Birthday Giveaway: Round 2!

Seems my 30th birthday has turned into the birthday that keeps on giving (on so many levels, which I’ll tell you about soon!) and I’m thrilled to announce a second equally-as-awesome giveaway today.

How to Enter


To  be in the running for this brilliant prize, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me why 2013 is going to be your best year yet.

The most creative answer (judged independently) will be deemed the lucky winner and I’ll be making the announcement on Facebook and Twitter on Friday 7 December, so be sure you’re following In Spaces Between – Facebook and Twitter.

* open to readers based in Australia only. Full terms and conditions here.

The Bounty



1 // Ella Bache Radiance Skindulgence pack containing Gentle Exfoliating Gel, Eye Contour Serum, Healthy Glow Cream and Radiance Makeup Remover ($139)

You know how I tend to bang on about my love of obsession with Ella Bache Great Tan Without Sun? Ella Bache also ROCK at beautiful skincare and serums and this pack will have your skin positively gleaming. 

2 // Dos Ombre one of a kind ‘In Rainbows’ Guatemalan blanket ($95)

Did somebody say DIVINE? I’m crazy about these blankets from new kid on the block, Dos Ombre (note: prize includes 1 x blanket).

3 // Sacred Self self love cards, a copy of Love and Oneness, a bottle of Authentic Alchemical Oil ($95)

Just you wait for the cocktail of feel good juju  after you get your hands on these incredible products.

4  // Koko Vanilla Designs Pink chevron bagsDivine Twine in Raspberry ($25.20)

For extra spesh gift wrapping this festive season.

5 // The Small Garden: Vintage apothecary candle ($34.95)

This candle is a hit for the bottle alone, but add the fact it smells deeeeeelightful and you have yourself one brilliant addition to your humble home.

6 // Everingham & Watson Fluoro pineapple print tea towelchiselled earrings ($49)

Speaking of incredible homewares, I’m swooning over Everingham & Watson’s neon pineapple print tea towels (washing the dishes just got glamourous). And, since it’s not fair your home has all the fun, dress your ears up in some hot pink chiselled earrings and rock out with your good self, why dontcha?

7 // Drowning in Decadence vintage dress of your choosing ($49)

Hello hot stuff! Get your vintage on with a stunning dress of your choice (options! joy!) from Drowning in Decadence.

8 // Fresh By Sian 2 x inspirational notebooks ($24)

The best ideas and the brightest inspiration need a place to live outside your head and these limited edition notebooks are it.

9 // Bio Oil pack containing 3 sizes of Bio-Oil and an aluminium drink bottle ($100)

Oil it up baby! These bottles will last you forever.

10 // Hello Darling silver and gold metallic nail polish ($37.90)

Best teamed with a bangin’ outfit and a killer smile.

11 // Howlin’ Wolf Bad Moon Rising crystal and leather cuff ($40) 

Crystal + leather = HAWT!

12 // Lee Holmes Supercharged Food ($34.99) 

Jam-packed with more than 90 super healthy recipes to nourish and heal the body, I reckon every kitchen needs a copy of this gorgeous book.

13 // Lorna Jane Move, Nourish, Believe 2013 Diary ($39.99) 

Take everything to the next level in 2013 with this stunning hardcover diary (I’ve got a copy of my own and let me tell you, it’s a real beauty!)

So to wrap up, simply:


+ Leave your answer in the comment section.

+ Follow In Spaces Between on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye out for the winner announcement!

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102 Comments to “Birthday Giveaway: Round 2!”

  1. It’s hard to even know where to begin when answering this question due to an overflowing of excitement & gratitude for what is about to come but I’m going to give it a really good crack nonetheless…

    2013 is going to be my BEST year yet because everything in my life up until this point has led me to this year (2013) to finally break the shackles and live authentically and share my gifts with the world and that excites me to no end.

    I will be…

    + Getting home from my dream & goal of travelling Europe for almost 5 months with a new fire in my belly & gratitude in my heart that I am ready to unleash on every aspect of my life back home.
    + Finishing my ebook to share with my beautiful blog readers to hopefully inspire them to live their most remarkable life & follow their own goals & passions.
    + Finishing off all my ‘mini goals’ on my 25 things I wanted to do before 25 list ( that make me feel all the things I want to feel – like excited and abundant.
    + Devoting more time to my volunteering at PMH hospital & raising money with my amazing team to help find the cure for kids cancer.
    + Falling more in love than ever with my extraordinary family & friends as I realise they’re who & whats important in life (more so than ever being away from them for almost 5 months!!)
    + Manifesting my biggest & brightest dreams & desires and feelings with the help of amazing & inspiring goddesses like Leonie Dawson (& you!!!!).
    + Having more intention in all areas of my life, something I developed more strongly only just this year (watch out 2013!)
    + Focusing a huge amount of time in to my health & wellbeing with learning about the foods that I put in to my mouth & ensuring I am health & wellbeing focused, not weight & body image focused.
    + Gratitude journalling like there’s no tomorrow.
    + Re launching my blog with a whole lot more of love & intention to create, inspire, and share with other beautiful souls.
    + Growing my tribe of powerful, enthusiastic, amazing women (something that I have learnt through a lot of your incredible posts).
    + Showing up in the world, every day, with a whole lot of sparkle & enthusiasm and love to share.

    I can’t wait to see what YOU have in store for 2013, no doubt it will be HUGE xxx
    p.s I am already subscribed to your newsletter & love your ebook so much. I follow on Fb (of course!) & follow your personal twitter (but now your @inspacesbetween one too)…When I followed @inspacesbetween I had ‘similar to Rachel Magahy come up and they were Marie Foleo & Gabby Bernstein – now those are two amazing women you should be proud to be ‘similar’ too! x

  2. 2012 was about cementing myself in a new city and learning the new tricks. In 2013, I’m putting a mighty big trampoline on that cement and jumping high – into life, love, friendships, goals, summer and, most of all, FUN!

    Bring it on!

    *jumps, somersaults, lands in a perfect finish*

  3. 2013 holds anticipation of the unknown, motherhood.

