Reflections and Resolutions


"If you're not tired, you're not living hard enough"

Looking back on the year of 2016, I would have to say it's been one of my most rewarding. It's helped me realize my own strengths and weaknesses and think about what I want from life. What a difference a year makes.

Work 

I've been working in retail for over a year; firstly in a jewelry store then into fashion, both I thoroughly enjoyed doing. It's rewarding when I can put my style knowledge into what I do and I thank my blog for that especially. I've been learning something new every time I go into work and it's made me feel a strong purpose. Knowing that I've helped someone find their dream outfit makes me feel proud and accomplished in my role. I was also given the most amazing opportunity to model some of our beautiful dresses for the summer edition of my town's magazine! I felt like a princess as I posed on the grand staircase, within the palace theater, and the store also got an overwhelming response too.

On the aspect of my self employment, Daisy May Boutique is still growing! I have my store on Etsy which I have a small selection of my creations for sale, I also create Nappy/Diaper cakes which will be sold in upcoming craft fairs which I want to participate in during 2017, as it's one of my objectives. So if you know of anyone who's expecting and would like to surprise them with something unique, then feel free to contact me in regards to my previous products, which I can send images of by request.



Blog

I've had the most amazing year in 2016 where it considers what I have done within the Blogging industry. I hosted my first meet-up (#NottsAlzheimersMeetup) which was to raise money for the Alzheimers Society, a charity very close to my heart, and spend time with other bloggers for the afternoon; including a raffle and a special talk from Weleda. I raised over £85.00 that day and I'm still proud of the outcome. It's given me the confidence plus the experience to be able to organize more events in the future, which I'm hoping to hold!

Credit to SherryScribbles.com for the fabulous group photos

During the beginning of the year I was featured in the Nottingham Weekend Post with their fashion blogger segment, I find this newspaper very inspiring, as it's full of the independent businesses and entrepreneurs, so to actually be in it was an honor!
I also attended events held within my city, which consisted of seasonal trends and what to find in the Intu Victoria center, New salons and seeing my blogging ladies who really have made my 2016 extra special.



 I also reached my Twitter follower milestone which was 5,000 followers! I'm still surprised even now and very grateful for each and everyone who reads my blog, as well as supporting me through my social media platforms.
For Christmas 2016, I received a brand new camera which I was completely overjoyed with, I've always wanted the Olympus Pen since trialing it out during the Clothes show live event back in 2015. Now it will give me more confidence with taking high quality photos in the new year and fingers crossed.. To try and get back into my YouTube channel so keep your eyes peeled!

Lifestyle 

I've been working hard on perfecting my vintage look, I've had short hair for a long time and it's my mission to try and grow it to at least the base of my neck, to begin experimenting with pin-curls and hopefully victory rolls. I've been to more vintage events also, including the vintage carnival which was held at Nottingham racecourse and a fair few antique fairs to find one of a kind treasures.
My resolution for this year is to attend more vintage events and fairs, and do outfit posts, as well as a few modeling style shoots, which will be exhilarating.


I want to work on my self-confidence as well as body confidence, so my idea is to go to burlesque classes which I've heard are a lot of fun! I used to dance years ago as a teen so it would be great to get back into it and to feel good from doing it too.
I've been using positive thinking also in my day to day routine, with thanks to a great friend of mine whom you may recall - Purpleman from York. I attended his film premier in the month of June and I couldn't have been more proud. It's such an eye opener into the world we live in and just by changing the way we think, can change our entire outlook on life.


Another lovely moment during 2016 was the fact I was blessed with a nephew, a wonderful addition to the family and a total surprise considering I have two nieces already!



I'm thoroughly excited to see what 2017 brings this year, and I'll bring you along for the journey.

