2013–New Years Resolutions!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!  I hope everyone had an absolutely incredible time celebrating the start of 2013 last night!  I thought I would write up a little summary post of the year and include this years New Years Resolutions!
NYE 2012!
New Years Resolutions.
1) Say ‘YES’ more!  Last year one of my resolutions was to be more sociable (I’m one of those people who would prefer to stay in bed with a film & tea rather than go out all night on the lash) and I definitely have been more sociable in 2012, so this year I want to continue and generally just say ‘yes’ more (with the exception of course).  I do not want to turn down opportunities and I feel like saying yes to things will give me a greater life experience! 
2) Record all memories!  The resolution to write in my journal at least once a week is a challenge I set myself every year and fail miserably!  I feel like every year my memory is getting worse and so I want to be able to record all of the good things that happen so I can look back and smile (or cry!) at everything that happened.  I’ve decided that writing in a diary doesn’t work so I’m going to try a new way of making that happen this year – I’m going to buy a big empty jar and whenever something good happens, I’m going to write it on a piece of paper and pop it in the jar.  That way at the end of next year I can read all the nice memories that happened and feel positive!
3) Be less sensitive.  I am probably one of the world’s most sensitive girls.  I will cry at anything and get upset quite easily and it pretty much ruined a few relationships for me last year, so in 2013 I want to become stronger.  I need to take things with a pinch of salt more and take things to heart less.  I’m not quite sure how I’m going to do this but I’ll try my hardest.
4) Banish my phobia. I have a terrible phobia of sick (emetophobia – people being sick around me and being sick myself, just sick in general) and it has got to such a point where it is controlling my life at the moment and this needs to change.  I have panic attacks regularly, it is destroying my social life (having to leave parties early in case any one is sick) and it also makes me feel like a terrible person – if a relative or friend is vomiting I can’t offer them any support or kindness because the phobia takes over and I become selfish and a person I don’t like.  I’m going to look into counselling or therapy to get rid of this phobia which is slowly taking over my life.  I am thinking about writing a post on my phobia in full, it might help myself understand it a little better and it might offer support for any one else suffering with the same thing.
Past year round up. 
Looking back, 2012 has definitely been one of my favourite years of my life so far, and that mainly had to do with the fact that I fell in love with someone I believed was my soulmate.  The year showed me that I can still love and be loved and although my relationship didn’t work out, I’m keeping positive for this year.  I am someone who loves my own space and can happily spend hours alone, but I am such a hopeless romantic that someone to share life with just seems to make everything better.  The latter half of the year has been admittedly pretty terrible for me; giving up on that love did ruin my self confidence and happiness but thankfully I have the world’s greatest friends and family who have helped me out and been there for me.
I managed to tick off last year’s ‘be more sociable’ resolution and because of that I have kept in touch with friends and have made an incredible bunch of new friends who I cherish and adore.  I’d like to say a humungous thank you to my best friend Alex for being there for me throughout my ups and downs in 2012, he was the one always there for me, listening to my adventures and then there to pick me up and give me words of encouragement I felt down.  I also want to give love to the incredible friends I have met through blogging, these girls are all unique and incredible in their own right and have all helped me grow this year – Lina, Jen, Lily, Zoe, Emma, Lucy
2012 was also the year that I started working in a job I absolutely adore.  Last night when I was tipsy I actually thought to myself, how bloody lucky am I to work in a job with an incredible boss and workmate, doing something I really enjoy doing which also allows me to have new experiences.  I am really looking forward to my working life this year!
FINALLY – I’d like to say that this blog has been the one consistent things throughout the past three years of my life and to have support from people that read what I have to say is pretty mindblowing for me.  When I started this blog three years ago it was just a hobby to help me relax, clear my head and write about beauty and I count myself so lucky that I am able to have met some wonderful people through blogging, as well as being offered some great new experiences.  My blog is still my greatest achievement which I am so proud of, so thank you for reading it!
I wish you all an incredible 2013!  Let me know what your New Years Resolutions are!



  1. January 1, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    I love your friend's dip dyed hair!! I'd really like to dye my hair like that too… I think I may have to steal your lat new years resolution of being more sociable!

    This is quite random but, how tall are you?

    I also wrote a blog post about new years resolutions and would love if you checked it out!! 😀 xx


  2. January 1, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    I love reading about your resolutions, I guess its quite therapeutic to reflect on the past year. I'm interested on a post about your phobia, for a few months now I've had a fear of sick and I often feel the same way as you said. It'd be good to find out ways to get around it, I often feel paranoid/scared in public parties for that reason so I'd find that super informative and helpful! Have a lovely 2013 xx

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  4. January 1, 2013 / 6:31 pm

    I really need to follow your "Saying yes more". Much like you i would rather curl up with a cuppa tea and a good book than go out, but I want to make memories and meet new people in 2013!
    Personally i hope to save alot of money this year for my summer working in Florida & for when I finish my degree (eeep the real world!)
    Good luck with yours!

