A LOOK BACK.
Now let's get into it, shall we?
Travel.I'm starting with this one because this was one area that reflected growth for me. I think 2016 was the year my parents finally realized that I just might be a grown up after all and let me see more of life for myself. You know how with African parents, you can never really be old enough but this year was different! I traveled to a few new places on my own (without family) and that was really so exciting for me.
I blogged all about the three trips I made this year and you can read them below :
The Grind.Although, I didn't quite achieve all that I set out to for this year. Like that tote bag collection I talked about here or the workshops I mentioned here, I'm not going to beat myself up about it.
On the plus side, I finally took the bold step and launched my blog consultation services and came through with the 2017 blog planner as well!
Work Life.I remember mentioning in my 2015 recap how sad I was that I didn't get a job that year. I finally did in 2016! Even though, it's been really tough living this med life, it is something that just has to happen for me to be able to move on with life and I'm super glad that it worked out for me finally this year.
Blog Life.This year, I made more of an effort to grow my relationship with God and although I'm not fully there yet, I'm happy that I took some steps, because Major key! I made some surprising friendships and I also realized that even though I might have good intentions, a good heart and all that, maybe I really ain't shit when it comes to friendships and I think I've made peace with that.
Love and Life.
I plan to still do a blog recap but let me just stare here that 2016 was a good year for my blog! I got to work with some big brands, for featured in some too magazines as a blogger, for a blog award and got my first all expense paid trip too! I will go into more details in my blog recap post coming up next!
Love and Life.
I finally took the first step to learning how to sew this year, I blogged about the sewing workshop i attended here and I also learnt how to drive this year as well.
I didn't do anything drastic with my hair this year despite all my talk about wanting to colour it or go natural but hey! I got close to being a naturalista which was so cool for me as I've been wanting to see what I'll look like with a Fro. Check that out HERE
Fave Moments.Some of my favourite moments this year would definitely be :
- Bonding with new friends in a new country.
- Getting a birthday surprise for the first time ever!.
- Getting an award for my blog!
I'll definitely look back at 2016 as one of the good years. This new year I plan to work even more on my relationship with God, start tithing regularly, finally learn this makeup game thing, finish up learning to sew, make more money and save more! Travel a bit more too and generally slay.
How about you?
How did 2016 treat you? What was your favourite moment this year and what are your hopes for the new year.
It's almost new year already so here's to wishing you all a wonderful new year filled with love and light.
P.S - I still have two more posts from 2016 to put up so please bear with me!