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Monday, 30 December 2013

2013 - A Year In Photos

complete 2013 - I'm not really sure what to say about you. It's not been a standout year for good reasons or bad (thankfully). 2012 was a pretty special year in that I graduated, interned in London, travelled to Australia and got my job. So it was pretty hard to top in terms of 'wow' moments. That's not to say 2013 has been rubbish, because it hasn't. I've had some great times with some fab people and I've not been fired so I guess I can't be too bad at my job. I've managed to keep this blog going - although with working 40+ hours and commuting a week, it's not been the easiest of tasks.

I've had a week off blogging over Christmas which I think has been needed. Whilst I love running this blog, it has recently eaten up more time than I would have liked. In 2014, I think I need to better manage my time with it so that I can have a healthy balance of running the blog and actually 'living' - as crazy as that sounds. I probably haven't relaxed and 'lived' as much as I would have liked in 2013. I feel sometimes that I'm constantly living my life by a schedule. Obviously I can't alter that with work as I commute in so I live my life by a train timetable. And then I feel guilty if I don't adhere to my blog schedule - and sometimes that can't be helped - case in point, when it rains when I should be shooting an OOTD or I get home too late to photograph a lipstick I want to review. Where I can I want to be more spontaneous and not think 'Oh I shouldn't be doing that as I need to do X,Y and Z.'

So onto the good moments of 2013...

Travel

In July I got to travel to Ibiza for work purposes. It's not a place that I would have gone to, however being there definitely changed my opinion of the place - hello?!! The best sunsets around!

July also saw me head to Wales for a few sunny days with my friends and a sea full of jellyfish!

In August I headed to Majorca with my friends - it was nice to go back to a place I'd visited as a child.

In November my parents and I re-lived our family memories by going to Bridlington - where we holidayed every year as kids.

Work

I managed to not get fired woooo! But seriously, it's been a good year for work and I feel like I've grown and learnt an awful lot this year. As well as Ibiza, I've been able to work on some cool projects - at the very start of the year shooting with the lovely Victoria from VIPXO for the Global Styler campaign. Christmas decorations went to another level this year and without a doubt the highlight of the working year for me was the Christmas party and winning the decorations competition - I've never seen a more grateful and happy team at that very moment.

Blogging

I've put a lot of heart and soul into my blog this year and I've enjoyed another fun ride in 2013. I've worked with some great brands, attended some fantastic events and also become an ASOS Insider. Here's to another great year!

Friends and Family

From get-togethers to gigs and parties, 2013 brought a lot of fun, and one too many drinks...Hopefully 2014 will bring a lot more of these. I'm such a homebody and am at my happiest when surrounded by my family and friends - which makes leaving them harder. I've always wanted to live and work abroad (it's no secret my dream is New York), and my mum has recently told me to go and live my dreams. Easier said than done though as I want to go for my dreams, but leaving everyone behind would be really tough! Who knows what 2014 will bring, but I'm ready!
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