Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello lovelies!

As they say; out with the old, and in with the new...year, that is!

2014 was a very interesting year as it was full of ups and downs, but overall, it's a year that I'm happy to put behind me and move on to the bright, shining possibilities of 2015!
Happy 2015!

I don't believe in making resolutions, but here are some 'intentions' I have in mind for the new year.

1) Let my creative side shine more. This includes blogging as often as I can manage it! You'll also be seeing more editorials on The Made Up Maiden, as well as nail art and makeup looks.Thank you for all the comments, likes and interactions on social media as well as the blog, I read and reply to each and every one! I appreciate it more than words can convey!

2) Keep my eye on the prize...I firmly believe that sometimes, the timing (or blessings/destiny/fate/luck, whatever you choose to call it), in life just doesn't work out for whatever it is we want to accomplish. The trick is to keep working for it and believing that it will happen regardless of when it happens...and it will, though it may take longer than anticipated. We can't control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we react to it.

3) Try not to get involved. There will always be drama around us...I'm going to try my best to remain apart from it and not get involved. It's usually more energy than it's worth and never results in anything positive. I've come to realise that it's best not to get too close to people, but to always maintain a healthy buffer.

4) Smile, laugh and appreciate the beauty in life a lot more, even if it's as simple as a good cup of coffee or a lovely sunset. At the end of the day, no one ever looked up on their deathbed and wished they had spent more time at work! Even if you aren't feeling it, fake it...and you'll be surprised at how much better you start to feel after a while!

I also have some vague notions of trying to eat and live more healthily, which I've been sloowwwwwwly putting into practice...so let's see how that works out!

What are your intentions/resolutions for the year, lovelies? Care to share?

Whatever it is, I hope that the year ahead is a fantastic one and exceeds all expectations! Bring it on!

Much love,
MM.
x


24 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Hun, you look gorgeous x

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  2. Happy New Year! I'm not really one for resolutions but the mention of eating more healthily reminds me that it's something I should strive for too! x

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    1. Thanks, hun, same to you! I think it's a good idea to keep that in mind at all times. :)

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  3. Happy 2015 gorgeous!!! I'm with you on #1!

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

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    1. Thank you, Nhi, Happy New Year to you too!

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  4. Happy New Year to you too lovely x

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  5. My resolutions are pretty much getting healthier, working out more and focusing more on my blog and on school (:

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  6. A major focus is to get back into the routine of consistent blogging.. amongst a few other things. They all tie into the theme of balance between life & work.

    All the best in 2015! :]

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    1. I couldn't agree more! A good work-life balance is the key. :) Thank you and same to you!

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  7. Happy New Year hun! I want to be more consistent and creative with my blog. I start my new job on Monday so I am hoping it'll be a great start to 2015 :D

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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    1. Thank you, Sophia, and the same to you, and best of luck for the new job!

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  8. Great post, I dont get involved in drama anymore learnt to stay out of it not worth the stress.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  9. These are great goals! I try to live life to the fullest and not take anything for granted. Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

    http://www.diaryofatrendaholic.com/

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    1. Thanks, Erica, I wish you the same! ♥

      Here's to a fantastic 2015 for all! ;)

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  10. happy new year :) the healthy thing is always mine every year haha

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    1. Thank you, Nicol...I figure it's a work in progress so nothing to be ashamed of. ;)

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  11. Happy New Year lovely! I love making goals for the new year, I think it's really important to think of resolutions as goals to work towards and not things that you'll be able to change right away. Your number 3 is a great one, I few years ago I realised that happiness is a choice and if you let every little drama bother you you'll end up stressed and sad all the time, I started to be much more laid back and let life's little dramas happen without needing to get too involved and now I'm much happier and I feel like less drama actually happens!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Sheri! I couldn't agree more with you. I think we learn to just not let things faze us! Here's to a fantastic year ahead. :)

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  12. Happy New Year! :) Hope you meet all your goals! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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