Sunday, 25 January 2015

LIFESTYLE| 2014, A REFLECTION





It is pretty weird that I didn't start the year with this type of post. It is even more weird that I started my reflection post at the end of January, but I felt that I really wasn't ready to reflect on the previous year. After a lot of soul searching and recent changes in my life, I am ready to reflect on 2014.

So if I cast my mind to my 2014 goals I wanted to achieve 4 things, to pass my driving test for the 4th time; get a job in social media; successfully complete the 52 week saving challenge and finally have a sick 2014. So how did I do?

Well firstly, I didn't pass my driving test in 2014. No, I didn't fail it again.. I just didn't take the test. That was mainly due to the fact that I had no interest or motivation to drive. Motivation or desire to drive is an important aspect to driving, and I felt neither. So why waste my money? I did start learning to drive again in the summer, and I  have booked my test. I know I will pass this time! Because I believe in myself, I understand the roads better and to be honest, after nearly 5 years of learning to drive on and off, it is time for me to get my license. There is no excuse, and I will not hear the words, "I am sorry you failed". Failure does not exist this time.

So 2014, saw me finally get a job as a social media manager in a B2C brand. It would seem that I achieved my goal right? Well kind of, after working as a social media manager for 10 months with my previous company; I realised that it wasn't for me. It was hard, as that was where most of my experience lied, and to come to the realisation that what I thought I liked, was not making me happy was a difficult pill to swallow. I have since left my job, and I am working in fashion, digital marketing where I create on-line campaigns. I will write a separate post on my career journey.

I did indeed save during 2014, not as much as I had hoped and during the way I kind of got bored of the challenge. But, it did make me re-think my spending habits, which did rapidly increase in the latter parts of the year. Nonetheless, I still put  money away in my saving accounts whenever  I can.

Finally, did I have a sick 2014? If I look at the positives and negatives, I can say I did! I went to loads of Fashion and Beauty events, I went to Prague and Tenerife, which were amazing. I went to award events, spoke about blogging at a number of events, I turned 24! I was accepted onto the We Are Dope mentorship to help me take FBL Bloggers to the next stage. I mean, I learnt loads and I am glad I went through the difficult times, as well as the good times. As I believe 2015 is truly the year where I get to achieve my dreams.

How was 2014 for you?

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3 comments

  1. Great post Jess, sometimes its good to take time to reflect on new year resolutions. Look forward to hearing about your career progression and I know you'll pass your test this year. Keep smiling chick x

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  2. Lovely reflection post. Everyone in my family still asks when I'm going to start my driving lessons again, but i'm scared of the road...

    Jenny xo - www.jnylng.com

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  3. I love reflecting! Great post. I did that and as a result I have just quit my job and I'm planning a trip round the world. Which I never thought I'd do! Argh. x

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