The Londoner

Goodbye 2012

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The start of 2012 was a tough one for me.

I was coming to the end of a very unhappy, unhealthy relationship, I wasn’t sure where my career was going, or who I really was.

I’d become quiet, withdrawn & I remember my mum sitting me down & saying “You’ve lost your muchness, Rose”.

At the end of February I finally left my ex, moved out of our house and went home.

I was alone, scared & totally lost. I was worried I’d thrown everything away and maybe I was better off being unhappy but loved than being alone.

Having hit rock bottom I decided that I was going to become a “yes woman”, whatever opportunity came my way I was going to grab with both hands. It was time to jump into life feet first. I had nothing to lose, so I was just going to go for it.

My life changed almost over night.

I traveled the world, met some incredible people and spent the year grinning from ear to ear.

Of course there have been a few wobbles along the way, self doubt, fear, but I can safely say that I don’t even recognise the girl I was last winter.

I’m starting my 2012 flashback from Spring, rather than January 1st… because Spring is when my life really started back up again.

I’ve loved sharing life with you, whenever I’ve doubted myself you’ve been here to spur me on and cheer me up.

My new years resolution is to have “a year of firsts”. I have to do something I’ve never done at least once a week. I’m going to keep the “yes woman” thing going, but I think this should make things more interesting.

If for any reason you don’t like where you life is at the moment, change it, I promise it’s you with the power. Make your own fate.

Remember I’m always here if you need a friend to talk to.

Happy New Year!


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  • Guest

    What kind of new things have you done with your new years resolution? that was mine, but i completely abandoned it and i wish i hadn’t now

  • http://writingsfromberlin.blogspot.de/ Mareike

    I can relate to you on a lot of things and I think youยดre really brave. It takes a lot to get up after falling down and the new philosophy you adopted is really admirable and inspiring. So, hats off to you Rosie!

  • http://www.frommargaritawithlove.com Margarita

    What an absolutley wonderful statement. I made very much the same decision today also.

    http://www.frommargaritawithlove.com

  • Jennifer Tate

    Rose, I just wanted to say thank you. I read your blog every day, and it helps me so much when I’m having a hard time. I read this post in particular all the time. Thank you for being you and open and honest

  • Heather Rachel Chalmers

    Just re-read this post Rosie! It has definitely spurred me on to make 2015 one of the best yet! Dry January is on its way, since I have my dissertation due very very soon, but I’m going to travel, graduate, get a job and dub 2015 as my “Watershed” year! Love reading your blog, and glad that you have DEFINITELY still got your “muchness” as your Mumma rightly put! Happy New Year! xx