2012 - You Were Epic!

A good lesson
(Piccie from here)

So another year passes and a new one begins.  2012 was EPIC, so much happened, my life changed beyond measure.  I started training as a silversmith in January, we got burgled in February, went on a wonderful holiday to Rhodes with The Boy in April, I opened my online Jewellery shop in May, I started a new job in June, went to Latitude Festival with friends in July, had a fantastic birthday in August, buried two Grandparents in September, left my job and started a new one in September, took up cycle commuting to work, lost a dress size, bought a new car in November and had the most amazing family festive season.

2012 really was a rollercoaster, I learnt a lot about myself, especially during the more challenging times, and I think it’s made me a better person……although there is definitely more progress to be made.  I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, I never have been, but I’ve been thinking a lot about the person I’d like to be and so I’ve put together a list of things I’ll be focussing on in 2013.  Here goes:

  • Do more for others.  I’d love to start volunteering but with a full time job, two businesses, and a husband it’s difficult, so I’m going to make random acts of kindness my place to start and see where it takes me.
  • Live more.  I’m going to take the opportunities which life throws at me, and not be afraid to embark on new projects and adventures.
  • Live more simply.  Since I got another full time job I’ve slipped into my old pre-redundancy consumerist ways.  I want to take it down a notch and return to my thrifty roots.
  • Spend more time talking and less time interfacing.  I’ve really been working hard on building my online presence, it helps with the online shops and I love blogging, but this year I hope to be out and about a bit more, with old friends, and making new ones and being inspired by other people’s lives.  I want to be present!
  • Be respectful of other people.  Everyone is on a different journey, if someone is crabby with me, or non-responsive I need to remember they are on their own journey and as close as I am with them I will never truly know what their journey is all about but I must respect where it takes them.
  • And finally be more respectful to myself.  I am going to trust in my beliefs, care for myself more so that I have the capacity to care for others when they need me.   I started this last year when I started cycle commuting to work.  Fitting some exercise into my daily routine has really helped and it’s not a chore, in fact I love it (even the rain isn’t as bad as I thought!). 

So there you have it, these are the areas of my life which I’m going to work on, I don’t set targets, because it’s easy to feel bad if you don’t achieve them and what good does that do anyone!  Do you make resolutions?  Or are there areas of your life you’d like to work on?  I’d love to know, I might have missed something from my list!

Happy New Year my lovelies. xx

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