31 December 2012

heres to 2013


So as it is the last day of the wonderful year that has been 2012, I often take this time to sit down and think about all the things that i would like to achieve in the coming year ( I do find it sometimes selfish of myself to want things, or to feel the need to be me me me, but i think its always good to have a plan)  somethings are life long goals some are everyday and others are what i would like to achieve next year  I am not always one for resolutions, as i am terribly un-organised but I wanted to share with you, a few things that I wish to integrate in to my life in 2013, I am slowly starting to create a lifestyle like I use to have when I lived down in cornwall. Having a lifestyle is important so here are a few things i would like to pour my attention into. So these have just spilled out of my journal and onto the interwebs..

I would really love to Take my photography a bit more seriously,  it is probably my biggest passion bar drawing, I don't leave the house without taking my trust Nikon D40. I think this year I want to take my photography a little bit further push my boundaries, not entirely sure in which direction but i hear it calling me, something that i use to do everyday when i was at uni was to keep a journal and yes as an artist I am surrounded by them, but i want to keep a sort of scrapbook journal I always find comfort in my old diaries that i kept between the ages of 10-22 its something since i started working full-time that i left behind and became consumed with being an adult and forgot to do me stuff.

De-clutter my oh so cluttered life, i am the type of girl that will keep wrappers off chocolates because someone i love gave it to me, like seriously ella you need to sort yourself out! I no longer want to be surrounded by stuff, I can see myself in 20 years time being on that hoarders programme on channel 4 (one of my friends worked on the production of it to close for comfort if you ask me!) Talking of friends this pass year has been a strange one that has made friendships and dually broken them, I do think I am now to old to be guilt tripped into a friendship, i only want to surround myself with positivity and i think thats my mind set for 2013, 2012 was a year of doubt about my abilities in many things and this is something I want to change within myself so that I learn to say yes more rather then i'm not sure. 
I am really excited about 2013, I think I still have a few things to tweak in my life but i do feel that i slowly getting somewhere. I am one for setting life goals, but I think its best to start right at the beginning so i know what direction I want to head in.

I won't set any goals for my blog, I just feel that most of my blog posts are spontaneous, i tried the planned blogging thing it just put me off, so this blog will stay spontaneous and a refection of me. But I have some rather awesome features set up for next year that I am super excited about.

Is there anything that you want to embrace in 2013?



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  1. I wish you the best of luck with things you want to achieve this year, and I agree on the surrounding yourself with positivity. I hope to do that as well. I hope to also focus on myself this year, and not feel pressured into making everyone else happy, when the happiness I should be focusing on is my own. Happy New Years Eve :)

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  2. good luck with your plans ella, i already think your photos are gorgeous so whatever you do with your photography will be amazing.

    happy new year x

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  3. I have a D40 too! Camera twins!

    Becky
    xx

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  4. Great post and good luck with everything you plan to do, I think in 2013 I would just like to travel a lot more and go to new places!

    Happy new year

    much love,
    lucy xxxx

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  5. Happy new year!

    http://whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Happy new year to you! I just discover your blog, your photos are amazing! I really enjoy your blog :)

    Cécile

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  7. Haha, I am like, the anti-horder. I'm starting to think I need to write a book on de-cluttering! Seriously, I can pack all my things and move in a morning. De-cluttering queen, over here! One of my 2013 resolutions is actually to acquire *more* things, because my room is looking kind of spartan bar all my books!

    Alexandria x

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  8. Had to come and comment on this one too, I had to start throwing out things just like sentimental wrappers (even the odd smartie and haribo ring, I mean, really?!) this last year. There comes a point where you think, hang on, when I have a house am I going to take all this stuff with me and have a spare room full of junk that I will never need? Some of the things that it made me sad to part with, I took a photograph of, so if I ever want to see it I still can :) that hoarders show is scary!! Happy new year :) xx

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