Birthday-photoshoot @ hayleyeszti
birthday-photoshoot @ hayleyeszti

Yesterday, I celebrated my 24th birthday. I don't normally make a fuss about my birthday and I never really have done, not even as a child. This year was different though. I celebrated because I could celebrate it. 

I have not been able to celebrate my birthday properly in four whole years. I was either in hospital, on the verge of being admitted into hospital, or just too ill.

24 is not an exciting age. It doesn't change anything, and it is not a milestone, but for me it is both of those things. For me I see it as being the start of a change, and being and feeling well on my birthday is a milestone in itself with my journey since I became unwell.

I intend on making the year of being 24 great. I will make up for missing out on all of the things I should have done, and wanted to do when I was 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Things most people take for granted. I will not. I will appreciate every little thing because I am unbelievably thankful to be here, alive, and happy.

Cheers to that!
Now I'm going to eat loads more cake. Holla at me if you want a slice.

All the love.

24.



Happy New Year! I might be a little late in wishing you all the best for the upcoming year, but like 90% of the human population I have been in a food coma and dazed and confused about what day it is and who I am. I blame the wine for that one.

With every new year comes new opportunities, new memories to make, new people to meet, and new goals to aim towards. As for my blog, I have some big goals for 2016. I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey, and continue being the most wonderful readers. Hayley-Eszti will soon be having a complete re-launch too which I am excited about, and I'll be mixing a few things up. Watch this space!

I'm not one to get into all of that new year new me stuff, instead I want to focus on ways everyone can make this year a great one.



LIVE IN THE NOW.
Now is the only moment that really matters. Don't postpone happiness. 

BE SPONTANEOUS.
Because spontaneity makes for some of the best memories.

LOVE.
Love yourself. Love your family, your friends and your pets.
Show love. Make love.

GET NAKED.
Need I say more?

DO GOOD DEEDS.
Give to others. Donate to charity. Give blood. Help an old lady cross the road. Do things that will help and benefit others, because that is what life is really about.

SAY YES.
Yes to opportunities, yes to adventures, yes to trying new things, yes to leaving your comfort zone. Welcome the unexpected (unless it's a giant spider on your pillowcase)

TAKE RISKS.
But never risk what you can't afford to loose.

LEARN THE RULES. THEN BREAK SOME.
You little rebel you...

EAT MORE PANCAKES AND FEWER RICE CAKES.
Life it too short.

REMEMBER THAT A GRATEFUL HEART IS ALMOST ALWAYS A HAPPY ONE.
Be grateful for all that you have and never take anything or anyone in your life for granted. 


Cheers to a very happy, positive year!

 &  
2016.

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