New Year, New Beginnings

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TGIF! Today is the first Friday of 2013. How are you celebrating? I’m meeting a friend for what should be coffee after work but will probably turn into a glass of wine. Hey, it’s Friday and it’s January! As I have mentioned many times before, I believe that depriving yourself in January is even more depressing than the winter weather outside tends to be. I may be focusing on looking after myself and being healthier after all of the Christmas partying that went on, but I most certainly have not given anything up and am NOT on a diet!
Here’s what I have been up to in the past month:

Christmas at Home
New Year’s Eve in London
Clothes Show Live coverage with Yahoo!

Professionally, my main goal for this year is to be a writer. I realise that may sound silly as someone who has been calling herself a writer for 5 years, but I recently read a post by Elise from one of my favourite blogs ‘A Beautiful Mess’ about not being afraid to start all over again with your passion and how to focus on it from a new perspective which really struck a chord with me. Being a real writer means taking more than five seconds to shove a couple of sentences into a blogpost before publishing without proofing. I don’t do that at work, so why would I do that in my writing?

I am known for being somebody who takes on too much. ‘Burning the candle at both ends’ is a phrase that often crops up in my life. It shouldn’t be this way. I need to start to take the time to do things properly, from cleaning my bathroom to doing my make up to writing my blog. I may get less done overall, but what I do get done will be done very well. And that will make me feel so much better.

Personally, I’m not one to air my dirty laundry on my blog. My actual, real life and feelings don’t tend to feature on here, which is madness because after all this is my blog and it is named after me. I tend to focus purely on the positive, but I have hinted a couple of times in recent posts and comments that I am now single after five years, but I haven’t said it explicitly. So there it is. I am. It is definitely taking some time to adjust to this fact (I couldn’t refer to him as ‘my ex’ for at least a month), so my main resolution for 2013 is to just be happy and live for the moment. And that’s the reason why I like this infographic so much. You can accept that things have happened and acknowledge that they happened for a reason, but unless you actually move on from a situation, there’s really no point in saying that you want to.

Oh, and I do have a couple of other goals too by the way, just in case you didn’t think the above was enough…

  • Learn to use my camera properly.
  • Learn more Italian.
  • Learn more about SEO and HTML.

I guess I’m all about life-long learning!

Happy New Year everybody. I hope 2013 is magical for all of you.