Sunday, 6 January 2013

Hello 2013.


After giving you all a re-cap of my 2012 in my previous post (both good and bad), it's only right now, to start the new year on a positive note. After a turbulent year, I am determined to make 2013 the best ever. I can't say I have ever stuck to resolutions, but I want to make a list of things I'd like to do and achieve, and at the end of this year I want to look back and see which I managed to do. I think it's important to set goals and aims to give you something to look forward to and strive towards. It's also the best feeling once you actually manage to accomplish something.


♥ Don't sweat the small stuff
Being a naturally very worried person (that's anxiety and panic for you), I tend to get very overly stressed about very small and insignificant things. I'm the sort of person that sits biting their nails and the inside of their mouth over the fact they can't park their car perfectly (parallel parking is not my strong point okay...). I need to learn that some things really don't matter and that sometimes I really shouldn't give a F...monkeys. 2013 is going to be the year of minimal stress and maximum enjoyment. 

♥ Think more positive
I would say that in a lot of situations, I am able to see the positive aspects but definitely not often enough. I will more than likely think of all the negatives of something before I even consider a more positive outcome. It's mostly reflected in the mood I am in. If I'm feeling a bit down or anxious, I can be a right negative ninny. I need to stop finding things wrong with everything and start looking for all the great things in sticky situations and remember that it's not the be all and end all if things don't go as planned.

♥ Drink more water
I went through a little phase last year where I became slightly addicted to attempting to finish 2L bottles of water in a day. I remember that it was sometimes quite a struggle but also that it made me feel so much better inside and out. I felt a lot more healthy, a lot more hydrated and my skin was also thankful. It's certainly not an easy thing for me to try and do as I'm naturally not a very thirsty person and being quite petite, it doesn't take a lot of liquid before I feel like i'm going to burst from the inside out or wee myself. haha. I'm going to try and drink a lot more, whether I manage to complete a 2L bottle a day or just come close, it will be a vast improvement from "oh, I forgot to have a drink today...". Oops.


♥ Be more organised
I am useless at keeping track of life events and juggling my days. I've already filled in all my dates etc in my new diary and I'm going to carry it around with me and continue to keep track of what's going on in order to make sure I'm not on top of myself with not knowing what's happening. Days all seem to blur into one nowadays and this doesn't bode well with my messy organisational skills. I feel a lot more at ease when I have things sorted and filed neatly and I know what's happening and when. 

♥ Blog more
Towards the end of the year my blog got left outside on the doorstep for a while. Myself and my blog have always had a very on and off relationship throughout the (almost) 4 years of us being together. It's not that I decide that I don't like it sometimes, it's just that often I find writing it an unenjoyable experience when I feel as though i'm updating it just for the sake of it. I always want to produce posts that I love, and in turn, that I think you'll love too. Because of this, I sometimes step aside for a while, just to get my creative juices back, then I reappear loving it just as much as I did before. In true Ross from Friends style "WE WERE ON A BREAK". I want to spend more time creating blog posts this year, and really learning to love my blog a lot more. Call it lovers therapy...or bloggers therapy...

♥ Be the best version of you
This is one of my favourite quotes. I'm not sure where it comes from but I currently have this quote set as my desktop background (not the one below with me in it, that would be slightly odd...haha). I like that it encourages you to be the very best you can be, surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you and don't be anything but yourself. It's easy to lose who you are or to become a bit lost but this quote will always bring you back round and remind you just to be YOU and sod anyone that doesn't allow you to do that . :)


♥ Travel more
I haven't been on an aeroplane since I was 16. That is a LOOOONG time. I have completely forgotten what it's like to fly and the concept kind of terrifies me, but I'm determined to step on a plane and go somewhere warm this year. I really want to go to Playlist Live and Vidcon, both in America (where I have never been before) so it looks like i'll be dusting off my passport and getting my bikinis out. *dances* 

♥ Choose a healthier option occasionally
That title could have quite easily just been "eat healthy", but I don't want to set myself really unreasonable goals and ban myself from ever ordering a sneaky dominos every once in a while. I simply just need to eat a slightly healthier choice every now and then. My diet is pretty bad. I'll wake up and eat a chocolate bar or make my way through a packet of biscuits for my breakfast. I'll also drink my weight in hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows) when really I could have a glass of water or a nice fresh smoothie. I also think I need to lay off the pizza a bit, or maybe start making my own :) It's not in order to lose weight (I am already a skinny minny due to my ridiculously fast metabolism) but sometimes I worry that the food I eat is doing no good for my insides and making me feel lethargic and I'd like to feel a little healthier.  


So those are my little personal challenges/goals I have decided to set myself. Some are working well already, my diary is full of goings on and I already feel a lot more organised. I've already written 2 posts this year AND thoroughly enjoyed writing them. I have also picked healthier options, and so far, I've gone a whole 14 days without ordering myself a dominos. HOORAH! I am going to really make the most of this year, and I hope you all do too. "Happily ever after starts here". :)

What sort of challenges and resolutions have you set yourself for 2013?
Are you hoping to look back over them in a year and have completed a good handful if not all of them?

488 comments:

  1. I hope 2013's your year, you deserve it :) x

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  2. I love this post, it's so applicable to my own life! I've written down my resolutions on my blog, they're pretty much the same as yours :)!
    xx

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    1. Oh and of course, I wish you the very best for 2013!! ♥

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  3. Happy new year Zoe!! 2013 is going to be great, looking forward to your posts!

