Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone enjoyed whatever they were doing last night to welcome 2012.

We stay in on NYE and have done for the last few days as it's just so expensive to go out and we find that we have more fun at home on our own. Last night we got dolled up (to stay in!) and had a little buffet of yummy food, listened to music, played on the Wii and had a few drinks. When midnight came we watched Big Ben chiming on BBC, cracked open a bottle of bubbly and then lit some sparklers in the garden and watched our neighbours fireworks and lanterns!

We had a lovely evening and I didn't have a bad head when I woke up this morning and that's always a bonus! We had a bit of a mammoth lie in as I wanted to read my book When God was a rabbit by Sarah Winman as I was desperate to know more, so I left Steve sleep for a while and Bruce was wandering round and coming for a cwtch when he decided I deserved one!

I have high hopes for 2012 and really want it to be a good year. I've had a lot of crap ones and feel like this could be the one to be better! I have some things I want to do that are not resolutions as such, more hopes for the year ahead (this may be the same thing, but I'm never sure exactly what a resolution is!).

I really want to go on my first holiday this year and carry on doing new things and achieving things I never thought I was good enough to do. I managed to get over a lot of fears in 2011 and do things I thought I never would, even though they were all small things to other people. They were huge achievements for me though and I want to keep going on this!

I also want to carry on being myself and to stop worrying about whether other people think I am normal or not. I want to do things I enjoy and make the best of my life to do what I want to do.

Basically, I need to learn to be more selfish and look after myself more to avoid getting really ill again and to learn to control the way I think about myself.

So, 2012 is going to be all about me!!!

Ok, me and books. And maybe chocolate. And Steve and my friends. And Bruce.

Maybe I need to work on this all about me thing! 


  1. happy new year michelle! i keep meaning to read when god was a rabbit - looking forward to hearing how it goes. hope 2012 is a happy one for you and steve and bruce.x (is he named after bruce springsteen?)

  2. Sounds like a great mindset in which to enter a new year. Being true to yourself sounds such a cliché, but it is the most important and difficult thing to do.
    It's not possible to live a good life vicariously, and the happiest people are always the least inhibited.
    I'm hoping to become more like the 'me I want to be. I cannot waste months of my life in identity crisis any more.

    3 cheers for us!

  3. Happy New Year Sian! Same goes for you, Bert and Sadie! You will love When God was a rabbit, you have to read it! xx P.S Bruce is named after Bruce Forsyth as he has a big chin. Not as rock and roll as springsteen! :)

    Lucewoman - I'm glad I'm not the only one out there who wants to be more like me and not someone else! I've spent twenty-odd years trying to be who I think people want me to be and I've had enough! When I grow up I want to be me!

    Here's to being us in 2012!