    Knowing I will experience THE BEST moment of my life when that beautiful little creature come into the world. I visualise it every single day.

    While there is so many other BIG and BEAUTIFUL things about next year, that moment seems to make everything else sub-par.


  4. 2012 has been a year of testing my limits in this time I have learnt to have immense gratitude, let go of what no longer positively serves me, meditate, and speak my truth. These tools have really helped me grow and I can’t wait to take them into 2013 with a bang and live my life purpose with passion.

  5. My partner & I are building our first home, which I’ll fill with treasures and positive energy. My finances will be channelled into something other than stagnant possessions and my personal energies will be focussed on making a home.

  6. The year of 2013 will the best yet as I have rebooted my business idea and have finally realised that I can do this I have the skills and love to get it off the ground.
    And keep it going and because of this new found belief in myself 2013 is going to be the best year in every area of my life too!
    Bring it universe <3

  7. 2013 is going to be my year of peace. I have a turbulent year this year 9 specialists and constant injections and infusions (not the tea variety) and doctors appointments. NO i am on the list for new organs. I am going to have a year of relaxing and preparation for my body. My op will not be for up to 2 years so i am going to get it into peak condition to deal with the magnitude of the op ill be having xxx

  8. I have been dealing with crippling depression for the past three years. It’s been a long road but I’m finally at the point where I’m taking part in life again. 2013 means turning 28, finally finishing my PhD, and the beginnings of travel with my partner. It’s going to be awesome!

  9. 2013 is going to be the best year yet! I’m marrying my high school sweetheart and we will be beginning the rest of our lives together. I cannot wait to experience married life! 2013 will also mean getting out of my comfort zone…try new things, new job and continue on my journey of self discovery. Xx

  10. So this year I have just finished WHO magazines 12 week challenge and have lost 20 kgs. For the first time in my life I feel like not only a women but younger then I am. I wish I could go back to my teens and all the events I didn’t attend because my weight held me back I would have gone too as the events for whom they were for, they meant so much to me but my thought of my weight held me back.

    So for 2013 I am going to swim in a bikini for the first time in my life, wear singlet tees to show off my arms and wear tight clothes. I am career wise going to figure out what I want to do I am thinking fitness, nutrition and media something where I can help others to be confident while reaching their goal and to believe in themselves I think starting with the youth of Australia.

    I suppose it’s more 2013 is going to be my best year yet because I finally feel like me and I want to bring out the sunshine in others through a business were I can make a difference starting at one person at a time.

  11. I can’t wait to get into 2013 – I will continue studying with the institute of Integrative Nutrition & graduate in September as a certified health coach. I will be building my business working with clients to meet their health goals, conducting cooking classes & hopefully collaborating with some wonderful like-minded people. I’ll also be moving into a new home with my husband & little girl & adopting a puppy! Biggest year so far, but I’ve been working towards this point for a long time so I’m super ready!

  12. Every new year provides the perfect opportunity to grow and progress from all the experiences from the year before and this is why 2013 will be the best year yet!

    This year I’m also graduating from university so next year will bring new opportunities career wise as well as time to complete activities I didn’t have time to do.

    Bring on Christmas and the new year. Beautiful giveaway. :) xxx

  13. 2013 will be the best yet for a few reasons:
    1) It marks the realness of my career change – my first practical educating young children is in January.
    2) I turn 30 and that means i’m going to have a very fun birthday party with more than one cake!
    3) I have spent 2012 working on what I like and what troubles me about me. 2013 is the year to put these small steps into big action and know that I deserve to be a happy content person.
    4) 13 is my lucky number ;)

  14. 2013 is going to be the best year yet for me because:

    – my husband just landed his DREAM job at an advertising agency
    (literally, like three days ago)
    – because of this we will be moving from Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH. Not a huge move but it is for us since we have both lived in Cincinnati our whole lives!!
    – This means I will be getting a new job as well – hopefully a much better/more enjoyable one than my current job!
    – we just got married in june, so we will be celebrating our first new year with [at least one] new job, a new city, a new apartment, basically new everything!
    – my fingers are crossed that I get into veterinary school this year (applications in, waiting to hear back!)
    – it feels like our life together is finally defined and starting. Literally on January 2nd (that’s his first day, so we have to be moved up by then). :)
    Worked out nicely for a new year! :)

    thanks for the great giveaway!

  15. After endless doctor visits and tests to discover my food intolerances I can finally welcome 2013 knowing what my body likes and dislikes. So its going to be a year of looking after myself and my loved ones as time is so precious and you have to nourish yourself from within and cherish ever moment you are given! As life is far too short !!

  16. 2012 has shook me to the core, and the events that have taken place have totally changed my perspective on life, in the best possible way. I feel like my eyes have been opened in a major way, and though the path that lead me to it was rocky, I believe it was meant to be, and I am grateful for that. 2013 will be an amazing year as all the progress I’ve made in 2012 will be put into action. Super excited for all the great things that will come my way :-)

  17. Wow, Rach, what an incredible giveaway and a fantastic thing to do to celebrate your birthday. (Happy belated btw!) It reminds me of one of my all time favourite blog posts from a mother who celebrated her birthday by doing a “day of good deeds” with her kids – leaving a little gift for the postie in the letterbox, putting little “love notes” in books in the library, etc. Warms the heart x

    It feels like yesterday that I was reading everyone’s’ blog posts (including yours!) about how big and bright and wonderful 2012 was going to be. I tried to hitch my cart to those hopes, to ride my board on that wave of optimism, but in truth I just didn’t feel it then. And lo and behold, 2012 was not my best year yet. Not a bad year exactly, but a year of small struggles, of trying to find my own presence in the world and often feeling exhausted by the search.

    2013 will be different. I feel it. For REAL this time. 2013 will be my best year yet.

    It will be my best year because it will be the last full year of my PhD and I am finally ready to ROCK IT. I will be a writing machine.

    It will be my best year yet because never before has my health been at the forefront of my mind like it is now. I am determined to make the best decisions for my mind and body in 2013 – to nurture them as I should. I want to feel energetic and ALIVE.

