Another year older, and I can’t help but count my blessings!

So much has happened over the past year. There has been a degree of change… people have drifted from my life, and I have had moments of wondering why… and if I could do anything to change events…


I still hold fast to the idea that everything happens for a reason. That doesn’t mean that I believe that there’s some pre-defined plan for me. I feel it’s up to me to find something positive in everything which happens to me, and I have learned so much about myself this year, and am allowing myself to be proud of things I have overcome, and the distance I have put between myself and hardships.

Someone wished me a happy birthday this morning, and said how nice it must be to be in my 20s still. Well, as you can imagine, I laughed lots! The person said they stopped thinking of themselves as being any older than 22 and were sure I must only be about 21. We both chuckled.

It got me thinking though. I can remember how it was to be 21 still… just… I think… *chuckles again*, but back then I was pretty sure I knew about life. I certainly felt I was adult enough to know myself well… and to know things about the world. More than 25 years on, and I realise now how little I did know back then, but also how little I know now. Every single day brings new realisations, about the world, life, and myself.

I am sure my 21 year old self would have found it depressing to think how much I would still be learning at this time of life, but actually my present self thinks it makes life far more interesting now.

My life is wonderful at the moment. I have so much to be truly happy about, and I think that’s reflected in my art and writing, but it certainly is in the smile on my face, and the lightness of step as I walk.

It’s not perfect. I do have difficult moments, as those very closest to me know, but then again, don’t we all? Do those moments define my days? No! Do my more awkward moments define who I am? Certainly not! I am blessed by those in my life, and the smiles they share with me, and in how they inspire me to grab each day and make the best of it that I can.

I may be a year older, but I am a year further ahead in a much happier place, happier in my skin and more at peace because of it.

I look forward to the next year of my life, and wish you all years that match mine day for day in happiness and peace!

Deva ❤




Hair: Stealthic Cadence.

Emilia sweater and maeve leggings, both from Erratic

Scarlet Creative The Arcade June 15 – Rwah Rustic Barn RARE

8f8 – Cup of Spring – Snowflake in a Cup
8f8 – Cup of Spring – Snowdrop in a Cup
8f8 – Cup of Spring – Daffodil in a Cup

*LODE* Decor – Birch Vase [silver]

..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Quotes Coffe Mug
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Drafting Table – adult – ULTRARARE
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Coat Hanger
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Art and Craft Stool
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Drafting Dresser – RARE
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Potted Succulent 2
..::THOR::.. Get Inspired! – Potted Succulent 1

PLAAKA – PaintersDesktopShelf

{vespertine} – master paint collection
{vespertine} – old metal shelf
{vespertine} – still life with books

R(S)W Bird Manny of Arcadeatraz

dust bunny . engineer’s lamp

AF Acanthus Fragment

HIDEKI – Artist Tool Shelf

{PiPo} Little Springtime <Photo Frame> (with a picture of Clifton I took in it)

junk. wannabe boho. rug. three.

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