2013: A Year of Changes

Hey lovelies, I'm back! First of all, happy new year! I hope you had an amazing holiday and a great start to the new year. I certainly had. London was  as amazing as always and I can't wait to go back. London aside, 2012 was just like any other year, full of ups and downs. It wasn't one of my favorite years, but it is now time for a new beginning and I'm determined to make 2013 the best year so far. 13 is my lucky number, so I hope it will help me out a bit. :)


I wasn't planning to make any resolutions this year, but a list-maker inside me refused to cooperate with me, so here we are. In 2013, I'll...

TRY TO READ AT LEAST ONE BOOK A MONTH FOR PURE PLEASURE
Being a student of English, I have to read a lot of books for uni, but most of them are not exactly my cup of tea. Bleak House, I'm looking at you! I've started to notice that I don't enjoy reading books as much as I used to, so I decided to read at least one book of my choice every month. Any recommendations?

TRY TO WORK OUT AT LEAST THREE TIMES A WEEK
I know, I know. Losing weight  is a resolution that everyone makes but never sticks to. I am guilty as charged as well. I always manage to find excuses, but it is time to put an end to this. I'm not planning to start any diets because I know I won't stick to them, but I will try to work out. My sister and I got a treadmill for our birthdays, so we better start using it! 

TRY TO STOP CARING WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF ME
Where I live, people tend to be very judgmental, so I've always been afraid to 'stand out from the crowd'. I've always had a bit of obsession with make-up and fashion, but I've never been brave enough to actually wear some of the things that I love outside my house. I know this sounds a bit silly, but I am sure some of you will understand what I mean. Anyway, I decided not to care what other people think about me anymore, because they are stopping me from being me. If I want to wear a red lipstick and a silly hat, I will!

TRY TO BE MORE POSITIVE
I'm a pretty pessimistic person and always tend to see the negative side of things first, so this is definitely something I need to work on. I'm not quite sure how I'll go about it yet, but I'll start with the jar of happiness. The idea behind it is that you fill a jar with notes about good things that happen during the year or with random things that bring back good memories, and then empty it at the end of the year and see all the awesome stuff that have happened during the year. Will anyone else be doing this?

TRY OUT THE YOUTUBE THING
As some of you might already know, I'm obsessed with watching beauty youtube videos. I've been watching them regularly for about three years and have always wanted to try out the whole youtube thing myself, but I've always chickened out. However, a few of my good 'blog friends' have started doing it and encouraging me to start as well, so I decided to give it a go. I'm not sure if this will turn into a regular thing, but I might film a video or two from time to time. We'll see. I'll be filming the first one in a couple of days. It will be a London haul! Wish me luck! :D

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  1. Good resolutions! I'd say read things that are different to the sort of thing you'd read at Uni, I'm a big fan of crime novels myself! Good luck with the Youtube, it's something I really want to do but just haven't got round to yet - I live in quite a busy house and don't want anyone to hear me recording them! x

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    1. I was afraid of my parents hearing me recording them too, but then I remembered that my dad checks out my blog anyways, so I just told them, haha.

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  2. Sandra, these are great goals! I like your jar of happiness idea. :) Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you reach your goals. (I know that you can do it!)

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  3. Hello Sandra!
    Happy new Year!
    I really liked your resolution list!
    Go on, do whatever you want and don't think about anyone!
    x
    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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  4. Have a wonderful 2013!
    Doing a diet won't work for me either so I hope I work out as well :P
    xx

    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/

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  5. I want to try to make more youtube videos too yay!!!
    x

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  6. WB:* In se že veselim posnetkov! ;)

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  7. Happy New Year. A jar of happiness - what a great idea. I might be doing it myself. Can' t wait to see your London video. It' s been ages since I was last there.

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  8. Great resolutions: reading is one of mine too. I studied English too and it actually put me off reading!! Virginia Woolf!

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    1. The professors really do pick the worst books, don't they? I'm sure there are plenty more interesting ones that they could choose for us to read. Oh well...