    Love,
    Rose

    http://rose-libertine.blogspot.com/

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  4. These apply to me as well! Happy New Year Zoe, you're awesome!

    http://purpleowlramblings.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. your photos are the best ! x

    greetings from bon-j-our.tumblr.com ♥ x

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  6. Love it. That's pretty much what I have planned too - be/become a better version of myself.

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  7. ohh and excuse my shit youtube/google account name :P

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  8. Great challenges you've set! Happy New Year and I hope it's teh best one yet for you! :)

    xxx

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  9. Even though the things you describe are "usual" for resolutions, it's still nice to read it through, maybe the hundredth time I read about it will be the one to stick (except for traveling, because I'm already addicted to it), and I'll finally do something of that too! :)
    Hope that you'll really have the best year ever!

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  10. Zoë! you're such an inspiration! I've the same goals for 2013! x

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  11. I agree with all these points! I would like to do the same things in 2013 :) great post Zoe <3

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  12. Brilliant post Zoe, love it! :)

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  13. They seem like great goals, and quite realistic ones. They are broad enough to be able to take them a little at a time rather than feel rushed into completing a massive task. My main one is to relax more, as I sometimes think I'm relaxed but when I actually pay attention to my breathing I am still an anxious mess! Other than that it is just to keep thinking positively and try and overcome my panic attacks.

    Best of luck with your resolutions! xx

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  14. "Be the best version of you" can be very hard in some situations but i think its the best way to happy with yourself :)!
    and the point with drink more water... i try to teach this to me soo often, the whole last year, but i think its so hard to contorle this :o

    the flowers are so pretty love this purple in combination with white :)

    sorry for my bad english :D

    happy new year,

    pia :)

    http://i-am-a-little-bit-like-this.blogspot.de/

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  15. Great post, I think we can all take lessons from this. I really hope you get to travel, I would love to do more travelling.

    Wishing you a fantastic 2013.

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  16. i love this post, the one about eating healthier is the same as me, i have a fast metabolism so dont need to lose weight but defiantly need to exercise more and eat healthy.

    Have an amazing new year Zoe

    Hannah x

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  17. Hi Zoe, can i just say this is the first blog post i have ever read of yours although i have been watching your videos for a long time and that bit that struck me the most was the being yourself part because sometime we do tend to get caught up in the latest fashion following people in what they do weather it would just be copying them because you think you're boring if you don't have the same meal clothes phone etc, but just from reading this its made me step back and think what the he'll am i doing and for that id just like to that you for bringing me back down to earth with your words of wisdom i hope you continue to write more inspiring blog posts like these as many can learn from you thankyou for being you zoe xox

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  18. I think this is a really good list! I need to drink more water too, i've tried before but i'm not a very thirsty person but i know drinking plenty of it will only do me good! xo

    http://velvet-ghost.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Turning around my negative attitude was one of my more recent new years resolutions. It's actually amazing how much better I feel about my life now that I've tried to forget about all the things I used to worry about (which in reality weren't that much of a big deal to start with). Thinking positive can be such a hard thing to do once you're in the trap of leaning towards the negative, but it feels so good- even when you overcome something small. Good luck with your resolutions, you're a beautiful person and deserve an amazing year :).

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  20. Lovely post! My goals for this year are pretty similar. My main goals all revolve around my anxiety and trying to learn how to deal with it. This year I haven't dealt with it at all, and to be honest, 2012 was a total write-off for me. Hoping to turn that around and make 2013 a much more memorable year. I started my blog a few days before new year, and I am loving it - 2013 is already looking up!

    xxxx

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  21. I'm hoping to be more positive this year, as well as not over thinking things too much as that's definitely one of my worst flaws! Here's to 2013 being the best year yet! xx

    http://itstimetobefearless.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. "F..monkeys" hahaha :)
    Probably to be more tolerant. To accept peoples flaws. Because nobody is perfect :)

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  23. I wish you the best for 2013, really! I liked this post, it gave me some hope for a good 2013 for myself, so thank you for that!

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  24. This is such a good inspiration for the year! I'm trying to drink more water too (drink more think more) :)

    Aimee
    XOXO

    littlelotusblossom28.blogspot.com

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  25. Super trouper nice! I really love your Youtube channel and your blog as well! So almost everyday I look if you uploaded a new video. Haha and great ideas, I should think more positive too. But I really love you .in Dutch: Ik hou van jou!

    Ciao,
    Jelle

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  26. Happy New Year Zoe !

    http://yourlittlefeather.blogspot.fr/

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  27. You should defiantly take the plunge and go to America, I've been a few times and its amazing! Everybody's so friendly and the weathers the best..
    I want to blog way more this year, my teeny tiny blog needs to grow I think, and this is the year were I want to make it happen - Louise actually follows my blog so that's good enough for me at the mo *squeels* hehe!
    I also agree with the healthy eating one, I need to cut down on chocolate and crisps and start eating REAL food. Oh also what you said about drinking water, it's really good to do that bug make sure you dont go overboard and drink too much everyday because "legend" has it that you can drown your organs/stomache/pan crease and that's too much water to take in. But still drink a generous amount!
    I'd also lastly like to save mega cash this year and treat my self at the end, woooo!!


