A whole new year

A whole new year

How the hell is it 2016 already? I’m pretty sure it was only last week that it was summer. Anyway.

New year, new me.

I’m hitting evey cliché this year and I don’t even care. You know when you see people posting those ‘New Year, New Me, I’m calling bullshit’ memes on Facebook? It’s driving me a little mad because actually, a new year is a great time to make changes. It’s a great time to draw a line, to do things a little differently and to make positive things happen. So, to those people who are lucky enough to have their shit together and laugh in the face of resolutions? Don’t rain on everyone else’s parade.

I appreciate how defensive this makes me sound. But I don’t care.

My entire Facebook feed this week has been divided between those calling bullshit, those wanting to make the changes and those shouting ‘New year, SAME me because I was awesome last year and I’ll be awesome this year’, complete with a sassy hair flick. Even though I pride myself on at least trying to be a strong independent woman (with an occasional hair flick), I want to make those changes. I’m ready for them. I didn’t end 2015 on a life high, but that means the only way is up.

Apologies, I know you’ll be singing ‘The only way is up, BABYYYYY’ for the rest of today.

2015 was OK. Good things happened. I met amazing people, I landed my dream job after finishing my graduate scheme and I feel like I really found my voice on my blog. But whilst all that’s happened, I’ve still struggled a bit. I’ve found myself at times feeling sad, feeling lonely and even at times, I even found myself crying because of men (who knew I had a heart?). Anyone reading this will probably think ‘but that’s normal’. It isn’t for me. Not this extent anyway.

2016 is the year where I want to make changes that have me in mind. I want to do what makes me happy, what makes me healthy and what makes me a better human being. We’re 7 days in and (I can already here people thinking ‘this will last another week tops) I already feel better for a fresh start.

When it comes to this blog, I want to write what feels right. I want my it to be me. I never wanted Glasses Girl to be a persona and I like to think that Glasses Girl truly is me. I don’t want this blog to become a best bits montage as, let’s face it, it’s not real life. It may be occasionally depressing, it may not be the most entertaining thing to read at times, but I don’t want people to read my blog and think I’m immune to shit. Because I’m not.

There is so much I want to do this year and I have so many plans for my life and this blog and I truly hope that everyone who reads this blog enjoys that content. This is my first post of 2016 and I feel like I’ve laid myself bare a bit, but what’s a blog without that honesty? As I write this, wrapped in a blanket, watching ‘We Bought a Zoo’, I’m not sure how many people will finish reading this post. Congrats if you do, it’s not exactly been cheery.

I guess this is what happens when I take a few weeks off writing, absolute word vomit.  

I’m not writing a resolutions post this year but I will be writing them down. They’re going in a notebook where I’ll rip out the page and stick it to my kitchen cupboard. (I have a spiral bound notebook, just FYI, I’m not in the habit of ruining good stationary).

I’m pretty sure 2016 can be a pretty shit hot year for me. What about you?


  1. Yassss girl! Shit hot year for you - you deserve it <3 Glad your back on the blog, I need more sassy Lizi in my life!
    Love Lucinda xx

    1. Aww you're a babe <3 I definitely feel the need to have a pretty shit hot year, and you deserve one too! xx

  2. A bit cliche, but, 2015 was your dress rehearsal and 2016 is your show. :)
    2015 was you building the foundations, you finding your feet in life if you will.. I'm sure, with this in place, 2016 will be bigger and better for you.


    1. I really hope so and what you've said makes so much sense to me! I can't wait for new challenges in 2016, I feel so ready for them xx