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Thursday, 1 January 2015

On A New Year & A Year Passed

Happy New Year, lovely readers! I hope it's everything you want it to be and that 2015 brings you huge amounts of joy and happiness. I welcomed in the new year with some of my favourite people, including Harry, at a house party. It was a really great evening which left me crawling into bed at my Dad's house at 2am with a great big grin on my face.

So 2014 has come to an end, and what a great year it was. I feel that I've been very lucky over the past few years in being, ultimately, given some wonderful experiences. There have inevitably also been complications things that have been difficult to go through but, on the whole, I can't complain - I'm an incredibly lucky girl. Nevertheless, a new year does mean a new beginning (as cliched as it may be to say) and I'm excited to see what 2015 has in store.

At the start of 2014, I wrote my goals for the year, two of which I've recently reviewed that were reading goals. I thought I had better do the same this year so that I know I'm aiming towards something (I've always been a planner, me) but that I'd first see how I got on with the goals I set myself last year, which does not feel at all right to say yet!

1. Pass my AS Levels :: I did indeed pass all of them getting a C in Italian (my weakness), A in History, A in Philosophy & Ethics, A in Politics, and A* in my EPQ.

2. Say yes more :: This is something I'd like to carry on doing this year. I do think that in 2014 I was a lot more conscious in taking opportunities that were presented to me that I probably would not have taken otherwise, although I could have done more. However, at the same time, I think I need to be careful what I'm saying yes to, and that whatever it is I want to make sure is a feasible thing for me to do - I don't want to say yes to unrealistic goals.

3. Bake more :: I didn't bake as much as I would have liked to. But this is also ongoing and there were quite a few baking days dotted around the year so I'm quite pleased with this goal of 2014!

4. Blog more :: I definitely achieved this as in 2014 I wrote just over double the amount of posts I did in 2013, despite a few little breaks that occurred when life got a little hectic. I'm therefore over the moon with this one, and hope I can keep it up throughout 2015.

5. Worry less :: Now I am definitely one of 'those' people, the type that worries about seemingly everything. I just can't help it. Or so I thought. I've really worked on this in 2014 and, although I think I'll always be a worrier in some way, I'm worrying much less than I used to, and that feels great.

6. Keep writing in my five-year diary everyday :: I did it!! I've now got two years of entries into my One Line A Day diary which is so nice to have and will be amazing to look back on if I can keep it up for the full five years of entries.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's Eve too and are resting as I am today before I will probably have to finally put the chocolates a way and start being a little bit healthier! I'll be back tomorrow with my goals for the coming year :)

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