Another year draws to a close and it’s the perfect opportunity for some self-reflection. I love making plans and I’m so excited about what 2013 has in store for me – and you! – but I also love looking back and acknowledging some of the things I’ve achieved. It’s good for the soul.
I’d love for you to share some of the things you’re proud to have achieved in the last year and I’d also love to know what your goals are for the next 365 days… Go on, don’t be shy, I’ll start.
Thank you 2012 for…
♥ The Green Room, which we launched on January 3rd. This secondary section of the blog has been immensely fulfilling to work on and to see grow. Opening up my writing and my (sometimes weird) ideas to a whole new audience was the catalyst for a lot of the exciting opportunities that have come my way this year.
♥ The Blogcademy. Who would have thought that doing some small workshops around the UK and a little bit of guest speaking would have lead to such a life changing, career altering project!? I am immensely proud of what Gala, Shauna and I have done with it so far and I literally can’t wait to develop it even further in 2013! Working with those girls is amazing.
The week after anti bullying week, both my daughters experienced incidents of bullying at school. They are aged 7 and 4 and that Friday, we sat down at the kitchen table and discussed bullying and what we can do about it. Now they are both fairly feisty and have handled this situation well, but halfway through telling telling them ways I think they can stop this, I realised that actually they never will.
We were all looking at this as a playground issue and thinking that outside of school it doesn’t exist but of course, sadly it does. I can’t give them a magic formula that means they will never face this again because I know for a fact that they will. I am a grown up and it still happens to me. My friend Nikky who is very fabulous, very self assured and very successful in LA was there and said yes, thinking about it this also happens to her. There is a guy in her building trying to bully her right now. So I told my little girls that bullying is something that people will try to do to you your whole life and the only thing you can control is how you react to it.