Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Changes in 2014

Hello Everyone and happy new year!

I actually cannot believe it's 2014, it really doesn't seem like a whole year ago I was saying I can't believe it's 2013 already! 2013 was an ok-ish year with not much to report on, it just went very quick! For me, 2014 is quite a important year which will see some significant changes. Come May it will be my last day of school which I'm kind of happy about because I don't like school but I'm also sad about it as it's all I've been used to from the age of 4! I will of course be starting sixth form/college which I'm really scared about too! I'm not looking forward to my GCSE's but I'm looking forward to finally finishing them and fingers crossed getting good results then having the very long Summer ahead. Aside from that lengthy ramble, the point of this post is to write down some things I would like to achieve/see happen this year. I haven't called it 'resolutions' as that has a sort of stigma attached to it when you won't follow it through - but all of these I am hoping will be a success!

Re Start My Business - I did a post a while all about my little handmade business, Petal Dreams, however since then not much has come of it. I sort of rushed the last bit of it and it wasn't as organsied as I would have liked it to be. This year I'm hoping to start from scratch with it, sort of like a 're launch' and figure out exactly what I'm doing and everything like that. It's fun and exciting but also hard work - I think Summer will be the time I will be working extra extra hard on this.

Use my Clarisonic more - I bought a Clarisonic Mia agesss ago and I haven't used it that much in the last year. I really want to start using this every other day in the evening and hopefully I will see a difference - I don't want it to go to waste as it was a lot of money!

Finally sort out my skin - I'm not sure how much I've talked about my skin on my blog but well, it's pretty awful. I've had acne since about 11 or 12 and it's still going strong now. Summer/early Autumn last year it looked really great - my skin tablets (started taking them in Feb) were working good and I was really happy however at the end of December my doctor changed them and I had about 3 days when I didn't take any and it's flared up really bad and I'm not feeling good about it :( I'm hoping this year I will finally see the back of it (or the worst of it gone)

Have more fun - I want to become more confident and just do more things, go to new places and have fun. In the summer holidays I really want to do lots of things I haven't done before!

Manage time better - I want to make adequate time for everything in my life which includes blogging but also spending a lot of time on homework and revision.

Complete my spending ban - My bank account was well and truly battered October - December and although I love buying things the past year I have become way way better at saving money apart from my occasional large splurges. Since getting new things for Christmas and buying myself stuff I am putting myself on a one month spending ban but I will have a separate post on it!


Improve my pictures - I'm hoping for a new camera for my birthday which will not only help with taking pictures for my business but will be great for blogging, I love clear pictures on blogs! I also want to become more creative with how I take pictures.

Join in with blogger chats - There are so many blogger chats on twitter now and I rarely join in! I used to regular join in but I haven't been lately :( It's a great way to interact with other bloggers and find new blogs to read so I'm hoping to join in fully with at least two a week.

Read and comment on more blogs - I hardly ever comment on others blog posts but I will definitely be making the effort as it's always nice to receive a lovely comment! I also will be replying to all of mine which I am so bad at, sorry! I also want to discover more blogs to read which I'm sure the blogger chats will help with.

POST MORE - Yes. I'm sure you can gather I really don't post much! It's no fault but my own, I am just so lazy! I'm hoping to start posting 3 or 4 times a week.

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This was a really long rambly post so well done if you read it all! It was probably quite boring but it was mainly for myself to use and check back on. I will definitely do an update on this half way through the year so sometime during June or July and then in one year from now (feels crazy thinking that far ahead) 

Let me know what your 2014 aims are!



  1. loved this post! it was fun to read & we actually have quite similar resolutions :)
    good luck in 2014!

    niamh xxx

  2. Good luck with your resolutions. Happy new year

  3. Good luck with those resolutions and Happy New Year x
    Beautyqueenuk xx