Posts Tagged ‘2012

Happy New Year!

Well, 2012 has arrived and so far New Year’s Day has been uneventful – but nice. A peaceful New Year’s Eve spent eating fish and chips, and a quiet New Year’s Day with just us and the rats. I’ve done my fair share of loud, drunken and long New Year’s Eves – with singing, dancing and general drunken antics. This year, as daft as it sounds I had the best New Year’s Eve ever.

I sat reading my Kindle, “When God was a Rabbit” for anyone who is interested, snuggled in bed by 10pm and not long after I snoozed. Waking up to the sound of merriment and fireworks at what must have been around midnight, I realised that I was exactly where I wanted to be be. I thought about the last year – with good times and bad times, the loss of loved ones, but also the gaining of new friends, new jobs and most importantly our new house and lease of life. And it made me thankful – made me think that I am extremely lucky to have who and what I have in my life. And not only thinking about what has gone by, but also what is to come – 2012 brings new dreams and hopes – our wedding, the holiday of a lifetime and who knows what else.

I’m proud of where we have got to and proud of what we have achieved. It has been tough, and we have faced hurdles along the way but I couldn’t be happier than I am right now.

And I feel lucky to be able to say that on the very first day of the year. Let’s see what dreams we can achieve!

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams – Eleanor Roosevelt


So, this is it...

My new shiny place on the web – a place for me to express my thoughts, ramble on about my life in general, comment on the world how I see it and generally become, once again a blogger.

This isn’t my first delve into the world of “blogging” – when I was younger I did dabble with a livejournal and suchlike. But, like most things, as you get older, work harder and generally have less time, the posts slowed down to a stop. And to be honest, although it felt exciting at the time, it was pretty boring stuff – just daily comings and goings etc. Like most teenagers I imagine.

Now we are at the end of 2011, and bordering on the beginning of 2012. The beginning of what is to be a very hectic, but hopefully special year for me. And just like every year, I have started to think about New Year’s Resolutions. But, unlike most other years I have decided to make just the odd one or two resolutions, that I know I will be able to keep. Going for a 2 hour run every evening is, quite frankly, as likely as winning the lottery for me right now – so what is the point in making it? Think simple, think achievable and mostly think about what I actually want to get from 2012. So, my first post will be my New Year’s Resolutions:


1) Remember to take my make up off every night before bed. (Yes, I have a habit of forgetting and I know this is not good. So far, I have remembered every day but one since Christmas Day – so we are stepping in the right direction at least!)

2) Make time for me and for us. To do the things we want to do. 2012 is a year that is going to bring some fantastic things for us but also a year that will be busy, and at times financially difficult. We have the wedding, and the honeymoon and the new house to decorate – and this will mean we will work harder than ever to achieve these dreams. So, my other resolution is to make the time for ME and for US. Even if it just an hour a week where we can just be together, and relax. For me, it might be writing, or reading, or getting to grips with a new painting or drawing method. But thats what matters – it doesn’t cost anything and means the world.

3) Tell the people I love that I love them – more often.


And that is it, for now. It’s a short, but important list. And it was thinking about resolutions that made me think about blogging again. I might not always have much to say, I might not always be right, but it gives me my own little space, and a place to put all my creativities! And hey, if others enjoy it along the way – well that is a great bonus!

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