I bet you £10 that I am not the only blog you'll be reading that has a 'New Year' themed post, no, in fact I bet you £100... Today is the day where the blogging world goes a little bit bat shit crazy in posting various blogs about what they intend on doing/saying/keeping as their New Year Resolutions. At the age of nearly 29 I can safely say that I am a little 'done' with making New Years Resolutions, if its one thing that my age and life has taught me, is that there is no time like the present to change your life or yourself.
Don't get me wrong, I love the feeling of a fresh New Year... the feeling of unexpectedness, that something exciting might be round the corner, but along with the expectation comes the opportunity for you to fail. So much pressure is placed on these 'resolutions' that more times than not, the times that you do fail wil have a negative impact on your life... and along with failure comes the disappointment in yourself - it's a vicious circle if you ask me, and that is why I'm staying away. Of course there are certain things I'd like to push myself towards but to be pretty frank with you, I'm not going to punish myself if it doesn't quite happen.
Sure, I could do with losing a couple of stone, trimming up, improving my eating habits, being more structured with my fitness but you know what? I have a normal life, I adore my food and everything about eating and well, I actually like having some more curves - I sure as hell know I'm not going to punish myself should an extra slice of cake magically fall into my mouth. Y'see, this year has taught me all about the importance of life as a whole. Some of us (including myself) go about their daily life moaning about things that really aren't worthy of a moan about.... When you look at the bigger picture and think of lost ones or people who are ill etc, there really is so much more to life than say, missing out on an opportunity to buy that extra pair of shoes... Hey, perhaps I'm getting old, perhaps I'm getting a little sentimental but lordy, I am so happy that myself and those close to me are alive, well, happy and smiling. 2012 has been a year of wakeup calls: from health to love, from losing someone to wishing people well, from goodbyes to hello's, I have learnt alot. I will go into 2013 with no real goals, nothing set in stone because mostly I want to enjoy every single darn second on this earth, I will hopefully take the hardships on the chin, embrace the good and mostly I will feel god damn lucky I have what I have.
All my love to all of you who have read this blog and supported me, Here's to 2013 and that extra slice of cake...