HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL! I hope everyone had an absolutely incredible time celebrating the start of 2013 last night! I thought I would write up a little summary post of the year and include this years New Years Resolutions!
New Years Resolutions.
1) Say ‘YES’ more! Last year one of my resolutions was to be more sociable (I’m one of those people who would prefer to stay in bed with a film & tea rather than go out all night on the lash) and I definitely have been more sociable in 2012, so this year I want to continue and generally just say ‘yes’ more (with the exception of course). I do not want to turn down opportunities and I feel like saying yes to things will give me a greater life experience!
2) Record all memories! The resolution to write in my journal at least once a week is a challenge I set myself every year and fail miserably! I feel like every year my memory is getting worse and so I want to be able to record all of the good things that happen so I can look back and smile (or cry!) at everything that happened. I’ve decided that writing in a diary doesn’t work so I’m going to try a new way of making that happen this year – I’m going to buy a big empty jar and whenever something good happens, I’m going to write it on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar. That way at the end of next year I can read all the nice memories that happened and feel positive!
3) Be less sensitive. I am probably one of the world’s most sensitive girls. I will cry at anything and get upset quite easily and it pretty much ruined a few relationships for me last year, so in 2013 I want to become stronger. I need to take things with a pinch of salt more and take things to heart less. I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do this but I’ll try my hardest.
4) Banish my phobia. I have a terrible phobia of sick (emetophobia - people being sick around me and being sick myself, just sick in general) and it has got to such a point where it is controlling my life at the moment and this needs to change. I have panic attacks regularly, it is destroying my social life (having to leave parties early in case any one is sick) and it also makes me feel like a terrible person – if a relative or friend is vomiting I can’t offer them any support or kindness because the phobia takes over and I become selfish and a person I don’t like. I’m going to look into counselling or therapy to get rid of this phobia which is slowly taking over my life. I am thinking about writing a post on my phobia in full, it might help myself understand it a little better and it might offer support for any one else suffering with the same thing.
Past year round up.
Looking back, 2012 has definitely been one of my favourite years of my life so far, and that mainly had to do with the fact that I fell in love with someone I believed was my soulmate. The year showed me that I can still love and be loved and although my relationship didn’t work out, I’m keeping positive for this year. I am someone who loves my own space and can happily spend hours alone, but I am such a hopeless romantic that someone to share life with just seems to make everything better. The latter half of the year has been admittedly pretty terrible for me; giving up on that love did ruin my self confidence and happiness but thankfully I have the world’s greatest friends and family who have helped me out and been there for me.
I managed to tick off last year’s ‘be more sociable’ resolution and because of that I have kept in touch with friends and have made an incredible bunch of new friends who I cherish and adore. I’d like to say a humungous thank you to my best friend Alex for being there for me throughout my ups and downs in 2012, he was the one always there for me, listening to my adventures and then there to pick me up and give me words of encouragement I felt down. I also want to give love to the incredible friends I have met through blogging, these girls are all unique and incredible in their own right and have all helped me grow this year – Lina, Jen, Lily, Zoe, Emma, Lucy.
2012 was also the year that I started working in a job I absolutely adore. Last night when I was tipsy I actually thought to myself, how bloody lucky am I to work in a job with an incredible boss and workmate, doing something I really enjoy doing which also allows me to have new experiences. I am really looking forward to my working life this year!
FINALLY – I’d like to say that this blog has been the one consistent things throughout the past three years of my life and to have support from people that read what I have to say is pretty mindblowing for me. When I started this blog three years ago it was just a hobby to help me relax, clear my head and write about beauty and I count myself so lucky that I am able to have met some wonderful people through blogging, as well as being offered some great new experiences. My blog is still my greatest achievement which I am so proud of, so thank you for reading it!
I wish you all an incredible 2013! Let me know what your New Years Resolutions are!