Happy New Year everybody!

A new year, much like a new idea, always requires a fitting introduction. Although the conclusion is yet to be written, 2013 has introduced itself as a dynamic year of change, making up for its converse latter.

A number that is considered unlucky to most, 13 is a strong symbol of good fortune for other cultures. So of course, I’ve given into Susan Miller’s horoscopes (I’m a Cancer) and fantasized about my lucky year of ‘change’ ahead of me whilst sipping on Gin & Tonics and melting into Melbourne’s heatwave.

New Year’s Resolutions have also begun to haunt me so I’ve decided to share the load with you all.

1. Exercise

I joined the gym, now I actually have to go. Regularly.

2. Read more books, watch less trashy TV

As much as I would like to know who ‘A’ is in Pretty Little Liars (now that we know who Gossip Girl is), I also would really like to finish Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. It’s time to move past page 79 – there’s only so many times you can read chapter 1.

3. Clean out my wardrobe

No explanation necessary.

4. Tap into a new level of spiritual consciousness

i.e. more bikram yoga

5. Travel (to a place that isn’t Europe)

I would like to enjoy Paris, Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Greece, Prague, Turkey, and Monaco when I’ve stopped counting my coins and staying at the Ritz – not roughing it out on a Contiki tour. Europe can wait. Hello Havana!

6. Save

Following on from number 5, I must stop spending my savings on shoes and Vietnamese take-out.

7. Find an alternative to Coffee & Cigarettes

Can somebody please find a new kick for us writers? And if you say a wheatgrass shot, I will slap you.

8. Befriend Alexander Wang

One can only dream.

9. Discover Melbourne’s new food craze 

Mexican is so 2012. Or 2011. Or 2010? Can I just mention the fact that Taco Bill has been around for a while.

10. More Couturing content!

Enough said.

11. Learn to rap like Busta Rhymes

Break ya neck

12. Sew

I just felt like adding this one in for my own sake.

13. Stop spending time writing lists that I never read

If I come across one more notebook on my desk with a TO DO: list scribbled inside, I will burn it and sprinkle the ashes on my herb garden. They are always incomplete and I never know where to start or where to begin. They are hopeless and a waste of time. Kind of like this one.

iPhone notes will suffice.

About The Author

Anne Hasegawa

Anne is the fashion editor at Couturing. A Melbourne born, internationally bred girl with a passion for all things creative, she is also a hobbie photographer and explorer when she's not trapped in her reverie of dreams and visions. A creative wunderkind who is as intense as Yayoi Kusama's installations, Anne dreams of Mancini's Moon River and one day hopes to live in her own Golightly loft.

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