogging. You've been great!

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    1. Thank you Amaka. I'll try to be even greater for 2017 :)
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  68. First, congratulation for your 6 month :)
    It's really nice thoughts! I think I'm agree with you for lots of points!

    I follow you back now ;)

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  69. Very informative post regarding blogging based on personal experience! Love it!

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  70. You are such an insightful person and have such a wonderful way with words. I've been meaning to stop by for the last two days and life just kept getting in the way but as I read #4 I knew I was meant to come here today and be inspired and reassured that it's okay to speak my truth at times. Thank you.

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    1. Aww thank you for your amazing words dear. I'm glad you were able to find some bliss here :)
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  71. This was a very inspiring post, I'd never thought of happily ever after before in that way.

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    1. Thank you Rosy. Now you have a new way of looking at it :)
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  72. pero que fantastico post, me ha gustado mucho y siempre me das ideas para futuras compras. gracias

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  73. Happy 6 month anniversary, and great advice!

    Annessa
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  74. Such a lovely post and congrats on hitting 6 months! xx

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  75. First of all - congrats on your 6th moth of blogging, dear :) What about your thoughts, I love what you wrote here - especially I can't agree with you more with the sentence that there is no growth without change, what's more I really like what you wrote about being confident person.

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  76. Great post dear

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  77. Very inspiring and positive! Happy anniversary Sauniya!
    ♥☻♥☻♥
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  78. I agree with what you're saying. It all comes down to us and how we look at things.

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  79. Such a great post dear!

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  80. You make a lot of great pints, especially about loving yourself. Congrats on 6 months...blogging really does make the time fly!

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  81. This is such an inspiring post. I love how emotional it is in an heartfelt sort of way. Great job by the way it is very special and lovely :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/12/a-season-of-style.html

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  82. Happy 6 months blog anniversary babe! That's huge! I love food for thought posts! I definitely do set high standards and goals for myself but sometimes I need to remind myself that everything takes time and I have to be realistic about my accomplishments. Thanks for sharing babe!

    xoxo Rina
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  83. Congrats on 6 months! I love the piece on Confident people still having flaws. Really enlightening. Happy holidays.
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    1. Thank you Olaa. happy holidays :)
      xo

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  84. Thanks for sharing positivity! :) Happy anniversary to your blog :)

    xx

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  85. You make so many good points, most of us changing starting with us and from within - nothing can change unless we do! :)

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  86. Congratulations for 6 months blogging and sharing your random thoughts. All of them are absolutely true and I think life is a constant progress. Honestly I think this is good as otherwise it would become boring and we won't have possibilities to develop ourselves further ...
    Merry Christmas!
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  87. congratulations
    I love this season as well :-)
    Merry Christmas xx

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  88. Congrats on your half year anniversary Sauniya! Lovey thoughts!
    Kisses
    Cinzia

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  89. Such a lovely post darling, loving urself is most important and that makes you happy too !! Everything will happen when it has to..
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    Happy holidays !!
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  90. such an inspiring and intriguing post! thank you for sharing it <3
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  91. Beautifully written
    xx
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  92. Great! :D

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :D

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  93. Love your thoughts! Have a beautiful Christmas day!

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  94. Love your thoughts! Have a beautiful Christmas day!

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  95. Congrats on your 6 months!! I feel like you a little bit emotional because of holiday and spending time with the family. Great post!

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  96. You've done so well with your blog for only 6 months!! And I love reading your posts. I've had my blog nearly a year but I stopped for about 6 months of that when I started full time work after Uni, I've been trying to be consistent with mine too it can be hard! Love the love yourself part - I agree we need to love and be happy with ourself :)

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