Don’t Look Back in Anger


And so we come to the end of another year. Am I sorry to say goodbye to 2010? No. Not in the slightest.
For me the year has been somewhat surreal, spending four months of it in hospital and changing more than I ever thought possible (both physically and mentally). I’m lucky, and oh so thankful to be here now, to wave goodbye to 2010 and beckon in a fresh start.

What this year has taught me:

– My friends and family really are the best. Massive thanks to them for sticking by me, I couldn’t have done it without them.

– The kindess of strangers can be truly overwhelming. The support I recieved from fellow bloggers blew me away. Every e-mail, comment, text, letter, parcel (and in a couple of cases, visits) was, and always will be treasured.
Thank you. ALL of you.

– I am stronger and more capable than I ever realised.

– Life is not defined by numbers. Weighing X vs Y vs Z doesn’t actually change what you feel in your head.

– My tights obsession knows no bounds.

– Red hair is FUN.

– There are some truly inspiring people in the world. And new friends are as valueable as old (this one’s a shout out to the girls I met on the unit, I love you ALL…)

– Flash just gets cuter by the year.


I know I sound sappy and sentimental, but to everyone who reads and supports adaisychaindream,
who has provided an oppurtunity to try and wear things I otherwise wouldn’t be able to,
who’s left sweet comments, sound advice and general randomness,

Thank YOU.

Lets make 2011 count.


38 comments for “Don’t Look Back in Anger

  1. J.

    While 2010 might have been hard for you, it does sound like you learned a lot about yourself and about life in general, which is what I really think matters. So for that point of view, 2010 gave you something you will always have with you.
    Wishing you the best 2011 possible!

  2. Great post hun, here’s to a great new year for you! xxxxxx

  3. Happy new year love!! Here’s to an amazing 2011!


  4. Yes! Same to you! XXOX I love NYE because it’s like a new beginning. πŸ™‚

  5. Happy New Year, it’s gonna be brill πŸ™‚ x

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  7. Wonderful post! πŸ™‚ It’s better to have gone through a year of hardship and learnt lots to have sailed through and learnt nothing.

    Here’s to 2011 may it be amazing for us all πŸ™‚

  8. This is such a lovely post – some years are hard but you learn so much from them! Wish you all the best for 2011 – it WILL be a million times better! xxx

  9. Lovely post, hope 2011 brings you all you wished for!

  10. Roo

    Awww happy new year sweetheart. I think you have been truly brave and inspiration over the last one and I hope 2011 brings you everything you’ve dreamed of and more xxx

  11. I really can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by.
    And I agree, the kindness of fellow bloggers is so amazing.

  12. Happy new year!! I feel a bit sappy and sentimental too so I’m going to keep quiet πŸ˜›

    β™₯ Leia

  13. Champagne Sweet New Year!

    I love having you as a blog friend. Really.

    Your story with getting better keeps inspiring me. I am amazed and so happy for you.

  14. While 2010 may haven’t of been the year for the greatest memories, you have achieved so much and ultimately come out of it a stronger person.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2011- you truly deserve it more than anyone xx

  15. You’ve done so well this year, you should be proud of yourself! I must agree with you on the tights and the hair – suits you alot! And your cat is too cute xx Have a good new year!

  16. Absolutely, Laura! You have every right to say that you have come so far and made so many proud achievements in 2010…May your 2011 be even more successful and wonderful, love!


  17. I really want to dye my hair red aswell, it does look like fun!

  18. I reckon this is going to be your year, my star!


  19. Have a wonderful new year!

  20. Kat

    Such an inspirational post- so happy you are recovering πŸ™‚ I had a similar year to you in 2002, now nearnly 9 years later and I couldn’t be happier and less bothered about how much I weigh. The disease never leaves entirely but it becomes so much easier to ignore (promise!)

    Wishing you all the best for 2011 πŸ™‚

    Kat Xxx

  21. Oh, darling Laura! I love this post! You truly have come a long way, survived a great deal and look really hot with red hair and in a dazzling array of tights! I do love you, sweet girl. May 2011 be the year of even more friendships and wondrous discovery!

    I plan to go to the UK in 2011. I hope to meet you!

  22. touching post : ) it’s fun to reflect on what you’ve learned. what do you want for 2011? happy new year’s eve!

  23. Awww you are such a sweetheart, I wish you all the best for 2011 xoxo

  24. Truly inspirational Laura πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see how 2011 turns out for all of us. I love reading your blog and I hope I see you at my new blog. New name, new design, new everything! Take care girly, and keep on blogging! xxx

  25. Thanks for the comment on my blog πŸ™‚ I’ve only starting following your blog recently and it sounds like 2010 has been a year of up and downs for you. I hope 2011 is amazing and the fresh start you want πŸ™‚

    Stacey xx

  26. Great post:)

    Happy NYE!!

  27. Aha, just in the midst of compiling my own ‘2010 has taught me’ lol.

    You are such a doll, have a great new year πŸ˜‰


  28. Happy New Year sweetie!!

    I’m so glad that you’ve been doing better,
    This struggle is a life long one.
    But I know you’ve got it in you to carry on,
    No matter what!
    You’ve proven that!!


  29. Happy 2011 Laura xxxx

  30. D.

    Happy New Year, dear! Stay an inspiration for all of us :))

  31. I’m with you, I’m ready to say goodbye to 2010. But remember, this year made us stronger.

    Wishing you tons of happiness in 2011.

  32. Wonderful post! Happy new year!

  33. Happy new year sweety!!!

  34. Happy New year!


  35. A really happy New Year to you too

  36. happy new year! It must already be 2011 there! Crazy how that works…

    here’s to a wonderful 2011,


  37. Heya
    So glad you’re looking forward to a bright 2011.
    You are a very strong, courageous, determined and BEAUTIFUL girl and I really admire you for getting through 2010 having learnt many valuable things rather than looking back in anger as you said.
    I wish you all the best for this year and all the ones ahead of you.
    You are right about bloggers offering so much support. This community is amazing.
    Love Carly xx

    PS: sorry for not stopping by your blog recently – had holiday at parents with slow internet.