1 Jan 2013

Twenty thirteen


Wishing every one of my lovely readers a happy, healthy new year! After last night's plans of going to see a firework display went to pot me and my friends were plan-less and who wants to be plan-less on new year. However, a friend of mine and Lee's came to the rescue with a small house party and it was a great night. I hope you enjoyed your celebrations. I thought I'd do a bit of reflecting and future goal making, as you do at this time of year.

2012, you came and went so fast but thank you for being good to me... My 17th birthday. Learning to drive, passing my theory test. Receiving AS grades that I was proud of. Vacating to Gran Canaria for two weeks. Experiencing my first mini adventure, just me and Lee, to Alton Towers. Finding my little place on the internet. Seeing Jessie J live. Having a go in the working world with a Christmas temp job at Next. Realising the importance of being happy and knowing how incredibly lucky I am. Another great year with the most amazing people, I feel so content. To 2013, please bring me another amazing year, lets make it memorable... My 18th. 2 years with the boy of my dreams. My first girls holiday. Passing my driving test, fingers crossed. Hopefully, becoming a uni student. Who knows what else.

As with the good old 'resolutions', I thought it might be useful to have a look back over last years goals. The one that I've surprisingly made the most progress with is the cliche 'drink more water', at the start of the year water was a no go for me, I just didn't like it - plain, colourless and boring. I don't know what happened but now, water is my friend as I will have a good few bottles a day. The whole 'always be on time' thing didn't quite work out, I have no idea what it is, I just can't get to anywhere on time. My most important aim last year was to improve my confidence and I honestly feel that a smile has managed to do that, being more happy has definitely made me more confident in myself. I'm still not the best in social situations but I can definitely feel my confidence improving.

For 2013 I would like too:
  • Finish decorating my bedroom and find new make up storage, there's not much left to do, just a few finishing touches here and there and some nice storage solutions to find. 
  • Go to a festival.
  • Go on at least 2 mini breaks with Lee, I'm thinking the Lake District and Edinburgh, or one big holiday, we're undecided. Everything is so expensive! 
  • Go on more walks.
  • Make the most of Summer, it's gonna be a long one this year!
  • Get a permanent job, or more experience at least.
  • Do a charity event, probably the race for life. 
  • Pass my driving test, April is the aim!
  • Learn to cook, I'm a big fat fail in the kitchen. A few fresh meals made successfully and I'll be happy. 
  • Try lots of new beauty products, I was so obsessed with using up old things in 2012 that I didn't let myself try many new products.
  • Document 2013, I hate the thought of forgetting memories which make me smile, I want to take lots of photos this year and jot down my adventures in a diary. I may even join a few bloggers with writing the good times down and locking them in a jar until new year's eve 2013. 
  • Most importantly, continue being happy and appreciating my loved ones. 

I realise that's a lot but I think they're all pretty doable. What are you hoping for in 2013?

28 comments :

  1. If you go to Edinburgh you should go during the summer when the festival is on. It's got such an amazing atmosphere at that time of year and there are so many shows and events you can go to. I took some photos last time I was there and you can see them here http://waterpainteddreams.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/an-edinburgh-adventure.html and you have to go to Mamas which is a pizza restaurant in the Grassmarket area, they do THE BEST pizzas! Good luck with your goals :) x

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    1. aah thank you very much for those recommendations Hayley, I'll definitely take note of them! Thanks, good luck for your goals too :) x

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  2. I'm hoping to pass my driving test this year too, it's so frustrating being so close to driving but having to take lots of lessons and a driving test haha! Nerve wracking, good luck for whenever you have yours! :) Hope you pass.
    I also did a 2013 resolutions post, if you're bored and fancy a read... here it is :) http://nicolleshelton.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/2013-new-years-resolutions.html

    I'm your newest follower!
    Nicolle x

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    1. I totally agree, learning to drive is such a long process, lots of luck to you too, thank you! I'll have a look at your post now, have been loving reading everyones resolutions x

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  3. Some great resolutions and I think appreciating the family more is the best one :)

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    xx

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    1. Thanks, that's definitely one of the most important things :) xx

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  4. Hope you have a great year, good luck on the driving test x

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    1. Thank you, I hope 2013 is good to you! x

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  5. Great resolutions, I too need to pass my driving test. And I would totally recommend both Edinburgh and the Lake District for your mini breaks. I live in the lakes and it is so pretty, and Edinburgh is full of history, culture and shops :D


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    1. Thank you, good luck on your driving test! I definitely fancy those two places, I'm not far from the Lake District and it looks so relaxing :)

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  6. Happy 2013! Looks like you have a good year planned. x

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you too :) x

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  7. The year when I was 18 was a great year for me, so I reckon it will be a goodie for you too!
    LaceyLoves x

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  8. Lovely post, hope you have a fab year (:

    xx

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    1. Thank you very much, I hope 2013 is good to you! :) xx

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  9. Awesome post! hope you have an amazing year! xx

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    1. Thank you, I hope you have a great 2013 :) xx

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  10. We have very similar goals for 2013! :) loving your blog so much! xx

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    1. Good luck with yours! Thank you very much Jess! :) xx

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  11. Firstly hope you have a great year...and secondly...omg your only 17!! makes me feel sooo old!!
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    1. Thank you, I hope 2013 is good for you too! Hahaha,most people say I look way younger! Thank you for following :)

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  12. Love your blog, I'm following now :) Feel free to check out mine!

    Laura x
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Thank you for all your lovely comments.