5 January 2014

TwentyFourteen.


Let me start of by saying - happy New Year everyone! As you guys can see, I've taken a mini break from blogging for the most part of December as I needed to concentrate on the real world and the people in it for a little while. But I'm excited to say I am feeling inspired again and cannot wait to start sharing new and exciting posts with you in January!

2013 was a roller coaster of a year: sometimes I felt on top of the world and others not so much; I've made life changing decisions most of which worked out, some didn't but I realised that I wanted to follow my true passions in life and love what I do every day; I took chances and tried things I am scared of and it felt great because I realised that my fears have stopped me from doing great things in the last couple of years. 2013 is also the year I fought off my anxiety, and although I appreciate it's never going to completely disappear I now know how to tell that panicky voice in my head to be quiet and never, ever again am I letting it stop me from doing something exciting.

Last year, I got a chance to spend quality time with my family and friends which was great because sometimes I feel like I can get carried away with work, etc. and I end up being a bit of a hermit. It was great to spend my "free" time actually concentrating on the people I love - don't forget to do that, no matter how busy or stressed you are.
I also met a boy in the summer. By November, I realised I have fallen completely in love with him and I am incredibly lucky to call him my boyfriend, not just because I think he's the best thing since sliced bread but also because it's not very often one person is everything that you ever wished for. I'm looking forward to what 2014 will bring!

This year was also a great year for my blog: I worked with some amazing brands and have attended London Fashion Week and The Clothes Show Live, met some of my favourite bloggers at exciting events like the AX Paris Party and Wonsuponatimes Halloween Party, made some great contacts in the industry which I hope will make 2014 even more exciting and also learnt a whole new bunch of techy stuff that I can use to bring you even more exciting content.

I came up with an idea for a second blog which I am hoping to start at the beginning on the year: as I started to slowly mention travel and food on FashionFake and I would really like to keep this blog for fashion and beauty specifically, I'm going to start a restaurant/food/travel blog where I'll be documenting my adventures! Maybe you guys can even help me come up with a name? That's one thing I have issues with - naming blogs and articles. A special mention will go out to whoever comes up with a winning name! I'm really excited to expand into new categories and especially food as anyone who has me on Twitter and Instagram will know how ecstatic I get around good food and restaurants. I also visited lots of food festivals last year like The Dorset Seafood Festival and The Stockbridge Food Festival which I would have loved to share with you, so now I will have a space where you can read all about the future events!

I've got a good feeling about 2014 - I think this will be a year of many great changes, adventures and successes, especially as the year of the horse is a promising one for most signs, but especially for horses themselves.
Have you made any New Years Resolutions? What do you hope to achieve this year? I'd love to read your comments below!


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  1. great post hun! its nice to reflect on the year and decide what you want to achieve in the new year!

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  2. Love what you wrote about in this post, Lana. As someone who also struggles with anxiety, it's nice to read that you were able to battle it for the most side and not let it effect your daily life.

    What an awesome opportunity to be able to attend London Fashion Week-that's so amazing. I hope you had fun!

    Can't wait to see what you write about in 2014 and to start following your new travel/food blog!

    xoxo,

    Shree

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