Well, last year was an amazing year for me. On the whole.
Of course, as with anyone, there will always be a few blips, or in my case a massive devastating blip at the beginning of the year. But the rest of the year was one of the best I have ever had.
From a social point of view I had roadtrips to Sheffield, Guilford, London and Manchester. I had vintage hair done in Derby, a vintage photoshoot and I went to a Winter ball in Sale, a Wedding in Scotland, Pin Up Picnic in Hyde Park and I went to the Twinwood vintage festival.
I had the most amazing huge family holiday to St.Lucia. And I wept with pride as Little Chick went off to University, and Baby Bear excelled at her job and passed her driving test. I went to the Hot Cat club with friends, and spent hours wandering around London.
From a blogger/professional point of view I had the most wonderful times at the Curvy Convention, StyleXL where I walked the catwalk and The Curve Fashion Fest where I helped launch the Lisa Riley collection,
A full day Scarlett and Jo photoshoot where I also filmed an episode of the S&J Show, and I won Best New Blog in The Curvee Awards. This was all topped off by underwear modelling in Poland.
Two years ago, I wouldn’t have done even a quarter of that. Especially the modelling and the photoshoots. Let alone have pictures out there of me in my bra and knickers! How the times have changed, and so have I!
I honestly don’t know how half of this came to be, or how I got so lucky. I loved every single second, and would do it ALL over again in a heartbeat. My growth in confidence made most of this happen, and by taking part and loving it, in turn, it made my confidence grow even more. A self fulfilling circle.
So where does that leave me this year?
I intend to do all this and even more! Already I am filling in dates in my diary and planning my next little adventures.A whole weekend camping at Twinwood is on the cards, as is a Winter ball, Vintage meet ups and dancing nights.
Blogger meets, fashion shows, and events such as London Edge, Curvy Convention 2016, and Curve It 2016 will be events that I cannot miss! It’s always so good to meet up with all the blogging ladies and have a few giggle, a few cocktails and probably a huge burger!
The opportunity for road trips to Liverpool, Glasgow and Brighton are all on the cards. As places I have never been, but would love to go, I am desperate to make this happen.
Poland is another place that I will be returning to. After all, a girl can never have enough bras! In my previous blogs I spoke of how I would love to spend more time in Warsaw to see all of the sights that I never got to visit last year.
There are so many more opportunities and adventures that I have planned, I honestly don’t know how I am going to fit them all in. But I will manage somehow.
Working full time, and being a Mum makes time a precious commodity. I have to plan in advance, to make sure I don’t double book, or miss out on a family occasion. But the time that I do have is my own. So I intend filling it with fun times and adventures.
After all, Life is for living…and I intend to live, laugh and love through every minute of every day!