Los Angeles: She has had a whirlwind year with a fairytale marriage and a much publicized split from Kris Humphries but reality star Kim Kardashian is looking forward to a better 2012.

The 31-year-old socialite said on New Year's Eve that she's excited about "moving forward and not looking back", reported US magazine.

"I think a good lesson I learnt about myself is to always follow your heart, and I think I'll never stop doing that," she said.

"[I'm looking forward to] just having a really good 2012 and soaking in all the lessons learned in 2011. That's it. Simple."

After filing for divorce from Humphries on October 31, Kardashian "took off for two months" and "moved into [her] mom's house [in L.A]."

"I didn't wear a stitch of makeup. I really enjoyed that. But, it's fun to get all dressed up and glommed up again for tonight," she added.