I'm not really very personal on my blog, when I started it I had every intention of being but I got swept up in the waves of beauty blogging and before I knew it I was loving reviews and wishlists. So tonight, on New Years Eve at 11:49pm, I thought I'd drop by for a chat.
Picture the scene - I'm curled up in bed, admiring the fairy lights that are suffocating my headboard and getting tangled in my hair, whilst drinking milk out of a plastic jug. 'Student life, eh!' I hear you cry. No. Sadly I'm actually a 17 year old A Level student who lives at home. Home being a place where we have actual cups. So what do I decide to do? Reflect on 2012.
I didn't even have my blog for the first two months of 2012, but in the 10 months that I have been beavering away at it so much as changed. After 3 years as an avid Tumblr fan, I began by pouring over the archives of 'proper' blogs like LLYMLRS and gh0stparties, marvelling at what they were doing. Then I discovered lifestyle bloggers like Cider with Rosie. Creative juices flowing, I nervously opened Blogger and took the plunge with no real idea as to what I was going to write. Fast forward to November and I'm attending my first blogger meet up at Harvey Nichols, Manchester, and celebrating reaching 100 followers. A small achievement to some, but to me it was like landing on the moon.
In my personal life things have gone a bit mental in 2012. I sat my AS Level exams, almost stressed myself into an early grave, and learnt that you can literally know someone your whole life and not have even scratched the surface of who they really are. I lost weight. I gained most of it back. I repeated that twice more. Then I joined Slimming World in November, and finally began learning about healthy habits and letting the weight drop off steadily.
I'm entering 2013 9lbs lighter (and counting), one blog heavier and with a mixed bag of experiences that I don't really know how to feel about. I'm stupidly excited, gut-wrenchingly terrified and for the first time ever I don't really know what the plan is.
But that's all part of the fun, isn't it?
P.S - I haven't made any resolutions this year, more through being forgetful than anything else! What are yours?