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4 Vows for 24

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Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Can any of you relate to start embracing your new age before your actual birthday? Well, since October I’ve been mistaking my age. Safe to say I’m excited to turn 24 because I am eager to experience what this new age will bring. For now I already feel a lot wiser, calmer and less anxious about the future. I genuinely hope these qualities stay rooted in me as I navigate through this new chapter of the 20’s.

This is the first time I celebrate my birthday on the blog. I got inspired to write some vows dedicated to this new phase and I thought it would be due to share it with you all. Here are my 4 vows for 24!

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I shall make no excuses

Because excuses usually define the gap between where I am and where I want to be. Polishing my self-discipline and taking accountability for my actions are the approaches I’ll be taking in order to completely ditch excuses, instead of using them to hinder my own progress. As Brian Tracy puts it in his book ”If it’s to be, it’s up to me!”.

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I shall try my very best

and nothing less than my best. There is nothing worst than regret. Wishing that you could go back in time and do things differently is always arduous. That is a feeling I am trying to avoid, and I will do so by continuously making sure I’m going to sleep satisfied with what I accomplished during the day.

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I shall eat whatever God serves

I made this quote up, one of these days whilst daydreaming. Basically, I shall (try my best to) not complain. This is intertwined with the premise of being grateful, always grateful. Knowing that someone out there is having it worse than me is enough reason to stop me from complaining about the daily trivialities. Complaints, when repetitive, yield a handful of negative feelings inside of us so it’s best to avoid them.

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I shall take the driver’s seat of my life

and no longer leave it to my parents or to life circumstances. I have pretty defined goals, aspirations and plans. It’s my job to get rid of any obstacles that will hinder my progress regardless of their nature. Allowing other people’s opinions or suggestions upon what I do or how I live my life, has become increasingly uneasy to me. If I’m still in this world, blessed to turn 24 then let it be to make myself happy in order to make others happy and not the other way around.

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Does any of you has the habit to make birthday vows? It’s like new years resolutions but in a different way. I really enjoyed writing these…perhaps because it was only 4 haha – not sure if I would write 9! Let me know your opinions on the comments.

 

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Yara Mel

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48 Comments

  • Reply Amanda

    These are great tips! Making no excuses is really difficult but important!

    https://styledwithamanda.blogspot.com

    December 12, 2017 at 2:16 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Very important! Thanks Amanda 🙂

      December 12, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Cardapio 21 dias

    You look is amazing!! I love your photos

    December 10, 2017 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks 🙂

      December 11, 2017 at 11:54 am
  • Reply Desire Uba

    Late to the party..but better late than never!
    I really like your writing style, very relatable and fun to read.
    I just turned 23 this year, moved out of home for a bit and had to put my big girl pants on. I have very similar vows to myself.
    Cheers to reaching our goals!!!
    http://www.desireuba.wordpress.com

    December 10, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Amazing dear!! Thanks and all the best 😀

      December 10, 2017 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Rshanphonsi

    Happy 24rth to you. I just turned 24 too and I must say, I feel better than ever before. For my birthday, I took time off by the beach as well, to count my blessings.

    http://www.rshanphonsi.com

    December 9, 2017 at 11:43 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That is so so lovely to hear! Glad you spent your day doing so 😀

      December 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Olivia Poncelet

    Lovely pics ! Happy birthday!!!
    Have a good afternoon 🙂
    Olivia Poncelet <3
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    December 7, 2017 at 12:37 pm
  • Reply Irina

    Loving these pictures! Your hair looks fantastic:)

    irinathayer.com

    December 7, 2017 at 6:26 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Irina ! 🙂

      December 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm
  • Reply Missy

    Happy Birthday!

    Missy
    TheFashionFusion

    December 6, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Steal4Style

    Yes!! Your vows are so inspiring!! You are amazing, girl!
    Steal4Style.com

    December 5, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply michelle

    Happy Birthday! Hope this is your best year yet!

    michellespaige.com

    December 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you Michelle! 🙂

      December 5, 2017 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Pentene

    Happy Birthday love! I love your new year vows to yourself. I wish I thought this way at twenty-four. You go girl. Can’t imagine how much of a force you’re going to be in your thirties. Too soon, lol, I know.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    December 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply wendee

    oh i like this post

    The Glossychic

    December 4, 2017 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love the vows that you’ve made for your birthday – I hope you had a lovely birthday x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

    December 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply ANGELEBABY

    i love these! good luck in your 24th year 🙂
    xx
    http://angelebaby.com

    December 4, 2017 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Carmen

    Wow this post is beautiful dear! It sounds like you’ve had an amazing time <3
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    December 4, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt

    yummy that cake looks so good
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    December 4, 2017 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Stephanie

    I really need to start taking the driver’s seat in life too. I use so many excuses about other people or circumstances in my life as why I can’t do things. I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday!

    Steph – http://www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

    December 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply Ania

    Wow!! Really beautiful photos dear 😉
    Blog x Facebook x Giveaway on my instagram x Bloglovin

    December 3, 2017 at 6:11 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks a lot Ania ! 😀

      December 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Georgia

    Beautiful imagery! I love the first vow – making no excuses, I need to take that on board in my life as well! Happy early birthday 🙂

    Georgia Megan

    December 3, 2017 at 9:21 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Yes get on board with me 😀 Thanks Georgia!

      December 3, 2017 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Toks

    Lovely photos. Thanks so much for your visit and comment. xoxoxo

    http://www.toksblog.com

    December 3, 2017 at 9:10 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You’re very welcome Toks!

      December 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply lesley kim

    looks amazing!

    Lesley-Kim
    Instagram

    December 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Lesley ! xx

      December 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Samio

    I love this post. I think these are vows we could all live by and I can definitely relate to embracing my age before a birthday, I always find myself getting ready for it and forgetting I’m not actually that age yet. Also you look gorgeous in these photos, they make me want to relax somewhere in the sunshine!

    Samio
    http://www.samio.co.uk/

    December 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm
  • Reply Claudia G

    Me encanta el post, me parece super original! Además las fotos son una pasada, definitivamente me quedaré por aquí. Sigue así 🙂

    http://www.itsclaudiag.com

    December 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Gracias Claudia 😀

      December 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I loved these, these are great mantras and reminders actually!

    Hannah | Wild At Heart

    December 1, 2017 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Hannah!! They are indeed 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Cindy Elena

    aww this is sooo precious! I really enjoyed reading this.

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    December 1, 2017 at 7:46 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Cindy!! x

      December 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Demilade

    What a beautiful post, I love the vows. They all really resonate with me, thank you so much for sharing. Happy birthday to you, you look stunning. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

    December 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm
  • Reply Nora Gouma

    Love this post, love your blog as well, the pictures are amazing, thank you for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

    http://www.bridesonamission.com

    December 1, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thank you so much Nora! 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Courtney

    You look absolutely stunning!! I love these photos.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    December 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Courtney! 😀

      December 1, 2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Marisa cavaleiro

    I like the most intimate kind of photos, and you look amazing.
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

    December 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Glad you do! Thanks Marisa 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 10:09 pm
  • Reply Molly

    Love this post girl. I always get down around my birthday and beat myself up about where I am, what I’ve achieved and stuff lol. But I’ll try some positive vows for my next birthday 😀 😀

    December 1, 2017 at 12:09 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Girlll what is that! Be positive please. You have achieved a lot, it’s a marathon not a sprint 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Monica sors

    OMG, you are amazing!!! Love all the picutes
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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    December 1, 2017 at 11:33 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Thanks Monica ! 🙂

      December 1, 2017 at 10:10 pm

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