Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hello 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe it is 2013!

The first day of 2012 was very exciting to me as my gorgeous niece Brooklyn was born, I can't believe that was a year ago! This is the first photo I have with her, and boy has she changed since then.

I always find the new year such an exciting time, I love looking back on all the things I have done in the past year and, I know this is quite nerdy, but I really enjoy watching the news when they do the "Year in Review". Every year it is gauranteed to make me laugh and cry, I just can't help it!

I also think it is exciting to make plans for the year ahead, I've thought about it a little and I have decided there are three main things I want to work on this year, so I thought I would share them with you...

1. Work on my work/life balance- I have only been teaching for 3 years, and I think any transition from uni to full time work is a tough one so I feel like along the way I stopped doing things that I enjoy because I was getting my head around this full time work thing! But now I am more experienced and feel like I am kind of getting on top of things a little so it's time again to start doing things I enjoy! A friend of mine (who is an art teacher) suggested I should join her in a Ceramics course she is looking into next year so I might start there, I'll let you know how it goes!

2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle- Lately I have been really trying to focus on getting fitter and looking after myself. I have made quite a bit of progress in the second half of 2012 and just want to keep on top of things in 2013, I really enjoy trying new things and have actually developed quite a liking for RPM classes, a year ago I never would have uttered such words... I am hoping that 2013 will be my healthiest year yet!

3. Make better financial decisions- Doesn't everyone have a budgeting New Years resolution? I feel like I make one evry year! My plan for this year is to just stay on top of my money and be prepared for any costs before they come up. My sister is amazing with money so I plan on consulting her for advice, let me know if this is one of your New Years resolutions too and we can encourage each other to save!

Do you make new years resolutions? Let me know your plans for 2013!

I am bringing in the New Year in Queenstown this year which is very exciting, I've scheduled a few posts while I'm away so I hope you enjoy reading them, and once I'm back get ready for some pictures and stories about my adventures!

Most importantly, I hope you are all looking after yourselves and having a safe holiday season, I look forward to hearing all about the adventures you've gotten up to this holiday season.

Zoe xx


  1. I am missing you so so much! I hope you are having a blast - it is so hot here at the moment you would hate it!

    I am working on my goals - but so far I have travel, food and housey stuff on the mind!

  2. hope you had a fab new year, making better financial decisions is definitely one of my goals this year too. I'm a new follower of your blog, cant wait to read more :) x

    1. Thanks so much for visiting Stacey! I think that's the goal I'm most nervous/hopeful about, we can encourage each other!

      Zoe xx

  3. Happy New Year Zoe!! I'm excited to have found your post through Megan's blog...I've just started one of my own (sophboat.blogspot.com.au) and it is great to discover another familiar face in the blogging world!

    Your new years resolutions are very do-able and I have no doubt there'll be a post at the end of this year to tell us how well you've done...wishing you lots of luck!!

  4. Hiya i really enjoyed reading your blogs very interesting defo worth following x hope to hear your views on my blog i have just started out so advice on how to improve my blog is very welcome take care and good luck hope u reach all your goals x