2014 has been one of the most bewildering, scary and happiness filled year of my life. I've never had a year filled with so many ups and downs, a year where life has managed to fluctuate from hell to amazing, I've never experienced so many things in such a small period of time but I have so far yet to go. I cannot wait for 2015, yet I still need to comprehend what has happened this year before I even begin to fathom the events that will take place following the hallowed first of January.
This year I've visited places I've never seen before, acted in ways that seemed unimaginable twelve months back and accomplished insignificant loves which made my heart swell with joy. The pictures included above are just a small example of what's happened in my life, as no, my life does not revolve around food and filters but my Instagram sure does.
2014 started with a quick redecoration of my wardrobe sides, and a lovely message from Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud fame (which in no way rivalled the 'you should learn how to spell' Cheryl Cole tweet when she told me not to hate her as I obviously 'walked into it') but it was great all the same, I had one too many Costa Coffee trips this year, an obvious perk of having a branch in our town, while buying cute colour changing lollypops from the ice cream van.
I also received my first ever PR sample this year, which astounded me. Being able to receive products from businesses who value my words and opinions is something I never thought I'd be able to say, as I'm only me, Olivia, a small town girl from Yorkshire, I'm nothing special and I know that trying to appear different will not make me special. I've had the joy of working with Liz Earle and Smiggle, amongst others and I feel thankful for this every single day.
I feel blessed that 2014 has happened.
Thank you to those who've cared.