Happy New Year’s Eve Lovelies, what a year it has been! I’ve got a feeling I’m gonna have a bit more luck than this year. Although with everything going on, it has been such an amazing year and I have been bless with the adventures I have been on and got to share with my closest friends and family! I was ever so lucky to go to Paris with Chanel, to Greece spontaneously last minute instead of Marrakech, Spain & Portugal with a lot of my family and friends, Festivals, LFW and all the amazing 21st in between! It has been such a wonderful year with a few hiccups along the journey!
So I wanted to talk about what I am thinking of my new year resolutions and how I am hoping to approach them. I think with new year resolutions it is like a ‘diet’, you can’t go cold turkey straight away and expect to not cave…you will! one step at a time is key, you can’t just jump into anything…if you can, you go gurrrllll!
- Health – so health…so this year, I was very unfortunate with health however very lucky, I was going to do another blog post about it, maybe I will but anyway going to just say it… I have no more cancer!!!! I had my operation on Tuesday 19th December 2017 to remove the tumour and it was a success! I do have a not so pretty scar but I’m here and thats all I should be thinking. But Health! I used to be a health-addict a couple of years ago, big time! and I want recollect only some of those ways, as I was so obsessed with how I looked and actually wasn’t happy, how ever I was doing something right, so I want to look back of how I approached health then. Instead of feeling guilty of food, I worshipped food, I saw food as my fuel and my body was a machine, and to keep my machine healthy and metabolism high, it needed fuel! P.s not saying eat all the crap and sugar, I’m talking about real food, eat like a cave man, no process. Over the years at university I let myself down, I got self conscious and kept comparing myself to others and watching how I ate and that did nothing for me. When my operation scar heals, I want to get back into a regular fitness routine, and make it fun. My friend Jess and I would go to the bottom of our road on a Sunday and do circuits and take it in turn, example; I would run up the hill to a poll, back and forth, 5 times and Jess would do skipping in the duration of the time. Grab a friend and do little things regularly and you will keep up with it.
- Planning for the future – so it is my final year at University, and I need to start thinking about what is next? At the moment it has been a whirl wind of everything going on but today I want to look at whats next? It is a fact that there is such a thing as ‘post-university’ depression and it is where, graduated students become depressed and lost under pressure to move out or with the next chapter in their lives, and it is down to not planning ahead. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t planned anything how ever I want to get some ideas down and it could help some of you, so here is what I would love to do; travel! live abroad or intern, or a company will have me straight after University and they accept all the holidays I have in the summer….. 😉 I want to plan that at least once or twice a month, in the run up to summer, I go to a coffee shop, sit down, make time and do research.
- Being Happy – Cheesy, but true! I’ve become such a positive and forward thinking person over the past couple of months, yes I wine about my self appearance and yes I wine about my work, etc but you have to talk to you self and say…’I can do this’ and you really can! Nothing will ever be easy, don’t let anyone tell you, you can’t do it or they have no belief in your passion or you dreams…who cares! finding what makes you happy is key, get rid of that negativity from not just yourself, but if you have people bringing you down or sad, move on! Okay this year, Think about you! go an extra mile to do something for your self, that will make you feel happy, not going shopping… but health, laughing, fitness, sleeping. What will make you a better you! maybe make your resolution, ‘do something for you and do something for someone else.’ The past couple of weeks, I have been more thoughtful of my actions to people and the environment around me and I think everyone should take this into account and make more effort for our surroundings.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
― Anne Frank,
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
― Barack Obama
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
― Charles Dickens
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes
So I hope this has helped and been interesting to read, as writing this has reopened my mind about my resolutions I want to achieve.
Happy New Year, I wish you all the health, love and adventures,
lots of love
Photographed by the lovely Jutta Klee