So long 2018


I’m going to be honest with you, right now 2018 is a bit of a blur, perhaps I’ve been walking about with blinkers on all year.  I wouldn’t say nothing eventful happened, because it did; instead it is maybe that the year went by so fast.  Yes there have been ups and downs, stress and bouts of anxiety and depression.  Today however I’m going to focus on the key events of the year; not on the negatives, but also not wanting to look like my life is amazing and rosy with everything perfect.  Life by no means is perfect and believe me you can’t believe everything you see on social media.

Right, let’s get to it, here are my highlights of 2018:

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We got our save the dates sorted, yes I dragged Phil around the North Coast with a tripod, chalk board and a camera to snap photos.  From the start I decided that I would make all our wedding invitations and I was so happy how these turned out.

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On the theme of my wedding I also choose and asked two of my best friends to be my bridesmaids and they accepted!

Oh and I also found my wedding dress (this isn’t ‘THE ONE’) and organised more wedding things, just check out this link for more info.

We headed to England for this little man’s 1st birthday and celebrated in style with a bit of a joint party for me too.

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I worked with some fantastic companies for both my blog and instagram account, here are just a few:

There was a bit of travelling; England, and then closer to home Lusty Beg with mum and Donegal with Phil.

I upped my game when it came to those WIW posts, being a little more daring in where I posed and a massive thanks to my friends and family behind the camera.

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I nailed the flat lays and started to love spending time setting them up, snapping and then editing them.

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A few new little humans were introduced into my life, both family and friendfam.

Within my little blogging world I attended so many fantastic events, once again here are just a few:

He-shi product launch, WCCFW (West Coast Cooler Fashion Week) both SS and AW, Lusso Tan’s first birthday, Charlotte Tilbury, and Kildare Village.

The best thing about all these blogger events is meeting all my fantastic new friends and reconnecting with some old.  Most of all I’m grateful for connecting with Vicki (The Northern Irish Mum) who has become one of my closest friends and pretty much my only friend living close to me up in Lurgan).

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I used my ‘influence/platform’ to highlight the importance of knowing your body, trusting it and checking it for signs of Cancer.

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A massive thing for me this year alongside moving out of home for the first time and moving miles away from all my friends and family to live with Phil was moving jobs.  It really was so tough for me to do, but after months of stress I took the plunge, applied for my dream job and got it.  I cannot wait to properly get my teeth stuck into it in 2019!

What 2018, and life in general for me is all about:

Without a doubt life for me is all about my family and friends, it’s hard to get a photo with everyone in it and indeed there are a few people’s photos missing from those above; which simply means we need to get more photos together!  True friends and family are the ones you don’t need to see all the time, but those that are always in your heart and who are there for you!

To you, the reader, my friend, or my follower (ugh I hate that term):

Thank you!

Thank you for taking the time to read through my posts, either on here or instagram, contacting me, and sharing the love for what I enjoy and share.

Zane xx