I promised myself

Copyright ©Far Away in the Sunshine 2010 – 2020

“I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

I promised myself the blog would be a combination of photos and quotes, and it would also be a reflection of the times we are living in now. A bit of everything, inspirational, funny, and sometimes serious with a post written everyday.

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

So this morning I had it all figured out. Breakfast, clean the fridge, and that’s when it all went haywire. Just a few days ago, I had gotten a whole bunch of fresh veggies which the firm intention to place them into smaller portions and freeze for a later use. One thing led to another, I spent the whole time in my kitchen. To be completely fair, I did about a whole week’s worth of meal preparation. Chopping, steaming, and placing in containers. However it took wayyyyyy longer than I thought it would.

I promised myself I would not miss a day.

This explains me sitting now, feeling rushed to press enter after writing this, to keep the promise I made to myself. This post is rushed, and not thought through enough, and I still hope you will like it. No great insight, just the everyday creeping bit by bit and cramping my style.

And how was your day?


  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Life has its own way of guiding us to what needs to be done each day. Are promises and commitment different? I have a commitment to continuing my blog, to not quit, and that commitment keeps it going, even when Life gets in the way for days, and sometimes weeks at a time, but it is always a part of me. Every time I’ve decided to post every week (or whatever) it falls apart – so I have learned to let Life tell me what it wants. Clearly Life wanted you to clean your fridge today – a noble and useful activity. And yet you still managed to post anyway!

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  2. Sounds like you had a very productive day nonetheless.

    I long ago learned not to promise anything to anyone, not even myself. Promises are charged with power and intent which can leave a trail of disappointment when broken.


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  3. Your meal preparation is also an expression of love.
    Of love and respect for you and for the vegetables.
    Here, I have done some grocery shopping (and got some at least of what I was after). Listening to the news at lunch time I found myself angry and overwhelmed so I went outside and gave myself ‘weeding therapy’. I should add there are enough weeds for a long term therapeutic program.
    Stay well, stay safe.


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