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  28. I actually find it quite funny that we have quite similar new years resolutions! I think mine is going alright... :S. Good luck with yours!!

    Check out my blog posts on them!! :D

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-new-year-hashtag-life.html

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  29. This is such an inspirational post! 2013 here we all come! x

    Tanya from Cats and Clothing
    P.S. Please check out my first giveaway! :)

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  30. I love this post Zoe, i think your such an inspiring person!

    I did a blog on my goals for this year as well and I would love it if you checked it out-
    http://beaubeauty3.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/new-years-resolutions.html

    Happy new year and thank you x

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  31. Amazing! Hope you do well with your goals Zoe, can't wait to read your next blog now :D And you are so inspiring to me, and many other people. Keep up the beautiful work, Chloe x

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  32. Most of my goals for this year are about uni work, health and my blog. I need to take my work more seriously as I only passed by the skin of my teeth this semester. I have also given up dairy products as it now affects my skin.
    Jasmine tea and fresh water became my BFF last year, so I'll continue to drink more of them!
    As for the ol' blog... I am learning HTML coding and may consider putting ads on my blog, who knows?
    I wish you all the best in 2013, Zoe! :)
    Joelle
    xoxo
    FebruaryGirl.

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  33. This is such an inspirational post, i hope you keep to all your goals! :)

    I've written a 2013 bucket list full of silly little things, which i think you an Louise would nejoy very much!
    http://laurasadaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/my-2013-bucket-list.html

    Have a good 2013! x

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  34. I have one thing that I REALLY want to achieve this year, and that's to pass my driving test. I know to a lot of people that seems rather stupid (so I've been told) but once I learn to drive I can go to many different places and I can have my own adventure! Besides this one thing, I also want to start writing my children's books that I had planned to do last year but failed to because of everything that happened. So those are the two aims I have and I hope I can do them, if not, it's another year of failure for me! Any who, I hope this year is great for you, Zoe! You are one in a million and if I do ever pass my driving test, I know that I will be going to one of your meet ups if you do any this year! :)

    Take care & God bless :)
    Natalie x

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  35. If you start to drink 2 litres immediately, from not drinking any, it may make you feel sick and unwell as your body will go immediately into a detox and cleanse by releasing lots of toxins that will make you feel unwell.

    Take small steps and build up to 2 litres gradually, that way the body will not become shocked!

    Great post, love it. Best of luck with your resolutions!
    Greetings from Spain! :)

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  36. Great post Zoe, I hope you have an amazing 2013! X

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  37. i need to make myself one of these lists!
    so much to change

    im holding a GIVEAWAY if anyone is interested on a 5year journal

    http://nmcnails.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/giveaway-q-5year-journal.html

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  38. I need to do all your resolutions to! I hope they work out for you good luk an happy new year!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. I loved reading this and ur blog- I would love my blog to grow over this conning year thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Wonderful resolutions, I think these are some we can all relate to and should strive for.Hope you will be able to achieve every one of them! xx http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

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  41. Happy New year! I hope 2013 is a good year for you :) I love your photos x

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  42. Happy New Year, Zoe!
    This post really inspired me to write down some goals for 2013 as well! I always find it a bit odd, that just because the calender ends on that day, you have to behave differently in a new year. but it's good to have something you work towards to. i won't change my life drastically, but i will try to start with little things.
    i find it really good that you now try to eat healthier, because even though you might look skinny, there can be fat around your organs and this can be dangerous!
    x

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  43. This post makes me look forward to the future of 2013! My resolutions include following your advice of saying 'yes!' more rather than quickly finding a negative in a situation and turning it down. Thanks for being a brilliant inspiration and I hope you have a great year!
    Frankie xx
    http://frankest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Lovely blog post Zoe! I'm happy with your resolution to blog more, we missed you last November / December!

    Happy new year :)

    Http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  45. one of my new year resolutions is to also not stress about the little things! i am also a very anxious person and it always gets me down and makes me not enjoy life. I am also trying to say yes to more things because of your blog post you did :) i am also thinking of making a memory jar and writing down all the things i enjoy this year so i can look back over them at the end of the year :) have a great 2013 zoe :) xxxx

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  46. This is a lovely post Zoe, its lovely to have aims and goals for the year :) I love your post they have really inspired me to be more positive, would love to see more of your blog posts in 2013 :)
    nicole xx
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. Happy new year! Great resolutions x
    Http://phoebemae123.blogspot.com x

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  48. I really love your pictures they fit so well within the post. amazing!

    One of my new year's resoultions is to actually write my own blog, so hopefully I start working on it soon. Another one is to drive more, I got my driving licence two years ago but didn't really drive anywhere on my own. which sucks.

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  49. You have such a positive attitude, I'm sure you'll be able to accomplish all of your goals! I've set drinking more water as one of my resolutions too, and getting more sleep! Happy New Year, I hope 2013 brings you wonderful things!

    so-obsessed-with.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  50. be careful with a water! for ur weight u should drink 1.5 L of water, too much water is as dengerous as not enough water!!

