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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

My Happy New Year | What does 2013 mean to you?

  Firstly, I'M HOME!!!! Hope you haven't missed me too much ;) and a huuuuuge thank you to all the gorgeous bloggers who guest posted for me whilst I was away. Hope you all enjoyed reading them as much as I did. I have SO much I want to write about over the next few weeks, and don't fret - I will be providing you with a post dedicated to my trip to Australia! :D
  Anyway - I’m aware that I’m perhaps a teensy bit late for the ‘New Year’ blog post. But I’m writing it anyway ;) c’mon I have been away in Australia for the month, so this essentially is my New Year.
  So everyone, every year starts their January with New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones…lose the stone put on over Christmas, eat healthy, go to the gym etc. etc. And that’s all well and good – I mean don’t stop, especially if you actually stick to them for the whole year. However, I think the only person I’ve ever met that has stuck to and achieved their New Years resolutions is my boyfriend. I’d be very keen to hear of anyone else that has! I guess I'm just not very good at sticking to things when my hearts not in it. But don't get me wrong, I totally commend the people who can and do - do it.
  This year, I’m going to change my tune a little and take a leaf out of his book. I’m not going to set resolutions that I clearly won’t keep or that to be honest I really don’t want to. Yes I have personal objectives that I would like to accomplish this year, like buying my first home amongst a few others. But they aren't New Year’s resolutions, they are simply life.

  2013 for me will purely be about being more positive. 
  Being in Australia (albeit for only 3 weeks) has genuinely made me feel a bit gutted about my country and our culture. Don’t get me wrong, I love my home and all the beautiful places that are under our little European roof – but honestly, we are the most grumpy, negative bunch of people pretty much ever. 
  Perhaps the sunshine over the other side of the world makes everyone a little bit merrier but really, it’s so shockingly different. I am determined going forward that every morning I will wake up and remind myself that life is not so bad. Yes we have deadlines, yes we are stressed, yes money may be tight, yes we’ve had an argument with our partner over who left the fridge door open but life is GOOD! 
  If you’ve met me you’d know that sometimes (more often than not) I can be a bit of a negative ninny. And I’m fully aware that sometimes I am not going to be able to be a positive penny, but I am definitely 100% going to make myself look for the positives before I go to whinge and whine.
  The past month of my life has been pretty much the happiest I’ve been in a long while. I was surrounded by positivity and happiness and it’s just infectious. If everyone here was just a tad jollier I can pretty much guarantee we’d all be smiling a hell of a lot more. 
all images courtesy of weheartit.com

  So if like me you’re a bit ‘done’ with setting yourself unrealistic and unachievable goals, I’d love it if you joined in and jumped on the happiness bandwagon! (Enough cheese, or?) 
  This year will be the best yet – I know it.

  What about you lovely lot? What does 2013 mean to you? :)


KayleighLouise said...

Aw Meg I absolutely love this post because I know exactly what you mean!!!

When I was in Australia, it was possibly the happiest and positive I've ever been in my whole life. I don't know if it is the weather or just the Aussies way of thinking but I love how everything is so chilled over there!!

The UK can be a dreary old place at times but I'm going to do the same as you and try to see the positive this year!!

Fabulous post and so glad to have you back blogging again!! We need our Costa date soon ;)

Lots of Love,

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Kayleigh, thank you so much! Really glad you enjoyed reading it :D

It really is isn't it. I just loved every second because everything just felt so relaxed and happy. We definitely need to take a leaf out of their book :)

Oh gosh, it's WAY over due. Definitely set a date for February?

Take care lovely, and hope you're starting to feel a bit better!


Adi said...

Your post made me smile.. I have very high hopes from this year too :) looking forward to your next post (and pics of your trip.. sounds like you had tons of fun!) xx

Naffy said...

yay you are back! greta post honey! I love all the quotes on the pictures and I am planning to do much of the same this year too!

Glad to have you back and I'm happy you enjoyed Aus!

lots of love
Nafisah xxxx

Miss Betty Boop said...

I agree with you in everything you've written.
I am also very often pesimist, and I really don't have a good reason to be like that.
So, my 2013 resolutions are also to be a bit more grateful for all that was given to me, my husband, my home, my familly, health... what more can I ask?
So, I'm wearing my smile every day from now. :D


Katie said...

Oh I love this! I am a really negative person and have been for years but I am striving to get out of that. I wish you all the best luck on your positive year!

I did a few posts about New Years if you would like to see them



Charlie said...

welcome back! im so excited to read your Australia posts!
everyone I know that has come back from there has returned all positive and with a fresh outlook. I think this post is great, enjoy the things that you have. Buying your fist home is such a big deal!
I wish you all the best for this year :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe thank you Adi - I'm glad it made you smile!!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you lovely lady. I had the best time - I recommend everyone goes!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Ahh I am SO glad that you feel like you want to be more positive! It sounds like your life is really wonderful, so definitely embrace it with a smile :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks Katie, i'm glad you liked it. I will keep my fingers crossed for you too!!

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks Charlie :) I know, I don't think anyone can visit and not feel happier!
I hope you have a wonderful year too - you're such a lovely girl xxx

Lucy Cole said...

I love this post!! I am definitely on the happiness bandwagon! I'm taking my GCSE's this year so positivity is what I need! I am SO motivated this year!!Xxx


Adora Mehitabel said...

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sarahxo said...

I absolutely adore this post!
I am definitely jumping on the happiness train this year! Last year wasnt the best year for me and I am determined to be a happier more positive person this year and so far I am doing pretty well :)
And I hope yo get your house too :) Can't wait to read all about your trip to australia! It looks amazing over there! xxxx


Zoe Newlove said...

What a lovely post. Everybody says what a positive place Australia is and how chilled out it is, I definitely need to give it a visit. My friend who is out there on a visa doesn't want to go home and is applying for permanent residency. Good luck with buying your first home, you must be so excited planning for your future. Tea parties at yours yes? :)

Welcome back Megs, I missed you xx

Zoe Newlove said...

p.s YAY I made the Blogs you Heart List... so sweet xxxx

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I will definitely be trying to be more positive too, it can be hard at times! Nice list :) x


WonderfulYou said...

Awe Lucy - massive ball of fat good luck for your GCSE's!! Will be thinking of you :) and keep smiling!xx

WonderfulYou said...

:) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Sarah, I hope this year turns out to be happier than 2012 :) thank you so much!! Hopefully I can sort through all the photo's by the weekend!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Of course you did!! :D Awe thank you, i'm glad you enjoyed reading it lovely - and yes I don't blame them, it's a wonderful place. YES!!!! Definitely - canny wait xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Thanks sweets!xx

Kelly Hobbit Elmore said...

Love this and Love you! xx

WonderfulYou said...

Love you more <3 xxx

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