Sunday, 30 December 2012

Reflecting on 2012

Every new years eve, for five years, I have made a New Years Resolution list (I love lists, if you haven't already guessed from my previous posts). It's funny looking back on the lists I made when I was much younger which mainly consisted of 'be nicer to your brother', 'don't be so weird', 'work hard', and 'exercise more'.
I've made my list already for 2013, and also included a list of things that I would love to have achieved by the end of the year (which I will include in another post soon!).

I thought I would spice it up a bit and dedicate this post to the things I have achieved this year, and reflect on what I have done and what has made me happy...
(This may be of no interest to you, but I hope it at least inspires you to reflect on your own 2012 and be proud of yourself for what you have achieved!)

  1. I concluded what I wanted to do with my life after sixth form, what course I would like to take at university and which universitie I would like to apply for.
  2. I chose my A-Levels and am relatively happy which my decisions. 
  3. I have improved a lot of my friendships with people, however also drifted away from some as well
  4. I turned 16
  5. I saw The Wanted, Lawson, BigKids and The Suburbians (whom I got a signiature and kiss on the cheek from!) in concert (separatly)
  6. I did my GCSEs and achieved decent results!
  7. I got an A* in my GCSE art!
  8. I went on holiday with a large group of friends to a friend's country house in Lancaster for her birthday
  9. I did work experience with one of the nicest people I've ever met at a place that I would love to work at when I'm older
  10. I realised I'm capable of liking a guy that's not a complete douchebag
  11. I went to the London 2012 Olympics
  12. I lost weight (...and then gained it on again this month, but at least I now know I'm capable of losing it if I want to! :P)
  13. I went to Mauritius and Norfolk with my family
  14. I went to Brijuni (a tiny island off Croatia, absolutely beautiful!)
  15. I broke my record for shopping with two of my friends - 9 hours non-stop :) (not really an achievement to many, but it is to me, haha)
  16. I tried lots of new foods
  17. I've achieved A's in the bits of biology coursework I have already done
  18. I finally finished the massive notebook that I've been using at my diary for the past 3 years and started a new one
I admit this year hasn't exactly been extremely eventful, I haven't done anything that major or done many good deeds, but it was generally a very good year and an extreme improvement on last year. 

How was your year and what have been some of your best achievements?

Lots of love, 
Ellay xxx 

P.S I can't wait until NYE!


*photos taken by me*


  1. Sounds like you've had a great year! I hope you achieve everything you want in 2013 <3

    Ellen xx