Here are some things I did in 2014 that I'm proud of:
Travelled - I did that 'backpacking' thing. I've done a modest amount of travelling in the past few years but this time I ditched the nice hotels and swanky restaurants and opted for hostels and flat shoes instead. It was a great, alternative way to experience some new (to me) European cities this year, I met loads of new people and had an amazing time.
Graduated - University wasn't an easy ride for me. I found it very difficult, demotivating and kind of disappointing. At one point it was very uncertain as to whether I wanted to stay at all, but I did. I struggled through my final year and, after what felt like a life time, I finally made it through the other side. Graduating uni with a 2:1 in English Literature is one of my biggest achievements and proudest moments of 2014.
Appeared in Company Magazine - Blogging is a funny old thing sometimes. Acquaintances who don't really 'get' blogging often ask me how the 'modelling' is going, which I find hilarious. But this year, because of my blog, I actually did get the chance to try my hand at that 'modelling' thing. Turns out I'm not cut out for it at all. But I did get my own double page spread in a fashion mag and I'm pretty proud of that.
Attended LFW - I've been to a few London Fashion Weeks now. Attending shows is always really exciting and sauntering about the cobbles at Somerset House, pretending to be part of the 'fash pack', is great laugh. The best part though is always hanging out with my faves Sophie and Allie. We can always make time for an Amarretto Sour at Bill's between the rest of the chaos.
Like I said in my last post, sometimes it's best to just see where life takes you. However, I always like to have a few aims and goals to guide me in a somewhat focused direction. So here's a couple of my 'resolutions' of sorts:
Stay Career Focused - I am starting a brand new job next week. This is both very exciting and somewhat nerve wracking. Will I be any good at it? Will they like me? Is this the right decision for my future?! Who knows? What I do know is that I'm going to put everything I've got into finding out.
Boring Things Matter - For the love of God save some damn money. Oh, and keep your room tidy. Having recently moved back into my old room at my parents' house, I've decided this year that I'm going to make it a little more 'me' again and add a few finishing touches to the decor. I'm already mentally planning a wall gallery.
Enjoy Reading Again - Having studied English Literature at university, you can imagine there was a time when I absolutely loved reading. Unfortunately my degree sucked all the enjoyment out of it and instead it became a huge chore. This year I fully intend to rediscover the joy of fiction and hopefully pick up a few good books. Any recommendations?
I'd love to know what you did last year that made you smile and, tell me, do you have any New Year resolutions?