7 January 2010

Looking Back & Going Forward

My first post of 2010. I hope everybody had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It's been a while since I last blogged, I've just started a new job and not only does that mean less hours in the day, but when I do have a spare few moments they're spent drifting off in my fiance's arms from exhaustion. Hopefully I'll get used to the working world soon and my blog posts won't become sporadic. Here's an overview of the past year and the year to come.

What happened in 2009...

♥ I started a beauty blog. I never imagined it would lead to having so many followers and things like being invited to beauty events and meeting the creator of Barry M!

♥ I was a bridesmaid for the first time at my brother's wedding

♥ I wrote my dissertation. The longest piece of work I have ever written at a lengthy 12,000 words. It's a tough time writing it, but when it's finished and all bound you can't help but feel proud of what you've done

♥ I graduated from Loughborough Uni with a 2.1

♥ I was proposed to in the most beautiful setting and magical way by the man of my dreams. Click here to read the details!

♥ I went to my first interview for a real job...and was offered it!

What I want to do in 2010...

Change my hair. I'd love to try going lighter, and also experiment with a fringe. I've always been cautious to experiment with hair, but I've realised it's just hair, nothing too bad can happen! I love the hair in the picture below, both the cut and colour are perfect...(the outfit too!)

(I can't remember where I found this picture, maybe tumblr?)

♥ Buy our first house.We're currently house hunting and have found somewhere we love so we'll see what happens. I can't wait to move out of our awful tiny rented flat and have a home of our own. I'm already excited about decorating and have numerous wallpaper samples flying about!
♥ Learn to drive. I've wanted to drive for so long, so now I have a job I can afford to start taking lessons
♥ Do some volunteer work. Loughborough Uni have an amazing volunteer programme which offers a whole range of projects. There are options to work with the elderly, people with special needs and childen, so volunteering can mean anything from making visits to old people's homes to offer company to those who don't have family and friends, helping teach children to read after school, mentoring young offenders and offering counselling to students. It's something I've wanted to do for a while so this should be the year I do it. Click here if you'd like to find out more.
♥ Organise our wedding. We've not had any progress yet as we've been so caught up in other things like jobs, mortgages and house hunting. So we really want to get the venue booked soon and start planning the smaller details. All I have so far is a scrapbook full of dresses I love, one of which is these...

What have you got planned for this year?


  1. I hope this year is just as great as the last one for you! (you guys also have to have a honeymoon in cape town! sitting watching the sunset in camps bay now and its amazing!) xx

  2. Lovely to read an update! :)

  3. That dress is amazing hun!!! :) xxx

  4. Hey amy, im glad you had a great 2009 :) I did too, I had my son, and I am also getting married on the 18th of june next year (2011)! id love 2 hear some of your ideas :) I think we are having a baby pink and white theme! xxx

  5. I just read your engagement post - how utterly magical it sounds. You've had such a great year - I'm jealous! :)

    I hope 2010 is all you hope it will be.

  6. Such a cute post! Hope your house hunting goes well. Im posting pics of my room soon for you as I read your request :) x

  7. Sounds like your going to have an amazing 2010 :)

  8. A very exciting 2009 for you. Congrats on the graduation and engagement! And meeting Barry M haha! That hair photo is gorgeous. x

  9. Love this post, hope you have a great 2010 & good luck with your new job xxo

  10. Congrats on all your accomplishments for 2009!! You have a lovely blog <3 I'm officially a new follower :) Gonna look forward to your upcoming posts! xx

  11. Those are some big plans! Hope you have a great 2010 :)


  12. Sounds like you have had one amazing year! Congrats on you engagement! I have made so many resolutions this year (one of which is my blog!) so I hope 2010 is a great year for both of us! Best of Luck! x

  13. congrats on graduating with a 2:1, that's a great achievement! I'm in my final year of Uni now too, and its a killer, reallly need to start my dissertation but its such a dreaded thought! what did you do at uni? congrats on the engagement, you're so lucky to have the man of your dreams already! love the blog xoxo

  14. Wow, it sounds as though 2009 was an amazing year for you, I hope 2010 will be even better (if thats even possible! ;0) ) Good luck to you and your fiance, you make a beautiful couple!


  15. I nominated you for a blog award :)



  16. What a great year for you! I just love your blog! :)

  17. Wow, sounds like you had an amazing year! Congrats on graduating Uni, and meeting the Barry M guy!!! And not to mention, getting a fiance! Thats so sweet :) 2009 definitely was your year!Hope 2010 goes so well for you :)
    + Thankyou for the lovely comment on my Rhinoplasty post :)

  18. Lovely list.. congratulations on the wedding!! :))

    I like the dress in that photo.. looks so lovely. However if i start looking at dresses my guy will leg it! Although i do hope for 2010 maybe ill make him fall so in love with me it may be an option...... we will seeee!

  19. really beautiful blog and what a meaningful post!! hope your 2010 is every better and may your wishes comes true!
    im following now :)


  20. Sounds like you had a good year, congratulations on everything :)

    Thanks for following, I will be following you back as your blog is fabulous! What a stunning girl you are with a great style!

    Oh, the picture you weren't sure where it came from is http://nikkidesuasido.blogspot.com/ You may have already been told.. sorry if you have. I'm just telling you cause her blog is a great follow ;) Take care xx


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