    It will be my best year yet because travel is on the agenda again – a holiday in Cambodia to discover the magic and the mystery of the temples, and a study trip to the U.S. of A.

    And finally, it will be my best year yet because I will wholeheartedly embrace the love (both giving and receiving) of my wonderful partner-in-crime, my family, my friends and, most importantly, myself. 2013 will be the year when I finally get the hang of this self-love thing ?

  18. I know that 2013 will be the best year ever because since I found my partner in crime (my fabulous boyfriend!), every single year just keeps getting better and better! It sounds cliche but it is so consumingly true. Before meeting my current lover, I was in an abusive relationship, experiencing an eating disorder and major depression. Three years later (although it was almost instantaneous)…I am happier than ever and more aware of the existing pool of strength deep within me to heal and achieve enlightenment and happiness (without the help of horrid doctors!). Our adventures together and adventures alone from year to year are more diverse than an Ikea catalogue(!) and I can’t wait to find out what 2013 holds for us (and what kind of epiphanies I’ll experience [and then write in my brand new Kikki.K daily journal hehe]).

  19. Why is 2013 going to be the best year yet? Well for me, it could be easily about moving into my first home or really sinking my teeth into my newly promoted role- but if there is anything 2012 has taught me it is that none of these things matter unless you have family and friends around to enjoy the good times but more importantly support in the tougher times. 2013 for me will be the best year yet, because no matter what the universe throws in my direction I know I have an amazing support network to grow and learn from every experience.

  20. Put simply, not so much creatively, it is the year I will get to marry my best friend, grow more within myself and just generally rock this awesome life that I have been given.

  21. This is easy to answer, as only 2 nights ago my husband & I were discussing this VERY topic.

    2012 was a tricky one; exciting, but also scary, & overwhelming.

    We welcomed our second daughter into the world. A beautiful little human (we are good at making them that way!). An unexpected health scare, where she narrowly dodged a bullet, served me a MASSIVE dose of perspective.

    2012 consisted of “biting off more than we could chew”.

    So we enter 2013 with a HUGE dose of perspective on what is important, and with the aim to appreciate our health, sit back and enjoy our family, and have faith that we are where we are meant to be”.

    Ten fe que estes donde debes estar… – translation =
    “Have faith that you’re where you belong”

    I hope 2013 is a beautiful one for ALL of you.

  22. Holy crapoly love! These giveaways are fabulous!! Such a kind idea.

    2013 is going to rock as it will be my very first year working for myself and doing something I truly LOVE. This scares me senseless some moments, but makes my heart soar others – and I’m going with my heart on this one.

    Bring it baby!! Woot!


  23. Wow what a fantastic giveaway… My friend and I are massive fans of your blog hence the reason I’m entering this competition. It’s not for me but my friend…

    My friend is the most loveliest person on earth but suffers from depression and low self esteem. She is very introverted however she treasures everyone in her life and would do anything for anyone at the drop of a hat… However due to her depression and introvertedness she is forgotten by some of her so-called friends and this cuts her deeply… So I am entering this competition in hopes to win and if I do I will be giving this to my friend to show her how much she means to me and how awesome a friend she is!! I believe 2013 will be a great year as I am on a mission to help my friend battle her inner demons and help her build up the courage to get out and really enjoy life…

  24. 2013 is going to be my year because I am going to fully embrace who I am and live in my authentic spirit. I want to nurture the fire that I have in my belly and really put in the work towards finishing my final year at uni with a bang!

    I’m ready to stretch myself and not be bothered about what other people will think. Joseph Campbell once said, ‘the cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek’, well I’m ready to enter that cave and get my treasure!!

  25. 2013 will be the best year because I’ve finally recovered from 15 years of struggles with eating disorders. I am now ready to help others. I’ve studied for and I am starting to coach other people to recover from eating issues and poor body image, helping them to feel better and happier than ever before :)

  26. This year I’ve faced a few of my demons head on (part of my 30 Before 30) as I’ll be entering a new decade next year! I’m excited about entering a new phase in my life and SUPER excited that I will be marrying my best friend next year!

  27. 2013 will be an unforgettable year – I can already feel it in my waters. The year of change, new beginnings and dreams coming true. The year I turn 30. The year my precious daughter turns 1. The year my beloved and I celebrate (lucky) 7 years of matrimonial bliss. The year we finally move into a home of our very own. The year I start a new job and kick goals in my career. The pieces are falling into place. Yep, it’s going to be good one!

  28. It’s quite funny, I was dreading 2013 for a little while (call it being overly superstitious!), but now I absolutely can’t wait for a new year. I just know that it’s going to be fantastic- I can feel it tingling all over! I also think it’s going to be a great year for us, for our communities and the world.

    2013 will mean-
    * I either sink or swim (I have a fear of swimming!)
    * Being my most authentic self for me, not for anyone else
    * Attempting to launch a business that I’ve always dreamed of
    * Stepping out of fear and into love
    * Closer connections with family, friends and neighbours
    * Accepting that the world is wonderful and abundant, and that we can have our wildest wishes granted

    Rachel, we’re so grateful for your generosity and magic. Have a fabulous week!


  29. I believe that 2013 will be my year because i have met the love of my life after we have both been on our own for 10 and 12 years! I have finally found the love for myself, after a long journey of soul searching , heartache , tears and laughter . It is so wonderful to now have new family, children and experiences to look forward to sharing together in the years to come and 2013 is just the beginning of the beginning . Thank u 2012 for all that u have delivered !!xxx

  30. I have only just started thinking about 2013 and I am *SO* excited already. Big things are coming, I can just feel it in my bones. I am really looking forward to working with you and, just from reading the comments about the amazing people you have attracted to your space, I am even more excited.

  31. 2013 is going to be the best year because…there is so many possibilities and plans. I feel I am becoming more of the true me everyday and learning more and more and 2013 will be the year for me to grow more. 2013 will bring a house to turn into a home, potential career opportunities, projects and possibly expanding my family..I can’t wait for it all to start!! (Writing it down makes it even more exciting!)

