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 2012, 2013 and 2014‘s posts here) so here we go!
(Last pictures of 2014)
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.
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 here, here 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?