Friday, 2 January 2015

2014 Round Up and 2015 New Year's Resolutions!

Wow, so 2014 is now over.  Can't quite believe just how quickly time moves now that I'm an adult and all, ha (seriously though).  As usual I wanted to write up an end of year post and my resolutions for the next.  This is always one of my favourite yearly posts to write (you can read 20122013 and 2014's posts here) so here we go!

(Last pictures of 2014)
2015 Resolutions:

1) Keep a diary. 
Typical one, I know (I set myself this challenge every year and fail).  I kept a daily diary when I was a teenager and absolutely love reading them back and my life is pretty great at the moment so I want to remember everything.  I have a plain journal that I want to jot memories down in all year round and I'm really looking forward to documenting everything!

2) Get rid of my phobia & worries.  
This seems like an overly ambitious resolution but I'm determined to make 2015 the year I get help for my issues (lolz).  I had my first CBT session at the end of last year and so I'm well on my way to banishing my fears (emetophobia).  You might also remember this post from last summer when I was in quite a bad place in my head and so hopefully CBT will help me think about how to process my worries in a way that makes them more manageable.

3) Grow my blog and YouTube channel.  
I made some pretty big life decisions at the end of last year (which you will hear about soon) but I've decided to make 2015 the year to really expand time spent on my online sites.  I'm determined and super passionate about this, and so I hope you all stick around and continue to read & watch my content!

4) To just survive.
I had a really interesting (albeit tipsy) chat with someone a couple of days ago about resolutions.  He said the only one he ever makes is 'to just survive'.  It's the only thing we can really commit to, and if we fail, it doesn't matter any way.  I know this sounds ridiculously depressing and deep but it made me think; life is what we make of it and we are blessed to be alive so let's just enjoy that.

2014 Highlights:

I was thinking last night about how in my head, 2014 was full of ups and downs - I went through big periods of being very down and sad in my mind (it's funny how sometimes you only remember the negative things?) but over all the year was in fact, fantastic.

In the first week of January last year, Andrew and I had a silly discussion about how good it would be to live together after having a long distance relationship.  Fast forward to 5 months later he had moved his entire life down to London to live with me.  We spent 6 months living with my parents in our family home (which I can't thank them enough for; the house is seriously tiny (we call it the hobbit house) and not big enough for 5 people) but we made it work and their support was incredible. In November we found a little place to call our own in East London which we adore it to bits and it has become my biggest highlight of 2014.

Other highlights include:
- Our first holiday together with my family in Portugal, and a trip to Centreparcs!
- Meeting so many readers of my blog out in public.  This has to be one of my favourite things and something that really makes me happy!
- Quality time with my parents & sister.
- Working for such a fantastic, inspiring company - Gleam.  I celebrated my 2 year anniversary there in the summer and feel so honoured to work for such a great business with amazing team mates.
- Filming lots of content for some amazing YouTubers; a favourite part of my job is helping other YouTubers create content with my photography skills.  You can watch some of my favourite things I've filmed herehere and here!

Finally, I want to say a massive thank you for everyone that has read my blog and watched my videos; I will be celebrating my blog's 5th birthday this month (bloody hell!) and it's become SUCH a big part of my life, I can't imagine doing anything I love doing more in my spare time.  Nothing makes me happier than writing creating content about makeup, fashion and books and so I'm entirely thankful to everyone who joins and supports me.  Blogging really has changed my life!

Sorry for the long post, but I hope you enjoyed it!  I hope you all have a fantastic 2015!

What are your New Year Resolutions?



  1. Great Resolutions. Love the way how you set it out with the resolutions then the 2014 highlights. very interesting.

    :) x

  2. Goodness, you two are adorable!

    Happy New Year :)

  3. Love these posts so much. Good Luck in achieving your resolutions xx

  4. Fantastic resolutions. I like your one to survive. Interesting way to look at life. I have one similar in that I want to live. I lost someone close to me who was young so it makes you appreciate each day and makes you want to make the most of each day.

    Cat from Outside Beauty, Inside Health

  5. I plan to keep a diary this year too, it will be nice to look back at it in a year or even in 10 years time. x


  6. I'm glad you had a lovely 2014 and best wishes for the new year! I think my resolution is to really sort out and really push through my health issues that are with my head and brain so I can do more in 2015 and perhaps travel somewhere great I hope.

    Best wishes

    Gina x

  7. Lovely post dear, enjoyed reading it.
    So happy for you and your boyfriend Andrew to live together. You two look adorable in the picture.
    Hoping you can get rid of your phobia and worries and CBT will help.
    Have a great 2015!

    Xx Anne

  8. Love this post, such a good idea to set goals.

    Happy New Year lovely!


  9. I'm about to post my New Years post too! I really enjoyed reading yours, as always love your blog and will always be a loyal fan to you! xx

  10. Happy new year! Surviving is pretty important, so that's a pretty good goal.

    :] // ▲ ▲

  11. "To just survive" is such an awesome resolution! I don't really have any resolutions as such, my main goal is to just be happy :)

  12. So exciting moving in to your first place together and I'm so jealous I love east London :)

  13. I LOVE this post, no need to apologize for the length, haha! I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for you and see all that you have been working on :)

    Beautyosaurus Lex 

  14. I know you've made a big change this year so excited to see your write up on it! I really hope to move (finally) this year and do some travelling, and obviously I would love my blog to grow and maaaaaaybe start some youtube - who knows?!
    Was lovely meeting you too last month so lots of positive vibes for all your new endeavors this year!

    Lauren x
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  15. Love your post about your New Year resolutions. Getting rid of phobias is hard and I'm still scared silly with birds and have social anxiety but working on them will make us better and happier people!

    Check out mine at

    Love Kirsty x


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