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  51. Oh which editor program do you use on your mac for your photos? :)


    xoxoxox

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  52. You've inspired me so much with this post! i also need to eat a bit healthier, drink more water and worry less! thank you Zoe :)
    xxx
    www.andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. I have been reading your latest posts and the one on ‘saying YES! more’ and you have inspired me to do the same. I am a very stressed person as well and worry about the most stupid things. I think because of my anxiety for doing social things (like going out etc) I have been distancing myself from all the fun activities and I’m planning to just say yes when someone asks me if I wanted to go somewhere. I feel so useless and alone sometimes and I hope I can change that this year.
    Another resolution would be to make my blog better, get better in writing, make better content and so forth. Happy New Year!

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  54. Really cute post, feel like I should make some targets/resolutions now!
    Hope you have a wonderful time in America, Flying is never as scary as you think its going to be just have a drink and a few kalms and try not to worry thats what I do! x

    http://ellemcknight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. happy new year zoe!
    I've started two new blogs, one about fashion and one which is a bucket list of things to do before the end of 2013.
    If you guys could check them out here, it would be great
    Bucket list = http://2013bl.blogspot.co.uk/
    fashion and all things fabulous = http://bex1ar.blogspot.co.uk/
    thank you guys x x x

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  57. Yo have such an amazing attitude to things, and you can do these goals if have the right mindset and believe in yourself.
    aftonsed.blogspot.com.au/

    xxxx

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  58. Hope you achieve all you want this year :)
    I'm excited to read all your lovely blog posts x

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  59. we basically have the same aims! I need to drink more water, and also I want to do one good deed every day whether its just small like holding the door open for a woman with a pram or larger by consoling friends or helping them with work or a task.

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  60. I do think when a new year comes you need to set goals. From every mistakes you did last year, you can learn from them in the new year. Some of my new year resolutions is to be more healthier and go to the gym more often. Try to not be so scared of EVERYTHING, like.. if a family member would get hurt in the trafic.. if I could take a plan without it crash down to the sea or something.. Not be so paranoid.
    I will try to be the happiest I can be. Be more kind to people I know and don't know. Make new friends and stronger relationships with my best friends and try to make school as fun as possible and do the freaking work. But I think my biggest goal with 2013 is to be happy, take care of my family and just enjoy life. :) x

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  61. Happy new year zoe :) you are my inspiration XX

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  62. Have a great 2013, full of interesting talented people around you, smiles, laugh, love and sex!
    Your resolutions are very similar to my ones, actually. I also fell in love with a mirror frame in the 1st pic.

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  63. wow, this is almost as if you would rewrite my New year resolutions! I want to make 2013 my best year ever too, but more than that, I want it to be the year of truly discovering myself, finding my way, doing things I enjoy doing and accomplish as many things I can. Reading this made me feel even more determined to do all this things and knowing there is, not just any person, but Zoe herself who is making a change, gives me strength and hope. Thank you Zoe, stay awesome!
    xx.

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  64. i know what you mean about the water. also am going to try this now!

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  65. It sounds like we had a pretty similar 2012 from what i read of your last post and I think we're wanting the same from 2013. I know you'll get your happy year if you set your mind to it. good luck!!

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  66. My New Year resolution is to blog, blog, blog! Happy New Year Zoe! xx

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  67. These are some great resolutions! I hope 2013 is a happy and wonderful year for you xx

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  68. I hope you achieve all that you want to this year! I am also wanting to travel more this year and there are some plans in the making!!
    I can't wait to see more blog posts from you. It is something I really enjoy reading
    xx

    http://madeleineinwonderland.blogspot.com.au/

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  69. i like your list of resolutions and that you're starting on a positive note :) Best of luck for everything in 2013!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  70. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION ZOE.
    I'm totally similar to you in some ways, I'm also a very anxious person and I stress myself way to much. I'm moving out of my and my roommate's apartment hopefully soon.

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING!!!
    xo Janella
    www.janelldaydreamin.blogspot.com

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  71. Hope you have an amazing year! Quite surprised to see that most of our resolutions are similar :D good luck in keeping them :D xx

    www.lushosity.blogspot.com

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  72. My resolutions are pretty similar to yours! I hope 2013 is everything you wish for :) x

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  73. My New Year's resolutions are to get the grades to get into my top choice university, to eat a little more healthily, to get more sleep and to take lots more photos do I have them to look back on and also to get my blog going :) You've got some great resolutions!

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  74. Great post Zoe.
    Everyone has similar resolutions! We just have to all stick with them! It would be nice to recap on this post at the end of the year to see if you stuck with them al! :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

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  75. I've also decided that 2013 should be a fresh start.
    I had a pretty rotten year last year, but luckily I have now started university but I'm just really concentrating at the moment on doing what makes me happy (in the grand scheme of things, not in a spoilt brat "I want it now" kind of way)
    Hope 2013 turns out to be everything you hope it will be Zoe :)

    Emily x - prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

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  76. I really really really like this post and i wish for you the best year ever because you deserve it. I know you since few weeks now, I'm from France so everything was against our meeting but i think you're amazing and an absolutely good person. I think that everyone should make a list, starting by myself. haha. so thank you for this post and have a happy new year Zoe.

    - Léa.

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  77. I love these and I hope this year is good for you :) Some of my goals are similar (drinking more water, travelling, eating healthier and to stop getting worried over the little things) and I just want to be happy overall x

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  78. Your photos always looks so Romantic and lovely!

