Wow … the year is nearly over, oh wait, scrap that … the decade is nearly over. How did that happen?! I swear, I blinked and 10 years flew by. It’s been an interesting year and lots of things have changed so I thought it would be a good idea to look back on 2019. Keep reading to find out what I got up to in 2019!
2019: A reflection
As you’re reading this, my lil blog has turned 2 years old *Happy Birthday Being Chloe* So, if you read last years post, I had big plans for blogging in 2019, I wanted to smash my goals, stats and work with some incredible brands! Unfortunately, life got in the way and I will sadly say my blog got pushed to the side. Don’t get me wrong, I was still active on social media and did post now and again but certainly nowhere near as much as my first year of blogging. I didn’t really post consistently at all as I prioritised getting my degree, but I am going to make it my mission to be more consistent in 2020.
Check out my post about being organised in 2020 with a FREE editorial blog calendar for you to download!
Although I didn’t post as much, and definitely didn’t get as many blog views or social media followers in 2019 – I still got around 22000 blog views which I am so happy with! I personally want to say here thankyou for sticking by my little blog even though I was useless with my scheduling, it really means a lot! And some more good news, I worked with lots of brands in 2019:
- Dermalogica UK – post here
- Leighton Denny Nails – see on my instagram
- Pixi Beauty – see on my instagram
- Estella Bartlett – post here
And also went to lots of fab blog events and made friends with lots of other bloggers:
- Armani Beauty – post here
- The Body Shop – see on my instagram
- Pandora UK – post here
- Jet2 Holidays – post here
- Dermalogica John Lewis, Liverpool – post here
- Junkyard Golf, Manchester – see on my instagram
I am super grateful for the opportunities that come from my little blog and I hope that I can continue working with some incredible brands in the new year!
Despite not being as on it as I should be in 2019, I’m still really proud of my blog and I hope it can be even bigger and better in 2020!
Make sure you check out my next blog post on my 2020 goals – ones that I actually will stick to!
Like I said, my blog took a back seat because I was in my final year of University and had to make studying a priority. You’ll be pleased to know that it was all worth it and I graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class (hons) in Pharmacology with Industrial Experience. Not only that, but I also won three awards – outstanding academic achievement, the top student in Pharmacology and British Pharmacological Society Undergraduate award if you’re interested.
I am so incredibly proud of myself as I worked myself to death to get those results and I couldn’t be happier that my hard work paid off! I had a fab time at my final year ball and graduation and was so happy I could celebrate with my friends and family. Finishing uni really was the end of an era and it’s so weird to think that I am now a proper adult … scary tbh.
Life has been quite a rollercoaster this year, whilst I have had some sad news, overall its been a relatively positive year. Not only did I smash uni, but I also made great strides in my confidence and travelled alone. Yep, little me got on a plane and flew off by herself to not one, but three different countries.
I won’t go into them too much as I have posts all about them here:
- Greece – Crete, Santorini, Athens
- Thailand – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pai, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao
- Bali – Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Gili T
- Also travelled to New York and Barcelona with family and friends
Anyone knows me, knows that I am a massive stress head and overthinker so I think it’s fair to say this is probably my biggest achievement. I saw some incredible places, met some amazing people who will definitely be friends for life and caught a real travel bug … seriously when is my next trip?!
Whenever somebody asked me what my plans were after uni, my answer was always the same … take. a. break. I was tired and had full intentions of travelling and sleeping. That was my plan, and boy did I stick with it. Even though I finished uni in June, I actually only got a job around a week ago. If I had the money, you better believe I would have carried on travelling, but I had to be realistic. So I got a job. I’m happy I got a job, even if it was right before Christmas because it means I don’t have to carry that stress in 2020 … phew.
So that was my 2019! A crazy year, and honestly, a pretty good one! So here’s hoping, 2020 will be just as good, if not better. I won’t lie to you, the though of 2020 scares me, whether it’s because it’s a new decade, I don’t know, but I’m still going to be positive! My next post will be looking at my goals for 2019 and whether I achieved them (spoiler alert … I pretty much didn’t) and all about my goals and aspirations for the new year!
What was your favourite thing about 2019? Are you excited for 2020 or a little nervous? Any big plans for the new year? Let me know in the comments!
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