Goodbye 2013… Hello 2014!


2013 was a massive year for a lot of people I know – there were a lot of engagements, a few marriages, new jobs, a few new bubs that came along, travel exchanges…

For me, 2013 was a year of transition and change.  Stepping away from the life rhythms of a student into the realities of working life was a lot more challenging than I anticipated and I probably had a bit too much on my plate than my introverted self could comfortably handle.

However, having had a chance to really sit back and reflect on the past 365 days, even with its ups and downs, it has been pretty awesome.  Made lots of new friends and had a whole host of new experiences.  Here are a few of my favourite moments (CLICK BELOW; as posted on Instagram):

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 The top two personal highlights have probably got to be securing a permanent position for 2014 at my current workplace and being a part of the “Floodgates” music project with my recording-artist-friend, Dale Hembrow (EP to be released early 2014!!).


Now with the start of a new year, I’ve been thinking about what resolutions to make.  I’m pretty big on setting goals because at the very least, even if you don’t achieve them all, it gives you a direction and a target to work towards.

Here’s a few good suggestions I’ve found over the inter webs:

I’ve also found Zig Ziglar’s Wheel of Life  useful in working out what to things to focus on in 2014:

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Balanced Life = Successful Life

Looking back, I think the goals I set for 2013 were a bit unrealistic because I didn’t really factor in how much full-time work would impact the lifestyle I’d previously been accustomed to.

So now with a little bit of life experience and a better understanding of what time I actually do have, here’s what I’ve come up with: Continue reading “Goodbye 2013… Hello 2014!”

2011 was the year…

I don’t know about you guys, but 2011 has been a year of lots of changes and personal growth. I think the most important lesson I’ve learnt this year is to let go of things I have no need for (more of that in a later post). On a more light-hearted note, 2011 was the year (in no particular order) I…

  • made cappuccino my default caffeinated drink (I think I will graduate to the skinny latte in 2012)
  • tried chai latte for the first time and liked it ;)
  • began to eat wasabi with my sushi
  • visited Perth for the first time
  • had my best semester in law school :D
  • got my hair permed… twice!
  • started working full-time hours for the first time and will make the most of my last year as a student!

As for 2012 resolutions, I’ll elaborate on them once I’ve worked out what I’m resolving to do haha!

For now, this sounds pretty good:

Happy New Year’s Eve, blogosphere! See you next year ;). The best is yet to come!

♥ Ames