    I'm trying to be less negative in 2013, I want to try and by kind and nice to everyone in my thoughts and my actions.

    Wishing you a great 2013!

    Abi xx

    abi-girl.blogspot.co.uk

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  79. I always love reading your posts Zoe! You really inspire me to sort my blog out as I can never find time to post although it's one of my favourite things to do!
    My New Years resolutions are to take more photographs and read more. Although neither have really occured yet!
    Hope you achieve all you want this year and i'm looking forward to reading more throughout 2013!

    www.lucyrebeccca.blogspot.co.uk

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  80. GOod luck with them,
    The anxiety related ones I can really relate too!
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
    x

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  81. Those are great resolutions!! I definitely want to take on some of these..mainly the drink more water. I am exactly the same..I can go all day without drinking anything and still not feel thirsty :/

    and if I'm going to drink alot, it means I'm going to spend A LOT of time running to and from the loo.. DAMN SMALL BLADDER!

    uniyearabroad.blogspot.co.uk

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  82. Love the list! Will keep it in mind!
    http://strawberrysandsugar.wordpress.com

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  83. You're are so inspiring in all aspects of my life! You don't conceal any negatives, and are so open it feels like I know you (which is so strange). I'm so excited that one of your resolution things is to blog more, because however much I love to watch your videos, reading your posts seem to be much more insightful!
    I wish you the very best for 2013 Zoe, you deserve it!
    Thank you!!!
    millie-may.blogspot.com

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  84. Good luck with these Zoe. I really love your blog and YouTube videos. :))

    www.larzall.blogspot.com

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  85. You are such an inspiration Zoe, and this is exactly what I am going to be doing this year! We all have lovely things to look forward too and this year it's my birthday, going to London and turning 18. Finishing my exams at sixth form and hopefully going on holiday in the summer. And then starting my time at university, which is pretty scary, but we shall see if I like it or not. My goal is to try and keep my blog updated also, which as you said can be very hard to get the creative juices flowing, I hope to have a smoothly running blog as I love everything about working on it, such as taking the photos, posting the photos and writing a little passage along with it. Then the comments are just a plus cause they are always so lovely!

    If you are looking for a book to read this year maybe try reading Miranda Kerr 'Treasure Yourself' it is truely a beautiful read and has helped me through many moments in my life that I have been down. Therefore I feel as though it could help you as well.

    As you may or may not no, I am a massive fan of both your blog snd your youtube channel and I cannot wait for more content and following the journey of 2013 with you, especially now that you also have a vlog channel! Good Luck Zoe! You are great and don't ever forget that!!! Happy New Year!!

    http://prowsed.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. such a good list and all very do-able, i look forward to reading more of your blogs this year and getting to know you.

    http://welshmamathome.blogspot.co.uk/
    love gemma. xxx

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  87. Great resolutions, and lovely photos! 'Be the best version of you' - I love that!! xx

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  88. This is an amazing post! I love seeing a new post from you on my reading list as they're always so insightful. My goals are:
    -Write down something that made me happy that day and put it in a jar to open in the future
    -Exercises a little everyday
    -Drink more water
    -Blog at least 3 times a week
    -Upload a video once a week

    I haven't ever actually stuck to a new years resolution but I think this year will be different!

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  89. I've decided to try choose the healthy option occasionally too! I'm hoping that because i blogged it i'm going to be more inclined to stick to it!
    I can also hugely relate to your anxiety related ones, it's those kind of things that i always try to keep in the back of my mind to keep pushing myself :)

    Good luck with everything in 2013!

    xx

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  90. Such an inspiring post! All the best for this coming year Zoe!
    xxx

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  91. Happy New Yearr!, Your photos are amazing, congrats on nearly 4 yours in this cyber world :D
    Leigh xo

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  92. Another amazing post. I love your blog so so much, every post you do I just find so lovely to read, I am glad one of your aims is to blog more! Your blog was one of the first blogs I ever came across and fell in love with it instantly so I am looking forward to seeing more posts from you again! :)
    A lot of my new year aims are the same as yours, so here's hoping 2013 is the year we achieve them all! :)
    Good luck lovely! ♥

    http://xosarah-loves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  93. Love this post, Good luck ! Oh and , Amazing pictures !

    Liyana ♥
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  94. We have some of the same resolutions. :) I definitely need to learn not to sweat the small stuff, too! It's so hard when you're a natural worrier though.

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  95. I think writing down a list of achievable things to aim for is such a good idea! I always end up setting targets that I know i'm never going to achieve and therefore never do haha - love the images too:)
    Hope 2013's a good one for you Zoe!x

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  96. Zoe, I love your blogs, your videos, you are an inspiration.
    You never fail to create an amazing blog post or video.
    Keep up all of your amazing work!
    And your resolutions relate to mine x

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  97. These are so similar to the resolutions I've made for myself! haha. Especially the being positive point. I feel I was quite a negative person last year so I'm focusing on being all around more happy generally (: I wish everyone the best 2013! Lovely post Zoe, I adore your blog!

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  98. Great post. I also loved reading the previous one, although it must have been hard for you to even write about it. Just like the video you did about anxiety. I think you took quite a hughe step out of your comfort zone.

    Wishing you a fantastic year 2013.

