With the year coming to a close, I thought I would write a blog post reflecting on the year so far and potentially what 2016 holds. It’s truly been a whirlwind of a year and whilst the year started in grief when my beloved grandma passed away in January, it’s ended on a much more positive and hopeful note. 2015 was a big one for me, both professionally and personally. I feel like I made real progress in my career and then obviously and significantly, started my blog and YouTube channel at the beginning of summer.
Fast forward only a few months later, and never would I have guessed it would have grown so much, so quickly. I feel truly blessed to have found such a wonderful community. Upon starting my channel, there was so much trepidation and uncertainty – I didn’t know if anyone would like my videos, or in truth, like me and I was more than a little concerned about how much hate and judgement I would get for making the kind of videos and content that I do. This whole journey though has undoubtedly reaffirmed my faith in the value of putting yourself out there. Though I’m certainly not much of a Kanye West fan, something that he said in an interview recently really resonated with me:
“People are so scared to lose that they don’t even try.“
I thought this was so powerful in its simplicity and concision that I made a note of it to remind myself to never be so scared of ‘doing’ that I miss out on all the wonderful opportunities that the world presents for those who simply try.
In terms of 2016 and my blog/ YouTube channel, I would love to see it grow further. A source of frustration for me this year was my seeming inability to keep up with regular stand-alone blog posts so I want to try and commit more to this next year. With a semi-willing photographer in my boyfriend, Dan, I’m planning on incorporating outfit posts as well as perhaps even the occasional lookbook on my channel, hopefully providing some more well-rounded content that extends beyond just handbags.
The challenge with this of course isn’t necessarily the motivation to create, so much as the time pressures and constraints of committing to a very demanding job, maintaining a YouTube channel and actually finding time to spend with my boyfriend, family and friends – and this is before we even get to a blog! Nevertheless, I always endeavour to be more organised and efficient with my time so I can only hope to improve on this front in 2016.
Thank you to everyone who has watched, subscribed or supported my channel or blog in any way this year – I am beyond grateful to you all. I hope you’ve had an amazing 2015 – here’s to an even better New Year 🙂