Saturday, 1 January 2011

Hello 2011!

Happy new year everyone! I have to say that 2010 was one of the most horrible years of my life so I'm glad its finally over. Hopefully 2011 will be a bit better but my horoscope says things won't improve until around May! I'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read this blog. One of my aims for this year is to keep going with this and update it on a much more regular basis - at least 3 times a week. Sorry I disappeared for the second half of December but Christmas got too stressful and this last week has been the absolute worst of my entire life (what a way to finish such a horrible year!). I cried for most of Christmas Day and things got worse from there. Anyway I need to stop thinking about the past and look forward to the future, so here are my resolutions:

1. Look After Myself
The obligatory 'lose weight' resolution. I really need to stop eating junk and get to the gym more. If I can't get to the gym, I will go on a long walk. I'm still so unhappy with my appearance so I need to lose that last 20lbs ASAP. I also need to look after my skin, hair, teeth and general mental health more.

2. Be Nicer
I need to smile more and be nicer to those around me. I need to be positive and cut all negativity out of my life. I really am a horrible person but I think its because I'm honest. I'm honest with my feelings and opinions but this can sometimes turn to brutally honest. Maybe I should bite my tongue but I always thought that honesty was a good thing?

3. Appreciate What I Have
Jealousy has really got me down lately, I've probably lost a friend because of it. I need to stop being jealous when people have a better life than me and appreciate the things I do have. I'm not homeless, I have a boyfriend who loves & accepts me despite my many faults and I have a beautiful amazing daughter who is so special to me. One of the things I've done to combat this jealousy is to delete my facebook permanently. I've deleted it a few times this year but curiosity always got the better of me and I re-activated it, but never again.

4. Make New Friends
I don't have any friends left back home, I never made the effort to talk to any of them or see them because I had better friends up here. But everyone has left Leeds and I am left completely alone and friendless. So I'm going to join every mother & baby group I can in an attempt to meet some new friends. Hopefully blogging more will also make me some friends. All of you ladies in the blog world seem genuinely lovely so I'm gonna make an effort to comment on posts more, tweet you more because I would love to be able to count some of you as good friends.

5. Document Things More
I didn't get a Filofax for Crimbo cos the one I wanted was sold out but as soon as it comes back in stock, I'm going to buy it and keep a proper diary. I tend to keep things bottled up inside and thats what makes me so angry. I think if I have a proper outlet for this hatred I would be happier. I also want to take more photos and as I've said update this blog more. I just purchased a pro Flickr account so I'll always have somewhere to upload my photos :D

So heres to 2011! I'd love to hear some of your resolutions, lets hope we all manage to keep them!


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR. I hope this new year is better for you.
    Great resolutions, I try do most of these all year round anyway and not to make them resolutions as if I fail I'll only be disappointed in myself.

  2. Those sound like really positive ideas to move forward. I know what you mean, I think my blunt honesty gets me into trouble sometimes, im trying to curb it in a bit!


  3. happy new year sweetie - hope 2011 brings you much happiness and fun :) xx

  4. Happy New Year lovely, those resolutions sound great, wishing you all the best for 2011, I'm positive things will only improve from here for you! xxx

  5. Happy New Year!!
    I hope 2011 brings you all the happiness you deserve :)
    I keep a diary and I have done since I was 15, it's so much fun (and cringeworthy!!) to look back on the things I used to write.
    Good luck with your resolutions xxx

  6. I'm sure you're not a horrible person sweetie! Sending you lots of best wishes for 2011 xx

  7. Im sorry that 2010 wasnt a good year for you love :( But, you sound super positive and determined to turn things around and make 2011 awesome. So good luck on your journey and know that were behind you all the way! xx

  8. Happy New Year :)
    Good Luck with your resolutions and I hope 2011 is an amazing year for you xx

  9. Happy New Year!

    I'm kicking off the new year with following some new blogs :)
    Your's being one !

  10. Loved reading your resolutions. I hope you have a great 2011!

    By the way, just discovered your blog. Definitely your newest follower :]


  11. Great resolutions! Love that picture too :)
    Happy New year darling!

  12. Those are some good goals! Happy New Year! :)

  13. Happy New Year! - hope that 2011 brings you all that you want! Just discovered your blog and I liiike - will be following you from now on x x

  14. I truely hope your new year is GREAT! I just found your blog and look forward to following u!! :)
    x x

  15. great resolutions! i never keep mine so i gave up on making them!


  16. Those sounds like some great resolutions, the kind of things I might want to accomplish myself!


  17. all excellent resolutions! mine are quite similar, i've been back at my parents in scotland and i'm so bored here. going back to leeds in a while so need to make some friends too! and find a job. everything will fall into place, just concentrate on what you have :)