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Looking forward to the future.

December 27, 2012


After ending my (nearly) 6 year relationship in 2011, I decided I really needed to take some time to “get to know myself” again. I realised  in those years how much I had changed and how different my priorities had changed to ones that suited Adam. I was 25 at the time and not knowing what I wanted from life.

I’ve spent a lot of 2012 soul searching, envisioning, dreaming, working on my mental health, working on my life. It’s been an odd year, it’s been emotional and hard at times, part of figuring out what you want in life means looking at yourself, exposing yourself and really facing up to your demons.

tyope04I’m still young, i’m 26, I still have a long life a head of me, but it’s nice to know now that I have more of an idea of what I want it to look like. When I look ahead, I don’t just see this jumbled mess of “I don’t know”, but penciled in ideas, dreams, guidelines to where I want to be. No, i’m not sharing, I like to hold my cards tight to my chest, but I’m content in knowing now, that I have an idea as to what I want.

I’ve learnt that even though I always want to make everyone around me happy, sometimes I have to put myself first. That people take advantage of you when you’re always so eager to please. That it’s okay to say NO. People who cause too much drama only bring you down. Life is as difficult as you make it, or let it be. You really can’t help who you care for. Sometimes the hardest advice to follow is your own.

2013 is MY year.

I am grabbing 2013 by the balls and making it my bitch. Yes  I am. So far, these are just a few of things I’ve got planned out.

  • In February I am travelling to Aitutaki with my Sister, her fiance and my nephew. This will be the 2nd time that I travel internationally, and while i’m a bit scared i’ll go crazy from a whole 2 weeks with limited internet and end up getting very burnt, i’m also super excited to spend some time relaxing.
  • In April i’m hoping to attend Fashion Week again!
  • Finishing everything in #thedarlingden
  • I spent 2012 doing some designs to build up my portfolio, but i’m hoping to start doing more graphic and web design work. Oh, and actually getting together an online portfolio.
  • Working on my blog. 2012 has been a rather big year for my blog, but i’m hoping to make 2013 even bigger. I’ve been working on things behind the scenes and brainstorming more ideas.
  • Working more on my mental health.


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  • Those sound like good new years’ plans bb! Good luck x

  • Hope your 2103 is an awesome one.

  • Katja Reise

    What a sweet and empowering post – I hope 2013 will be your best year yet!



  • Hope 2013 lives up to your wildest dreams. 🙂

  • k

    Great post, heres to 2013 being full of fabulousness

  • Mandie V

    Sounds great – good luck and all the best for 2013!

  • My dear Natalie, altho u r 26, and I’m going to be – umm a milestone year & older in 6 months 😉 – we are a pair, my online friend down under!!! I could NOT believe when this arrived in my mailbox today – it literally is like a divine push to keep going despite the Gadawful experience I just had, to not get lost in the bitterness, but to stick to my original plan, which was this – something I was ruminating on over Christmas: that my last decade of life was so much about grief and loss and pain – that with a new decade coming up, mebbe just mebbe I can turn this all around, pull myself out of all of that (or even just some of it), & start getting back to myself again …so – thank you, my friend , ty! I am going to repost this on MY social media, as an incentive 🙂 I know in my past that when I made a very firm & prayer-drenched NYE resolution, AND STUCK TO IT, my entire world changed – FOR THE BETTER – so – here’s to us!!! <3

  • I am determined to make it a positive year! Fingers crossed!

  • Heres hoping! xox

  • So do I! 😛 xox

  • Thank you! I certainly hope so too! Hope 2013 brings you lots of joy aswell!

  • So do I! I also hope your 2013 is one full of awesomeness!

  • I think so too! Thank you! xox

  • Aww, I’m glad that this post has helped inspire you. I know i’ll still experience certain ‘down’ times, but hope that this post will help remind me that life isn’t always fun, but it CAN be better. Here’s to us! I wish you the BEST 2013 Jeannee!

  • I’m wishing you all the best for 2013! Your plans sound amazing, I hope you can reach even more goals!