  32. OH MY! This is one hell of a prize! I wish I live in Auz!!!

    Anyway I’ll add to why 2013 is going to be ‘the’ year for me….
    Because things are starting to click, I know what I want in life and my path has been unveiled to me. I’m moving back to my home country to live my dream of working for myself!

  33. My 2013 will be Ah-mazing because I have ‘done the work’. For the past 9 weeks I have participated in Connie Chapman’s ’90 day transformation project’….I’ve set monster goals that I always knew I wanted but had been too scared to go after. I’ve identified my road blocks, built new paths around them, come up against resistance (more than once!) and developed new self care rituals to nurture the soul and clear space for all the goodness to come….manifesting at it’s finest!

    I’ve come across inspiring women and their blogs which light me up daily, and have made so many lovely, like-minded new friends through this who have been an absolute inspiration.

    This year we’ve made exciting new changes including moving from Melbourne to our ‘dream’ house on the surf coast minutes from Bells Beach. Changing jobs. Making new friends. New hobbies. Being part of a tight-knit community.

    I’ve felt a strong pull toward new things – developing my spirituality rather shying away from it, declaring my dreams so that I am accountable to them rather than suppressing them, going meat-free and reducing caffeine because it makes me feel great and soaking up information on raw food diets and blogging so I can fulfill my dream of launching my own blog using my background in nutrition and fitness and blending it with my passion for teaching how eating clean & green, training mean and speading good vibes can transform you from the inside out and bring all the good things you dream of.

    All the info I need has come to me in the form of new friends, colleagues and new people in the community.

    I am armed with bright ideas, big inspiration and amazing support and encouragement…and I’m committed to keep ‘doing the work’ to manifest my magical 2013.

    They say when the student is ready the teacher appears!
    This student is ready….bring it 2013!x

  34. 2013 will be my best year yet as I’ve done the ground work this year, planted seeds, set my intentions & cleaned up my lifestyle – gone vegetarian, T total & organic. I’m feeling great and ready to run into 2013 all charged up, mentally, physically and spiritually. I’ve got new, exciting projects planned, great travel and connecting with my overseas family. I’ll be getting out my comfort zone & getting uncomfortable to challenge myself further. Can’t wait to get started, bring it on!

  35. 2013 will be my best year because the roller coaster has stopped and I’m ready to get off. I will enjoy living in the moment, I will not take things for granted and I will make the most of every moment big or small, this year I will put all I have learnt about myself to practice and with this knowledge I will have a happy 2013

  36. I can’t wait for a fresh start! No more bull-shitting and no more procrastinating. I am not a big participator in either but they sneak in where you least expect it and small doses can be problematic. I’m excited for a year where I actually know how to start it and start it fiercely (ie planning, actions, exercise and LOTS of fun!) Also, I accept that I am not perfect and will work that into my plan. So sick of trying ot be perfect when it’s actually about trying to be me. So basically, this year will rock my world because I will be ready, I know what I want and I will get it!

  37. 2013 is going to be the best year yet because I’ve decided to throw away the rigidity of over-thinking and over-planning, instead allowing life to happen and take each moment as it comes. I’ve decided that 2013 will be filled with gratitude and appreciation and sharing precious moments with the ones I loved. Next year, my new year’s resolution won’t be about materialistic possessions, losing weight or kicking an old habit instead it will be to keep an open mind and an open heart to life and what it will bring, and do so with a smile and a skip in my step. 2013 will be a brilliant year filled with love, strength, laughter, gratitude, blissfulness and peace even when life decides to throw a spanner in the works!

  38. 2013 will be my year to SHINE!

    I will have my blog up and running to help and inspire the people around me to look and love themselves.

    I am going to pass my certified usability analyst exam.

    And will be enrolling in B-School!

    2013 IS THE YEAR FOR ME!!!

  39. I’ve mad a commitment to myself In 2013 to follow my bliss knowing that the more I am 100% me the more the world my clients and my loved ones benefit. I’m going to stop waiting for life to happen and just get out there and do it! I’m going to be real and vulnerable and give myself over to LIFE 100 % That includes taking myself off to Paris in Summer, Pushing myself in areas withy my work that I’m fearful of, writing and writing and writing and dreaming real BIG! REAL BIG! xx

  40. Amazing Give aways!

    2013 will be the best year ever cause I finally feel like things are falling into place. I’ve accomplished all of the goals I had for last year and now have a successful buisness. The goals for next year feels not so distance as I already proved to myself that I can do it!
    For 2013, higher goals and more ME time!
    Also it’s my 29:th birthday tomorrow, hope this will score me some points. ;)

  41. WOWSERS what an awesome contest!

    2013 is going to be an amazing year. I’m moving back to Australia with my lovely husband & business is growing! We are hoping to buy a house and settle back in the mother land… very exciting times!

    Now following you on facebook & twitter YEAH xx

  42. This is a lovely giveaway…thankyou!
    2013 will be the best year for me so far because each year just gets better and better! Even though on face value the last few years have been a real challenge, with the birth of our gorgeous girl and then the very near breakdown of our relationship… I have learnt that no matter what happens each year is better. Ive had the opportunity to learn, grow and give out of all the amazingly positive and the devastatingly negative things that have come into my life. And I will do this each and every year, therefore growing more and more into who I am and therefore better and better!
    I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments and feel really happy for everyone and the amazing years ahead of them :)

  43. For me,2013 is all about stepping out of my comfort zone and embarking on more education to improve my prospects for the future.I have been home with my 2nd child for two years and left my career behind and I am looking forward to a juicy new challenge.2013 will also be about self love.

  44. Dear Rach,

    I count myself as one of the many lucky girls who are posting on your site to give a big ‘YEE-HA!’ to getting married next year… a reason which I’m sure is going to make 2013 the best year e.v.e.r.
    So long as the world does not come to an end in a few days (fingers crossed, there is still a lot of living to be done here!)… I am making next year the best year by getting a whole lot of DIY-goodness together in order to co-ordinate our wedding day.
    It’s the kind of day where I want to be able to stand up and say to all of our loved ones ‘we wanted to create this day from the ground up to show you all how much we appreciate and love you’. My lover/fiancé/adjacent Fibonacci pair is pretty awesome, but our wedding day isn’t just going to be about us, rather a big celebration of the most important part of life that makes us who we are- which is quite simply enjoying the company of the beautiful people who are in it.
    So, here’s to a year of being organised, kind to myself and loving to others in the hope of successfully building up to the biggest finale of my life so far.

