“Got your lipstick mark still on my coffee cup…” where I reflect on what I learnt in 2015. 

It’s that time of year. Everywhere you go online people are either reflecting on the past year or setting resolutions for the new year that is about to come. Well, I am not one for New Year’s resolutions, at least, not one for openly say or writing them down; that really would be setting myself up for failure. I always kind of have a list in my head of things I would like to achieve or change in the coming year but I don’t openly share it. I am however a fan of reflecting (but if you’ve read previous blog posts you knew that already!). 

This morning on Twitter lots of people were sharing their highlights of 2015. It was lovely to read what had been important to everyone: meeting people, marriages, births, celebrations etc… The tweets were so positive and happy. I thought to myself, “I could blog about that”, but then I had another idea that perhaps combines the two…what have I LEARNT in 2015. This way I do reflect on what has happened this year but also consider how it may have changed me for the year ahead. So here I go, in no particular order, here are some things I have learnt in 2015 (Warning: you may think I’m a little shallow after reading a few of these):

  1. The importance of brow shaping and tinting on my (slightly) ageing face.
  2. I can only be responsible for my own happiness not everybody else’s.
  3. Friends come in all guises; from people who have known me all my life to people who I have never met in real life but know how I tick and talk to me online everyday, and to everyone in between. What is important is the connection in friendship. And there are those friends who you don’t see or speak to for years who you just pick up the conversation again straight away with. 
  4. Never wear red lipstick and drink from a beer bottle.
  5. There is no harm in asking. 
  6. Sleep is the most important thing in the world. Without it everything else becomes more difficult.
  7. Be open to new ideas, new suggestions, meeting new people. Embrace the “new”.
  8. Always tie your dressing gown tight when putting the rubbish out at the top of the street in the morning.
  9. Life is too short to worry about the little things. Make the most of everyday. How long do we have here? Don’t regret a thing. Not. A. Thing.
  10. Be honest and true to yourself.

So what have you learnt this year? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

All the best for 2016. Lots more blog posts to come from me…please excuse my absence this last month it’s been rather busy and I’ve been enjoying family time over Christmas because no#11 is of course family and friends are the most important thing you can have in your life. 

Happy New Year.  

J x


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