It’s a New Day

I think we’ve all experienced it; and if we haven’t…we all will. That moment when you know things must change and you simply can’t carry on burying your head in the sand.

For me, that day was Monday…and I’d like to send out a massive thank you to my friends on twitter and facebook for being there with the words of support and encouragement, and to everyone who has supported me over the last couple of years.

Who’s going to join me in a fresh start? In realising there are some things in life that shouldn’t be there to hold you back? With the festive season approaching I can think of no better time to take a deep breathe and just live.
I’ve wasted so many years holding myself back, and Monday…Monday made me take a step backwards and realise what truly matters.

Wearing: Zara floral shift, New Look tights, Jeffrey Campbell boots.

Why not start things off by entering my Matalan giveaway? You could win Β£30 to spoil yourself with.


39 comments for “It’s a New Day

  1. I have complete faith that you can be whoever you want to be, and move on. Look how flippin successful your blog is, missy! You can do anything you set your mind to. Lots of love xx

  2. Good luck, Laura. I feel a bit like that at the moment. I’m sure you’ll get there. x

  3. Love this post, Im feeling it atm because right now Im packing up my life here in Australia and moving to London. Just jetting off half way around the world but I’m ready to tackle it head on and see where the journey takes me!

    And I Adore your tights! The colour is amazing!

    x x

  4. Good luck, stay strong & persevere, you can be whoever you want to be, whatever that may be πŸ™‚ Oh and errr, are they new shoes I spy? From the Sarenza comp? Literally the best prize ever!x

  5. You know I love you. If I could come over and give you a massive hug right now, I would.

    take it easy hun. xoxo

  6. p.s. I LOVE that outfit!

  7. So lovely to see this. I could do with a fresh start too. You look fab, those shoes are amazing, you really rock them! xxx

  8. You look lovely! Glad to hear you so determined πŸ™‚ xxx

  9. I hope this day comes soon for me, I’m finding it ver hard at the moment to take the big step I know i need to.
    You are strong and i know you can do this xx

  10. i totally agree about a fresh start. I’ve been writing my book for the past two weeks (and I’m now 26k words in, woohoo!) and am now starting to grab the future in both hands. Who knows, maybe by the new year I could be on my way!!

    Love the boots by the way! πŸ™‚

  11. You know I’m with you all the way xxxxx

  12. I wish you the best of luck, well done you for doing something about it! And this may very well be my favourite outfit of yours yet! It is gorgeous!

  13. So true, life is for living and it’s for living for you – not everyone else [I totally need to remember that because I’ll forget it when my mam tries to guilt trip me into going back to the UK].

    And who cares how many fresh starts we all have?! hehe x

  14. I feel like that so much of the time. Good luck in your fresh start πŸ™‚

  15. D.

    I’m with you, dear!

  16. Sometimes it’s really tough Laura but you have to believe in yourself. You are full of light πŸ™‚

    Love from London Wishes
    Caithlin and Eva

  17. new year, fresh start, things can only improve!

    in other news though, I love your boots. as corny as it sounds, put your best foot forward in those & it will all work out well xxx

  18. Completely agree, onwards and upwards :), keep telling yourself you can do it, positive thinking works wonders.

    I LOVE thos Boots, gorgeous xxx

  19. I’m pleased for you lady πŸ™‚ Think about yourself now!
    I love the shift dress, shifts are perfect to throw on, and this one is gorgeous x

  20. I completely understand what you mean about wasting time, I feel like 2011 has completely passed me by. I’m starting to feel like I can change things, but I’m scared I’ll just lose control again…

    Having said that, things are starting to look up and, for once, a cheesy saying is actually helping me (here goes): “When written in Chinese the word crisis is composed of two characters.
    One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.” Cheesy huh? But I do think it’s important to seize the opportunities that often come along with a crisis.

    You come across as a real fighter in your blog, so I really think you can do this.


  21. Laura you look gorgeous, this dress has to be one of my new favourites.
    You are one of the kindest people I have met though blogging. And I just want you to know I really respect and admire your courage. You will get there and when you do it will be right xxx

  22. Looking inwards and loving is only something you can do. Hugs xx

  23. Laura, you can do whatever you set your mind too, i believe in you xxxx

  24. You are one of the most amazing people I know. You can do it and I will be your personal cheerleader/cake maker to get you there πŸ˜‰ <3

    Maria xxx

  25. Best of luck with all your endeavours. Your outfit is so sunny!

  26. Sorry to hear things were getting you down Laura, but it sounds like you’ve got the right idea. Can I have some of your positivity please? You look gorgeous as always too. xxx

  27. I really need to get my life in order and decide what I actually want to do with it.

    Lovely dress x

  28. Love that picture, definitely need to take it on board!

  29. Those shoes are amazing!!! I love their color. You look adorable πŸ™‚

    Aya β™₯ Strawberry Koi

  30. I also wanted to say, and got distracted by those SHOES, that we all understand! Getting set back stinks, and it sounds like you are going through something pretty stressful, but in the end… you will come out stronger, smarter and more of a beautiful person than you already are – so, it’s worth it.. in a round-about way πŸ™‚

  31. such inspirational words and so true. I’ve been letting my dislike of my uni and my course hold me back so much and I really shouldn’t any more :/ I hope you’re ok and good luck with everything, just keep smiling and you’ll get through it all – fresh starts are always a great thing to do πŸ™‚
    Love your dress too!!
    Take care <3 Holz oxo

  32. Your dress is so pretty and I really like your hair! Yeah! πŸ™‚

  33. Hope that you’re doing ok. I like the sentiment Laura. I think you’re right, everybody has a time in their life, or everyone will, where something has to give. I think for me that was September when I started my new course. I hated uni as a final year undergrad, I left with few friends, a bad experience, bad memories and a shadow of the person I used to be, particularly when it came to meeting people and making friends. I’m glad I made the decision to be myself, but to make a fresh start with being a whole person and being positive.

    I hope your fresh start is positive, and you look absolutely freaking gorgeous with the dress and boots combo, simple but beautiful.

  34. Life your life the way that you want to, never be held back to anything. You know what you want to do, and this fresh start should get you there πŸ™‚

    Hope you’re okay πŸ™‚ xxx

  35. Zoe

    Great dress πŸ™‚ I love it! x

  36. This outfit looks gorgeous on you! It’s so bright and optimistic (the flowers and orange tights) and perfectly accompanies the mood you’re displaying in the post.

    Hope you’re well! xx