  45. Happy Birthday Rachel xx

    Thank you for this glorious giveaway.

    2013 beckons with promise to give each of us a fresh start and a new beginning. It is a crossover from the triumphs and tribulations of 2012 into a new dawn, a new light, a new opportunity for love and growth in all areas of life. 2013, for me, is about going forth and looking for the light in self and letting it shine forth (for who would light a lamp and put it under a basket, but not a lamp stand?) It is about seeking out the light in all others and meeting it with love. It is about searching for the light in all things and all moments. I pray that with each new day, I can crystallise this mindset so sharply that I shine outwards to the world. If I can hold this vision firmly in my heart and mind- 2013 will be radiantly brilliant for me.

    Wishing you all a blessed and light filled new year.

  46. After 20 + years in office work, my husband is about to qualify as a civil/marriage celebrant, next year will be all about setting up the business and doing his first weddings, I win put because I get a house husband!!!!!

  47. 2012 was such a transition year, I was in my final year of university, I moved out with my boyfriend, I started a new job that was exciting and overwhelming. 2013 is going to be my year to settle in to a routine, I’m moving to a smaller town to experience my first year of highschool teaching, I’m going to make it my year of centreing myself and discovering more about what I want in life, I’m going to travel and tick more dreams off my bucket list, I plan on ending 2013 with something I’ve always wanted… A white Christmas in New York city.

  48. after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, 2013 will be my best year yet as I will have finished treatment, hopefully get new boobs and I’ll also be getting myself to university to study Nutrition so I can help others with disease. 2013 is a new start for me, I intend to make it amazing.

  49. Just becoz i have spent 2012 progressing along a personal journey with some progress, (ie Family of Origin stuff) I feel enlightened and strengthened to embrace 2013 with more vigor than previous years.
    And secondly becoz when I look at it, I am wealthy, in the physical sense, I have a loving husband (whom works), two healthy young children, some part time work for myself, family and friends, wot more is there to life? cheers and thanks. F

  50. 2013 is going to be my best year yet because I am finally following my intuition and moving towards love. This year I have been so brave on my journey of self-discovery and next year I know I will reap the rewards! Love, abundance, prosperity, joy, compassion and big beautiful crazy world domination are on the cards, I can feel it <3 I am empowering and healing myself and next year I will empower and help others to heal… Bring it on.

  51. 2013. A year for challenges, changes and opportunities-taken.

    2013 is a chance-filled destination that I’m ready to explore and make my own.

    I can’t wait.

  52. Since finding your blog I’ve come to realise the spaces in between all the “stuff” in my life is so important. I’m learning to make the most of these times to really do what I want to get the most out of my life, even just sitting still and doing nothing. I feel like after the busy Christmas period I will really be able to put this into practice in order to make my dreams come true and I can’t put into words how I excited I am about this.

  53. 2013 will be full of bright, sparkling, inspiring people, places, things and ideas.

    Why? Because I am a happy and fortunate individual. I am filled with love, joy, gratitude, peace and happiness. I have wonderful people who push me to do my best & I will make the absolute most of every opportunity I am given.

    I will inspire my family and friends to be empowered by positive energy and thoughts so we can share the Mose fabulous space and year to date.

    Thanks for being so inspiring, Rach! x

  54. 2013 will be my best year EVER because it’s the first new year I have ever entered into with such an assured sense of sense and dizzingly over ambitious big ass goals and dreams for what magic the year might potentially unfold! This year I learnt that the universe is essentially just a big ol room of requirement (excuse the Harry Potter reference but I am a nerd at heart!) so it excites and invigorates me to think of all the wonderfullness I can call into my life next year! At the end of 2012 I have found myself in a markedly different place from the end of 2011 (in every way imaginable) so imagine if every day continues to be a little more magical than the day before (as it has been) … 2013 will be incredible! :)

  55. 2013 will be the year of new beginnings, for me and my my family. We already know that it will be a challenging year but we have vowed to standby each other and live everyday to the max. We will surround Ourselves with inspiring and passionate people.
    We will laugh louder and dance longer, we will make fond and crazy memories with each other.
    We will enjoy the small things and cherish each moment we have with each other, with our old friendships and with our new friends.

  56. I feel like 2013 is going to be a year that I really start to get a sense of living an authentic life and being true to myself. This year has brought forward the idea that if you keep doing what you’ve always been doing, you can block many new opportunities or adventures from presenting themselves. So bring on 2013 and a whole new level of being me!

  57. 2013 will be the best year because!
    It is the year to leap into the unknown with complete faith that I will succeed and be happy and I will be ok. It’s the year I’m going to get my dream job and help others in need with the biggest smile on my face! To make use of all the life lessons I’ve learnt both good and bad and flip it around to be something wonderful that I wouldn’t ever change. To make more “me time” as mental health is just as important to physical and I am worth it. To remind myself that I am GREAT and I can make a difference in a positive way. 2013 will be the best year because it’ll mark the year I made a change to my life career wise/ health wise/ and outlook wise. We live in a beautiful world that radiates love and joy and its time for me to shine with it.

    P.S I thank you so much for your blog as it is a huge joy to read and follow and has helped me get through times so much. YOU ARE a true inspiration.

  58. 2013 is going to rock my socks off. Over the past year and a half I have learnt so much about myself and have been on the most amazing journey of self discovery that I now feel empowered and confident enough to face all my dreams and wishes.
    After losing numerous loved ones over the last year I have even more drive and determination to live a big beautiful life.
    Spend every second I can with people I love and have the best year yet :)

  59. 2013 is going to be my best year yet. Love and Family are the key. I get to start the year skiing with my family in France and also meet my nephew and help celebrate my sister’s 30th. I then get to marry the man who has captured my heart with all my loved ones around me. To finish off the year we hope to welcome a happy and healthy little one into our lives. I can’t wait!!!!!

