2016. Over. Done. Wow.
Another chapter of my life complete. Another year on this 'creative journey' with my blog. Another year sharing my thought & opinions with all of you.
I'm trying to think back on what actually happened this year. It's all pretty hard to process. In one way, it seems like a lot has happened but in another sense, it kind of feels like last Christmas was like 5 whole minutes ago. It's funny how the whole time thing works.
For pop culture, 2016 has some mixed reviews. For politics, 2016 will go down as a pretty chronic year worldwide. (Hello Trump) For me, you may ask? For this little blog and for my career path? Pretty damn AMAZING.
I feel like I kept you informed of all the little ups and downs in my life over the past year; and if you missed them... I encourage you to read between the lines in some of my posts... However - let's celebrate the positive.
Image Magazine Feature
2016 was the year when I was featured as an upcoming millennial in IMAGE Magazine. To say this was a "what is my life" kind of moment would be the understatement of the century. I am so thankful to have been given this opportunity and just... woah.
I also hit 1000 subs on YouTube, and although that may not seem like a lot to some people; and even though YouTube has kind of fallen to the wayside for me (sorry about that) - this was still a huge achievement for little ol' me.
Then - I started my leaving cert year and tried too (and I am still trying) to juggle all the study while continuing my blog & youtube.
.eu Web Awards
Then, just last month I won an award for this very blog. You could say that it was the cherry on top of a pretty damn good year. To say that I never expected it would be the understatement of the century. To have been given the opportunity to stand on a stage in front of industry professionals with this humble little blog of mine, and hold an award in one hand, and get to talk about what I do... It was something that I will never ever forget.
I guess it has been a year of change in many ways - and although according to my mom "I look more mature than ever" I think when I smile I look like my inner 5 year old self :)
I haven't uploaded quite as much as I would like but here are this year's most popular videos.
Paris Try-On Haul - April 2016
What's In My Bag - May 2016
What's On My iPhone - November 2016
And then my personal favorites....
Life of an Intern
Thanks to a little thing called Stats, I can tell you which posts were YOUR favorite this year. It's funny for me to see these come through, as it is often the posts that I write the quickest or with the least thought that tend to get the most responses.
(Some of these are surely as baffling to me as they are to you! My Anxiety Series as a whole garnered a lot of hits as well - which thankfully adds some reason to this situation! For me at least!)
My top liked pics on instagram from this year. (Thankfully the white theme has been abandoned!!)
We are about to embark on a whole new year, and before we do, I just want to say thanks. Without those of you who read my posts, or watch my videos or like my insta posts; I wouldn't be in the position I am now. So thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
We killed it.