You’ve got to celebrate your achievements, whatever they may be. Big, small, it doesn’t matter. Enjoy what you do and you’ll always be happy.

I did my first scorpion today. For those that don’t know, it looks a little something like this.

Of course my scorpion was far less impressive and a damn site shakier than the one pictured above, and I needed a little help in getting there, but I did it, I held it, and I’m pretty damn pleased with myself (not to mention a little surprised, lol).

Of course my little achievement is nowhere near as impressive as these guys,

but so what? I did it, I’m happy, and that’s all I care about. 🙂

PS: How ridiculous is that shot?!?

30 Days of Kiki : day 2

day 2- the meaning behind you blog name

Quite simply the idea behind My brand New Life was just that, to use the blog as a catalyst to starting a brand new life. I wanted a job that didn’t make me sag when I thought about going to work, a house big enough for all my stuff with enough room for me to monkey around in properly, and someone special to share it all with.

Unfortunately I got caught up in stunt blogging, lost my way a little, and in eight months things haven’t panned out quite how I thought they would. But, I have done a great many new things! I have loads of new recipes I’ve invented (and am on my way to doing a recipe book), I’ve started a number of new projects that could bear fruit in the future, and I’ve gained a certain amount of clarity as to what I want to do, so it’s not been a complete loss.

And it ain’t over yet either! I may not have achieved what I set out to do (yet), but I haven’t failed until I stop trying. 🙂