  60. To beautify my life in every way. After feeling lost and unsatisfied with my life for the past few years, I feel like I have “found” myself in the last month. I want 2013 to be my beautiful year where I get rid of everything toxic in my life and beautify all aspects of it. I will follow my dreams and get my business under way, I will finally decorate my apartment to be the haven I have always wanted it to be, I will be kind to my body and be happy and proud of what I have because it’s MY body and I can’t wish my way to be someone or something else. I will surround myself with only beautiful things and remain calm. I will be a better person.


  61. 2013 is going to be the best year yet, because I am going to make it that way.

    The year will involve discovering, adventuring and making Melbourne my new home, finishing my university degree, finally beginning my blog, travelling to Spain for much need giggles and snuggles with my sister and nephews, continuing to volunteer through aid and development organisations and most importantly – living with the goal of sparking inspiration within others to seek what they truly desire.

    It’s going to be AMAZING, I know it! xx

  62. Rachel, thank you so much for sharing your love and positivity! This giveaway is just stunning!!!

    After two years of building my business and learning how to get my health under wraps (all have been very daunting and exhausting) I’m in a wonderful space and can see that 2013 is going to be my ‘big one’. I just got chills writing that. I’m tuning into myself, getting out of my head and creating opportunities not obstacles. After all, it it only me (I’m awesome) and I will succeed because there’s no other option! xx

  63. 2013! I want it to start now!
    After spending the last 8 years leading a gypsy life of Nursing around rural Australia and travelling/nursing through Africa, Asia, and Central America, I’ve decided to plant some roots back in my home city in 2013 to pursue my dream, studying photography! So 2013 for me means being surrounded by my family and oldest friends, being a student again, and my dream coming to a reality. So I’m taking a step back from nursing for a while but my goal is to keep on helping people by telling people’s stories through photography and raising awareness that many people out there are in need of a helping hand and everyone has the ability to provide it in one way or another.

  64. 2013 is going to be the best year yet because I will make it so! A wise woman once suggested on choosing three power words to keep you focused and on track throughout the year and I’ve chosen my words for 2013.

    Shine – let my light shine and encourage others to do the same.
    Nurture – nurture my three beautiful kids, my marriage and myself and my soul.
    Progress – Sometimes it’s hard to feel like I’m getting things done when there are three little people in my life to care for, but I’m going to keep it in perspective and remember that for the time being, I must be patient and chip away at my personal goals with persistence. And to recognise that my most important work at the moment is them and that they are progressing every day.

    Bring it on, it’s going to be a blissful and joyfilled ride!

    PS. I’m not on twitter but hope I can still enter! x

  65. So I thought that 2012 was to be my best year yet but it seems I was wrong.
    Whilst 2012 brought my beautiful husband and I together forever, 2013 is bringing me something no one else in the universe has – a tiny little being that I had a hand in creating! A brilliant, truly amazing gift that will look to me to guide it through this big, bad world.
    Our beautiful little baby will be born on the 22nd of April 2013; making next year THE best year incomparable to any other (sorry hubby, you know I still love you).

    I can’t wait for 2013!


  66. To be honest I have felt unsure about what 2013 might bring because I feel a little lost at the moment.

    But after reading all these amazing comments of hope, adventure, success, dreams to be fulfilled, wedding plans, house buying, travel opportunities, university accomplishments, baby arrivals, personal growth, overcoming health challenges and above all else love! Love for family, love for friends, for partners, for work and love for this crazy thing called life! I have come to realise that each year is filled with hope and faith that everything will work out, that we will all try harder, love more, live more and be our best selves in the year to come. But I think the most important thing is to live in the moment and enjoy every second we have because really we dont know what is going to happen next.

  67. 2013 will my best year yet because it will be the year of MINDFULNESS. I have always talked about and admired mindfulness, but have never committed myself wholly to the practice — until now! Taking time to stop, think, assess, breathe and THEN make my decision will mean that I change my thoughts, my actions, my words, my eating habits and my intentions. 2013 can’t be anything BUT my best year yet, because I get to spend lots of time with lil ol’ me, learning about my likes and dislikes and exactly what my inner voice has to say!! :) 2013 is the year I finally meet myself for the first time!!!!!!!

  68. How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.

  69. I don’t know if my comment is coming too late, but I would still love to share the inspiration I’ve found within the world this week! I saw the post a few days ago and the question has been on my mind since then. What can I do to make it the best year yet? I expected this year to be the best yet, but I’ve found myself stumbling through unexpected obstacles, change of heart and finding out what the real me wants in life… without outside influence.

    Through various readings and meditation I’ve discovered that my main search has been for money, because I’ve just graduated university (just being 7 months ago) and I’ve been trying to do what I’ve been told to do. Not what my heart wants to do.

    I’ve taken the first steps to make the most of the remaining weeks of 2012, and I’m dropping the pursuit for money. I am finally going to begin doing what I want! I have realized I had too high of expectations after graduating and I am going to give myself a break – while following my dreams.

    I’m also trying to stay more present on the journey and lose sight of the destination. I’ve been searching for the perfect location in the world for myself and it’s made me miserable and miss out on where I am TODAY. I’ve isolated myself and fought too many battles alone after leaving my home country and trying to start something abroad. But now that I’ve dropped my barriers, I’ve made some good friends the past couple of weeks and I am able to appreciate my time here. I don’t have to have a solid destination right now. I have time to learn and grow and explore. When the destination presents itself, I will recognize it.

    So to sum it up, I am going to follow my dreams, push through my fear, escape isolation, stop judging myself and opportunities will then be drawn to my happiness and passion! All in 2013… and I have already started. The New Year has already begun.

    And, thank you for the opportunity to share these things with you and other readers. It’s great to put your dreams out there!

  70. The real question is really, why ISN’T 2013 going to be my best year yet!
    There’s a lot of talk about a major shift in society, the things we value, what we perceive as important/valuable. I am so excited to embark on the new year looking at everything with a fresh perspective.
    I plan to stop, think, listen, see…. not let it all pass by… enjoy and value life!

