Monday 2 January 2012

Everything's in shape but me.

Sometimes there is so much to say and so few ways to say it. 2011 was wonderful in so many ways and I've had a lovely Christmas break, too. I don't know where it's gone - I had grand plans to do all sorts during the break and instead it's suddenly January and I haven't done much at all. But I have spent lots of time with family and friends and helped to invent something called a RumJug so it's hardly a waste.

Usually at this time of year I feel excited and optimistic about the year ahead. I'll be making lists and resolutions, filling in my new diary and planning my outfits and meals for the week ahead, determined to make a habit of it from now on. This year, I feel different. I think 2012 is going to bring a lot of changes and new experiences and although I am excited, I'm also feeling pit-of-my-stomach nervous about it, too. If things go as I hope, I will be in a very different place this time next year which is brilliant and terrifying all at once. I quite enjoy living my life in reckless disregard for what's expected of me, but with my thirties half a year away, I know that it's time to push some boundaries and escape the safety and sanctuary of home comforts. It all sounds rather ominous, doesn't it? But it's a good thing... I think.

In looking at last year's resolutions, I'm proud to say that I achieved one of them - I have learnt to like red wine. Thank you. I'm proud, too.

Resolutions for 2012

1 - Live healthily.
I long to learn how to eat well and exercise regularly without obsessing over it. So that'll be my endeavour - to conquer those issues.

2 - Complete my 30 Before 30 (so this is kind of like 30 resolutions in one).
Check out my progress here - I'm getting there...

3 - Manage my finances better - or, um, at all.
This means I may have to stop buying new dresses every month. Sorry.

4 - Push my boundaries.
See above...

5 - Organise my life.
Use that Filofax, get rid of all my tat and get somewhere close to where I want to be.


  1. good luck with your 2012 resolutions,

    Happy New year x

  2. I absolutely adore how you have laid this out, so beautiful and heart warming. What a wonderful year hun! Never known a girl who suits every shade of red to orange xx

  3. I agree with Gem, this post is very pretty.
    I've had a huge eBay listing day, sorted out bags of clothes to give to friends and set up a direct debit into my savings. Woohoo!

    Happy new year and good luck with your goals x

  4. I adore this set out - Such a lovely way of portraying your year!
    I hope 2012 is beautiful for you xx

  5. Really love the layout of this post, its really made me want to go back and read old posts!

    A great set of resolutions, and I agree with that sense of needing to make changes when 30 is nearly upon you!

  6. Such a gorgeous layout - good luck with your resolutions :) xo

  7. What a gorgeous post, you have skillz, I'm just saying.

    It really sounds like you had an awesome year and hopefully 2012 will follow in awesomeness.

    Happy 2012!


  8. I love seeing all the year in review posts - it's so nice to look over everything you've achieved and how much fun you've had! Good luck for 2012 - hope you achieve everything you want to!

  9. Love your recap - 2011 was a great year! I'm SO with you on the finance management and the organisation - two things my life desperately needs!


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