Hello my loves!
I thought I would write a more personal post today, as I'm probably not going to get to blog for a little while with all the festivities! 2015 has been a serious roller coaster for me and despite having some harder times at the start of the year... I've definitely finished 2015 on a high. I'm engaged to my best friend and went on the holiday of a life time! In terms of my blog, I've definitely improved my photography in 2015 and being shortlisted out of 64k for the Cosmo Blog Awards was truly a memorable experience. I didn't place, but to get that far and step out of my comfort zone has given me so much will to carry on and hopefully continue to improve my content in 2016!
I thought I would also include a little instagram update, as I see these on my favourite blogs all the time. (L-R) - (1) I love a good old quote and this particular quote is definitely a good one for 2015! I've taken a few blows this year between one thing and another, but I've come out on top and right now things are great! (2) I don't tend to do too many throwback posts, but when I found this beautiful picture of when we have snow at home a few years back I just had to share it again. I kinda wish we had some snow now or at least some frost to make me feel a little more festive. (3) This week we hit 50k Twitter followers in work and it was such a great milestone to reach just before Christmas. Working in marketing in a hotel definitely has its struggles (It really is 24/7) but I've definitely persevered and it's great to get rewards like this! (4) I went through a stage of trying to make my instagram look more pretty by adding a white border and trying to keep themes and colours similar. It just didn't work for me, as I love to use my Instagram to show everything I love - Including beautiful scenery images like this one I took from home last weekend. (5) I've recently gotten into snap logging, which i'm really enjoying! I decided to take a bit of a festive selfie whilst I was at it :) (6) Last but not least I thought I would share this magical image of Iceland! I've been lucky to travel to Lapland a few times, but myself and Daniel are really interested in going to Blue Lagoon next year! I also want a wintery wedding, so it may even give me a few ideas.
Goals for 2016!
- Give blogging/youtube one last shot!
- Go to more blogger events further away from home
- Add more lifestyle posts to my blog
- Devote time to my brand Jewel By India R
- Look to make plans to get a house with Daniel
- Start getting some ideas for my wedding
- Improve my diet
- Improve my sleeping pattern
- Start a new hobby (Yoga?!)
Thank you all for your continued support! It would not be possible to stay motivated if I didn't have so many lovely readers and so many nice messages throughout the year. I hope you all enjoy the remainder of 2015 and enjoy the start of a brand New Year! PS: Don't forget to send me your goals too! I would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
Lots of Love