Sitting on the brink of another New Year I sense the arrival of that all familiar bittersweet moment, when you get to throw the mistakes and regrets of 2011 off your heavy shoulders and stare full of hope, down the barrel of that elusive “better year.” Its strange how despite all that has come to pass in the previous twelve months, with the promise of a new beginning on the horizon, the past no longer seems so bad. Sure, I still haven’t achieved my size zero goal or my famous pop star one, in fact I probably haven’t changed much at all apart from many more figurative bruises but the hope is back and the time is not then but now. Yes, I think I’ve cracked it! There’s a lesson to learn from the irrevocable positivity attached to this time of year and it comes not from countless crazy resolutions, broken before they start, with huge plans and no way to get there, but rather from that momentary shift of focus from past to present.
I say this New Year don’t dwell on where you’ve been, or make lavish suggestions about where you’re going, why not just tell the world who you are NOW and be proud! Depressive reminisce or failed ambition will never be vogue but admitting your flaws and shouting your individuality has inevitably always worked wonders. From designers like Consuelo Castiglioni
Nicole put the X in Xfactor with a prive hand bracelet, Heidi shone in a statement turquoise neck piece at the golden globes…
mine’s a Starlit tiger ring ferocious and bold reminding me despite all adversity, never to shine but always to sparkle!