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  99. Hurrah for "To do" lists.. or as I like to call them "Ta-Da" lists (it feels amazing at the end of the year to go "Ta Da - I checked them all off!"). I too prefer to write a list of things to do, places to visit rather than resolutions such as "Lose weight" or "Get fit" as they are usually unrealistic and then I feel rubbish. So Yippee for positive goals and adventures for 2013 :D xxx

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  100. Really good goals you've set, makes me feel a little bad that I made no resolutions myself haha x
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  101. Reading this post has made me get into the mindset for making 2013 great! Some of my goals are the same as yours, and it feels good to be achieving them.

    I hope you have a great year and look forward to your posts! :) Xx

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  102. Great post Zoe!
    I have a beauty blog and would love if you came to check it out!
    www.bloggerofbeauty96.blogspot.com

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  103. Good luck with your goals/resolutions, they're easy if you set your mind to it! :) xx

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  104. great post! i wish you the best in this year. :)

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  105. Reading this has made me determined to achieve my goals in 2013! Mine are very similar to yours!

    I hope you have the best year!x

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  107. well go for the resolutlions! Let's "Be the best version of YOU" together!!!!

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  108. My last flight was terrible and it makes me think that every next flight will be that terrible too. But I'm trying to fight with these thoughts and I'm going to celebrate my winter break on Fuerteventura. It still terrifies me but I'm determined too.
    Lots of kisses for you! I hope that our flights will be safe! :)

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  109. Zoe your aims for 2013 are like IDENTICAL to mine! hahah! I suffer with anxiety too and I flew for the first time in 6 years in July. I told myself it was going to be a horrid experience before I'd even got on the plane so I was terrified, had a full blown panic attack and then passed out because I hyperventilated and inhaled too much oxygen too quickly. Everything was fine, so there was nothing to be worried about! Hopefully you'll go to vidcon with Louise and people like that, so that should make you feel a bit better knowing they're there :)It will be fab if you go to America (you better vlog it for your youtube channel hehehe!)
    Hope you have a great year Zoe! xo

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  110. Happy new year zoe. Your resolutions are pretty much the same as mine. Including drink more water. I'm useless at drinking and then wonder why I have a headache. High up on my list is planning my 2014 wedding. I may just have to pinch the idea of that cute little "happily ever after "sign
    Harriet x
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  111. I love this post and I really think I should make the most of 2013 now xx

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  112. Good luck with your resolutions! I've just started a blog and I'm trying to post quite regularly as my resolution, it's a lot more difficult than I thought!
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  113. Good luck Zoe! I have set myself a goal of also drinking more water and to create my own blog and you tube as it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. So far i've done 2 blog post and no youtube video but hey we are only 6 days into the year! and good luck to everyone with their goals :)

    Emily x

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  114. What a lovely post. I hope everything you wish happens.

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  115. I also did a blog post on my new years resolutions. It's a great way to look back at the end of the year and see if I've achieved any of them. Good luck with yours! Have a great 2013! xo

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  116. i want to start blogging more aswell. hope you have a good year!! :D

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  117. Good goals - I hope you stick to them :)

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  118. I'm totally with you on sweating the small stuff.. that's something I'm constantly doing and need to do less of. All the best for 2013 zo! x

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  119. Definitely agree with the 'drink more water' one. I often go through a day and then realise i haven't drunk anything!!

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  120. Great post Zoe! I am also going to try and drink more water and upload more on my blog! :) ♥
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  121. My resolutions are simple and consists of two words only! Health and Happiness. (It branches out to everything else then, ofcourse!)

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  122. I'm happy to hear that the end of 2013 started to go in the right direction for you :) You definitely seem very happy and jolly in your newer videos on youtube.
    In 2013 I want to work on my health, blog, and spirituality more. They're pretty standard goals, but I broke them down into smaller categories in order to have a starting point in achieving them!

    M.

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  123. Beautiful post Zoe, from the images to the content. i think the flying thing is something that you will feel great for tackling and i am sure you will have awesome time in America :) One of my resolutions is travel more, whether it be in the UK or abroad, I just love going to new places :) Hope you have a wonderful 2013 Zoe! xx
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  124. am also going to try drink more water this year, i used to do the same thing with the 2L bottles of water it gets quite hard xx

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  125. happy new year Zoe! I do exactly the same as you for breakfast! but instead of biscuits, mine are crisps and on some mornings... I can munch through a multipack! oops so that is something I need to work on haha xx

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  126. Great resolutions Zoe!! Mine are pretty much the same but my main one is to blog more
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  127. I hope your 2013 is amazing Zoe, you deserve it!! As a fell anxiety sufferer a lot of these goals are the same as mine!! I've already booked an appointment at the doctors to speak to someone about my panick attacks so I'm off to a good start!!

    Also, I'm totally with you on laying off the dominos haha ;) but oh my, they are just so good!!

    All the best for the new year & so pleased to see you back blogging again!

    Love,
    Kayleigh
    xxx.

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  128. These are all amazing! I especially like the one about drinking more water! I'm exactly the same! Being petite means that if I drink too much water I feel like I'm gonna burst! xxx

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  129. I hope 2013 is amazing for you, I also suffer from panic and anxiety, amongst many other things, so my new years resolution are quite similar xxx Hope that you blog more this year because I love reading your posts :) xxxxxx

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  130. I have already done a checklist for the year 2013 . Would love you to read it? Xxx
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  131. Happy New Year to you Zoe!

