Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My 2012 and what I hope to achieve in 2013.

I have been reading a lot of comments from people on Facebook and Twitter alike about how horrible 2012 was to them and how 2013 is going to be different. It got to me a little bit that they couldn't say anything good about the year that just passed. I decided to share some highlights of my own.

In the year 2012,
  • I finally finished college and graduated in October.
  • I got to see Lady Gaga for the second time and experience the Born This Way Ball Xx
  • I started a blog. Exciting.
  • I learned what primer is and how to use it :)
  • I saw Nicki Minaj's arse in real life. It is bigger than expected :O
  • I took the plunge and dressed up for Halloween for the first time since I was a child. Brave!
  • I got complimented on my make up for the first time - Thank You bbloggers & vloggers for the help x
  • I met members of my family I hadn't seen in about 20 years. Family reunion x
  • I went from the blonde side to the dark side and I don't regret it one bit.
  • I became part of a (short lived!) book club :)
  • I became an aunt for the 3rd time Xx
  • I said I would lose weight and I stuck with it. Lost 10lbs!
  • I sang in public for the first time since I was 12. Scary but delighted with myself.
  • I made new friends from near and faraway x
  • I bought my first pair of leggings and my first blazer!
  • I regained a lot of confidence I had lost.
  • I became more adventurous with my cooking and I now feel confident enough to cook for others.
  • I also went 6 months without my iPhone and survived. You can do it too!!! :P
  • I found some Irish Beauty Bloggers but last night Lovely Girlie Bits blogged about a whole host more that are new to me so I can't wait to check them out in 2013.
I achieved a lot in the last few months after deciding to not let my anxiety and social anxiety control my life. I hope I can achieve more in 2013. I had some setbacks in 2012 but I will not let them cloud what was really a great year when I look back on it :) Some of my friends left the country for pastures new while I was upset about it, I know it will benefit them greatly and I can't wait until we meet again. It also shows me how great technology is, I am thankful for its advancement all the time between Skype, Viber, Facebook and Twitter it makes staying in touch so easy.

My New Year's Resolution last year was to not let what other people think or what I believed they were thinking about me affect me and my actions in life. I didn't achieve it right away and might have left life pass me by for a while but I eventually kicked myself up the arse and rediscovered my lust for life. I felt for a lot of 2012 I was unable to breathe and I was being suffocated. I had become overwhelmed by the thoughts of getting my college degree and fell into panic mode. Ever since graduating though I have become happier and more assured of myself and all that sense of panic has left me. I left the year 2012 a happier person overall :)

This year my New Year's Resolution is to see a lot more of Ireland and maybe the world. I need to experience life to its fullest. I freaked out when I turned 24 because I thought I was old and had not achieved anything. My cousin spoke to me, without evening knowing I was freaking out, and told me not to worry about anything, he said he was older than me when he finished college and it will work out. I am keeping this in mind also as my second New Year's Resolution is to get my first adult job post college. Terrifying, however I need to be brave and know that I can do it!

Here's to 2013 and the new challenges and goals it presents us with! Xx

What are your New Year's Resolutions? And what are your highlights from 2012?