My New Year’s Wishes For You

New Years Wishes 2016

While most people welcomed 2016 with champagne, streamers and pounds of confetti, I welcomed the new year pushing some Zzzzz’s from the comfort of my bed.  I can’t remember the last time I was out on New Year’s Eve, it was a very long time ago.  Probably longer than I care to admit (I feel so old).  Neal and I spent New Year’s Day at home with the dogs, playing board games, watching our favourite series and nibbling on basically everything in the pantry and fridge.  How was your New Year’s Eve / Day?

I’ll be doing a ‘2015 Reflections & 2016 Goals’ blog post soon, but for now, here are my wishes for you.

This year I hope you:

♥  Let go of your fear of failure.

♥  Live outside of your comfort zone.

♥  Don’t dwell on your mistakes – learn from them, and move on.

♥  Do something every day that you love, something that makes you feel alive.

♥  If you have dreams or goals…chase them and work really hard.

♥  Do whatever it takes to heal – emotionally, mentally, physically.

♥  Rise by lifting others.

♥  Realise that it’s okay to be selfish, but only if it’s for the greater good.

And I hope you have:

♥  A soft pillow and a comfy duvet.

♥  The strength and courage to do what needs to be done, even if it’s the most difficult thing you have ever done in your life.

♥  An abundance of books.

♥  Someone who makes you laugh, even when you don’t want to.

♥  The unconditional love of a dog.

♥  A healthy body and mind.

♥  Good hair days.

♥  Cupcakes.

I have so many exciting things planned for 2016, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a very busy year for me (and the blog).  I’m going to end this blog post off with the following:

Embrace change.  If life was consistent and without ups & downs, it would be boring, bleak and monotone.  We’re here to dodge bullets, get back up when we’re kicked down and make decisions for ourselves.  It’s all about building character.  Never fear change, it could be exactly what you need.



  1. Jessica
    2 January 2016 / 17:18

    Thank you Luzanne, may you have a happy and successful 2016. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:01

      Thanks so much, Jessica. 🙂

  2. Liezl
    2 January 2016 / 18:23

    🙂 🙂 🙂 ditto

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:02

      Thank you, Liezl. 😉

  3. Qondiswa N
    2 January 2016 / 19:38

    Happy new year, Luzanne! Thank you for your uplifting blog posts!!!

    x Qondi

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:02

      Thanks so much, Qondiswa! 😀

  4. Trish
    3 January 2016 / 11:23

    Happy New Year!!!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:02

      Thank you, Trish. 🙂

  5. 3 January 2016 / 16:40

    Absolutely loved this post and your message. I hope and I’m certain that 2016 will be an amazing year for you too!!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:07

      Thanks so much, Abby! I’m holding thumbs 2016 will be a much better year compared to 2015, I have a feeling it will! 😀

  6. kgomotso
    3 January 2016 / 19:10

    Happy new year to you too Luzanne. I can’t wait to see what new things you have in store for the blog in 2016. You really are doing a fantastic job

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:07

      Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, Kgomotso! ♥

  7. R Fourie
    4 January 2016 / 00:08

    Dodging bullets and get back up….. again!

    Thank you for this positive post.

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:08

      My pleasure – I must say, my life lately has been filled with dodging bullets left, right & centre! 2016 will be much better, I think…I hope! 🙂

  8. 4 January 2016 / 00:41


    Thank you for your wishes.

    May the very same be returned to you:)


    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:08

      Thank you so much, Aneeka. 🙂 ♥

  9. Anina
    4 January 2016 / 08:42

    Mag dit ook n baie mooi jaar wees vir jou, Luzanne!
    Liefde & vrede in oorvloed, mwah!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:09

      Baie dankie, Anina! ♥ ♥ ♥

  10. Inge
    4 January 2016 / 08:46

    Happy New Year Luzanne! 🙂

    It feels like you wrote this post just for me… all your wishes ring so true for me. I want to make 2016 ‘my year’ (I know it’s clichéd and all that haha) and I’ve already started working on facing one of my biggest fears – something that has terrified me for over 15 years. You are such an inspiration and your positivity and awesome attitude will certainly ensure you have a fabulous, goal-reaching, doggie-loving, cupcake-filled 2016!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:10

      Thank you, Inge. 🙂 I’m so happy to hear this post meant so much to you. Your comment definitely brightened up my day, and your words of encouragement mean so much to me. I’m convinced 2016 will be a good year for all of us! 🙂

  11. Kelly
    4 January 2016 / 10:06

    Happy New Year to you!! Lovely mini post.:) Thanks for the inspiration, you’re amazing!!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:11

      Thank you for leaving such a beautiful comment, Kelly! ♥

  12. Euneen
    4 January 2016 / 10:36

    Beautiful and inspiring post. Happy New Year Luzanne! 🙂

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:11

      Thanks so much, Euneen. 😉

  13. 4 January 2016 / 14:38

    This is a really beautiful and inspiring post! <3

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:12

      Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post, Carina. xo

  14. 5 January 2016 / 09:52

    Nicely said, thank you well-wishes and I trust 2016 will be good to you and yours!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:12

      Thank you, Alet! 🙂

  15. Jackie Heijmans
    7 January 2016 / 10:13

    Happy New Year to you too! :)) thank you for the message – full of motivation and inspiration :)) will keep checking your blog, very happy I found it! Very informative and honest. Great job!

    • Luzanne
      8 January 2016 / 11:13

      Thank you so much for taking the time to write this comment, I really appreciate it so much. ♥

  16. Martie ♥ Living Lightley Blog
    10 January 2016 / 14:20

    Happy New Year to you and Neal lovely.

    We also spent the day at home watching movies and just chilling…. And it was amazing!

    • Luzanne
      11 January 2016 / 19:45

      Sounds like the perfect day… 😉 xo

  17. 10 January 2016 / 17:49

    Happy new year, Luzanne! Absolutely loved reading through your list of wishes… this year, I hope to finally learn not to dwell on past mistakes and to forgive myself for so-called ‘mistakes’, and to find joy in every day. Here’s hoping that 2016 is an AMAZING year for you and that this is the year that all your wildest dreams come true. Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for us in 2016! x

    • Luzanne
      11 January 2016 / 19:44

      Thanks so much for leaving this sweet comment, Chereen. xo

  18. Julia
    13 January 2016 / 12:07

    Happy New Year! May this year bring you so many successes!

    • Luzanne
      19 January 2016 / 11:31

      Thank you so much, Julia. 🙂

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