Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015!

2014 highlights

The new year is creeping up on us rather quickly. This year has just flown by but it has been a pretty good one and for that I am very grateful. Before it's time to count down and sing 'Auld Lang Syne' once again,  I thought I'd take a look back at my year and share a few of my favourite things to happen to me this year......

Starting a blog
2014 has been my favourite year purely because it was the year I finally started a blog. I won't say too much about my blogging journey as I have my first blogiversary coming up so I'll save all the soppy details for then. But what I will say is, it's been the best decision I've ever made. A couple of months ago I wrote about how blogging has affected me and I still feel the exact same way. I can't wait for more blogging fun to continue in 2015!

Blog Awards Ireland Finalist
Not only did I start up a blog but clionahill.com actually made it to the final stage of the Blog Awards Ireland. I never in a million years thought my blog would have been good enough to even get onto the long list let alone the finals! I hmmed and I ahhed about entering, I had even filled out the form but was backing out at the last minute but then I just thought 'what the heck' and sent it. As soppy as it sounds, I've never been more grateful for anything in my life.

Anxiety achievements
2014 was a big year for me in terms of overcoming my anxiety. Prior to this year I had been out of school for about a year and a half. But that all changed in September when I started attending classes again. It was tough at first, I had a few panic attacks but now I'm thoroughly enjoying going to school. At the moment I'm doing 10 classes a week but I hope to extend that in the new year. I've also been getting out a lot more, sometimes it's to a busy shopping centre but sometimes it's just for a little walk around our estate but every time I go out is a huge accomplishment for me.

Making Memories
Last December there was a new addition to the family - my niece Elsie. It's been so much fun watching her grow up this year - she's changed so much! - and making lots of memories. I also got an SLR camera this year so I've been snapping lots of pictures for her to look at when she's older.

A trip to Portugal
During the summer my Mam and I took a trip to Portugal. It was such a fun and relaxing holiday. We mostly spent the holiday at the beach or by the pool - We badly needed to relax and unwind. We also went to some beautiful restaurants and cafes and I kid you not when I say I had the BEST chocolate cake ever! Portugal, you have da best food! I also documented all the outfits I wore in this style diary post.

I'm happy with how my blog has progressed this year and cannot wait to see what next year brings! If you have any suggestions or posts you would like to see then please do let me know as I'm always looking for ways to improve my blog. I'd love to be able to post more often and step outside my comfort zone next year. 2015, I'm ready for you!

I'd like to wish you all a happy new year!

 And remember to follow your dreams in 2015 as you never know what could happen :-)

What have been your 2014 highlights? And what are your 2015 goals?

Love,
Cliona xx




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  1. A highlight of my year is becoming friends with you. I'm so proud of you. xx www.katesperks.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thanks so much Kate! I'm so glad I met you! Best thing to happen me in 2014 xxx

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  2. Such a lovely lovely post! Massive congrats on your anxiety achievements I know how hard that can be to cope with x

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    1. Thank you for such lovely words Paige xx

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