Determination & Self Belief

I haven’t of late put a blog post out, but I thought at 5.30am time to do so.

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Typing away… finally

When I started 2019 I had goals that I wanted to achieve and am glad to say that through determination and the “positive attitude” that things are falling into place.

My previous post was that ‘2019 was my year to shine’ and I believe that I have made big steps forward for this to happen. As with any goals, you want them to be SMART

Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and timely…

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Goals are achieved with the positive people in your life!

My specific goal was to continue with university studies, get my passport, find work and travel…

As of 19th May, I am excited to say that despite obstacles I am on track for all to fall into place.

They say some things happen for a reason. I’m not sure if that is the case but I can report that through hard work and persistence I am getting there, really excited to share that statement. When you make the statement that you want 2019 to be the year that you shine, you either take that on board or put it down as one of those “new years resolutions” that you dont do anything about. Without consciously knowing I have certainly been working really hard to be in the position I am in now – HAPPY

University Studies – as we head into week 10 of 12 weeks, I can say I am in two weeks time officially finishing my first year!! Nothing is a given to us, I have had to work hard and I believe the results are showing

Passport – DONE!! I received my passport in February and can say it was the most beautiful moment to know I am not restricted anymore. If a opportunity comes by in terms of ‘travel deals’ I don’t have to say anymore “If only I had got my passport”


“passport day”

Work – I can report that this Italian woman finally achieved this goal, and am working on a casual basis. This is a contract position. It is a position that will lead me to the greatest ends…. travelling. (nice to save!)

I’m a believer in positivity and reality. To do the things above I find can be overwhelming, but I try to come away smiling 🙂 thoughts like the below have come to my mind:

“Over it, I can do this, you have this, one step at a time”

During this time I continue with personal difficulties; managing Bipolar II and physical pain. I’m still doing well. Some days are harder than others, but that is the same for anyone. I believe we all have those days…(so the above statement is normal)

In reflection I have some key people that have inspired me on this journey, helping changing my mind frame in negative mode, to positive. They accept me for who I am, and believe in me at my lowest times… (Grant, Carritta, Paul and Rohan)

Having an attitude of determination is only helped with those we surround ourselves with, I have a very small group of people as mentioned above, but have come across some of the most beautiful people through Twitter, who encourage me everyday with there persistance in life.

I simply will never give up, I have so much to gain, but I need to remind myself that will all the positives, I need to do my own self checks with my physical and mental health.

Simple healthy eating leads to a brain and body that function better. If you put the hard work in, the transformation internally, felling better within yourself shines to  people who may not know you!


Transforming myself into “Lina” today is a balance of exercise and accepting the good and bad days in life


So the biggest question is to ask: Where do I travel for my first overseas trip?It is great knowing that I can choose where I want to go… my thoughts always New Zealand, Canada, New York… so many, but guess what’…………………………..

I have so much living to do, the trip will happen this year, and with that I leave that thought with you.

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“Exercise, great for the mind, body spirit”
  • With DETERMINATION and BELIEF in yourself anything is possible, and I intend to keep living life with everything I have in me….


  • How’s 2019 shaping up for you???



Written by ( Raudino, L) on 19/05/201


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