For those of you who do not know, I turned 24 on the 19th of September! It’s so crazy for me to think that I am 24 because mentally I feel like I’m still 19 haha! For me, the biggest thing about turning a year old is to look back on the year I have had. Reminiscing about the good times and all the things I have accomplished is a good way to start the next year. Not only does this help me feel proud of myself but it also motivates me to do better and accomplish bigger things in the coming year. If you want to read about the milestones I’ve hit and the things I’ve accomplished in the previous year, the keep on reading!
In April, I officially completed my Bachelors in Human Resource Management degree. Graduating from university was definitely a very exciting time. As much I enjoyed my time at university, I was ready to move on to the next phase of my life. Oh, and the thought never having to do university exams and assignments again was a great feeling too haha! I do have to say though that now that I am working I do really miss my university days!
Getting A Job
After a lot of frustration and annoyance, I finally landed my first ever full-time job. Just to be clear, this is not my dream job by any means haha! Just a way to earn and save enough money to be able to pursue the career I actually want. I am just going to be honest and say that I hadn’t had the best time looking for jobs. I went to quite a few interviews, thinking I had done well only to never hear back and that was very demotivating. Also, I am a very anxious person when it comes to things like these. Even going for job interviews gives me the worst anxiety ever! The fact that I pushed myself and got a job is amazing and something I am really proud of myself for!
I am sure this will come as a shock to many of you as I had not talked about or shared this on any of my social media but yes, I am an engaged woman haha! Last month, I got engaged to my best friend of 4 years and I could not be happier. This is definitely a huge milestone and one that I definitely was not expecting to happen so soon haha!
Landing My Very First Paid Sponsored Post
Yes, this year I landed my very first paid sponsored post. To say I was excited would be an understatement! This was definitely one of those moments where I had to read the email twice to make sure it really said what I thought it said haha! It was a very proud moment for me as I knew that all that time, energy and effort I was putting into my blog was paying off!
Going Self-Hosted With My Blog
Going Self-Hosted with my blog had been a goal of mine for a LONG time! This year, I finally made it happen and it was the best thing ever. I have so much freedom and control over my blog now. My blog has been able to grow so much due to this change. If any of you are thinking of taking the plunge, then DO IT! I promise you will not regret it. Especially if you are looking to earn money through your blog and hopefully turn it into a business. I actually have a post where I talk about everything you need to know about going self-hosted with site ground if you’d like to check it out! Being able to optimize my blog to rank higher on Google, getting all kinds of information about my site through Google Analytics and customizing my blog to look exactly how I want it to are just a few of the amazing benefits!
Going To My First Blogger Event
Another huge blogging achievement was being invited to the Glam Box beauty event. This was my first ever blogging event and the thing is that I was so close to not going. Why? Because you know I have this habit of over thinking everything haha. Anyways, I did end up going and it was an amazing event. I even ended up meeting two really lovely girls there. We were actually hanging out together the entire time which was so nice and made the event an even better experience!
I am going into this year feeling positive and excited. This year I want to push myself as much as I can to get out of my comfort zone, to set goals and act upon them to make them a reality, to give to others and just focus on becoming a better person every day!
In the comments, let me know how old you are and some of the things that you have accomplished this year!
THANK YOU FOR READING! xx