Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Blogging, Rags of Love, and 2014

'We must make do with what rags of love we find flapping on the scarecrow of humanity.' - Angela Carter, Nights of the Circus

How do I possibly even begin to sum up what has been the most extraordinary, most difficult, yet happiest year of my life? Well, of course it came with its usual obstacles. Not to mention more difficult, often terrifying, more traumatic ones. Yet somewhat unexpectedly, I'm ending this year feeling happier than I ever have. I addressed in a post earlier this year about the importance of loving and accepting yourself, and it seems appropriate to reaffirm how important that change has been this year.
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2014 was the year where I learnt the most about life, about other people, about relationships, about myself. The experiences that I have had this year and what I have taken from them are completely indispensable. It's taken a lot of cups of tea made by my brother from another mother Luke, an inordinate amount of bread, lots of confessional talks with my partner in crime Maire, a few tears, a few more belly laughs, some home truths, and continuous listening sessions to my musical rocks Sufjan Stevens and Foals, but I've made it through 2014 feeling better than ever. Lowlights of the year seemed plentiful at the time, but highlights included graduating university with an unexpected first class degree, having the opportunity to work on some exciting but challenging projects at my job, moving to a lovely little flat where I feel so much at home, continuing to write the blog and making new friends from that, and meeting tons of exciting new people in my non internet life. 2014 was also the time when I can safely say I became a more confident, happy person. I've still got a long way to go, but if this year has shown me anything, it's that I can do anything. Apart from possibly become an rocket scientist, as I might have left that a bit late.
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These are some of my hopes for 2015 (in the vain hope that I can hold myself accountable by the end of 2015 when I'm sitting in a onesie, alone, mascara down my face, eating donuts):
That I'll be writing more regularly on the blog (I said that last year, and I've not been able to rack up that many more posts this year, but next year will BE THE YEAR, honest guv)
That I'll be writing on the regs more generally (and with phrases like 'on the regs' how could I possibly fail)?
That I'll spend less money on furry coats and more money on experiences.
That I'll keep up with all my friend's and family's birthdays.
That I'll learn a new skill, hopefully an instrument (I used to play the guitar and had designs on being the next Avril Lavigne, it could still happen)
That I'll not fall into traps of thinking of myself as inferior and inadequate, and go for things (and I could not have had a better grounding for such a mindset than in 2014)

I always love to hear other people's NY resolutions, so please let me know what your hopes for the New Year are in the comments! I really hope you all have a brilliant 2015 and that you'll stick with this blog for more questionable fashion advice!
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  1. Sounds like through it all 2014 was pretty exciting for you. Happy New Year - can't wait to see how some of your goals for next year turn out!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  2. How about instead, more money on furry coats? I totally fall into the trap of feeling that I'm not good enough for certain things too, this is definitely a mindset I need to work on getting out of.
    Good luck!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  3. Good luck with your goals. I love the coat by the way. Happy New Year. Visit my blog for a chance to win Givenchy Aviator Sunglasses.

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