Happy New Year!

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Happy 2014! Hope you all had a lovely night - mine involved mostly staying in combined with a casual drink and of course the fireworks! 2013 was a mixed bag for me...it started out OK, got amazing pretty quickly before taking a slight nosedive in the latter quarter of the year! Overall though it's been such a memorable 12 months, with travel being the main reason for that - I visited Germany, Morocco and Italy for the first times, and have the best memories from those trips. I worked in one of, if not my absolute favourite city in the world Budapest. I studied in France and learnt how to ski without falling over improved my skiing. Although there have been quite a few challenges, primarily not enjoying my placement in France as much as I thought I would, I can definitely say it's a year I won't forget. I can't wait to see what 2014 has in store - I'll be studying in Brussels from February, and could not be more excited.

Of course it wouldn't be the new year without some new year's resolutions! I make these every year and although, like most people I'm sure, I don't manage to achieve them all, I like having them as a constant reminder of what I hope to do. I had a peek at last year's goals and I think I managed to stick to quite a few of them, so here's hoping this year I can do the same!

1. A pretty standard blogger resolution, but I want to blog more and make this into something a lot more personal to me and what I want it to be. The latter half of this year, life definitely got in the way and I hardly blogged at all. This, combined with feeling like my blog isn't 'good enough' made for a loss of motivation which I want to get back this year!

2. Stop comparing myself to others. I'm so guilty of this, but it's very unhealthy and something I really want to cut down on! The only person you should compare yourself to is you!

3. Travel. Same as last year, I want to travel as much as possible. I learnt in 2013 that last minute plans are often the best ones, so I'm hoping for a lot of spontaneous trips.

4. Drink more water! This was on last year's list too and I'm sad to say I definitely failed. It's such an easy thing to do, it should be second nature so I'm aiming for 1.5 litres a day at the least.

5. Take risks and say yes! Taking risks this year - such as moving to Budapest with pretty much 4 days notice - lead to some of the best experiences. This is something I want to continue to do, only more!!

Good luck with your resolutions, whatever they may be....and have an amazing 2014!

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