  5. January 1, 2013 / 7:34 pm

    It's very rare people make such honest and positive resolutions, I admire you a lot for doing that!

    happy new year!

  6. January 1, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    Sometimes it's okay to be oversensitive, it's okay to let self feel!

    Your phobia sounds horrible, do you mean being sick as in vomiting or being ill? I hope you manage to kick it.

    Have a great 2013!

    Corinne x

  7. January 1, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Your resolutions are incredibly like mine, scarily infact. I too am a huge emetophobic – again to the point where it controls my life, my eating habits and even just leaving the house. Panic Attacks are the worst 🙁 Plus winter is definitely the worst time for us, it's phobia central. I totally know the feeling, and I'm too thinking about getting therapy for it, because unless you suffer from it, people just don't understand how bad the fear can actually be!

    So good luck, I'd quite like to see a post about it, I've never actually spoke to someone sharing the same extreme fear! Hope you're well 🙂


  8. January 1, 2013 / 9:07 pm

    Happy New Year! My resolution is to say "yes" more too!! Great post!

  9. January 1, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    I'll definitely be doing the 'record all memories' one too!


  10. January 1, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    Great job this year! Love reading your blog! I'm also starting a journal because I worry about my memory. Have you tried the journaling site Pencourage.com? I am super addicted to it now!

  11. January 1, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    My New years resolution is to stick at my blog that Ive just started! Love Love Love your blog Katie!

  12. January 1, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    It'd be great to hear how counselling etc goes for you, although I'm not phobic of sick, I am phobic of hospitals and I need to sort it out pronto as it's hard to have a phobia of a place like that!
    Anyway, happy new year!

  13. January 1, 2013 / 10:35 pm

    I can relate to this post and your resolutions so much!! I suffer with anxiety so I know how you feel about your phobia controlling your life!! I'm hoping to get cognitive behavioural therapy in the new year to help with mine!! I am also the worlds most sensitive person and like you it has ruined a few relationships!! I think a lot of it boils down to my anxiety and paranoia so I can totally relate!! I hope you manage to achieve these resolutions and congratulations on the sucess of your blog,
    you should be proud!! It's one of my faves!!


  14. January 1, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    one of my aims is to definitely meet more bloggers and keep my blog more of a diary to record more memories too 🙂 xx

  15. January 1, 2013 / 11:12 pm

    Aww this is brilliant, I love the one about writing in your journal, Ive started something similar recently and the say yes to more things! You all look so gorgeous hope you had a fab new years eve, Happy New Year hope you have a brilliant year 🙂



  16. January 1, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    Happy new year, i love your resolutions!:)


  17. Anonymous
    January 2, 2013 / 8:39 am

    I have a phobia of sick too, its so bad that my brain can actually stop me being sick even if I need to be. Its been 6 years since I was last sick and obviously the more I feel sick without being sick the worse the phobia gets 🙁

  18. January 2, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    Good luck with the phobia. I have arachnophobia (so spiders – hate writing/saying the word!) and whilst it doesn't seem so severe as yours it still takes over my life at points. Treatment seems pretty rare on the nhs as it doesn't effect my everyday life, so would maybe need to consider private treatment – so far hypnotherapy is winning in my choices. Wish you all the luck with that resolution!

  19. January 2, 2013 / 1:33 pm

    I hope it's a wonderful 2013 for you and you achieve all your goals, happy new year!!


  20. January 2, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    Wow, you're really pretty. I'm so excited for 2013, this is going to be a great year!


  21. January 2, 2013 / 7:09 pm

    I nominated you for a liebster award, check it out here http://msvchiles.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award-happy-new-year.html

  22. January 2, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Saying yes to new things and find fun from new experiences is such a great feeling – definitely the way forward in 2013!

    Check out my beauty resolutions;



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  24. January 3, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    Happy New year to you too 🙂 My new years resultion is not to make any New Years resolutions!
    They are only the to do list for the first week of january 🙂
    xxx Marina

    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

  25. January 4, 2013 / 10:06 pm

    I love this post I have the same problem with vomit am trying to get help to x

  26. January 4, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    I have the same phobia controls my life be interesting to view something am trying to get myself some help this year to xx

  27. January 4, 2013 / 10:09 pm

    I love this post I have the same problem with vomit am trying to get help to x

  28. January 7, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful new year 🙂 I love the resolution about saying yes to more things, I might have to steal it xx

  29. January 8, 2013 / 7:27 am

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  31. January 10, 2013 / 5:00 pm

    You don't have to publish this, but I just want to give you a virtual hug *hugs*. You've been lucky and unlucky this year and this is a nice post to round everything up.

  32. January 22, 2013 / 10:11 pm

    I just discovered your blog and really hope you write about your phobia, I have exactly the same problem! I had no idea so many other people felt like that too. I haven't been sick since I was old enough to remember and even the thought of it freaks me out. Good luck with all your resolutions : ) I've just started blogging and its people like you that inspire me xxx

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