Becoming ‘YES’ girl – 30 new things for 2013

September 27, 2013

desert yes

This year has been one for lots of new things in my life.

I’ve changed, I’ve grown and I’ve become a lot happier as I’ve tried my best to constantly challenge and push myself  – I have accomplished things I’d never dreamt of and have  had a year full of great experiences and all because I’ve started saying ‘yes’ more.

I’ve started to believe in myself and it’s been really rewarding.

I may not have been bungee jumping or skydiving or white water rafting (yet), but I’ve made a start in realising that just saying ‘yes’ to a few more opportunities, and opening my mind to different things, has had a really positive effect on my whole life.

Here are my top 30 ‘yes’ moments of the year (so far…):

1. Became someone’s first love <3 (Thought I’d get the soppy one out of the way)


2. Got a promotion. My first ever.

3. Ran 10K


4. Ran 2K, 3K, 4K, 5K, 6K, 7K, 8K & 9K – they were all new distances to be honest!

5. Travelled to Thailand (what an experience this was!)


6. Travelled to Dubai


7, Rode a camel


8. Rode an elephant


9. Held a monkey


10. Went tubing down the river


11. Went sand dune bashing in the desert


12. Joined a running club

13. Completed a wolf run


14.Helped raise over £6,000 for charity

15. Travelled to Dublin


16. Auditioned for a drama group

17, Joined a drama group

18. Won a team voted award for ‘Most Positive Outlook’


19. Escorted a Magazine Editor on a tour of the company I work for

20. Travelled on a long haul flight

21. Got a real tan   Oh no, sorry, that definitely didn’t happen!

21. Drove through London City Centre and survived

22. Travelled on an overnight train

on train

23. Attended the filming of a TV advert

24. Read a whole book in 24 hours

25. Had a henna tattoo


26. Swam through a lake with my clothes and trainers on

27. Thought about the concept of being with one person forever as perhaps not the most terrifying thing in the world – for a teeny tiny millisecond anyway

28. Attended the wedding of a close friend


29. Made plans for longer into the future than a month

30. And of course…started a blog!

This is just the start of my ‘bucket’ list – I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

Because, after all, life is too short to say no.


  • Reply Chocolate Covered Race Medals September 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Oh my GOSH what an amazing year you’ve had! SO glad I just found your blog :) Looks like I’ve got some reading to do :)

    • Reply littleredfrench September 27, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      It has been pretty amazing (sometimes a little exhausting too) – but I’ve really loved every minute! Thank you for stopping by, I’ll make sure there’s lots more reading for you to do for sure! :)

  • Reply thetravellinghulagirl September 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    You rock – I adore your attitude oh, and red hair. Come see me in Muscat, Oman xox

  • Reply littleredfrench September 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Ah thank you for the lovely comment! Well as I don’t like to say no these days, I might just have to! :) x

  • Reply simplymelb8 December 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    You’re Living & Im loving it! Continue to say Yes!

    • Reply littleredfrench January 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you’re enjoying my yes-ness! x

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