2014 Summary and Looking Ahead

Hey Sweeties,

So here we are, the eve of a brand new year and the hours remaining of 2014 are on the count down to midnight and soon gone. I always feel weird on New Years Eve, I feel excited and looking forward to a brand new year of aspirations and goals, but equally I come over in a mild panic and desperately try to cling onto the year almost gone; I’m not ready to let go. But I don’t have the choice here, the new year is coming regardless.

The biggest most significant thing of 2014 is buying my first house with the man I will eventually marry (when he asks me). We have formally entered that new era and early chapters of binding our life together and owning our own bricks and mortar is a pretty big deal. I am excited for all the memories, moments and things we will experience here going forward.

House completion

This year I also got my arse in gear and completed the X-Runner Water Wipeout challenge raising £125.00 for Yateley Hockey Club. I also trekked the Yorkshire 3 Peaks raising £215.00 for The British Heart Foundation and I intend to continue keeping myself fit and active going forward.

Water Wipeout

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Looking ahead- 

A question mark hovers on top of my career as to my next move; I am yet to find a role that I can grow and develop within without having to either promote myself out of it or move somewhere new to climb to that next level. Hopefully this next new step is within the company I am currently with as I love it there but if I can’t develop there then I will have to explore other avenues and opportunities elsewhere. Developing myself professionally is and will be at the top of my list of goals and resolutions for a while yet to come.

Speaking of development, I am a mere 2-3 assignments away from completing my Diploma in Copywriting. I want to be a writer but I don’t want to be in a position yet where I am just churning out content for the sake of it. I get a lot of pleasure from my blog and for now that satisfies my writing desires so for my day job I am actually open minded and keen to do something that is a little bit different. Wait and see but definitely in time, becoming a writer is my long term ambition.

In the blogging world I feel I have found my rhythm and next year I want to expand and reach new platforms and audiences. I also want to become more embedded in the blogging community so I’ll be on the look out for blogger meet ups and events to join in on. I have achieved over 100 followers in this blog’s first year, can I make it to 500 before the next year is out?

In June I am going to be Maid of Honour to my best friend at her wedding and between now and then we have a lot to organise and a weekend to give her the send off into married life she deserves. More on this in due course!

In October I have the adventure of a lifetime; Trek America! I will be joining a totally new group of people I hope will become friends in a journey beginning and finishing in LA, taking us up the west coast and back. I can’t wait!

Other things planned to look forward to are S Club 7 reunion tour in May (oh yes, Sweeties!), Euro 2015 Hockey Championships in August, the Ashes, my 28th birthday… and no doubt many things will crop up and add themselves into what I hope to be a great 2015.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

Until next time x

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