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  1. Elyse says

    Love this! I said ‘Yes’ when I was 24 and ready to shed my anxiety, it was a great year and a great learning experience that taught me that I can tackle my anxiety head-on.

  2. Shannon says

    Love this post! I’ve been wanting to come up with a word of the year myself. Your writing is absolutely beautiful.


    • Em says

      Ah I’m so glad! I’ve been the same, wondering what to choose and then it hit me to simply be, yes. Oh my gosh thank you! Xx

  3. Jessica & James says

    This is so inspiring! So simple yet so effect, what such a little word can do to change your life! Amazing and thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk


    I agree all the way! Great things have come from getting out of my own comfort zone too :)) It’s a little scary & a lot of fun lol. Looking forward to following along as you get out of your comfort zone more in 2017!

  5. Sophie says

    Cannot wait for your next post about this! I’m glad you highlighted how important it is to take care of yourself too, I tomorrow will be saying yes to chilling out 🙂 xx


  6. Emily says

    The world needs more yes-sayers! This reminds me of one of my favorite lines in Nietzsche, where he says ‘some day I wish only to be a yes-sayer!’ Affirmation is such a more positive way to live than negation, and I’m glad you’re embracing yes!


  7. Irene (@ireisapenguin) says

    This is a blog post I didn’t know I needed. I’m very glad I stumbled upon it. Thanks for sharing this, sweetheart x

  8. Becca The Après Gal says

    Ahhh, both quotes are perfect. The parents one and of course Eleanor Roosevelt. This post is spot on – I think it’s also equally as important to say no to things so you can be selfish (so basically what you said haha!) the chance could be sooooo worth taking!

    Becca xx

    • Em says

      Aren’t they just? Thank you so so much, it’s so nice to see people getting it, kind of assures me I’m not talking waffle aha! Xx

    • Emilybecca says

      Thank you! No don’t be scared at all! That’s amazing, it’s a process, and you’re never alone! xx

  9. possiblysami says

    If I could repost this a million times I would because this is such an important post Em! Honestly, I love the way you word things if that doesn’t sound weird lol. I definitely will look back at this over the year because what you have said is so true and significant and I feel like I’ve always underestimated the word ‘yes’ for opportunities and I want to change that! Love this post girl xxx

    • Em says

      Girl your comments never fail to make my heart melt and make me smile like a wally. Thank you so so much, this all means the world to me and I’m so glad you like it xxx

    • Em says

      That’s amazing! Australia sounds incredible, and full of opportunities! That’s honestly so amazing go you! X

  10. liamandhisanxiety says

    Love this post! I said ‘yes’ to get help with my anxiety, it felt good! x


  11. jodiedcmitchell says

    I completely get this! I’ve recently gotten so much better at just letting go and saying ‘Yes’ and it’s payed off! However now I think I might need to start saying ‘No’ to things too…

    • Em says

      That’s amazing! Ah, I completely get that, we can’t always say yes to everything – saying no is just as fine!

  12. Life of Little Things says

    LOVE this! It’s so important to say ‘yes’ to things, say yes now and think about it later and all that. It opens up opportunity for so many new experiences!

    • Em says

      Thank you so much! That’s amazing, saying yes gives you this sentiment of control it’s amazing – but don’t be too hard, it’s just as okay to say no x

  13. ktkinnes says

    LOVED THIS!!! Definitely think we need to start saying yes more to things (within reason), and stop letting our subconscious hold us back! Thanks for the pep talk, really needed it tonight. Everything’s possible, as long as we try!

    Ktkinnes xx

  14. JustRere says

    I’ve always loved the quote that no great things come from comfort zones. It’s seriously my motivation to try new things.

  15. Corinne & Kirsty says

    Back in 2012, I said “Yes” to an opportunity while I knew it would threw me in the unknown, to the other side of the planet and would probably destroy my relationship back then… Never regretted it. This “Yes” made me who I am today! Now I need to learn to say “no” ahah xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

    • Em says

      Ahhh that’s incredible well done you!! It’s scary what you’re being thrown into but it’s so worth it! Xx

  16. Jess Terry 🌼 says

    You write very beautifully. For me, though, I found that I would very often say “yes” too often through fear of upsetting others. Now I’m learning that it’s okay to say no to things you don’t want to do, and that being selfish sometimes is more than okay x

    • Em says

      Thank you! That’s totally fair, saying no is just as valid as saying yes! Sometimes you’ve just got to look out for yourself first x

  17. BelleBrick says

    It’s amazing what saying yes can do sometimes. I’ve had a few occasions where I’ve said it and it’s been the greatest word I said.

    Belle | BelleBrick.blogspot.co.uk

  18. thatmummarocks says

    What a well written post!! You are so right, we should all be saying yes more! X

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