So much has been going on in my life over the last couple of months, it's been a whirlwind of opportunities, work, weekends away, and of course the Christmas festivities. Because of this I thought it was about time to do a mini update on what has been going on in my life lately. As they say, a picture tells a thousand stories, which is true in some respects, but when only a few words are written on my Instagram pictures it's hard to tell you exactly what was happening at that time. So here are 9 things that I have been up to recently!
#1. So, at the end of last year I randomly turned up on the front page of my local newspaper! I was only popping into my local sainsburys to stock up on nakd bars, and I was completely flabbergasted when I spotted my face on the paper aisle. I love how unexpected it was, which leads me on to the next exciting thing that has happened already this year...
#2. On the back of appearing on the front page I was contacted by the feature editor of Weekend which is a supplement in my local newspaper on a Saturday. When I was asked whether I would be interested in publishing my content I jumped at the chance! So as you can see, on Saturday I had my first feature by way of an introduction to the readers, as well as the first publication of my latest blogs which was Black On Black. I am so incredibly proud of what I have achieved since starting my blog back in 2013, and it does just go to show you that hard work does pay off! It sounds amazing to say that I'm now the Weekend's Plymouth fashion blogger, and I can't wait to see what else 2016 has in store for me! You can read the online version of the article here.
#3. AccessAllAsos started back up again towards the end of last year which gives you behind the scenes action from Asos. It has now rebranded to include everything they did before + expert advice on blogging, social media and seo. As a present they sent across this amazing mock up cover of Asos magazine, I really was a real life cover girl. It is safe to say that my whole Facebook was fooled!
#4. In December last year I jetted off to Glasgow for the weekend to meet two of my best pals that I lived with in Finland when I was on my year abroad. I hadn't seen them in almost 3 years, and it was really amazing as it felt like nothing had changed at all! Despite being the wettest and rainiest weekend of my life, I literally had the best time, and I can't wait to go back again!
#5. December also saw another local blogger event held by Rumpus Cosy, which was organised by Ellie Mae! With deconstructed hot chocolates to hand, and the most amazing festive high tea to munch on, we chatted until the early hours of the evening! It really is great that we have such a lovely group of bloggers in Plymouth and I'm looking forward to more events like this in 2016!
#6. #DoorAppreciation became a real thing for me in 2015. I now find myself avidly seeking out new opportunities and places to find amazing doors! I think I may have found my calling in life?
#7. I literally had the most amazing Christmas, and I was so lucky with the amazing presents that I received! James also came and spent his first Christmas with me and my family which was really special. It was so nice to have some time off work to properly relax, and get myself organised for the new year!
#8. The big challenge I have set for 2016 for myself is the Plymouth breakwater swim. A 2.2km swim across the Plymouth sound. Whilst the distance doesn't faze me from years of swimming, I really really don't like the sea! It's going to be a great way to push myself and get out of my comfort zone this year, I will be starting an open water swimming series on my blog in the next few weeks so you can follow my journey!
#9. Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting my good friend Jess from Chique Unique Critique for a lovely spa weekend in Bath! You would never have known that we had only met 2 times previous to this, we really do get on so well, and it's amazing how many friendships I have made through blogging that will inevitably last a lifetime! It was the most relaxing weekend, and definitely something to look forward to after surviving the first working week of the year!
So, that's the last couple of months in a mini nutshell! It's nice to be able to take a step back and actually let it sink in what I have been up to recently, and of course to keep you all in the loop! Now I really couldn't be more excited for the rest of 2016!
What have you been up to lately?