Goodbye 2013 and looking forward to 2014

At the start of every year I think it's nice to look back and reflect on the year gone by as well as looking forward and making some goals/resolutions for the new year ahead:

New York - September 2013

If I had to sum up 2013 in one sentence I would say it was the year of big changes for me (some good, some bad). I started working full time, saw my friends move all over the country (some even abroad), changed jobs after 4 months, temporarily moved to a new place myself and made a whole load of new friends.

Highlights of the year included spending a week in Prague, making new friendships through work and blogging, turning 25, attending London fashion week and finally getting to visit New York. And the biggest downside? Having to divide my time between Kent and London (I'm a Londoner through and through).

 Kew gardens - summer 2013

So looking forward to 2014 - needless to say I'm super excited to be moving back to London in the summer. With a bit of luck, it'll also be the year me and my boyfriend buy our first place together. I also want to continue blogging on a regular basis, organise more meet ups with friends and hopefully do more travelling too (if you have any holiday recommendations then please do let me know in the comments below).

In terms of resolutions, I've gone for just 5 this year:

1. Aim to blog at least 3 times a week. Along side the usual beauty posts I'd like to feature more fashion, food and lifestyle posts too.

2. Try and be better organised. I've got a habit of leaving things to the last minute and this year I'd really like to be better prepared.

3. Somewhat cliched but I'd really like to eat healthier and be more active in 2014 (I always start off so well then tail off towards the end of the year). 

4. Set aside a small amount of time each fortnight for some pampering treat.

5. Finally get back into reading and aim for at least 1 book every 2 weeks. What with a Kindle and long hours on the train I've got no excuses this year!

What were your highlights of 2013?  Have you made any goals/resolutions for 2014?


  1. Great goals ! Good luck to you :)

  2. Looks like a great year - travel was definitely one of my highlights of 2013 too! x


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