Wednesday, 6 January 2016

A new year


Top L-R 2010 - 2012
Bottom L-R 2013 - today

It was staff photo day today, the first time since I've been blonde that I've managed to have a new photo taken. Staff photo day always makes me look back at past photos of me, tonight I put together a collage of photos taken every year from 2010 until today.

This has made me realise how much I prefer how I look and feel as a person now. I don't know if it's the experiences I've been through or turning 30 last year but I'm finally comfortable in my own skin, I like who I am as a person and I'm ok with how I look. 

If the last year has taught me anything it's that you really do need to like yourself to get any sense of contentment with life. 2015 was a mixed bag, it started off ok, veered into pretty good during April, crashed around my ears between the end of May and pretty much all through the summer. To be honest most of the time after June (apart from my 30th birthday) is a bit of a blur, nothing particularly good or bad happened, life just continued. My best friend got married in July, I was bridesmaid and had a ball. I adopted a dog in August but was forced to re-home him in October due to issues at home. November and December were the stand out months for me. Awesome things (ok, one thing) happened in my personal life which made me very happy despite going through some fairly rubbish health issues that I'm still dealing with. 

I wasn't planning on doing a goal setting post, I don't make resolutions because I know I'd never keep them and I also don't buy into the whole changing who I am on the strike of midnight going into a new year, but I'm already making changes. I've entered two 10k runs later in the year, I'm signed up to an indoor climbing course and I know I'll be seeing more of the outdoors this year which I'm really excited about. In December I made the decision (which was helped by my father) to keep my house, it's not something I'll go into all that much here for the next few months, but knowing that I'll be here for maybe another two years feels like a weight off my shoulders. I've got an ever growing list of things that need doing around the house and in the garden, I'm very excited to get started.

I'm hoping to up my travel this year, with some ideas brewing already. Weekends in West Wales and London are booked and plans for later in the year hopefully will come off. 

All in all 2016 is looking promising.

Happy new year.

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  1. You have such beautiful hair! Glad 2016 is looking promising for you, the house projects sound exciting too :) x

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    1. Thank you! Much prefer being blonde :) x

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  2. Congrats dude. Feeling comfortable in your own skin is huge. Only good things will follow.

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    1. It really is! It's taken a while but I got there.

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  3. Sounds like there's lots of exciting stuff to come! 2015 you looks very happy and healthy :) Happy new year!

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

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    1. I'm really looking forward to this year, it's very promising. Happy new year! x

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