Saturday, 3 January 2015

Looking back.


There's been a lot of change around these parts over the last year.

Blogging... well, my blog has changed a lot - I hardly do outfit posts any more, but I'm really enjoying blogging more about food. It's actually been rather lovely seeing that I can change direction whilst still maintaining support from the blogging community and the brands I've worked with, and I'm really excited about developing the food and lifestyle side of this blog even further this year.

Professionally, I've gone through a big transition. I left the job I'd been in for 5 years in the summer, which was a scary time, but something that I don't regret at all. I've learned a lot working in a contract role for the last few months, but I'm really excited about starting my new job on Monday. I don't want to go into too much detail here, but it's a great opportunity and it's amazing to feel passionate about what I do again - that's been missing for too long.

Personally, everything is different. This time last year, I wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me that I'd be spending today flat-hunting and furniture-shopping with the guy from work I had a crush on, but there it is. Being with Matt has changed a lot for me, and it's been pretty damn wonderful. I'm really excited about what's next for us. I'd been single for a really long time before this year, so being in a relationship has been a huge change for me, but it means a lot.

Moving home this year was a hard decision. Living with your mum and dad in your thirties is never going to be cool, even if you're never home. But it was the right decision to make - I have enough savings that buying a place in a year (this time not alone) is a very real possibility. I can't deny that I'm counting the days until I can move out, but I don't regret coming back, and I'm grateful that my parents gave me the opportunity.

I'm not going to make strict resolutions this year, because I just want to focus on being happy and treating myself a bit better. The healthy lifestyle I adopted in 2013 has gone to pot and I feel pretty horrible - aside from the weight gain, I'm tired all the time, I've been getting ill constantly and I'm pretty sure that my internal organs have been replaced by melted cheese. I will never stop loving food, but I've shown myself before that it's possible to love food and live a healthy lifestyle, so I'm going to be focusing on getting that back. Lots of cooking from scratch, and probably rediscovering exercise again.

This year has been transitional, to be sure. It's been hard at times. There's been a lot of sadness. But I feel like I'm entering 2015 in a really great place, and I can't wait to see what it has in store.
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6 comments

  1. Ah happy new year sarah! Looks like 2014 was a blast - exciting about the new flatπŸ›!
    Sophie
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  2. Ah I love this post! You sound so positive and excited about everything, it's impossible not to feel excited for you!

    Congratulations on your new job, I hope your first day goes brilliantly and I can't wait to see what you get up to in 2015 😊

    Lauren xx

    www.lifeinlincs.co.uk

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  3. Happy New Year Sarah! You've had such an exciting year, it seems. Best of luck for your first day at the new position tomorrow - and even more luck for the big flat hunt! xx

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  4. Happy New Year and good luck with flat hunting and in your new job! Exciting times indeed. xx

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  5. Happy New Year Sarah! Sounds like it's been an exciting year! x

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  6. Happy new year! Hope the job is going well so far (it sounds amazing!) and looking forward to seeing what you do in 2015 :)

    Maria xxx

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