  71. You know why 2013 will be my best year yet? Because this is the year that I’m starting to make real changes for myself. I’m looking to take control of my life, my happiness and even my career goals. I’m finally putting them in check and learning how to run my life instead of letting it run me. I’ve always had a TERRIBLE almost crippling inability to follow through with any project, even when I know it will make me depressed and unhappy. But 2013 is my metamorphosis. I’m taking an active role in learning how to change myself, how to follow through, how to be creative. No more sitting and watching others blog about their happiness and how they achieved while I tell myself that I wished I could what they do but I know I can’t. 2013 is the year of YES! Just Do It!

  72. 2013 is going to be my best year yet because …

    2013 is the year of the divine feminine and I’m going to be embrace this.

    I have been exploring and learning about spirituality (thank you Gabby Bernstein) and how to nourish my mind and body so I can be the best possible version of myself. I’m a spiritual seeker.

    I’m going to be passionately present in my life.

    I know and believe it’s a privilege of a lifetime to be who I am and I’m going to embrace this with every moral, fiber in my body.

    I know it’s my time to rise up and share my magic with the world.

    2013 is going to be my best year yet because I’m grateful, living with an open heart and have a feeling of abundance, beauty & unconditionally love and compassion for myself and other.

    Thank you for the opportunity to share this. x

  73. 2013 is going to be my best year yet because:

    + I will finally graduate from university and all the heartache, loss, hard work, sacrifice and dedication I have experienced during the past 4 years of my degree will finally have a reward.

    + I am going to let go of my past and the memory of my failed marriage and move towards a bigger, brighter future.

    + I am going to continue to lead an independent and empowering life

    + I am going to invest more time in myself – life coaching, diet, exercise, study/work/life/love balance.

    + I am going to plant the seeds for my glittering future

    + I am going to tick more amazing experiences and goals off my list and invest more time in my blog and finding my joy.

    + I am going to succeed…fact.

    Thank you for asking this important question – the competition part doesn’t really matter now, it was worth it just to write down my intentions for 2013 and to give myself a pick-me-up right now when I need it most…now I have more optimism and hope for the future <3 xoxo

  74. 2013 will be a year for the unknown and firsts for me!! the end of 2012 saw me make the biggest decision of my life…I quit my very good job with Gold Coast Tourism to take a chance on love! 2013 will see me move from the Gold Coast to Darwin to be with the man that brings utter happiness to my life! whilst I can think of some better places to live than Darwin…I truly believe that 2013 will be happiest and loved filled year of my life! Bring on 2013 I say!!

  75. 2013 will be the best year yet for so many reasons – a big year for our marriage to begin (January), ( as well as learning to surf for my hens – bucket list – TICK) plus our dream of snowboarding in Canada for our honeymoon ( longest flight we’ve ever been on!) . Returning home – to my then husband’s 30th, followed by many other special firsts for me, my awesome friends and family. My big 3-oh half way through 2013, and i can only wonder what else.

    Oh yes – and my boy’s beginning his dream of ski racing too, completely safely, and successfully (I will add).

    I can’t wait to experience a bigger year than ever before – one I’ve dreamed into fruition for many, many years, and can’t believe its finally happening!.. Its creeping up but i feel so blessed to experience such pure anticipation, being able to savour it and enjoy.
    I say I can’t believe it however – i can – after realising that its probably my dreams and plans that have led me to this exact time in my life.

    Experiencing De-ja vu so often = (in my world) = being in the right place and the right time! So here we are ! Bring it !

  76. 2013 will be my best year yet because I have so many (exciting and awesome) life changes going on! I get to spend the first part of the year at home with my parents (having just completed my Master’s degree). I’m looking forward to reading, relaxing, and sewing/knitting. THEN I’m moving across the country to start my first ever real job!! I’m excited about becoming a ‘real person,’ and I’m looking forward to the adventure. In May my younger sister graduates from university and my fiance will finish his undergraduate degree. In July, I’M GETTING MARRIED!!!!! Oh my goodness, I am so unbelievably excited! Then my fiance will move across the country too, and we’ll get to start our ultimate, fantastically awesome new life together full of adventures and new things!

    I cannot wait for 2013!! It will most certainly be the best year ever and one I will look back on with fondness for the rest of my life!

  77. What’s not to be excited about when there’s a new year awaiting! New opportunities, exciting challenges and so much more. I love the quote “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet”. I’m approaching 2013 with the same outlook, so many more wonderful things are about to happen. Come at me 2013, im ready! x

  78. 2013 will be my best year so far because i have finally learnt that what ever happens, will pass, and with that i can survive anything and everything!! Your suggestions on your blog have helped me juggle my crazy busy and unpredicable life!

    I am the only daughter of three children. My Dad was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (bone cancer), which is a rather agressive and terminal cancer. MY Mum deals with it the best she can, but i am the one that holds everyone together, communicating with my brothers, being there for my mum, helping my dad with what ever i can. My Dad’s my best friend and feeling helpless i decided i needed to do something to feel like i was helping, I attend all of his appoinments, chemotherapy ect and have raised close to $10,000 into research for his cancer.

    On top of all of this i have a full time job, a house and a partner of almost 11 years that i need to invest time in as well. So i am ready to kiss goodbye to 2012 and welcome 2013 with open arms and pray for a simpler, healthier and happier 2013 :)

    For 2013 i plan to –

    + raise more money for the research into multiple Myeloma
    + take more time out for myself
    + look after my crazy family
    + travel
    + hopefully get engaged <3
    + have a family holiday – fingers crossed
    + continue to focus on my health and well being
    + keep a positive mind
    + continue to inspire my friends and family to live a happy healthy life

    There need to be more people like you out there. You have helped me emensley with you posts, blogs and positive energy.

  79. 2013 is going to be the best year because I am in the right place mentally for a change. I am ready to grab life by the horns and seize the day so to speak.

    In preparation for this I have been doing things to get out of my comfort zone. I signed up for a writing course to push me to work on my book (think self help mixed with true life experience of severe anorexia, depression & medical & mental hospital experience). I completed a french patisserie course to prove to myself my cooking is actually amaze. I booked myself in to go skydiving in January even though Im terrified of heights (like the nickelodeon rollercoaster at Dreamworld scares me haha).