Love Ellie xo

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2 comments:

  1. How have I only just seen this post! I loved reading this and you had a fantastic 2016! Here is to 2017, another year to smash and achieve all you have set out to do xxx
    http://www.sherryscribbles.com

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  2. Such a lovely post! 2016 was such a good year, and I know 2017 will be amazing too! Looking forward to what the year has in store! xx

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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Reflections and Resolutions


"If you're not tired, you're not living hard enough"

Looking back on the year of 2016, I would have to say it's been one of my most rewarding. It's helped me realize my own strengths and weaknesses and think about what I want from life. What a difference a year makes.

Work 

I've been working in retail for over a year; firstly in a jewelry store then into fashion, both I thoroughly enjoyed doing. It's rewarding when I can put my style knowledge into what I do and I thank my blog for that especially. I've been learning something new every time I go into work and it's made me feel a strong purpose. Knowing that I've helped someone find their dream outfit makes me feel proud and accomplished in my role. I was also given the most amazing opportunity to model some of our beautiful dresses for the summer edition of my town's magazine! I felt like a princess as I posed on the grand staircase, within the palace theater, and the store also got an overwhelming response too.

On the aspect of my self employment, Daisy May Boutique is still growing! I have my store on Etsy which I have a small selection of my creations for sale, I also create Nappy/Diaper cakes which will be sold in upcoming craft fairs which I want to participate in during 2017, as it's one of my objectives. So if you know of anyone who's expecting and would like to surprise them with something unique, then feel free to contact me in regards to my previous products, which I can send images of by request.



Blog

I've had the most amazing year in 2016 where it considers what I have done within the Blogging industry. I hosted my first meet-up (#NottsAlzheimersMeetup) which was to raise money for the Alzheimers Society, a charity very close to my heart, and spend time with other bloggers for the afternoon; including a raffle and a special talk from Weleda. I raised over £85.00 that day and I'm still proud of the outcome. It's given me the confidence plus the experience to be able to organize more events in the future, which I'm hoping to hold!

Credit to SherryScribbles.com for the fabulous group photos

During the beginning of the year I was featured in the Nottingham Weekend Post with their fashion blogger segment, I find this newspaper very inspiring, as it's full of the independent businesses and entrepreneurs, so to actually be in it was an honor!
I also attended events held within my city, which consisted of seasonal trends and what to find in the Intu Victoria center, New salons and seeing my blogging ladies who really have made my 2016 extra special.



 I also reached my Twitter follower milestone which was 5,000 followers! I'm still surprised even now and very grateful for each and everyone who reads my blog, as well as supporting me through my social media platforms.
For Christmas 2016, I received a brand new camera which I was completely overjoyed with, I've always wanted the Olympus Pen since trialing it out during the Clothes show live event back in 2015. Now it will give me more confidence with taking high quality photos in the new year and fingers crossed.. To try and get back into my YouTube channel so keep your eyes peeled!

Lifestyle 

I've been working hard on perfecting my vintage look, I've had short hair for a long time and it's my mission to try and grow it to at least the base of my neck, to begin experimenting with pin-curls and hopefully victory rolls. I've been to more vintage events also, including the vintage carnival which was held at Nottingham racecourse and a fair few antique fairs to find one of a kind treasures.
My resolution for this year is to attend more vintage events and fairs, and do outfit posts, as well as a few modeling style shoots, which will be exhilarating.


I want to work on my self-confidence as well as body confidence, so my idea is to go to burlesque classes which I've heard are a lot of fun! I used to dance years ago as a teen so it would be great to get back into it and to feel good from doing it too.
I've been using positive thinking also in my day to day routine, with thanks to a great friend of mine whom you may recall - Purpleman from York. I attended his film premier in the month of June and I couldn't have been more proud. It's such an eye opener into the world we live in and just by changing the way we think, can change our entire outlook on life.


Another lovely moment during 2016 was the fact I was blessed with a nephew, a wonderful addition to the family and a total surprise considering I have two nieces already!



I'm thoroughly excited to see what 2017 brings this year, and I'll bring you along for the journey.

Love Ellie xo
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