Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!
I hope you're not feeling too bad after a night of one too many alcoholic beverages! :)

I'm sorry I haven't been around much recently. Life has been very hard over the past few weeks. I have cried a lot, smiled some, laughed a little - but more importantly, I have learnt a lot.

The thing with being young, is no matter how mature and grown up you believe yourself to be, life always seems to find a way to prove you wrong. Things aren't always black and white and a lot of the time there are grey areas. These grey areas are shadows. Underlying issues related to friends, family, work etc. hide in these shadows, and at any unexpected moment, they run up and kick you in the shin! Please someone older and wiser tell me that as you get older this happens less? It happened far too many times in 2012.

2013 is going to be different. 

This year I am going to complete some things from my 100 List.
I am also going to smile more.
Laugh lots.
And meet loads of exciting new people and make new friends.

If anything was a major disappointment and let me down like no one would be believe this year, it was my best friend. My Best Friend. But that's another story, and one I will tell you about another day when I can manage to reminisce without feeling sparks of rage and reaching for the tissues. I will not be making that mistake again this year. I'm done with it.

This year is all about the good times. I need to do more with my year. Last year, it was all about work, work, work. Well, I got the promotion. I've moved out of home. I should be happy now, right? Not really. I didn't experience enough and this year I have a checklist that I must complete!

  • Do a skydive for charity. (I've asked around and there are already a couple of work colleagues who are interested in doing one.)
  • Furnish my flat! (It's still so bare!)
  • Go to Jersey and meet my other family
  • Go Zorbing
  • Go to see Mr Pickles
  • Finish measuring Old Generals and have my final draft build ready to apply to wood.
I think this is all achievable. It will require some saving up and some carefully planned days off, but I think this will improve the year quite noticeably. 

I'm not setting any New Year Resolutions this year. It's easier to change things and do thing differently as you go along in the year. 

What has everyone else got planned for 2013? 
What lessons did you learn in 2012? 
What are your goals for the New Year?



  1. Happy New Year to you too. I hope 2013 is better for you - I'm sure it will be!

  2. Hi funky, what a year you have had and you still came out full of optimism. Unless you become crusty and cynical, even advanced age doesn't protect you from the hurts of the world, but you do learn that you will survive this too and life can still be a beautiful thing. :-)

    Go forth and have a 2013 full of life: love, weep, laugh, rant, create and continue learning and developing into the fantastic woman you are growing into!

  3. oooh id lve to go zorbing!!! lol
    hope your ok happy new year :)