So here we are..... 2012. Another year successfully shelved and popped into the back of our minds; with another bigger, brighter year ahead, waiting to be unravelled.
I don't think I'm alone when I say I take these first few, (usually miserable), days of January as a chance to reflect and plan. Every year I compile a list of things to accomplish in the coming year and feel invigorated, excited and unstoppable! For about two weeks. Then I lull back into normality and look back the following year with a shrug and 'must do better' attitude.
Last year was one of my most transitional to date, without going into too much detail, aspects of my life were thrown on their heads and I somehow came through the other end fighting. So this year is going to be different. I've learnt that life doesn't give a damn about your plans or resolutions, so instead, I'm going to stick to one or two of hopes for 2012.
So, here are my hopes for 2012.....
1) Get closer to moving out.
Always on my list, however I have come to the realisation that my current work/financial situation does not lend itself easily to this hope. But hey, that's why it's a hope this year, not a 'to-do'.
2) Lay off the booze, chocolate, cheese, etc.
Cliche? Yes. Gonna happen? Who knows. I go through phases with this one, as someone who has recovered from an ED I often think 'screw it, life's too short, hand me the Toblerone', but equally my body, skin and general well being is screaming for a break from all the decadent living. So damn it, I'm gonna try.
3) Stay Happy.
I'm a glass half full chick- always have been, always will be. It's served me well so far.
Right enough of that emotional, heart-felt mumbo jumbo! How about some pretty clothes?! For New Years Eve I went to a 40's themed party and wore a rather fabulous beaded dress from Clothing at Tesco and teamed it with vintage accessories, Oasis boots, a Gin Fizz cocktail and a rather dashing boyfriend....
What did you get up to New Years Eve? Any hopes or resolutions for 2012?