It’s that funny old time of year again. Between Christmas and New Year, or Twixmas, as I believe the kids are calling it. You generally feel a little softer around the middle and the spare sofa time gives you the opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months and look forward to the new year ahead.
New Year is one of my favourite holidays. As lame as it sounds, there is something so exciting about the idea of hope that each new year brings. The opportunity to change, to make something better or to challenge yourself to do something completely new. Personally, I have pretty damn high hopes for 2018. I’m getting married, I’m off to Australia for a few weeks and I’m ending the year with my dream honeymoon to the Maldives. Yep, although I’m sure it won’t be plain sailing (if never is right?), I’m really hoping that 2018 is going to be a good one.
When it comes to 2017, a few exciting things have happened. I started a new job, I hit my 5K goal on Instagram (include happy dance gif here) and I went to Disney World. A trip to the magical kingdom always deserves a shout out in my opinion. I have also started to feel older this year… perhaps a slightly weird comment, but it’s true. I’m one step closer to 30 and with it seems to have come this weird new sense of maturity and at the same time, lack of tolerance for bullshit.
So what have I learnt in 2017?
Friends Come & Go
A hard, but oh so valuable lesson to learn.
Work Hard Always
Appreciate What You’ve Got, You Might Not Always Have It
I’m forever working on this one as I’ve always got one eye on what’s around the corner. But I am going to try and make it my mission to appreciate the here and now a little bit more.
It’s just a habit, so why not break it.
Remember, Karma Is A Thing
Just Do You
We spend so much of our time comparing ourselves to what other people have and do. Your biggest asset in life is your individuality. So in 2018, screw what everyone else does, just do you!
Happy Girls Are The Prettiest
So guys, however you’re bringing in 2018, whether it’s with a glass of champers in a sparkling dress or curled up with a Dominos on the sofa, I hope you have a fabulous evening and I’ll see you in the new year.