For a lot of us here in the UK, this past weekend has been a special and long one. Easter bank holidays are always a very special time for me, time spent with family, time spent relaxing and reflecting because once again, we're a quarter of the way through the year now (HOW, exactly?!) and it seems as good a point as any to take stock. I've been doing just that on a little break away, not just from work and the blog, but also from where I live, my home, and everyday life here.

I mentioned, briefly, in my post last week about the colour consultation all of us bloggers received at Lush. Emotional Brilliance is a wonderful idea and colour-therapy is something that has always interested me - let's just say the interest was piqued again by this exercise! The first colour I picked out, my 'strength', and coincidentally the sample the ladies at Lush were kind enough to offer me, was Ambition - a gorgeous orange-y red that stood out to me right away. I don't know what it was that made me choose it, but it was the first thing I grabbed for. Following that were calm and focus. The theory is that in order to achieve my want ('calm') I needed to employ more 'focus'. It all made sense to me and felt very personal, and I suppose I've been reflecting on it for a little while now. I thought maybe I could do one of those talk-y posts about feelings, if that's okay.

At the beginning of this year, I set myself a few simple goals, and a word of the year. After years of knowing better and still pursuing the ideal, I didn't want to mess about with resolutions any more. So. A quarter in - can I say I am handling everything with grace? Well, not really, no. There have been plenty of angry, ugly, less-than-graceful moments. But I am learning to worry less, to nag less, to let things lie. I'm managing my anxiety better, and treating those I love with care and attention. I'm trying to rise above everyday adversities and keep perspective. I'd say I'm coping.

My goals, largely, were to do with this blog. This blog, and ambition, that buzz word again. I set simple, realistic goals and, marvelously, am close to achieving them here, in April. For that I have to thank you. Thank you for reading, commenting, supporting, being funny and enthused and interested, inspiring me and helping The Guilty Girl grow always.

I'm planning a special thank you of my own for a nearby milestone, and you'll be hearing more about that soon I'm sure. In the meanwhile, I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year has in store for the blog and for us all, and will be tying my grace with patience and focus for all of the many things I want to do and share with you!

Have you set any goals for yourself this year? How are you getting on?


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    1. Thank you so much Zazie, and thank you for reading it! It meant a lot for me to write.

  2. Lush has closed down for some months accross India, which is so annoying! I have been making mental notes of things to get from Lush when it reopens!

    7 days and 7 Pouts |

    1. Oh that IS annoying! I hope it reopens very soon!! In time for colder months, so that you can make use of all of their lovely bath products :) T xx

  3. I love the idea of a 'word of the year' - definitely important to remember what you want out of life! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves


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