    I love your new resolutions and completely agree with you about parallel parking! I get so frustrated when it is busy season and the only available parking is in the middle of two other cars. I have to abandon the slot and traipse all the way across town to hunt for an easier spot - how embarrassing!

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  132. Brillant post, your goals are similar to my goals for he new year, i hope the year goes well for you and eventful in a good way :)

    Pipp xx

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  133. I loved reading this post, a lot of your goals are very similar to mine actually :D I feel like I need to be more positive and blog more and don't sweat the small stuff :D
    I loved the paragraph on "be the best version of you" I think that is a very inspiring quote :D
    hope you can achieve all these :D xx

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  134. we pretty much have the same resolutions so good choice;)

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

    katy x

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  135. Most of your resolutions were same as mine! I wish that your resolutions become true this year :)
    Also, I have a pretty new blog, I would appreciate it if you would find the time and check it out.

    Laura xx
    cosysaturdaynight.blogspot.com

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  136. Wish you all the best for 2013 Zoe! I set myself resolutions for the first time this year, the biggest being to get organised and to get more motivated. Love your blog Zoe!

    ~ Jade x
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  137. you are just so perfect <3 and i wish you all the best for this year and all the years ahead of you :)

    love, annick from http://only4feet9.blogspot.com

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  138. I would totally use the healthy option resolution as well as the "don't sweat the small stuff".

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  139. I'm the same with a lot of these, especially the water one!

    good luck!

    x

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  140. I loved this post. I really need to make some changes in my life because I feel like I'm not happy with things that happen for a while. Thank you for shared this post with us. And certainly this will help me to find out "the best version of me". I really wish to make this year awesome!

    Happy new year ;)
    J. xx

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  141. definitely going to be trying all of those things, and am going to try and make the most of 2013 too :) i had quite a bad ending to 2012 and am trying to turn things around :)
    i made a new years resolutions/turning things around sort of post too, just before the end of the year so check it out if you like? :)
    have an amazing year, you deserve it <3

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  142. Good Luck Zoe, great resolutions xx

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  143. You're very inspiring Zoe! :) x

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  144. lovely post as always, dear zoe. i hope 2013 turns out awesome for you. i don't like to say goals. i don't want to stress myself, which i do alot. so i really want to be good with my graduation grades and want to be less stressed about my future and less scared and i hope i can do my yoga routine again. cause is really is the most relaxing thing ever.
    xx

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  145. Great post Zoe :) My New Years resolution is just to stay happy and positive more. Like you, I can get affected by the little things and I really want to change this! Wish you lots of luck and happiness for 2013 xx

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  146. last photo I like so much , happy new year

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  147. I loved this post. Most of your goals/challenges are exactly the same as mine, haha! Have a great year, Zoe!
    -Sophie
    http://12tea-cups.blogspot.co.uk/

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  148. All the points also apply to me!
    Except for the organizational part. I am always quite well organized :)
    ..Good luck!

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  149. This was so lovely to read, and though I already had a couple of resolutions in mind for myself, you definitely given me more to think about!

    Good luck! And best wishes! <3

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  150. Your goals are so so similar to mine! Especially the Drink more and Think more positive ones. I felt like I was reading about myself! xx

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  151. I'm joining you on the "drink more water" aim. I don't know how I am still alive tbh, I seem to NEVER drink.... quite worrying actually :S
    Anyways loved this post and good luck!
    xxx

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  152. Your resolutions seem quite good Zoe :)
    This year, I just want to succeed in what I do and particularly in my "training" to become home stagger and I want to begin to work so that my bf and I can go on travel together all around the world!

    I hope you can succeed in your resolutions too and I wish the best for 2013 Zoe!
    Big hugs xx

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  153. Hi Zoe,
    I really enjoyed reading this post and gave the inspiration to go off and write my own goals for 2013 I already have a few resolutions but they already seem to be going out of the window, haha. This post has made me think about pursuing these goals.
    Thank you so much, you're such an inspiration to me. Happy New year :):):) xxxxxxx Lot's of love Sophie xxx

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  154. I don't know if you'll read this, but I honestly cant WAIT for you to blog more, blogs are great, I loves em ;) I like the quiet of sitting down (often in bed hahaha) and reading for hours blog post after blog post, writing my own and hitting publish, it's great :) I've been a follower here for an age now and often I'm jelly of all your lovely followers when I struggle to get any comments some days, but I don't mind and carry on because youtube is fickle like films but blogs are like sturdy old time books, satisfying and comforting (some sort of fancy analogy happening here)
    best stop..
    xo

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  155. Great goals, i definitely need to start going for the healthier option too!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  156. If you're looking to stay hydrated, I've recently discovered that coconut water works wonders! It's definitely not a replacement of drinking water; it's more of a nice little aid :)

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  157. These are all great resolutions, I think I could do with thinking about some of these myself as I'm a natural stresser too and I'm not safe to be left around any kind of chocolate. I hope you have a lovely 2013 :)
    Rosalie x

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  158. I really, really love these post from you. It's so unique and inspirational, I know I say this every time but I really can't get over how good they are. Please don't spot making these kind of posts, I love them! I like the goal you've set yourself, I honestly need to drink more water too! <3 xo

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  159. Really nice to see all your aims and ambitions for the year ahead. I set myself some pretty standard ones like, losing weight and becoming more positive. But my main one is I am going to try and blog everyday of 2013 :) In a years time I want to be able to look over how much I have accomplished through 2013, such as graduating etc.

