Monday, 30 December 2013

THE NEW YEAR POST


One of the pro's of documenting your life on the internet is when it comes to looking back at the year just past, it's easy to find out what you wanted to change at the start of the year, and whether you stuck to any of the resolutions you always seem to make. I found this post, and I'm happy to see that I at least achieved half of what I wanted!

The biggest thing for me this year was probably getting debt free. I'd been in debt since around the age of 19, but it was quite a few thousands and not earning a guaranteed wage every week or month made it all the more difficult. But I got there, and around September this year I paid off my last bill, and cleared my credit card and loans. It's an incredible load of my mind now, and it's so much easier to keep on top of other bills and rent now it's all gone. I have to thank my Mum for this as she's helped me out so much, I couldn't have done it without her.

I also wanted to work more, which I did, but certain months definitely saw a little drop in sales online. It's not always something you can control, but I'm going to put even more into 2014 and hopefully see my little shop grow more. I've also booked four vintage fairs for 2014 already, and I'm hoping we can travel out even further than before selling our wares. I was able to get a new camera like I wished I could, and moving house was one of my happiest moments of the year.

Now, what I didn't stick to. I didn't exaaactly exercise or eat as good as I'd like to, but I'm really determined this year will be different. I went vegan around the end couple months or 2013, so I'm hoping they'll go hand in hand, and I'll be eating healthier and introducing more exercise into my life. I'm going on my first beach holiday since I was 16 this year so I need to get bikini body ready! I've also had a few on and off months of blogging, but I've still stuck to it. I've also made a new blog focusing on the more vintage and business side to my life, and I'll be sticking with them both next year and hopefully seeing them grow more and more.

I have to say, I think the year of 2013 has definitely been one of my best. Kane and I finally moved house into a beautiful new place, and we went on our first little holiday away. Business has grown, money situations have improved, and it feels like everything is slotting into place. I'm looking forward to 2014, it's set to be a good one!

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9 comments

  1. I am going to write my 2014 years tonight since I looked back to 2013, i felt like i should have done something more xx

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  2. Congratulations on getting debt free, that really is a massive achievement!
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

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  3. A HUGE congrats on getting yourself debt free Catherine!! Getting my Masters at the moment I can't really see myself paying off all my loans until I'm about 40 years old but I can imagine how fantastic it must feel for you :) Happy new year and best going into 2014!

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  4. Congrats on becoming debt free! Happy new year and good luck for your goals for 2014 :) x

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  5. massive congratulations on getting debt free, it must be such a load off your mind! well done! x

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  6. Congratulations on clearing your debt! Happy New Year!

    (Love your clock.)

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  7. Happy New Year lovely! And huge congrats on becoming debt-free. Here's to a fabulous 2014! xx

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  8. Congratulations and Happy New Year! :)

    Mon Petit Billet

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