2013 Round Up & Looking To The Future

Monday, 30 December 2013

2013 has been a huge year of change for me, there's not many aspects of my life which haven't completely changed and mostly for the better. I made some decisions and huge life changes and I thought it would be a nice idea to do a bit of a round up post of my highlights of 2013 so I can look back on this one day and remember the good times. It's not often that I do these type of posts which are a bit more personal, so I hope you enjoy this little insight into my life!


Blogging

I started my blog in March this year and the next 9 months have just flown by, to the point where I can't remember what I even did with my spare time before blogging. I've had the opportunity to experience some incredible things through blogging and I have zero regrets despite some negativity I recieved towards the end of the year. One of the best blogging moments to date was being nominated for a Cosmo Blog Award. I honestly never thought that this would ever happen, especially only a couple of months after I started my blog and was still finding my feet. Although I didn't win anything, I loved every second of the night and will remember it for years to come...and I'm still kicking myself for forgetting my camera memory card! Another standout moment in my time as a blogger was getting to experience the Ice Bar in London with Benefit Cosmetics, this was my first blogging event and one of my best to date, It's something I'll never forget and I met some girls there who turned out to be some of my blogging friends still, nine months later. 

I've also met some lovely people through blogging, some of which I now consider as my friends. The first bloggers I met were Kimberley and Ellie at the Benefit event and we've met up many more times for blogging events and meet ups. I've also had the privelidge to meet Rachael, Alice, Chloe, Daisy and Rosie who are all lovely girls (go check out their blogs!). 

Starting my blog was one of my greatest decisions in 2013 and I've never looked back, I'm hoping to make my blog even better in 2014 and carry on having a great time doing so. 


Moving

I've also moved around quite a lot in 2013. Many of you may know that I study at Bournemouth University and as part of my degree I have to undertake a years work placement which lead to one of the biggest changes of 2013. In February I was lucky enough to be offered a job at Disney which was my dream job ever since starting Uni and one of the two placements that I really wanted. I started at Disney in May which meant moving to London. I was a little nervous to move to such a big city as I'd lived in a village all my life and Bournemouth isn't exactly one of the craziest towns in the country, but it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Since moving to London I've had some of the best experiences such as London Fashion Week, working for such an amazing company, blogging events, and making some friends I'll never forget. Although sometimes London does get the better of me with its huge crowds and overpriced everything I love it to pieces and already don't want to leave!


Looking To The Future

2013 has been by far the best year for me, I feel like I've sorted out my life a bit more and got rid of some of the people holding me back. I've started getting better grades at Uni and got my dream job, as well as all the great things you get from blogging so I'll be sad to see it go but I also can't wait to see what 2014 has to offer. I'm not really one for New Years Resolutions as I can rarely keep them but this year my main resolution is to start saying 'yes' more, I've missed out on some great opportunities this year just because I've been too much of a wimp to say yes, so this has to change. Also, I'm hoping to cut down on my spending a little bit and start saving more, this one might be a little tricky though! 

I hope you all have a Happy New Year and 2014 brings you everything you hoped for!





22 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely 2013 and I'm excited to see what 2014 brings you sweetie (:
    Happy New Year!
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  2. Wonderful post, happy new year! xx

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  3. Sounds great! I just started blogging in August and love it.

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    1. Give it a year and you wont remember what life was like before haha! xx

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  5. What a fab year you have had and it was brilliant to finally meet you and we MUST meet up again soon x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  6. You've had a great year, 2013 I wanted to say yes more and I'd highly recommend :))

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. Thanks Liza, I'm going to try and stick to this resolution haha xx

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  7. I'm with you on the saying "yes" thing - I'm a massive wimp too! xx

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    1. Haha I'm definitely going to try and stick to this one! xx

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  8. Such a lovely post! I hope 2014 is a big year for you and I hope we cross paths again!

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
    Peach Pow XO

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  9. Love this post Becky! Well done on all you've achieved this year, I'm sure 2014 will have lots more exciting times in store for you. Happy New Year! Xxx

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    1. Thankyou, I hope you have a great year too :) xxx

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  10. Love this post Becky! Well done on all you've achieved this year, I'm sure 2014 will have lots more exciting times in store for you. Happy New Year! Xxx

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  11. Love these life posts, I'm impressed at how much you've achieved in so little time!

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    1. Thankyou, I want to try doing more but my life is usually pretty boring haha! xx

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  12. Great Post! Happy New 2014 Year!

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