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The Vintage Valley: 2014 i have some big plans for you...

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 i have some big plans for you...

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Looking back at 2013 i would have to say it was filled with both trying and amazing times, i ended a relationship, worked my way through bouts of anxiety,learned alot about who i was, met some incredible people, started swing dancing which has snowballed into an obsession and genuinely became...happy and content with life! I'd say it was my bridge year...getting across it means that 2014 is going to be pretty swell.

I know people get right into making goals and plans, but im a fly by the seat of my pants kinda gal...i dont make big plans i focus on today! So in light of the things i learned last year ive made a list of things to possibly avoid and repeat during this already amazing year.

Avoid - Using questionable condiments from my fridge to make a late night pasta...it wont end well (sniff test does not suffice)

Repeat - Befriending people while waiting in public places...the stories they tell are priceless.

Avoid - Dating websites...i have seen enough shirtless men and bed/pillow photos to stay in the "horrified" section of my brain...forever!

Repeat - Splashing out on an expensive vintage dress..just because..as well as the "purchase high" i didnt and still dont regret it.

Avoid - Wearing tight delicate vintage pencil skirts to work, the seams will split...and no cardigan around the waist can fix that mess.

Repeat - Go on an un-planned trip, hit the open road with a playlist (to sing super loud to) and a passenger seat filled with snacks.

Avoid - Ruining potentially an amazing vintage dress because i became scissor happy..and assumed my sewing skills were far more advanced than they are.

Repeat - Writing down things that inspire, motivate and captivate me every day, looking back at my little journal has been amazing.

Avoid - Constantly double booking myself..i have a "fear of missing out syndrome" and will agree to come to everything..and then end up letting someone down anyway!

Repeat - Allowing people "in" sometimes its nice to let people do things for me, just because..and making it easy for them to do so.

So there it is...if i was to set myself one goal, id say it would be to swing dance in another country..somewhere, but ill keep you posted on that one!


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Blogger look see. by naomi fenton said...

I like the idea of avoid and repeats for a new year - and yours are very good! I'm with you on the first two avoids and the last avoid! I went through a break up and some serious depression following that last year, so I think I can understand a bit of what it might have been like for you. The past month has been absolutely awesome for me and I'm beginning to really see some light at the end of the tunnel. I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for you, Ally! xx

January 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Jaye said...

How wonderful! I loved reading the things to "repeat" for 2014- I may have to make the same avoid/repeat list for me! Here's to 2014 and having even MORE "repeats" in 2015!

January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM  

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