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Saturday, 4 January 2014


Firstly, a very happy new year! I hope that this year brings you joy and success, and that you had a fabulous time bringing 2014 in (it feels so strange writing 2014). If I'm honest, I had probably the quietest new years yet and part of me is kinda glad I didn't go out. The run up to Christmas this year was so hectic, especially with the new puppy and the house being decorated, so I just wanted to sit back with a glass of cava and chill. How did you celebrate?

With the start of a new year, comes new year's resolutions. I have a love/hate relationship with them. On one hand I relish in making a long list of promises to myself, in an attempt to kick start a new lifestyle, yet at the same time I am so cynical when it comes to keeping them. Take, for instance, the phrase 'new year, new me', for me, it's a load of rubbish. You can't and won't change who you are. So I propose a new tag line; 'NEW YEAR, BETTER ME'. And that's what I aim to do this year, be the best version of myself that I can be (well, to a certain extent-I'll never be able to wave goodbye to cupcakes and 'bad' carbs, nom nom).

I suppose my main resolution for this year is a broad one; to be happy, healthy and live life to the fullest. It scares me that I'm already half way through my degree, so this year I want to embrace it more, before it's too late and be grateful for every opportunity given to me. In terms of being healthy, the latter end of last year wasn't amazing for me in that respect. I seemed to have a continual succession of flu, and despite medical tests showing everything was fine, I think I can pinpoint the trigger exactly; my lifestyle. Before, I hardly got any exercise, lived off noodles and chocolate and had a very lazy attitude. So this year, it's time for a change. More fruit and veg-student living is no excuse for such bad habits. At uni I have gained weight, I'm not exactly overweight, but if I'm truthful, my weight at the moment doesn't bother me, rather it's the sluggish, unhealthy feeling I hate. I want to be fit again and feel strong. But not to the detriment of my sweet tooth-life's too short to not enjoy treats every now again, but I'm trying to not make it as regular as I did last year. Fingers crossed...

What are your hopes for 2014?

NG <3



  1. Be happy. thats a great a new year resolution... Godbless you

  2. that's the perfect resolution-all you really need xx

    Little Blue Backpack

  3. I love that resolution. So simple, but always seems to be forgotten.

    My new years eve wasn't much of a celebration either - all I did was play video games, haha! I've never went out for new year's before actually. I much prefer staying warm and cozy indoors :)

    becky /

  4. I like your New Year resolution. I think it's much better to choose something simple thats going to be effective rather than aim for too much and give up. :) x

  5. Love this post! I too agree that the "new year, new me" bit is a load of crap! That made me laugh. Being a better version of yourself is always a good aim! I like your attitude and point of view. Hope your veggie eating goals pan out...I'm hoping I can do the same!!

    Kendwy- mindofkiwi,com

  6. hey! thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
    I like your resolutions. especially because I agree that a person can't become someone else. he or she can be a better version of herself/himself. I also want to eat more healthily but like you, I don't want to give up everything yummy (like some fast food, sometimes :P).
    by the way, we could follow each other's blogs if you're interested in keeping in touch. let me know what you think :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. I hope that you will have reached your objective by the end of this year. Being a better version of oneself is something we should all strive for. My hopes for the new year are to fill my life with happiness and joy, have a great time with the people around me and be more loving. Have a good one!

  8. That's the perfect New Year's Resolutions! I think I'll have to add it to mine :')


  9. What a beautiful resolution. so simple. mine are a bit more complicated. <3
    Anna xo

  10. Your New Years sounds the same as mine,I didnt go out,just enjoyed a chill night in with my boyfriend with a few drinks in front of the tv,it was bliss.
    I love your new year;better me,totally right and I think thats all I want is not to change but to be happy,healthy and enjoy life more,by embrassing new things and new experiences! And as for your uni I hope your enjoying it,though it can be stressful,when its all over you miss it,I know I do,and wish I appreciated it more!
    I hope your feeling better now after all that flu :( heres to a healthier happier New year! :)

  11. BE HAPPY! That's everything this life is supposed to be, have a wonderful 2014!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  12. This is a lovely post :) whenever anyone asks what I want to be or what my goal in life is my answer is always the same - to be happy! I hope you achieve everything you wish to this year lovely xxx

  13. I know exactly what you mean. This is a great resolution to have. It's weird how when you don't eat fruits/veggies, your body feels so different. Before I started school, I was kind of letting myself go as far as health/fitness- mainly with fitness. But I will definitely never do that again. Now that I'm back at school, I try to eat less and more healthy and then when I come home on weekends, I treat myself a bit more, so hopefully it balances out. I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors- we can do it!! :) xx


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