A Little Catch Up #3: New Year’s Edition

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Hello hello helllooooo lovely people!

In true Georgia style, this post is almost a week overdue but we are going to roll with the punches (new year, old me, apparently). Normally, on December 31st every year, I feel super reflective over the previous twelve months. However, this year, that feeling didn’t hit until a few days into 2019 when I started to consider what my hopes and goals for this year would be. I’ve had a little ponder and I’d like to share them with you.

I feel like if I make my resolutions public, it gives me more incentive to actually stick to them (lol). Last year, I actually surprised myself. My main goal was to exercise more and become happier with my body / mental attitude towards the gym. I really do feel like I achieved this to some extent. I gymmed the most I’ve ever gymmed and actually stuck to it. Obviously, busier ‘life’ times called for less time on the treadmill but I’d like to give myself a little pat on the back for sticking out a New Year’s resolution for the most part. Go on my gal.

I think keeping resolutions realistic is really important, especially for me, because I like feeling as if I have achieved something by following them through. Sooooo here goes. My New Year’s resolutions for 2019 ARE:

– STOP BUYING BLACK CLOTHES

As I discovered when one of my housemates pointed out that I didn’t actually have to separate my washing into colours, my wardrobe consists of 99% black clothing. So, I thought 2019 should be the year I try to branch out and try wearing a little more colour. I think this one will be pretty easy to stick to so keep ya fingers crossed. Even though it will make my laundry more of a task, I think the pay off will be worth it. Get ready for some CUTE outfits.

– WRITE MORE

I would also really like to blog more. I know this is so much easier said than done and I am the absolute worst for saying that I’ll post more and then not following through because I become busier with other things. More generally, I would like to write more. Writing is such an escape for me and really helps me express how I’m feeling in certain situations. Whenever I’m super stressing, I’ll sit and word vomit onto a page or turn it into poetry, or a song, and then my head feels clearer and I feel lighter. Once I graduate this year (which we won’t talk about yet because there’s a 100% chance I’m freaking out about it), I’m really going to make my writing more of a central focus. I’m thinking of doing a post explaining what I want to get up to next year when I’m (fiiiiiinally) done with university so do let me know if that’s something you’re interested in reading about.

– READ MUSIC

This one is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve been wanting to do this for years and it’s fully on me that I’ve made no progress in doing so. By no means do I want to be the next Mozart, but a basic understanding of how to read sheet music would be very ideal in my life.

– TAKE MORE RISKS

I’m definitely someone who likes to live in their own little shell. Once I have a way of doing something, I’ll rarely adapt it. In other words, I do not deal well with change AT ALL, which is something I’ve spoken about before on my blog. However, the older I get, the more I realise that this is not a growth mindset in the slightest and in order to get the most out of my life, I need to suck it up and take some more risks. I just want to EXPERIENCE life and everything it has to offer and I won’t be able to do so if I don’t put myself out there more. Be it with my career, relationships or friendships.

– PRIORITISE HAPPINESS

My main focus for 2019 is my own happiness. I know this seems a pretty cliche New Year’s rezzo but I am really, really going to try to implement this little one. The end of 2018 was a bit of a mess for me, to put it politely, and I really felt like I started to lose myself. In 2019, I’d like to regain the confidence I used to have within myself and the belief that I’m actually able to achieve things and deserve to achieve them. Upon reflection, my dip in mindset really came as a result of surrounding myself with the wrong people and looking for happiness in the wrong places. Mix that with general uni and life stress and I was one unhappy gal for a little while. I don’t want to look back at 2019 and feel the same way. Happiness will be everything. I’m going to surround myself with my favourite people and do my favourite things.

I think it’s going to be a good one.

What are your New Year’s resolutions??

All the love,

G X

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Hello 2018!

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The end of 2017 was celebrated with my best friend, large amounts of champagne and rounded off with a huge portion of chips. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect end to what has been an emotionally draining, yet emotionally rewarding, year. 2017 saw tears…LOTS of tears, both happy and sad. It also saw a whole lot of laughter and joy that I can only put down to the lovely people I have in my life. I’ve learned a lot about myself and how I handle certain situations and I have to say, I think I’ve kicked ass this year!!

There are many things I wish I had done, or hadn’t done. But each tiny moment pieced together to make the whirlwind of crazy that was my 2017.

It’s been a pretty hard year emotionally for me.

I’ve had my heart broken; I’ve had to learn to pick up the pieces and glue them back together. I’ve struggled severely with home sickness. I’ve doubted myself when I should have believed in myself. I’ve started new things and failed (I mean, just look at my Blogmas attempt!!). I’ve worked hard and received no reward. My kindness has been taken for weakness. I’ve felt insecure. I’ve taken risks that haven’t paid off.  I’ve struggled in discovering who I am and what path I should take. I’ve had to make ‘adult’ decisions that I’m definitely not ready to have made.

But, I’ve also lived. I’ve made so many memories that will stay with me for a very long time. I’ve travelled with my friends. I’ve revisited a dream role of mine. I’ve sang my heart out to hundreds of people. I’ve watched my friends grow and achieve things that make me so proud to call them friends. I’ve pretty much watched every single series on Netflix (yes, I am classing that as an achievement). I’ve dabbled in this thing called ‘adulting’, but the jury is still out on that one. I’ve put time into improving my blog and have been rewarded by a growing following. I’ve learnt the value of having true and honest friends that will always have your back no matter what. I’ve met some of my absolute, honest-to-God idols. I’ve thrived in environments that (excuse my language) scared the living shit out of me at first glance…and second.

My New Year’s Resolution is to keep growing. Not in the physical sense (that ship has most definitely sailed) but emotionally and mentally. I want to be challenged, I want to challenge. I want to fail just so I can get back up and try again. I want to laugh so hard my sides feel like they’re splitting apart and my heart feels like it might escape my chest. I want to achieve things I never thought possible. I want to be surrounded by so much love and positivity that I won’t remember the last time I cried.

I want 2018 to be my year.

Lots of love,

G X