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  9. I would love to see you make youtube videos :)

    http://lizlovesmakeupx3.blogspot.com

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  10. I know what you mean about people judging what you wear and all that...when I wear a dark lipstick or something to class my friends are always asking if I'm going on a date after or why I'm wearing it then lol
    And yay!! I'm excited to watch your first video!! :)

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  11. Tole pa tako opisuje mene. Kot študent slovenščine sem vedno brala le knjige za faks, časa za branje knjig, ki bi jih sama izbrala, pa ni bilo veliko. No, zdaj po zadnjih izpitih je malo drugače in končno lahko sama izbiram svoje branje. Tudi jaz si vsako leto zastavim cilje, da bom več telovadila in se več gibala, ampak potem je vedno nekaj drugega, ali ni volje ali ni časa ... Bo treba nehati z izgovori in se spraviti zraven. :) To, kar si zapisala pod 3. točko, sem se jaz že davno naučila. Živim na vasi, kjer "vsak ve o vsakem vse" in kjer je dobro le tradicionalno, kar pa izstopa, se vedno popoljuva. Moram priznati, da odkar sem odšla študirat v Ljubljano, sem se precej spremenila, zelo pa je začelo vplivati tudi name bloganje in spoznavanje tega sveta. Včasih ne bi upala ven zelo našminkana ali kaj podobnega, danes pa mi je čisto vseeno, kako izgledam, samo da se dobro počutim v svoji koži. :) Mislim, da je ta 3. točka odlična odločitev in boš videla, da ti bo to zelo pomagalo pri samozavesti glede vsega, ne samo makeupa. :D
    Mislim, da se ti bom tudi jaz pridružila s polnjenjem kozarca vseh lepih dogodkov, komplimentov ... Moje leto 2012 tudi ni bilo najboljše, čeprav je šlo proti koncu zadnjih nekaj mesece odlično, si bom pa probala narediti 2013 veliko boljše. :)
    Ja, komaj čakam tvoje Youtube videe. Mislim, da bodo odlični. :D
    Uf, sem se razpisala. Se opravičujem, da si morala tako dolgo brati. :D

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    1. Tudi mene je bloganje v tem smislu k sreči precej spremenilo. Se že zdaj dosti manj sekiram kaj si določeni osebki mislijo o meni, ker sem končno spoznala ljudi s katerimi si delimo skupne interese in me podpirajo ter spodbujajo. Res ne vem kaj bi brez vas. Pa ne se opravičevat za dolge komentarje, ker jih obožujem! :)

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  12. Tut js mam branje knjig na svojem "to do" list za letos :D
    Če smo že pri branju knjig, prebeti kakšno o življenju, samopodobi, karkoli od Louise L. Hay toplo priporočam pa vse "Law of Attraction" knjige. Ne pretiravam, če rečem, da so mi nekatere izmed njih spremnile življenje. Bom kmalu napisala post o teh knjigah. :)
    In leto je takšno kot si ga naredimo - naj bo srečno, veselo, zdravo in polno novih izkušenj :)
    <3

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    1. Sem ravno tuhtala, katere knjige tega 'žanra' bi si lahko prebrala. Edina za katero sem slišala je The Secret. Komaj čakam tvoj post! :)

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  13. Ill definitely wait for your Youtube videos! That's for sure! Goodluck with the resolutions and I'm sure you'll be able to accomplish them all! ♥ LOVE YOUR BLOG, dahling! Keep bloggin' this 2013!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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    1. Thank you so much Sharina! I'll definitely keep blogging. This is my favorite thing and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. :)

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  14. Wonderful resolutions... some of mine are the same
    I agree I can never resist a list or two and its always good to have a couple of aims in mind :)

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  15. Great and very thoughtful resolutions !
    I wish you luck with everything.

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  16. I'm hoping to start working out and getting healthier! I also want to start the youtube thing! Good luck :)

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  17. Great goals, I would love to see your YT videos. Hope you get round to doing them x

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  18. Nice list, some of your resolutions are on my list too :) Good luck with them

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