Friday, 18 January 2013


2012 was a rather odd but incredibly prominent year for me. If I'm honest it was pretty awful. A lot of things happened and I changed a great deal. In a way, I wish to never have to look back at 2012 ever again, but I know that really, despite the many ups and many, many, many downs I faced, I should take everything from it and learn from it. I feel I'm certainly doing that at the moment. It may be only a few weeks into 2013 but I've totally made a transformation. I've made some serious lifestyle changes and I'm proud to say I'm sticking to them. 2013 needs to be a year where I can look back at the end and be really proud of myself for turning things around and being a better person in many ways than I was in 2012. 
The year started with a bit of a drunken mess bang, with people who I thought would make my year incredible but I unfortunately had to learn that wasn't how things were meant to be....

In early February a group of friends and i got summer plans going by booking a lovely two week holiday away to Portugal...

An evening of glamour with some lovely friends. You can clearly see that Lana Del Rey was having more than a little bit of an influence over me. It may sound silly but she's definitely had an impact on my 2012, though I'm incredibly grateful for it as her music has helped me through many a time.

I celebrated my 18th birthday with a boy who really was... well a boy... this was probably a happier time in our relationship.... a nice, quiet evening for us.

My first legal drink. Keeping it classy with Rosé!

Was a very lucky girl and received this beautiful bad boy for my birthday. I love me some Marc Jacobs!

Beyoncé and Britney take over Starbucks. This is my lovely friend Maya who I've known since I was 11, and is still proving to be a stellar friend today.

I ate far too many of these throughout the year! Though perhaps some would say not enough.....

July came around thick and fast and it was off to sunny Portugal for two weeks. The beginning of an end for me.

I wasn't drinking whilst we went away but did have a few cheeky non-alcoholic drinks anyway.

This picture is a real bag of mixed emotions for me. It's bittersweet. This is taken with Sammy, a lovely girl who really was great with me when we went to Portugal and this was taken on our last night there. This was literally right before BIG changes began in my life, mainly to get everything back on track again. I could have used a different picture to show what I'm referencing to here, perhaps one that's slightly more obvious but those images are some that haunt me and I'm not quite sure I'm ready or ever will be to share those particularly images. This was a time when I was incredibly anxious and nervous about the things that were to change but also desperate for that change too. 

After some incredibly difficult news, I received some incredible news that my hard work over the summer had paid off and I had been accepted into University! Receiving an A and three B's (and that A was in Philosophy, thank you very much!), I was over the moon and incredibly proud of myself.

So we celebrated with champagne and smoked salmon canapés.... 

....And a lovely meal out with my fabulous and incredible mother. Things were looking up!

I took a lovely little break to London to see my sister. This was taken whilst 'pedalo-ing' in Hyde Park, something I highly recommend when the weather's nice in London! Oh and it's a great legs and bum workout too.

All grown up and moving away from home and up to Bath for University. It most certainly hasn't looked that neat and tidy for some time!

Made some friends with a couple of cows at Uni....

Mingled with the stars one evening. Jack Whitehall and Rupert Everett at the theatre.

Here is one of the reasons why I simply love Bath. Christmastime in the city is magical. Definitely check out the Christmas Market at the end of the year if you get the chance, it's incredible!

Came home for Christmas and back to the open arms of my family. Clearly the Christmas tree needed the magic touch of Lucy, it looks pants here! 

Spent Christmas day wrapped up in this snuggly beast...

...and this little creature was quite the fan of it too.

I look at those pictures and it seems like last year was a bit of a nothing year for me but it really wasn't. There are hardly any pictures of me and I'm glad there aren't because they most certainty wouldn't have been pretty. Last year was huge but quiet at the same time. So that's why I'm moving on to bigger and better things. 2013 is going to be a fabulous year, and I will make sure of it!
As I said earlier, I've already started making some pretty big lifestyle changes because things are going to get better for me. I've got a job that I absolutely love, despite how exhausting it is and have met some unforgettable people there already. At University, I'm taking things slowly for the rest of this academic year in order to get myself feeling prepared and will start September as a second year Film student which I'm so excited for. At the gym I'm really pushing myself and the hard work and effort is really paying off. I'm eating the healthiest I ever have, never depriving myself, but filling myself with goodness which is doing wonders in so many ways. And these small changes are all because I saw how things were last year and I'm learning from the mistakes I've made. Who knows what will happen by the end of the year. I'm setting no expectations, and am just going with it, with hope that the outcome will result in a very happy Lucy at the end of 2013.

Lucy xxx


  1. Hope that 2013 is much better for you! xxxx

  2. Here's to a brighter and better 2013 :)