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Definition: (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; “a fresh start”; “fresh ideas”

The number went from 2011 to 2012.  Time to make those changes that I’ve waited for, I tell myself next year I’m gonna…

With the new year comes resolutions and sometimes disappointment.  I make plans that I don’t complete, or I do complete them just not as quickly as I wanted.  I’m disappointed, I vow to never resolve again.

Fresh  is my word of the year.

Each day is new and like a fresh start.  I’m going to ignore the date changing thing.  Whatever I didn’t finish yesterday, I will try to finish today.  I think as long as I start each new day, with a new to-do list and a new attitude I won’t be as hard on myself.  I’m not going to wait for a New Year to click over, I’m starting Fresh every day.

There will be hills and valleys

but the sun will come up again.

Some days will be sour,

others rosy.

Crashing days,

and smooth sailing days.

Just let it go, start Fresh.

(all the photos are mine)




I’ll be joining a Link Party over here January  16th, cause their parties are fun, Word-get you one and join in!:


  1. Debbie,
    Wonderful word and way to “live” it — starting fresh each day! Your photographs are stunning.
    Your Friend,

  2. What a great word. The pictures are perfect as well as the post!

  3. Love your word and approach to it! It is indeed a wonderful way to start each new birthed day, fresh with no mistakes in it. Enjoy a fresh new year!

  4. Hi Debbie,
    Fresh….is just perfect for you!
    What gorgeous inspiration pictures, I especially like the lemons with the reference to sour…
    Also the one off the back of the boat…all of those pretty blues…what a great picture!
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,

  5. Fresh…like it! Beautiful pics too!

  6. I love “Fresh”! Thanks for stopping by my blog…
    Have a great day!
    XO Cindy

  7. You’ve got the right attitude! I like the word fresh & think it’s perfect for the new year and for every single day within the year.

  8. I love your photos, they are gorgeous and I love your attitude! I think that this is great, no worries, no pressure and it allows you time to enjoy the things that you are doing.
    Thank you for all your sweet comments as well and i hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  9. Lovely photos and fabulous blog! It’s my first visit but I’ll be back 😉

    Tanya from

  10. Linda@Coastal Charm

    Fresh…yes that does sound like one GOOD IDEA!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend.


  11. Debbie,
    “Fresh” is perfect. It suits you. What a wonderful post, as always. I am so glad we meant!

    Now, where is my damn plane ticket?

  12. I love that word! I am going to join in that challenge too! I think I might use the word “impossibilities”! Hmmmmm…..wonder where I got that from! LOL!

  13. Great pictures, Debbie! I look on each new year as a fresh opportunity to become a better person!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Great choice! Isn’t it nice to start each day this way! I love your pictures; lovely! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring post!

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