It’s always nice to look back on a successful year, and 2018 has been a good one for me, mostly. The year started with a press trip to Amsterdam with P & O Ferries and Bonkers Bingo then a trip to Winchester in February. I was brave enough to try pink hair and realised I actually love it more than my grey, I collaborated with Cabin Zero to talk about their hand luggage range and in March I started a new job in a whole new industry for me-Fuel Cards. In the first quarter of the year I attended Blog At The Beach with IceLolly.com, and I did food reviews at Lost and Found Leeds, Limeyard, Mans Market, Trinity Kitchen and Firelake Grill House.
The next quarter of the year saw me reviewing Pago Juices, Wagama and Berties Elland. I visited Wroclaw, and I realised working in sales was NOT for me. I did stay there until August, though-whilst looking for another job.
Between July and September I bought a new camera, my Olympus Pen, and started taking a few outfit shots for myself. I worked with Pink Clove for my first fashion collaboration and then I did two more fashion posts off my own back. I spent a lot of time shopping and realised that Leopard Print is actually a neutral, so therefore I bought lots of it-it would be rude not to. In August I worked with Visit Berlin when I spent 72 hours in Berlin, a city I’ve wanted to go to for so long, and crossed ‘seeing Pandas’ off my bucket list.
As 2018 ended I started a new job, in Customer Service. My health issues got worse (I have an as yet undiagnosed chronic pain condition) and alongside intensive training in my new job, both blogging and travel took a backseat. I did book a trip for February 2019, to Hamburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm, and so far the new job is going well. I spent a relaxed Christmas with my family at home and got back in contact with some old friends, which rounded my year off nicely.
How was your 2018?