Hello, 2016!

Well, we are truly getting started with 2016 and I’ve been MIA from my little blog.  It was an unexpected little break but let’s be honest, it was probably in the cards…! New YearsSo, how were your holidays? How was your New Year’s?

Mine was super rock and roll.  I was actually in bed and fast asleep 15 minutes after the ball dropped in NYC.  Told you, I was definitely living it up that night! HA

I’m quite glad to say goodbye to 2015.  It was not the easiest of years, it was quite difficult to be honest, and some of that is still carrying over to this new year.  But I feel like I’m on the mend, on the path to becoming emotionally and mentally stronger.  I still have my days where I just want to run away from the world, but unfortunately your thoughts always come along for the ride!

I wish I knew for certain 2016 is going to be a great year, according to them horoscopes, this is my year! But all I can do is take it one day at a time.  And to let go.  Let it all go.

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.  Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.  Paulo Coelho

What do I have planned for this year?  I’m not really one to make resolutions or goals.  I’ll carry on being fit and going to the gym, although I will increase the number of times I work out a week and I’ll be looking to cut gluten, sugar and carbs from my diet until I get back into my jeans, comfortably, that is!  The only thing I have definitively planned is to get LASIK.  I’ve booked my eye assessment exam for mid-February and hopefully my eyes are treatable.  If so, then hello perfect vision!! I am most tired of being blind as a bat and would love to say goodbye to contacts forever!

As for this blog, let’s see how it goes…! I’ve got loads of posts coming up from my trip to London and some from my time back at home.  So, I hope you stick around!! I definitely look forward to see what you lovelies are up to!


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  • Woohoo! Happy New Year! I think just about everyone took a little bit of a break!

    • Happy New Years!! I guess I just felt a bit guilty as it was my first break from blogging since I’ve started, if you will… But now I know they’re ok!! HAHA

  • I can’t wait for new Julie posts!! This blog should really be called “Jewels Jetsetting” because that is YOU. Happy New Year!! And on to new adventures and new exciting things in your life. xxxooo

  • Happy New Year Julie! I’m so happy that 2015 brought me your blog:) As for 2016, I’m sure you would have a great, awesome, super-fabulous year (I’ve read it in the horoscope, it’s true:)) I had LASIK back in 2007 and it is one of the best things I’ve ever done.

    • I love reading horoscopes and all that good stuff, so maybe knowing 2016 will be good will make it happen?!?! I can’t wait for LASIK and not having to wear glasses when flying. HAHA So glad I found your blog too!!! And I’m sure you’ll have a fab 2016 as well!

  • Jen

    Happy New Year dear friend!! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for you.

  • I can’t wait for your upcoming posts! The mister had lasik his junior year of college and he’s been pretty happy with it. I’ve actually never seen him with glass pre-lasik. Can’t wait to read more of your adventures throughout the year!

    • Thanks, Malia! So excited to see all your new posts!! I don’t know why I’ve waited this long to do LASIK…!

  • Good luck with LASIK. I did it! It wasn’t too scary.

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    Hope you have a really good year this year!! Happy 2016.

    • Thank you 🙂 And Happy 2016 to you! Can’t wait to see what other amazing outfits you girls come up with!!

  • Tricia

    Welcome back! Happy New Year to you. I took a 2 week blogging break too. Gearing up for an exciting 2016. Come the end of the year I’ll be heading to your part of the world. 🙂

    • Breaks are totally good!! Happy New Year to you and looking forward to seeing what you have coming!

  • Excited to read about your trip to London! You know I love your travel posts the best! xoxo

  • i had a bad 2015 (lots of deaths and other things) so 2016 just HAS to be a good one for me. I can’t wait. I’m feeling nothing but positivity. good luck for your new year 🙂

    • So sorry to hear that… I’ve got my fingers and toes all crossed for you that 2016 is amazing! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Blogging breaks are totally okay for the holidays! I need to start getting fit again – I’ve been so lazy the holiday season!


    • I think we all chill out over the holidays on every aspect…! It’s all about letting go and enjoying!!

  • Ahh! Getting LASIK would be awesome. I should really do that except for the fact that I’m so scared of the process (not to freak you out, I’m sure you’ve done your research! Just my own stupid fears). I’m not good at resolutions either and usually try to just make them for Jan/Feb. Trip to London sounds like a BLAST!

    • The process freaks me out too! But luckily it’s a short procedure so I reckon I can tough that out! Don’t let your fear hold you back, lady!

  • Wow, you went to London? How fun. Well hopefully this year will be better than the last one for you. Last year wasn’t very good for me either, but I’m planning to travel a lot more in 2016, so maybe things will be more adventurous.

    • Feel like lots of people had a rough 2015. Let’s hope that 2016 is better for us all!! I love London, I used to live there before I moved to Sing!