As they say on Big Brother - "Here's your best bits"
My boyfriend whisked me away to the South of France in June and popped the question on a BEAUTIFUL rooftop bar in Cannes. I know, how cute. I'm not the most romantic person, so I didn't actually cry at the time, I was just hysterically laughing for a week due to shock and hysteria. However, 6 months later, it has now kicked in - crap. I have to plan a wedding.
After working in the same job for 5 years, last year I FINALLY realised what I wanted to do with my career. I love all things digital and I'm a strong believer that everything is heading in the digital way. Take blogging for instance, this has become HUGE this year. So after writing, blogging, tweeting and facebooking, I managed to get a role as Community Content Editor and I LOVE IT. Not only do I get to work on social media but I also get paid to blog. Amazing right?
One of the places I've always wanted to go is New York. Every time I see an american TV show or film, every time I see a realllly famous celebrity getting papped just walking out of Starbucks, or every time I see someone with a 'little brown bag' I'd just wish I was in NY. Well this year I ACTUALLY got to go, it was everything I'd imaged and more. I honestly had the holiday of a lifetime. If you're thinking of going I would definitely say go for it - you won't regret it! See my previous post here for some more info.
It's easy to get caught up with your boyfriend/fiancé and want to spend all your time with them, especially if it's quite a new relationship. But don't forget your friends. They'll be the ones who will be there if things don't work out with your man. So make sure you still spend as much time with them as you can. Even if it's just dinner once a month or a text now and then, every little gesture will make a difference. I realised how much I valued my friends when I got engaged, I could easily end up with 15 bridesmaids!
Finally doing it!
I've lost count the amount of times I've said "I'm going to get a brace" "I'm going to get fit" "I'm going start a Journalism course" Well this year, I done all 3! I finally went and got my braces after moaning about my teeth for about 8 years. I went for my first brace consultation 3 years ago, but for some reason or another didn't actually end up getting one, but now, I have! You can read about my 6 Month Smiles journey here.
I've also started a Journalism course on FutureLearn. I skipped Uni because at that point in my life I didn't know what I wanted to do, and a career in social media just didn't exist. No-one blogged and the only real social activity was based around My Space (yes, I really am that old).
I 've been a member of a few gyms before and have never really enjoyed it. I think part of it is because I live in a different town to all of my friends and going to the gym alone just ain't fun. So I brought a bunch of fitness DVDs and have dedicated myself to these instead. My favourite ones are the Davina work outs, Ministry of Sound dance ones and my most recent purchase (which I love) is the Made In Chelsea FIT workout DVD, If you can't face the gym, get one of these instead - they're much cheaper! ;)
What's been your best moments of 2014?