Wow, what a year! Last year just at that time of the day I was writing my 1 year, New Year post where I named my 2013 as the year of following my dreams. If I could name this year I would say it’s the year of discovering myself and certainly the year of accomplishments. Today is a very special day for me, not just because it’s New Year’s eve, but also because my blog turns 2. I think it is the perfect opportunity to evaluate my year on a personal note, and evaluate my blog simultaneously!
This year was beautiful! I met some wonderful people, I graduated from university, I started a new job, I visited 4 countries, I watched 2 of the best series of all times ( Game of Thrones & Breaking Bad, yes it does matter lol), and I learned so many new things about myself.
Blog wise, I did stop blogging for a while, I changed my blog’s logo, and shifted from Blogger to WordPress. My blogging year was a bit shaky during the summer but I am so glad I got things back together and I am so happy with the progress so far. I am glad I met new bloggers that I wasn’t able to meet last year; we also had a gathering 2 times which is really awesome! This year, 66 countries viewed my blog which is amazing considering I wasn’t really satisfied with the blog this year.
Personal life wise, graduation was a massive milestone for me and starting a new life as an employee and not a student is really a transition. I travelled to UAE, Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina which really opened my eyes to the great amount of beauty around the world, and just increased my love for travelling. I was stuck at the airport with a massive storm outside which really freaked me out since it was the first time, and I also got the chance to cross 2 major things out of my bucket list which are visiting King’s Landing from Game of Thrones (which was filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia) and meeting the one and only Elie Saab! I also get amazing World Cup flashbacks especially the day when Brazil lost 7-1 for Germany; it was certainly one of the funniest days of my life! I also got the chance to visit so many beautiful areas around Lebanon with my family and friends.
For this new year, I am hoping to grow and expand my blog, and continue on writing about all my passions and discover amazing hidden brands. I want us to also have more blogger gatherings since they were so much fun. I am hoping to discover new countries and new inspirations because they always reflect beautifully to my blog. And on a personal note, I am hoping to achieve all my resolutions and to generally work on all my aspirations step by step.
Last but not least, thank you for everyone’s support and love this year. You are amazing, and your support means the world to me. A massive thank you to my family, my partner, my friends, and my angel, you are the best motivation and the inspiration! Happy New Year everyone, wishing you and your loved ones all the best career wise, health wise, and life wise!