Here’s to a Happy New Year

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 31 - 2015

I couldn’t let the end of year pass without popping back on here to wish anyone who still receives notifications of new posts, a very happy New Year. I hope that, whether good or bad, you are able to draw a line under 2015 and welcome the New Year later this evening with open arms and a certain degree of optimism.

For me, 2015 has felt a little like a missed opportunity. It hasn’t been a bad year but I’ve not made the most of it and with hindsight, that’s something I don’t want to repeat in 2016. I’m not one of life’s natural go-getters. I hold myself back from opportunities both with caution and a lack of confidence in my ability to achieve, creating the perfect self-fulfilling prophecy that I happily use as a justification for shrugging off the next opportunity. Basically, I’m a bit of a pussy and somewhat lazy, combine the two and you’ve got a perfect storm.

But it hasn’t been all doom and gloom!

My little family are happy and healthy, I finally have a sofa that can fit more than two bottoms (seriously, this is a big deal for me!), we haven’t overspent this year so can hopefully get through the first part of next year without any sleepless nights, I’ve had the opportunity for many lovely chats with my sister and spent lots more time with my brother. I’ve loved watching my children enjoy life, developing the quirks that make them them, and taking such pleasure from learning. I’ve even become semi-competent at playing the ukulele!

In 2016, I just hope for good health for us all. The rest of it, as I have come to appreciate this year, can be greatly improved by a positive mental attitude.

Happy New Year chaps, onwards and upwards. x


10 Responses to “Here’s to a Happy New Year”

  1. Sukie says:

    Here’s wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, Charlotte! Have really missed reading your posts! xxx

  2. Nicola says:

    Lovely to hear from you – Happy New Year. Hoping you have lots more opportunities this year and that you feel able to grab them by the horns!

  3. Tatiana says:

    Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and peaceful new year! Hope the new year brings you opportunities for growth and fulfillment. From personal experience, I think it’s perfectly wonderful to direct your energies to raising your children. They’re only young once.

  4. Happy New Year, Charlotte xx

  5. Jade says:

    Happy new year Charlotte, glad to hear that your family is doing so well. <3

  6. Julia Arenas says:

    Though I miss your beauty posts, I miss your Wordless Wednesday photography even more :) Your shots inspired me when I first started blogging in 2010

  7. Kayla says:

    Happy New Year!

    I read one of your blogs on laser hair removal…. I’m in desperate need of a fix for my face due to pcos. Even with hormonal medication it hasn’t gotten better…. only worse.. do you still recommend LHR??

  8. lisawordbird says:

    Happy New Year, Charlotte!
    I’m glad to hear you’re trundling along and doing OK. Sometimes that’s enough, and when you have two adorable children to run around after, actually, I think it’s doing rather well.
    I hope 2016 brings you good things and happiness and further improvement on the ukelele. xxx
    PS I’ve missed you. :-)

  9. Ritu KT says:

    I had been an avid reader of your back until life took over and I got less and less time to devote to things I loved doing – one of them being reading beauty blogs. And today when I checked back in, I found out you are not blogging anymore. And it made me a bit sad. Anyhow, I wish you all the best and hope you decide to come back when you have time!

  10. Rene says:

    Here’s wishing you a happy new year as well! Hope it’s a great 2017 ahead.

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