    Josie xxx
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  160. I made a resolution to blog more as well! Also, to make my beauty blog more personal and about other things I like, because I felt like I didn't always want to sit there and talk about makeup ALL the time. I like other things as well, so I want to incorporate all of the things I enjoy on my blog so it's more well rounded and more.... ME. I feel like I'll enjoy blogging more this way!
    :)

    kailanmarie
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  161. Drinking more water is such a good idea, but if you struggle with it because it tastes "boring" you should try out green tea. It's great for hair, skin and nails. :)

    x houseinthesand.blogspot.com

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  162. Lovely post it's great to have aims and goals for the year, I love your post it has inspired me to be more positive and set my own goals for the year, thank you :)
    Kelly xx

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  163. wow Zoe you have got yourself organised! You (and some other Youtubers) have inspired me to gain more confidence in myself and say yes to more. Thank You for giving me that extra boost! xx

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  164. Hey Zoe! I am glad to hear that your year is going well so far! :) I am so pleased that you will be coming to America this year, however you will be nowhere near where I live, in the South. :(
    Anyways, I actually wrote a blogpost about my new year's resolutions too, as many bloggers have. Yours seem very reasonable and I truly belive that you can achieve them.
    I hope you have an amazing year because you truly deserve it. And I, Elle Dako, will be here with you, every step of the way.
    Live the life you love. Love the life you live.
    Elle :)

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  165. All the best Zoe...you will do great!
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  166. Love your ideas for the new year and absolutely love your blog!
    It inspired me to have my own one now!
    Lana :)

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  167. These are the perfect resolutions, Zoe. I'm a new blogger and you have really inspired me. In 2012 i had my first panic attack, well, i think it was a panic attack and I read your post and it has helped me so much. Now one of my resolutions also is to not sweat the small stuff <3

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  168. Happy New Year 2013 ! Champagne !

    You will be sublime in 2013 as you have been throughout 2012.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    like-enchanted.com

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  169. Loving your blog so inspiring x


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  170. I just love your blog Zoey!! I normaly read norwegians blogs, because i`, from Norway, but it just makes me so happy to read you post! And i was waiting on this one because i saw you live yesterday!

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  171. Lovely blog post. This year I want to drink more water, consider health a lot more and reduce my spending on unnecessary things!

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    xx

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  172. These are all great resolutions! Happy New Year x
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  173. A friend of mine has studies hypnotherapy and has great success helping people "get over" their fear of flying. Its really interesting, its not actually the flying that you're afraid of but more often an underlying fear, like losing control which has stemmed from some other past experience. I would have been a complete skeptic before about this kind of mumbo jumbo but have found it amazing. Worth a try :)

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  174. Hope you have an amazing 2013 :) My resolutions are pretty similar, and just hope to be more happy and do well in my AS exams in the summer.
    x

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  175. Great goals for the year ahead, i also want to travel more! Cant wait for you to be updating your blog more YEY! x

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  176. love your goals <3 wish you all the best with them and all the best for 2013 Zoe <3

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  177. This is sooo similar to what I want to do this year! Happy new year Zoe, and good luck!! x

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  178. Read this post at work and it made my day a whole lot better :) xx www.blankbones.blogspot.co.uk

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  179. so hapy for you that your 2012 got better towards the end of the year :) i love your blog and youtube videos and wish you all the best for 2013, hope you accomplish all of your resolutions! i too hope to not worry and stress about the small things in life, fingers crossed! x

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  180. This is great! A very positive outlook for 2013 and also a great start.
    Cheers for the year ahead all of us. x

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  181. Loved this post, it inspired me to do my own 2013 post.

    happinessismyaim.blogspot.co.uk
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  182. This was such a lovely post to read. :) and your images are just as. I hope 2013 is a great year for you, Zoe! I have no doubts it won't be! My resolutions are very similar to a few of yours; organization being right up there. I also hope my year goes better too and I'll try my hardest to make it so. :)
    Thanks again for the great post! x

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  183. You are always so insprational to me!!

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  184. All your resolutions were honestly perfect for me! It was a little weird that we could have so much alike. I even had an apple for breakfast instead of my usual chocolate or cookie. Your post has really inspired me. And I hope I can go to Vidcon too(since I live right here in California). Anyways, I wish you a great year and that you meet all your goals. Happy new year! :)

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  185. really lovely post! i'm feeling quite inspired!

    Rebecca x

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  186. A very positive way to look at the new year :)
    I just blogged about 2013 also please check it out.

    http://laurenzetta.blogspot.co.uk/

    Looking to find some fellow newbie bloggers or beauty blogging friends so we can all meet people with similar interests and share tips and advice etc :)

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  187. i actually set that picture as my desktop background, because i also really like that quote. thanks for reminding me of it! :)

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  188. Love this post, I too suffer with anxiety and panic attacks. 2013 will be our year (I am desperate for a holiday too haha).

    I am new to blogging - check me out if you like (this is to everyone)

    http://franabouttown.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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