My Year So Far

It has been so long since I last posted on my blog and I have missed writing so much. Its strange how much blogging has become a part of my life. I have this outlet for my creativity, so when I am not posting, I almost feel restless.

I thought as my first post in a while I would reflect on these past few months and goals I have for the rest of 2018. I cannot believe how fast this year is going already and we are nearly at the end of May.

February 11th

I turned 27 this year and I had a wonderful birthday. I spent it with my family and my close friends. I was very fortunate to receive so much love on my birthday and some thoughtful gifts.

Working with brands

This year so far I have been very fortunate to work with two amazing brands. I was gifted 2 cute phone cases from Cover My Bits and a range of beautiful stationery products from Say Nice Things. I was lucky enough to meet Andy from the brand in person and we were able to talk all things stationery. Both brands were a pleasure to work with.


In the first part of 2018 alone I have made new friends within this blogging community, so many people are supportive and there for advice and useful tips. I have also become great friends with others at work which makes work so much more enjoyable. I have also reconnected with old friends. It is so important to me that I surround myself with people who are a positive influence and who bring light. I have realised over the years, its okay if you don’t want to continue with a toxic friendship. Life is way too short to waste time with the wrong people.

Myย weight loss journey

This year I joined slimming world and I have been finding it okay. Obviously I have down days where I want to eat whatever. However, so far I have lost 1 stone and 6lbs and I am so proud of myself. I am hoping to be at my goal weight by the end of this year. If you are looking to change your lifestyle I would recommend joining slimming world.

I have also hit 6K on my twitter, which is amazing and so grateful to everyone who follows me over there.

My goals for the rest of 2018

  1. Reach 6.5K on twitter
  2. I want to reach 1.2K followers on my blog
  3. I want to work with another stationery brand
  4. I would like to also build my Instagram

I have a couple of events coming up in the next few months. I have another STEPS concert as well as BLUE and AQUA supporting them. I also have Bournemouth Pride, so I will be sure to write about those.

What has made you happy so far in 2018 and what are your goals for the rest of the year?


22 thoughts on “My Year So Far

  1. Wow, sounds like you have had an awesome year so far Lauren! ๐Ÿ’– Well done on your weight loss, thatโ€™s a fantastic achievement. You have done amazingly well working with brands. Fingers crossed you work with some more cool stationery brands in the future ๐Ÿ˜. Good luck with your goals for the rest of the year lovely ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa |

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    1. Thank you hun! Had my recent hospital visit, but decided not to bore everyone with that haha! But I have enjoyed this year so far! I hope so too, I need to have the confidence to approach others. Thank you babe ๐Ÿ’•


  2. Wow, what an eventful year youโ€™ve had Lauren. So many wonderful achievements and milestones. Itโ€™s testament to your positive attitude and bright and cheerful outlook on life that enables good things to come your way ๐ŸŒˆโœจ๐ŸŒˆ
    Well done on your SW plan too and for highlighting to ups as well as the downs on your weight loss journey. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    I hope your hospital appointments go well and wish you health and success for the rest of the year and beyond . Much love ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’•

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  3. Yay, I love seeing another blog from you hun!
    Well done on everything you have achieved so far and good luck on your goals for the remainder of 2018, though I have no doubt you will achieve them all!!!
    I am proud of enrolling back into University this year for a degree (Eeek!) and I am looking forward to pursuing new interests and finding my love for my writing once more…


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  4. Iโ€™m so jealous that youโ€™re going watching STEPS, BLUE and AQUA omg!! Theyโ€™re like my childhood rolled into one! Congrats on all your goals for this year so far girl and I hope you reach your end of year goals too! xx

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    1. Yeah I am buzzing! I saw steps in November and they had vengaboys supporting them. I did a post on here but definitely doing another post about this one too. Thank you babe xx


  5. Great post! I agree that it’s okay to leave a toxic friendship. Staying in one can take up so much energy that we can use to build the positive relationships we have with others.

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  6. Well done on all that weightloss ~ so glad your hard work & commitment is rewarding you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ (in life and in your blog/social media numbers too)
    Have a fab time at the steps concert, give a scream for me, esp for BLUE as I loved them lol ๐Ÿ’™
    Enjoy the rest of your year… xx


  7. Hey, congratulations on everything! I am also a blogger and i completley understand what you are saying about blogging being apart of you. I also really love it and can’t imagine not doinging even if it’s once in a while.


  8. Iโ€™m glad you managed to reach all of these goals this year, it sounds like youโ€™ve had a great year so far. And congratulations on the weight loss! Itโ€™s great to see somebody so local doing so well!

    Vicki |


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