Personal Development, Reflections

The blessing of Change


Previously in ‘Weekly Quotespiration’: Are You Always Hard On Yourself?

Introduction to Weekly Quotspiration

Today’s quote:

”I am not who I was a year ago and that brings me so much peace.”

My thoughts:

The amount of gratitude that I have for no longer desiring the same things I did a year ago baffles me and its endlessly comforting. I mean isn’t it somewhat crazy how we change to a point that we no longer care to hear about something that we once wanted so bad?

I’ve come to accept the fact that change (for the better) is an utter blessing and is one of the most beautiful things that we undergo as humans. Personally, so many of my desires, wants and  wishes from last July have simply faded, no longer make sense or are simply incompatible with the Yara writing this post today…and ‘that brings me so much peace’.

I could just throw a simple example of how the  ”Last year me” wanted to have a closet full of the latest trends. The current me just wants what’s essential and a few non-essentials here and there. I am developing and nurturing a minimalist state of mind since watching the documentary on Netflix and I’ve been enjoying taking this approach to my social media content, my shopping habits and my life in general. Had I remained the same ‘Last year me’ I would be in some serious starvation from channeling my wages into funding the dream ‘blogger’ wardrobe. Another good example is blog statistics, Instagram statistics and so on. The current me finds utter contentment in sharing my best and most inspiring content on the internet and that’s it.

I could mention numerous things that were so relevant to the ‘Last year me’ are simply meaningless to the current me. Things that last year would get me depressed, today won’t bother me to a minimum.

Change is a process and it doesn’t always occur naturally. Some key mindset changes I’ve undergone and decisions I took were literally a result of days of seclusion and deep self-evaluation that lead to great advancement on self discovery. I shall discuss about self discovery on a future post. Although some changes come naturally due to life circumstances, others come from us really taking a look inside ourselves, questioning, wondering and putting ourselves outside the box that we may unknowingly have put ourselves into. Going back to ground zero and building up from there, we can reach new and fresh conclusions about ourselves that will dictate our actions from then on and that’s when the ‘blessing of change’ starts to take place.

What about you, how much have you changed since last year? Let me know on the comments!

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  • Reply Angelie

    We all change in our little ways. We all are not the same person we are few years ago or even few months ago. It’s a part of our growth and that’s super okay! =)

    Angelie // Grilled Greek Chicken by KOOK Manila

    July 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      Spot on Angelie! Thank you 🙂

      July 31, 2017 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Carmen

    Such a beautiful post dear! I think it’s so important to really appreciate the things you get yourself. I really want to think about this quote a bit more 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

    July 10, 2017 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Rina

    It definitely comes with growing up and maturing. Your values have shifted =)

    Rina Samantha

    July 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm
  • Reply Kris

    I loved reading your post! Loved the quote!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx, Kris

    July 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Bernice

    It’s great to do reflections like this so we can better appreciate the progress we’ve done, and also what we could work on. I’ve definitely changed a lot since this time last year. Every moment is a new opportunity for change.

    July 7, 2017 at 4:15 am
    • Reply Yara Mel

      You got it right dear 🙂 thanks!

      July 7, 2017 at 11:40 pm
  • Reply Tania

    Wow, I can so relate. I declutter every year, and I also watched a documentary on Netflix about Minimalism. All about it now. I got rid of so much, but I still have some clothes that I’m trying to sell and some have sold but not all. So this coming month I am going to try once again to sell or just giveaway clothes that are just taking up space. Feels so good when I have more space! It does leave room fro more creativity, love it! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment I will follow you from now on. Also let me know if you would like to support each other on our social media channels, that would be great! Have a wonderful weekend coming up. :))

    Much Love,

    July 6, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      I definitely want to! thanks Tania 😀

      July 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Cindy Elena

    God what a great quote, I loved reading your thoughts on it.

    xo | Cindy Elena

    July 6, 2017 at 9:26 pm
  • Reply Katherine

    I think about things a lot, so this has crossed my mind plenty! It’s crazy to me how much lives change constantly and every year, I feel like I’m a different person in some aspects. Loved this post!

    July 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm
  • Reply alya

    Yessss I agree and relate with this so so much! Change is the only constant and that excites the hell out of me!

    Alya / moorizzla xx

    July 6, 2017 at 2:22 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      That’s awesome! 🙂

      July 6, 2017 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Vanessa

    Love this post! So inspiring!


    July 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply jointyicroissanty

    My life has changed a little bit, but changes are sometimes neccesary.


    July 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Vivian

    My life is completely different from a year ago, I’ve also learnt to accept change and just go with the flow!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


    July 5, 2017 at 3:58 am
  • Reply Comfy Cozy Up

    I’m more open-minded and free than I was last year. Love this post! It made me think about how beautiful change can be.

    July 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Benita James

    Beautifully written dear, change is indeed a process and we ,just learn to embrace it cause it shapes us.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    July 4, 2017 at 9:05 pm
  • Reply Belen

    Really good thoughts, love your post it made me think. Thanks for sharing 🙂



    July 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Samio

    I can definitely relate to this. A couple of years ago I began to declutter and my mind and life felt clearer for it. I went from wanting everything to realising I actually needed very little in terms of material things. Now when I buy clothes and the like, I don’t create as much emotional attachment to them as I did a few years ago. I realise the difference between want and need and I’m a lot happier for it. Change can definitely be a good thing at times. Who knows who we will be in another year from now. 🙂


    July 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Yara Mel

      So good to have you here Sami! Glad you cold relate 🙂

      July 3, 2017 at 9:41 pm

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