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At the beginning of 2013, I had a feeling that something big was going to happen. I didn’t quite know what, but I knew it was coming and it was going to be life changing. It was time for me to step up.

Looking back at my goals for the year, I realise now that so many of them actually happened.

I also noticed a few that weren’t specific enough and came about in completely different ways to how I intended.

LESSON: Always be as specific as possible with goals. Don’t leave them open to interpretation!


As always, my year was spent with all my favourite people – my man, my family, some old friends, and some new – I always prioritise this in my yearly goal list and the more importance I place on it, the more wonderful people I welcome into my life.



I placed a lot of emphasis on really LIVING this year. I didn’t want my year to be about having to work full time and pay bills and sit in traffic. I enjoyed the little things. I made choices to be happier in my every day life and deal with my crap so I could be free from it.


 New York

I FINALLY went to New York. I can’t tell you how long this has been on my goal list for. At least 10 years. I went with my mum and, I have to say, this is one of my greatest achievements of the year!


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I worked out what I wanted to do, launched The Beauty of Life, and started taking serious steps to make my big dreams come true. I faced a lot of fears, I uncovered a lot of other fears I didn’t even know existed and I let go of a lot of stuff that was holding me back.

I found kinesiology and coaching and teachers who could help me let go and get over myself, to discover who I am and what I want from this life. It was challenging

For me, 2013 has been a year of discovery, letting go, and planning. 2014, just you wait, shit is about to get real. This is the year to step up and OWN it.


I am so grateful for everything I’ve experienced this year and for my relationships:

– My man, who believes in me when sometimes I forget how

– My always supportive and supremely wonderful family

– My true friends, who I’ve been through so much with over the years

– The new people who have come into my life this year

– My online inspiration posse – JulieRachel, Liz, BrookJess, Claire, EmilyAdeline, Natalie, Amy

– The people I’ve learned from this year (just too many to name)

– And to you, my readers. When I started The Beauty of Life, I was scared to let go of my old site, I was terrified to put myself out there, and while it’s still all coming together, I am so grateful for your support, your comments, your emails, and you showing up here. It means the world to me and, I promise you, 2014 is going to be a whole new level. I hope to see you back here in the new year. Let’s turn up and live our dreams together!


How was your 2013? Did you set out what you hoped to achieve? Let me know in the comments what 2013 meant to you.


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  1. Adeline_Er

    Thanks for the shout out Missy!
    You have been a great inspiration & keeping me on check all the time (besides listening to my verbal vomit!)

    I can’t wait to see what you’re unveiling in 2014, because I know, its only going to be upwards from here!


    • Katherine

      Haha it’s been a blast, lady! I think we’re both going to do some awesome stuff in 2014! Hope you had a rockin’ New Years x

  2. Amy ~ True Shining Self

    What a stunning post hun and loving the feel of your new site! What a huge year it’s been, congratulations on all your success. I too, have learnt (the hard way) about being specific with goals, I’ll be avoiding that mistake again (hopefully!). Thank you for the kind mention. I look forward to following you on your journey next year, exciting things in store! Here’s to an awesome 2014 xxx

    • Katherine

      Thanks, Amy! It was so funny that I stumbled on your post when linking back to you. I like to think that even if we get the wording of goals slightly off, there’s a reason for things playing out like they do.

      2014 is going to be great for us after all the letting go we did in 2013.

      Hope to see you soon, beautiful x



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