December 31st always seems like a fitting time to take a step back and reflect on the past year, whilst setting out your hopes for the next. Of course, we all know we could make resolutions for change at any time, but the closing of a year feels like a fresh start and a chance to start over again, so why not, eh?

So, twenty twelve. How was it? I’ve re-written this a hundred (well, not quite) times trying to be only positive. It wasn’t the best year but it certainly wasn’t the worst. We lost a dear family friend to a long battle with cancer. Rich and I made wedding plans and then had to cancel and postpone and I’ve done too many night shifts than I care to remember. However, I went for afternoon tea for the first time, ate far too many cakes and drank gallons of tea. We went to Manchester and saw Morissey again because I’m a loony fan girl. I’ve been offered five amazing jobs for when I finish my degree in a months time. I went to Wilderness festival, ate lots of peanutbutter crumpets and did lots of crafting with my bestie. I also learnt a little bit too much information about her that I would rather like to forget, however, she also got her fair share of that from me when I was in hospital a month or so ago. Ahem. I was bizarrely nominated for a Cosmo Blog Award and of course, Marks and Sparks started selling veggie Percy Pigs (which could possibly be the best news of the past twelve months).

Well, now it’s time for twenty thirteen. Despite the other job offers, I’ve got an interview for my dream, dream, dream job in a couple of days so my fingers are firmly crossed for that. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of being a skint student and cannot wait. If I’ll be in my dream job, then even better.

All I want from 2013 is to be content. Happy with what I have and finding pleasure in the simple things in life. Here’s to that.

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  1. Mademoiselle Lala says replies31 December 2012

    Emily, that’s a lovely post! :) I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your dream job! Also, I have no idea how I missed vegetarian Percy Pigs!!! Makes me wanna dash to M&S right now! XOXO

  2. Becky | says replies31 December 2012

    Sounds like you have lots to look forward to next year!

    Massive congrats on all the job offers (unbelievable!) and fingers crossed for your next interview…

    Becky | x

  3. Sophie says replies31 December 2012

    Happy New Year and I hope 2013 is everything you want it to be Emily!

  4. Catherine says replies31 December 2012

    I hope 2013 brings you everything you wish for! Vegetarian Percy pigs was definitely a highlight of the year, haha. xo

  5. Amy says replies31 December 2012

    Happy New Year! This was a lovely post to read. Good Luck for your next interview, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!


  6. Elspeth Daisy says replies31 December 2012

    Good luck with the job interview! :) fingers crossed.

    Elspeth xx

  7. Ella Masters says replies31 December 2012

    aww bless this is such a sweet post and photo was amazing to meet you lovely, i have my fingers and toes crossed for you good luck :) heres to 2013 i wish you all the happiness in the world :)

  8. Abi says replies31 December 2012

    Lovely post. Gorgeous photo too xx

  9. Tabitha says replies31 December 2012

    Happy New Year Emily, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you and your dream job x

  10. Victoria West says replies1 January 2013

    Happy new year and all the best!

    Xoxo, Victoria

  11. daisychain says replies1 January 2013

    I have everything crossed for an amazing 2013 for you sweetheart xx

  12. Megan Hunt says replies2 January 2013

    Such a lovely post Emily! Best wishes for 2013, I hope you achieve everything you want to! xo

  13. lucy says replies2 January 2013

    GOOOD LUUUUCK!! and bloody congrats you crazy gal! would love to know what you’re going into and what sorts of jobs you’ve been offered, do you think your blog played a part in this?

    great little reflective post :)

    here’s to the next year! x

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