2012 Overview & New Years Resolutions

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Hi Guys! I can't believe it's 2013! WOW, where did 2012 go? The past year has flown by but it's been a blooming brilliant one. Not only did I fly to the other side of the world alone to visit my family in Australia (huge deal for a nervous flyer like me!) but I spent an amazing five months there and had some of the best experiences of my life. I also landed myself a new job which so far I am really enjoying. 

I've also seen my blog go from strength to strength and still can't believe how far I have come in the space of a year. (proud moment right there!) My boyfriend and I also celebrated our five year anniversary which is a crazy long time as it only feels like yesterday we had our first date. (Aw!) I've also had some amazing times with my family and friends and overall had an amazing year!

As with every year, I like to set myself some resolutions as I think it's a great way to give myself motivation to get things I want to do, done. I'm going to try my best to stick to them and if I'm ever feeling unmotivated, I can look at this blog post to give me that little push in the right direction. I've broke my list of resolutions up in to three sections; Health, Blogging & Life. I hope you enjoy reading what I hope to achieve in the next twelve months ...

- Join a gym and actually go three times a week (no ifs or buts!).
- Cut out fizzy drinks and drink lots of water instead.
- Only allow myself to eat takeaways on the weekend and make fresh meals during the week.
- Take homemade lunches to work, no ready meals.
- Stick to a strict skincare routine (no skipping bits because I'm tired).

- Continue to enjoy and be passionate about my blog.
- Post at least three times a week, more if possible.
- Advance my photography and learn some new tricks with my DSLR camera.
- Film my first VIDEO!
- Do more 'looks' and tutorials.
- Go to at least one blogger meet up.
- Go to at least one blogger event.
- Buy a tripod and lighting.
- Continue to grow, develop and reach new milestones.
- Buy a bigger dressing table for storage, preferably white with lots of drawers.
- Make sure I comment on other blogs and reply to questions on mine. I usually try my best to do this but lack of time makes it difficult.
- Stop biting my nails - Pretty nails means more nail related blog posts.

- Start driving lessons again.
- Pass my theory and driving test.
- Get Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help deal with my anxiety attacks.
- Try to be more positive.
- Stop worrying about what other people think and grab every opportunity with both hands.
- Go somewhere exotic on holiday (I'm thinking Dubai).
- Go to a festival with friends.
- Stop spending unnecessarily.
- Set up a savings account - you never know when you might need some extra cash.

and as always ...
- Spend quality time with my family and friends.

So there we have it, my 2013 goals! I told you there was a lot and some people might think this is unrealistic but none of them are huge changes, just little tweaks and developments in my life that I think are very achieveable. My biggest aim is to get my anxiety under control and stop letting it control my life and my second is to pass my driving test. As well as continuing to grow and develop my blog, everything else will be a lovely bonus.

I hope you all had an amazing New Years Eve last night, I went to the comedy club which was a good laugh and then down to the Quayside for the firework display. They were absolutely amazing and it was a lovely way to bring in the new year.


What are your resolutions?

Lots of Love,


  1. Some great New Years Resolutions here! Good luck with them all! I've already kind of broken one of my more personal ones haha but oh well - my beauty ones are still going strong (although it is only day one!) :D

    Oooh and if you want to come to a meet-up I'm organising one for July in London that you would be more than welcome to come to!

    Helen xxx

  2. this is a great post to start the new year! youve got some great goals, really excited to see what 2013 has in store for you and your blog - so glad i came across it in 2012! :) xxx

  3. Great goals lovely! There's some there that I want to add to mine.
    Good luck and I hope you achieve them all :)


  4. We have lots of similar resolutions!
    Excited to see your 2013 posts :)

  5. Great goals, quite similar to most of mine! Bring on 2013 :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  6. Great new year posts and like you my goals are similar although I didn't write them all down. I'm hoping to drive as well so here's to driving and a good new year.



  7. good luck with your goals :) happy New Year. x

  8. Snap on a few of your Life resolutions. I actually just posted my review of 2012 and spoke about not letting anxiety control my life. Best of luck with everything :)

    Tricia x

  9. You have some great resolutions there! I successfully gave up diet coke this year and feel so much better for it ~ you will feel better once you have done it. I can't wait to see your blog grow more as well! xx

  10. Good luck on reaching your goals sweetie, I am sure you will achieve them all and much more! :)
    Happy new year!!! xxx


  11. I hope you reach your goals! I want to go to a blogger meet up too, I wonder when the next one is? RoRos World

  12. My resolutions are so similar, good luck with them! :)

  13. You have made some great goals, my favourite being "film my first video" eeeeek! I hope you reach all your goals and happy new year! x


  14. Good luck in 2013! I think I may do a post like this so I can look back in the year as see if I stuck with them :D
    I'm taking my practical driving test at the end of this month! EEEKKK!
    Theory is easy as long as you revise! xo

  15. Great blog post - the CBT I was thinking about getting to help me deal with issues that are bothering me. I have heard it works pretty well, so I am willing to give it a try :)

    All the best in conquering all your resolutions this year :)

  16. Happy new year Kayleigh! Best of luck with all of your resoltuions, and congrats on the success with your blog! :] Good luck with the driving also, I've been learning this year and hope to pass by 2012. :)

  17. Sounds pretty much similar to me. espesh the most part anxiety attacks. I need it myself. it just overtakes my life! Hope it will work for u :) happy new year babe xxx

  18. I hope you achieve your goals! They sound very achievable! Much love xx


  19. aww love this! happy new years hun x

  20. So pleased 2012 was good to you Kayleigh, happy new year. Our original plans involved going to the Quayside for the firework display, I was gutted we didn't make it! Good luck with achieving your goals :) xxx

  21. loved this, gave me some great ideas! :) cannot wait for your first video! x


  22. Good luck with everything. You should review the resolutions at the end of every month just to remind yourself of them or in case you fall off track. It'd be awesome to revisit this post again in 2014 :)


  23. Good luck with your goals Kayleigh, I'm sure you will go above & beyond!!! Xx


  24. you can do this! :-) yay for 2013!


  25. I wish you all the luck for 2013 Kayleigh and I would watch video that you make, if you decided to make videos. I hope you get your anxiety under control or can at least work on it, my goal for this year is to work on my blog more :)

  26. good luck with your resolutions :) ive been following you on twitter for a while and ive just started to follow your blog as ive got mine back up and running :)



  27. happy new year honey :) good luck with all of your goals (especially controlling anxiety). Hope 2013 is fab for you :)


  28. Happy New Year gorgeous! Lots of those are great goals to have, mine are quite similar :)

  29. Good luck with your goals,

    I started CBT last year and it's hands down the best thing I ever did. I hope it works for you, too


  30. Good luck with your resolutions! I loved your one about homemade lunches for work, I try to do the same but get bored of them really easily! Would you consider doing posts about what different meals you make to keep yourself interested & not diving for junk food? :) xoxo

  31. Great resolutions huni good luck with them all! I really want to start being more healthy but I never find the time to go to a gym, going to start jogging instead and then swimming when I have time Xx I've recently finished having CBT for post traumatic stress disorder and it really helped!

  32. What great goals! I can definitely relate to a few of them!! Think I might have to write mine up soon!

    Tania xx

  33. These are beautiful resolutions XX

  34. Is getting a drivers license in England very rigorous? I still haven't gotten mine here in America, but it's mainly due to my anxiety about driving. I hear the test here is MUCH easier than it is there though, so I'm actually lucky!


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