2012 you’ve been great, but 2013 I’m sure you’ll be better

Well it’s almost the end of 2012 and what a year it’s been, aside from the country’s sporting achievements and royal milestones (and exciting baby news), I’ve personally had a great year.

From landing a dream job to visiting Thailand to falling in and out of love, 2012 has certainly been eventful but I’m hoping that 2013 will bring even more laughter and adventures.

So what new years resolutions do I have planned? Well I don’t like to make them, mainly because I never stick to them, I’m still to drop a dress size or two, and I still can’t run for longer than a mile (and that’s being optimistic if I’m being honest). Instead, I’ve decided to make resolutions that will be easy to stick to and ones that will really change my life, hopefully for the better.

First on the list is to have more fun. By this I mean stop saying no to things and start saying yes. I’m going to book more weekends away, go to more gigs and festivals and just generally have as much fun as I can.

Secondly, I need to make more of an effort to stay in touch with the people around me. Like most people my work/life balance isn’t very balanced. While I’m an avid Facebook and Twitter user, not all of my friends are and technology doesn’t compare to actually sitting down with people to catch up over a cocktail or two.

Third on the list, cook more. I know it seems easier said than done but I actually enjoy cooking (though I do enjoy eating out more), but I never seem to make the time to indulge in this past time and 2013 will be the year I become Queen of the kitchen, Nigella move aside!

Fourthly, invest in more classic items of clothing rather than fashion trends. It’s time I realised that I’m probably (though I still have hope)  never going to look like Kate Moss and therefore I can’t wear half of what she wears, so instead I’m going to start accepting my body shape (gulp) and invest in classic pieces that will suit me – great excuse to clear the wardrobe and go shopping for new items.

Last on the list, start taking care of my skin. Now I know this will shock a lot of people (get ready to gasp) but I don’t cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day, sometimes I don’t even cleanse, tone or moisturise even once a day, or every other day. The honest truth is that I’m lazy when it comes to my skin and rely on make-up wipes and maybe moisturise every other day and probably cleanse once a week. I’m now 26 and well aware that if I don’t start looking after my skin now, I’ll be booked for botox before I’m 30 with fillers well before I’m 35 and well I can’t afford that type of maintenance so from now on, it’s time to cleanse, tone and moisturise – wish me luck!


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