2014 Resolutions

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Well here we are, already three days into the New Year and the start of 2014. I always find the start of the New Year a bit odd – it doesn’t feel like the year has changed until the end of Jan when all the fun and excitement of Christmas is a long lost memory and all you can see in the future is work, work and more work. For me, 2013 was pretty darn super. I spent a lot of time with an amazing group of people, there was a new fuzzy addition, lost loved ones and a big move and job change. This has left me raring to go for 2014 and I find myself looking at my blank Filofax with excitement thinking about what plans and adventures will fill those pages.

In terms of what resolutions I have, for the first time I don’t have any specific ones. It’s hard to predict where the year will take you and I think I just want to grab every opportunity and just try and do more and be better everyday. Life always manages to throw you a curveball when you least expect it and I don’t want to be tied down with lists or resolutions that will no doubt be forgotten about. I’ve learnt a lot about myself over the last year and I want to spend my time making sure that the important things are kept top priority and I don’t get bogged down stressing over irrelevant issues.

When it comes to this blog in 2014 – well who knows! The blogging world is constantly changing and evolving and it can be hard work keeping up. In 2013 a lot of my fav blogs turned professional and made their space on the Internet their job. Props to them as I think they make some of the best content you can find on the web. YouTube has exploded making everyday people celebrities (this still freaks me out) and some people are even turning away from the dear old word blog and turning to websites. I am very open about the fact I don’t blog as a job, never have and honestly don’t think I ever will. I love my day job dearly and the fact that I still blog seven days a week I feel is a testament to how much this is my passion and hobby and how much I love my blog.

Don’t get me wrong I think turning a blog into a professional platform is brilliant but it isn’t something that interests me. I blog because it’s blooming brilliant! I love the people I’ve met through blogging and this to me is an escape away from the everyday where I can sit and talk about the wonderful world of beauty. It is no mean feat I tell you that, leaving the house at 7.50am and returning at 8.30pm on a good day can make it tough. This may result in popular blogs growing even bigger and changing whereas this little space may stay the same. Who knows what this year will hold but as long as I love it, I will be here and I hope you will be here with me too =) Thank you for all your love and support over the years. AGAABB will be four in 2014 and no doubt it’s going to be a roller coaster year!

  • Mel Zia

    great resolutions , all the best for 2014 hun !

    love your blog :)

    Melissa x


  • Caroline Henson

    happy new year siobhan! i’ve always thought it’s admirable how much effort you put into your blog when you work full time. i wish you lots of success in 2014 :) xx

    • Thanks so much Caroline that means a lot! It’s hard work but I do enjoy it =) Hope you have a brill year lovely xx

  • Emily Golding

    Good Luck In Everything!!

    Emily xx


  • Kelly C.

    thanks for being so honest! I love that in a blogger :D

  • chewbaccaj

    Good luck with everything! I still remember your blog from when it was Stars Glitter Magic (or similar) haha x

    • That was exactly what it was called! Great memory!! Thanks for sticking around for so long =) xx

  • Sej

    It’s so nice to read something positive about the new year, and about handling certain things, adapting and improving. Good on you!

    You really have done well for yourself with your blog and it can be so refreshing reading actual content, as opposed to mechanical and obligatory daily posts that lack any information at all.

    I hope you have a great 2014!

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


    • So glad you enjoy my little space on the internet =) It means a lot to hear it. All the best for the New Year!xx

  • Sophie Blumenthal

    Good luck with everything, look forward to hearing how everything works out . I love your blog :)

    Sophie x

  • Rachel

    God luck with everything :) I love the blogging community too and can’t wait to see what the year holds! xx

  • Diane J

    First of all, Happy New Year Siobhan. I hope you’ll have a fantastic year ahead of you. I’ve been loving your little corner of the internet so much this past year and I have every intention of sticking around with you, now and in the foreseeable future. I just love how down to earth you are and you’re a fantastic blogger. You may not be one of the most popular blogger out there but I love you just the way you are. *sorry Bruno for stealing your words. :D) My only goal for 2014 is to be a better version of myself which entails me finally kicking self-doubt to the curb because well… ain’t nobody got time for that ;)

    • Happy New Year to you too =) Thank you for your lovely comment it means a lot. I quite like the fact that my blog is a bit smaller and I can stick to being me as opposed to having to conform with every other blog. And you are right! Don’t doubt yourself – you are brill xx

  • Berrie-Blogs.blogspot.com

    Good luck with everything this year! Great post berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xx