30 December 2013

My End of Year Post

I am currently on holiday with my friends for the week of New Year but have scheduled this post to be my end of year post.   Be warned, it is a very wordy post, but a very happy one.

One day, when I am old and grey and I look back over the years, one of the most successful and memorable will be 2013.  2013 has been absolutely amazing. I have come so very far in such a relatively short space of time and have accomplished more in that time than I ever thought that I could.

I started off the year much the same as many years previous. Without direction, unhappy, under confident and searching, but for what I didn’t know. By chance one day I saw a retweet on Twitter linking to a blog and something in the cosmos told me to click on it. It took me to
TheRamblings of Mrs Bebe.

My mind got a little bit blown that day.

My journey has been well documented on this blog but I wanted to write down some highlights to remind me of just how fantastic this year has been.  I will be adding to this list right up to New Year's Eve, who knows what will happen between now and then?

-          I have embraced colour and pattern into my wardrobe.
-          I don’t walk down the street anymore worrying about what others think I look like.
-          I have modelled for Plus North (the best moment, ever).
-          I have got changed in a room full of people.
-          I got over a broken heart I didn’t know I had.
-          I have joined a dating site.
-          I have worked with numerous brands and been given a lot of opportunities.
-          I have a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes.
-          I now write a monthly guest post on a fashion site.
-          I feel confident in myself.

-      I received a thank you email from someone who had read my blog and had started to gain
       more confidence as a result.
-          I’ve met some incredible people in the blogging community.
-          I’m not as shy, I feel much more self assured.
-          I’m not afraid to stand up to insult, either to myself or to others.
-          I’ve travelled to London on my own for an event.  Something I would never have had the

       courage to do before.
-          My blog is going better than I ever thought it could.
-          I’ve gained more courage of conviction in the way I speak about things I am passionate about.

-     The word fat no longer scares me and is no longer an insult.  It is a part of whom I am.  It has no power over me now 

When I read back through all of those incredible things my eyes well up.  There are probably more than I haven’t remembered to put on the list because I have been changing so quickly and so many wonderful things have happened that time has passed in a blur.

I can honestly say that I am happier now than I can ever remember being.  Roll on 2014 and what may happen then.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Sounds like 2013 was a great year for you. I wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for 2014. xoxo

  2. Congraulations on a fantastic year! Wishing you all good things for 2014. x

    1. The best year I've ever had, so far hopefully! xx

  3. I so love that you broke out of your "she" shell this year! I love this post! I just wrote a post similar to this on my blog feel free to checkvit out when you can. http://laydeeposh.blogspot.com have a fabulous new year!

    1. Broken out of my she shell, I love that! x Will check out your blog

  4. Sounds like 2013 was one hell of a great year for you in so many ways, and thank you for sharing it all with us! I'm so glad you gained so much confidence and lots of brilliant opportunites this year, and I hope 2014 will be even better! Happy New Year! xx

    1. It was such an amazing year, here's hoping the same for both of us in 2014! x

  5. Sounds like a great year. :) It was great to read it. Love these looking back posts. The one I wrote for my blog made me realise that I have done so much nice things this year. Happy New Year and have a great one. Just followed you blog on blogloving too by the way as I was supposed to a long time ago(I did already follow you on GFC). xx

    1. Thank you lovely, it has been great discovering your blog too xx


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