It’s The End Of The Year

Happy Wednesday!

It’s officially New Years Eve, and I am currently sitting on a futon surrounded by my friends. What more could a girl ask for?

Surprisingly, a lot.

New Years Eve is a time to reflect on our past year; both the highlights and the low points. But for the last six months, I’ve only been looking to 2015. And now that it’s finally here, I have no idea what to do with it.

People say that the new year is a time to make resolutions, but like most peoples’, mine will be broken before January is halfway over.

So I question the overall point of making resolutions that may not be kept, and instead offer this idea. Make your resolutions six months after, and see if they can be accomplished by New Years. That way, you can look back on the past few months with pride, rather than frantically rushing to come up with new resolutions the day before New Years Eve.

This year, I’ll be tipsily hugging my friends and calling my family to wish them a Happy New Year along with every other person across the world. In a few short weeks, I’ll be jet setting to Europe to study abroad in Italy for the semester. And in the fall, I’ll be beginning my senior year of college. So far, 2015 seems to be shaping up quite nicely, even without my own resolutions.

So to whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, I wish you a Happy New Year from the bottom of my heart. And I look forward to blogging with you in 2015.


Chapters 460, 461, & 462: New Year!

Happy Tuesday! 

First off, I want to wish everyone a happy New Year! So far, 2014 has been fun, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store. 

I also didn’t make any resolutions this year, which is a first for me. Instead, I made a few goals that I want to complete in a timely fashion. Yes, I know this sounds similar to making a resolution, but I like the idea of “goals” better.

My goals are to blog more (checked off because of this post, although I hope to continue checking this off), to get in shape, care about myself more (emotionally), and to love my family and friends more. Also, not to let the little stuff get to me, and to go out and explore the world.

That’s a lot of things, I know, but some of them will be easier to complete than others, so hopefully everything will work out for the best.

SO, what are your New Years’ resolutions/plans/goals/whatever the hell you want to call them?

Have an awesome day!



Chapters 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458 & 459: Blog of the Year!

Happy Sunday!

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and what better way to kick off 2014 then by receiving the Blog Of The Year Award from the awesome 😀

So, here are the instructions, and a quick note from the founder of this award!

Guys and gals, here’s a message from the creator of the Blog of the Year award.

the Thought Palette


Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award is for you!


The instructions for this award are simple:

1. Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award

2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3. Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4. Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Awardvia this link –

5. You can now also join the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award Facebook page – click the link here and share your blog posts with an even wider audience.

6. And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog… and start collecting stars…


Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award Badges

As already stated, there are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times! You will find the badges on The Thought Palette blog.

‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award – thumbnails

There are also 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar. Visit The Thought Palette blog for these.

And Congratulations! on being chosen for the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award.

So those are the rules and regulations people! I’m only nominating a few blogs and they are…

  1.  smilecalm
  2. Opinionated Man

So, there are the 10 nominees! If I could (and had the time), I would nominate every one of you!

Have a great day!


Chapters 86,87,88,89,90 & 91: Unexcused Absence

Happy Monday, and also, Happy New Year!

As you can see from the title, I didn’t post anything in the past few days. I don’t have a reason for why I didn’t post a new chapter, and honestly, I don’t think lying to you or giving you an excuse would be fair. I was lazy, and I regret not posting anything.

But enough with the self pity-party, considering it’s now 2013, and a new year. Instead of making  of making a resolution that I’d probably break within the week, I decided this year to make a few wishes for what I’d like to do or achieve this year. One wish is to be able to travel more and see my family, along with having a few adventures on the way.

What are some of your wishes for this new year? I hope you all get to make them come true, and if not this year, maybe in the future!

As you can now see (or read), I’m back blogging, and I can’t wait  to hear your thoughts/ideas/rambles/words/etc.



Chapters 12 & 13: Forgotten, But Fixed

Happy Sunday to you all! If anyone is actually reading/following my posts, you’ll know that I’ve set myself a goal of writing a post everyday for the whole year.

Sadly, since I didn’t post yesterday…I already failed in reaching that goal. However, I thought of a solution to my problem, which is instead of writing a post on both Saturday and Sunday, on some weekends (such as this one), I will write one posts covering the two days. I like to think of it like a weekend recap, as a way to still keep up my goal of a year of posting without missing a day.

I don’t know which weekends will have one post, or which ones will have two separate posts yet, but I do know that no matter what, there will always be a post every weekday and one or two posts during the weekend.

But I know no matter what, that even if no one reads any of my posts, I’ll never stop posting. I’m a week and three days in, and I have no intention of backing out now.

However, if I lose power…well, that’s Mother Nature’s issue with my posting schedule, not my own. But you can count on the fact that I’ll be on and typing away the minute the lights come back on. xxooImage

Chapter 2: Can We Do It?

It’s now Wednesday, exactly at midnight. It’s the very start of Day 2, and I’ve spent the last few hours thinking over my (very) recent decision to create this …journal (appropriate name I think).

This is my plan: To everyday write a post or upload a photograph/video/random thing, for all 365 days of this year. My current thought is, can I actually carry through with a plan for once in my life?

But enough about my thoughts on my 365 Chapter Plan.

Instead, I’d like to hear from you (even though there’s not a lot of you), about what iss your plan that you’re determined to try to carry out? It can be as simple as getting more sleep, or maybe something bigger, something that you’ve never told anyone before. 

Do you think I/We can achieve it? I guess only time (we do have a fair bit of it after all) will tell.

All my love ❤