    In 2013 I will embrace body love; I need to gain weight there is no way around that but this time I willl gain it healthily & not slip into binge eating/purging cycle. To combat the depression Ive found myself back in this year I will be taking a holistic approach; think lots of yoga, meditation, walks in the sunshine & just actively being happy & combating the negative thoughts. Admitting I cant do this on my own has been a biggie but I’ve got all my friends & family on board who are determined I will have a mindblowingly awesome year. I have been merely existing since I was 13, it is time to embrace fun, love (yes I avoid relationships but Im ready to be loved/hurt/trust etc its not living without risk) & laughter. Oh and I will go to Greece & wear a bikini in public :-) sorry for the word vomit haha had a bit too much coffee this morning!

  80. 2013 will be my very best year yet because it will be the start of something huge. We will be having our belated honeymoon in February in Thailand and from there after, we will be preparing to start our family. This will be done in a few different ways, preparing my body, smashing our debt and finding the home of our dreams. I’m looking forward to a clean slate come 1st January and you have given me lots of amunition throughout the year to really drill down into exactly what it is I want to achieve in my life. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration, motivation and words of wisdom, I look forward to much more in 2013!!

  81. I have such big plans for 2013 – three months of travel, quitting my job, starting my own business, moving to be with my man… Of course these are all super exciting (and in and of themselves are reason enough why 2013 is going to be awesome!), but most of all, I am excited at the fact that I am finally actively making decisions to steer my life where I want to go. 2013 is going to be my best year yet because I am being brave and bold and not waiting for the life I imagine to sneak up on me and magically appear. Instead, I have already set the wheels in motion so that I can create the lifestyle (and lovestyle!) that I want. Rather than passively waiting for it, I’ma gonna run up and bear hug the bejeebers out of this life and Make It Happen in 2013!!!

  82. After 2012 being such an amazing year of self discovery, travelling, moving, meeting amazing people and being at the right place at the right time leading to experiences I could never imagine! I feel like my mind is growing everyday and have that feeling in my tummy that something special is in store for me on 2013, so much magic around me :) x

  83. ****************************

    2013 is going to rock.
    My man and I have flicked the switch ON to follow our dreams.
    We up-rooting, selling everything and going on an epic year long road trip across Australia and through AFRICA. We’ll be living in a 2 x 3 metre home {our car!} with an ethos of taking life from ‘i’m fine thanks’ to ‘i’m friggin awesome!’

    Roll on 2013…


  84. 2013 is going to rock because I feel my cells vibrating at so much that I’ve planned for the year. Energy, high high energy and on fire! I’m coaching – being of service, feeling more alive than I ever ever have. I’m setting an intention to go travel, feed my wanderlust, and see the world. I’m also going to find a way to finally meet up with some inspiring women that light up my world (I’ve got my eyes set on you! :).

    Yes. Yes. And Yes. Bring it on. It just. gets. better. Let’s conspire, you + I + the Universe to let the best of times for all of us roll. x

  85. 2013 is going to be the RADDEST ever because I’ll be taking more risks and trying new things. What ever happens, I’ll be experiencing thrilling new-ness and learning more about me. Evolving and learning and having fun. In my book it doesn’t get better than that.

    PS HOLY COW those blankets are ridiculously gorgeous!! xo

  86. 2013 will be my best year yet – I know it will.

    My year will be…
    Filled with love.
    Filled with patience and understanding.
    Filled with making time for family and friends.
    Filled with getting my health back on track and ensuring I am always feeling 100%
    Filled with engaging conversations.
    Filled with making time for myself.
    Filled with work that inspires, motivates and challenges me.

    2012 hasn’t been the best year, but it’s in my control to make 2013 bigger, better and brighter and just for me.

  87. I took the hugest leap of faith in 2012, let go of my old world and planted the biggest bombastic seeds for my new life. 2013 will be time for these seeds to bloom – I’m SO excited to see how they flower!!!

  88. 2013 is a very exciting year for me. I am realizing a dream I have had all my life. I am having my first baby! I have lived a beautiful, full, roller coaster life, that has seen me born in Canada, Art School graduate, living in London England for 6.5 years, being a school teacher, moving to San Francisco, living there for 5 years finishing a second degree in Film, working in the film industry as a Visual Effects artist for ten years, traveling all over the world with this work, falling in love in Sydney Australia, quitting the intensive film world to move to the Gold Coast buy a house and dedicate myself to yoga and a job at lululemon. WOW! What a journey! And all the while meeting inspiring, wonderful people who have been family, friends, lovers, teachers. I will be turning 40 in 2013, and feel so fulfilled, but….I always wanted to be a mother, and have a family of my own. My cut off age was 40. I thought it might just not be in the cards for me. I went through two miscarriages in the last 4 years. To my absolute joy, this little nugget is sticking fast! She/he (we want to be surprized) is now growing strong and about 5.5 months in my belly. I felt her kick this morning, doing somersaults and reminding me she’s there. I can’t wait to meet this person and to share in her discovering the world. 2013 will be the most memorable and joyful year of my life, as I meet this person who has so patiently waited to join me in life’s adventure. Thank you Rachel for inspiring me to sit down and articulate this! Love. e.

  89. Have you ever had the experience of everything going right by falling into place better than you could have ever imagined?
    That’s happening for me right now.

    Over the 20 odd years of my ‘adult’ life i’ve certainly had the opposite of this happen often enough; enough to know when the direction i’m travelling in is the wrong one and that i need to switch course.

    It seems that this time i’ve stumbled onto ‘my’ path, finally! Piece after piece of an idea for a business adventure that came to me one morning in a half-asleep state has been virtually effortlessly travelling along at break-neck speed since that first ‘thought’.

    2013 is my year. It is the year where a lifetime of struggle and uphill battling to find my niche culminates into a wild ride of dreams coming true and being true to myself. It’s been worth the wait! 2013 – i’m already ‘hearting’ it!

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