A December update – the last post before Christmas

Hello everyone. I thought it was time to share with you some new things that are happening in my life right now, and why I’ll soon be missing a few uploads.

As of last Wednesday (19th) my boyfriend and I received our keys to our new house. We are renting a quaint 2 bedroom house not too far from where I lived with my parents, and I’m over the moon we finally managed to do it this year. I am completely loving the house, especially buying cute bits to go into it! So expect a few homeware hauls coming up soon. With that being said, it’s going to take a while to move all our stuff in, and the time between Christmas and new year I had ear marked for blogging will be spent moving, so I will be missing a couple of upload dates.

This year has been filled with mostly positive things for me. As well as the house news, I received a promotion (and 2 pay rises) in work, and I am now a sales supervisor. Although I am still not in the career I thought I would be in by now, I am still really happy to be recognised for my commitment and hard work.

Summer was perfect (although I worked 50+ hours a week over summer) and I managed to save a lot of money to go towards the new house. Our family also became complete with the addition of 2 feline friends – Mia and Rocco – 2 beautiful kitties that we took in when their owner couldn’t look after them anymore. Mia is nearly 1 now, and is growing so quickly, and her big brother will soon be 2.

Aaron and I went on our first abroad holiday together to Ibiza, and we had such a lovely time. I had been a few times before so I was already familiar with the place, which made it much more relaxing.

My blog has taken on a life of it’s own this year. I decided to take the plunge and change from blogger to WordPress, and I am so glad I did! On my old blog I reached 5 followers in a year, whereas on here I have reached over 200 in a few months! I am so happy with the progress, and I know it’s not all about numbers, but it makes it all a bit more worthwhile. Along with this, I have had so many great opportunities working with brands this year. I have done a couple of posts with bakerdays, who are delicious! And I am so pleased with my collaboration with the Cat’s Protection League, who are a charity very close to my heart.

One thing to come out of this year is a new outlook on friendships. I’ve learnt to let go of negativity and people who aren’t interested in my happiness. Life is just way too short.

Merry Christmas everybody, and a very happy new year!

Until next time.

XOX

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  1. Loved reading about all the great firsts you had this year. Having a new house is so exciting. I look forward to seeing some hauls. Congratulations on the new promotion and hope you have a wonderful Christmas xxx

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  2. I started my blog a few months ago with blogger, but after a few weeks, I created a new one on WordPress. I’m glad I did! Sounds like you also made the right decision joining the WordPress community. Wishing you more success. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Congratulations on your new house! That’s so exciting, I look forward to any posts based on your new furnishings. Sounds like you’ve had a great year and the best is yet to come! Thanks for sharing 😊 Merry Christmas x

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  4. This really is a good year for you! Getting a new home for yourself is the best feeling and not too far from your parents? Even better. Overall, glad you’re happy with how the year went for you. 2019 will be better!

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  5. Congratulations on your new house! I loved this post. I switched from blogger to WordPress too and it was a game changer. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I love that last line – letting go of the negative and life being too short to hold on to that. I completely agree! Your new kitties sound wonderful, and I’m sure they will bring that extra light into your life! I have 2 myself. =)

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  7. I’m so happy for you! Congrats on the job and house! That is very exciting news. I truly hope 2019 treats just as well if not even better.

    From FibroMomBlog

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  8. Congratulations on your new home! Enjoy getting it all set up, your blog posts can wait! That is the beauty of blogging, you can work around your schedule.

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  9. Congratulations on all you’ve achieved! Really enjoyed reading this post, thanks for sharing. It’s always great to look back on a successful year. All the best for your move and the new year! 🙂

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  10. It sounds like you’ve had a really wonderful year! That’s so exciting that you’ve moved into your own little place! It’s always such an exciting step forwards. Also well done for your promotions and pay rises!

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  11. Great post – I can’t wait to read more about your new house! I love homeware hauls and moving in posts, I think they’re my favourite! I hope this year is as great as last year for you 😁✨

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  12. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and that the move wasn’t too stressful! We’re hoping to get the keys to our first home in a few weeks and I’m constantly out shopping for new things we need! I hope 2019 is another great year for you!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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