The New Year & Resolutions!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!  I can’t believe 2011 is now over!  I hope you all had a fantastic NYE, I celebrated with my uni friends in an old bunker/tunnel in South London, where we all drank a bit too much wine and had a good dance to some live bands (will post a photograph of how I wore my makeup if you are interested!).

One topic of conversation I love at this time of year are new year resolutions.  I am always curious to hear what other people want to change in their lives/about themselves, so I thought I’d share my top four resolutions with you all today.

New Years Eve – my last photograph of 2011.
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1) STOP WORRYING!  I am the world’s worst worrier and I constantly worry about anything and everything and I just can’t help it!  I have about five ‘dilemmas’ daily and seem to find a worry in everything, I need to learn to just relax and see where the wind takes me instead of getting panicked and aggy.  For example – I worry about ‘nights out’ a lot, I worry how I will get home, whether I’ll enjoy myself, whether I’ll make a fool of myself or will be boring, what I will wear and about money!  This has to all stop in 2012.

2)  Be more sociable.  There is nothing I love more than having a quiet night in with my family.  I am a granny at heart and the idea of snuggling in my pjs, in bed with a good book and cup of tea is heaven to me.  BUT, this needs to change!  I am in the prime of my youth and need to be out in the world enjoying myself and meeting new people, experiencing new things.  Therefore I am going to try to say ‘yes’ to invites out more – and this means no worrying also!

3) Wear more colour!  There’s no denying it, I think I might be a subconsciously unaware goth.  I wear black all the time, either that or grey, so I want 2012 to see me being more adventurous with colour.  I’ve recently acquired a bright orange lace top (a Christmas pressie from my sister) and I am determined to wear it out, confidently.  I will update you all on this colour mission as I also want to start taking more outfit photographs this year.

4) Write in my journal at least once a week.  I’m gutted that I didn’t document my adventures and daily life more over the past two years and so I want to write down everything so that I don’t forget a thing in 2012.  I have this resolution every year but I’m determined to complete this task this year.

Past year round up 2011 was a rollercoaster ride for me – it started of terribly; trying to juggle my dissertation and final major project at university whilst also trying to cure a broken heart did not bode well for a good start, but after graduating and a bout of hilarious first dates in the spring, things finally started looking up!  I had a fabulous holiday in Marrakech, celebrated my 23rd birthday with my bffs and family, had a girly trip to Paris in the autumn and managed to land myself a paid photography internship, which I absolutely loved and enjoyed to bits. 

My greatest achievement of 2011 however, has to be my blog!  It has provided me with some incredible opportunities and experiences and I am so grateful for all the support I get from everyone who reads my blog.  I want to say a massive thank you for still being interested in what I have to say, haha!  I hope to continue to live up to your expectations in the coming year, thank you for sticking by me, guys!

I feel very passionately that 2012 will be a fantastic year and I’m excited for everything that the future holds for me and my little blog!

How did you celebrate New Years Eve and what are your resolutions for 2012?


Coming up in the next week – my favourite products of 2011!



  1. January 2, 2012 / 6:26 pm

    My one and only new years resolution: be the best person I can possibly be. 🙂

    I hope you have an amazing year!

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:34 am

      That's the best resolution I've ever heard. If you can be happy and live to your fullest then you will have a great year. Happy New year Farzana!

  2. January 2, 2012 / 7:18 pm

    Awh such a great post, loved your look back on the past year bit.

    Happy 2012 and best wishes for the year ahead 🙂

  3. January 2, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    #1 is one of my main focus points for 2012 too! The rare occasions that I don't worry, I still end up worrying afterwards, being convinced that I looked ridiculous and silly.

    Also treating my body with more respect and eating more healthy.

    Good luck with your blog in 2012, I'm sure it will all go great 🙂

  4. January 2, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    Ugh I so agree with the first resolution, I worry so much and I definitely need to stop.
    Also, Happy New Year! 🙂

    Carissa xx

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:34 am

      It seems that so many people worry to much! Here's to stopping that in 2012! Hope your new year is going well so far 🙂 xxx

  5. January 3, 2012 / 12:37 am

    great resolutions Katy! Will you stick by them though ;D

    Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo

  6. January 3, 2012 / 10:27 am

    I promise myself I'll be more positive this year even when it seems impossible….

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:39 am

      Awh, chin up! It'll be a fanntasstic year. XXX

  7. January 3, 2012 / 10:25 pm

    I look forward to your posts 🙂 You was on my myspace indecently ages ago in the myspace years! I then had you on facebook but don't anymore (wow i sound like a stalker or something ha!)
    But yeah i like your blog and I am now starting on my own … its really quite addictive isn't it?!

    I have a few goals too and I think this is going to be my next post


    • January 12, 2012 / 11:38 am

      Awh Jenna! Yes I remember you! How are you doing?
      I love blogging purely because it really relaxes me, I find it so calming to write about beauty products, haha!
      Happy New Year lovely xxx

  8. January 4, 2012 / 8:18 am

    You have a great blog, and I love your resolutions!

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