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Looking Back To Go Forward #FridayReflections

It’s almost 2017, and I’m looking back to go forward. As always, at this time of year, I’m dreaming up things and making changes.  One of these changes is that I’m moving the hosting of #FridayReflections over from Write Tribe to Everyday Gyaan. You might have noticed that this website has a new look and there will be a lot changes with Write Tribe too soon.

Looking Back To Go Forward

Looking back on 2016, I have much to be thankful for – health, well-being, love, new learning and meaningful relationships.

The year may not have been anything like the one I planned. If you’ve been a long time reader, you’ll know that this is not something new with me. I’m quite inconsistent in some ways, and predictable in others. I like to think of myself as being flexible with schedules and plans. But there are a few things that I need to be inflexible about – exercising and writing regularly and being more organized.

Yesterday, I read this question in  Tara Mohr‘s post : What is the character trait of mine that most got in the way of my happiness?

My first answer to that I’m too sensitive, allowing people’s behaviour and choices to affect my own. I know I’m getting better at not being so affected. But there are times when I react with too much emotion. While I might not express these emotions as freely as I used to in public, somethings do hurt and I tend to mull on them too long.

Here’s something that I must take to heart – especially the last part :

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

What would your answer to Tara Mohr’s question be?


If you are new to Friday Reflections, here’s what it’s about. It’s the end of the week, you’re probably exhausted with work, and all you want to do is sit back, put your feet up, sip on some fancy cocktail or wine, and write away. Sanch of Living My Imperfect Life and Everyday Gyaan give you writing prompts and all you have to do is choose any one of those prompts to blog about and link up between Friday and Monday. After you link up, be sure to spread the love by visiting other bloggers who have linked up too.

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I’m also joining Kristi of Finding Ninee for Finish The Sentence Friday.

Prompts for 16 Dec 2016

1. What’s in your bag/purse? Share a picture and write something about the items.
2. If you could re-take a class from your school or uni days, which would it be.
3. If time froze for everyone for an hour but you, what would you do? Get creative!
4. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou
5. Picture Prompt (via everydaygyaan.com)

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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

8 Comments on “Looking Back To Go Forward #FridayReflections

  1. Even I am sensitive Corinne and has been thinking about the quote mentioned as friday reflections prompts. Atleast I shouldn’t be reduced by the situations.

  2. I guess I worry too much. It’s hard to stay calm with all the what-ifs floating inside my head. That’s something I need to work on. This year was loaded with decisions to be made for me. Hoping for a better start in 2017. 🙂

  3. Change is good Corinne. Your post has set me thinking and I don’t like the reply I have for Tara Mohr’s Q. The mirror isn’t always flattering is it? I have umpteen failings that come to mind but now is not the time to dwell on them, I tell myself. Let’s cheer ourselves up shall we and get in the spirit of the festive times. Forgive, forget and move on.

  4. When I read Tara Mohr’s question, I paused for a moment before reading further. I realized that I worry too much and I’m too sensitive for my own good. I hope I can let go of the things that hurt me.
    Thanks for the post, Corinne. I could easily connect with it.
    P.S: Loved the new look of the site 🙂 Looking forward to many exciting stuff with Write Tribe this year!

  5. I really like the Maya Angelou quote you shared and am thinking about what trait of mine has held me back from happiness most. I think it’s procrastination or something related to procrastinating. It’s too easy for me to put things off and then I get really angry with myself. It’s good to reflect on it and a great place to start with self-improvement as the year ends.

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