Well didn’t that year fly by! 2019 is definitely one that I’m going to remember for many reasons (mainly good ones), and if 2020 has half the up’s that 2019 had, then I’ll be one happy girl!
In January, we celebrated my mum’s 50th birthday (where the celebrations actually seemed to last until about August). We had a surprise party for her with all of our friends and family and then a nice meal with all of the family. She did a lot of other things too to celebrate which I could probably make a whole blog post out on its own! In February, I was lucky enough to travel to New York for the second time, after I won a competition on Instagram! Can you believe it? People actually win those things! I took my mum with me and we saw all the sights, which you can read about here.
March and April were fairly quiet months, with a few outings. However, the majority of this time was taken over by university work. I had a few presentations and assignments during this time and was also working hard writing my dissertation. I had my last ever lecture in April, in which all my uni friends and I celebrated in the most typical student way by going to Spoons.
In May I officially finished university for good! I handed in my dissertation and then flew off to Valencia with all of my friends. Valencia was so much fun, it was great to visit and explore a new city and also have some well-deserved rest after all the university had thrown at me! You can read all about my Valencia trip here. I took some time off in June before heading into the big wide world off full-time work, to have some time to relax. During this time, I got to live my ultimate childhood dream of seeing the Spice Girls live at Wembley! This was so much fun, and even though we were sitting extremely high up, the atmosphere made it one of the best concerts I’ve been to.
July and August were also fairly quiet months, as in July I started my first full-time job up in London doing digital marketing. This very nerve-racking for me, but also really exciting as I was finally putting my degree into practice.
September was definitely my busiest month of the year. This was the month that I had my graduation! It was such an incredible day, which I got to spend with all of my uni friends, my parents, and my boyfriend. We had such lovely weather for it too which was a bonus! After graduation, we met the rest of my family for a lovely dinner to celebrate. A few days later, my boyfriend and I flew off to Cape Verde for a week-long relaxing holiday. It was one of the best places I’ve ever visited and I’d love to go back one day. I also celebrated my 23rd birthday whilst we were out there, which was lovely as I got to lay in the sun doing absolutely nothing other than drinking cocktails!
During October, Connor and I celebrated 5 years together! We went and played mini golf at Swingers in London and then went for a lovely meal with extravagant cocktails at The Alchemist. The rest of October was filled with Autumnal and Halloween activities such as dressing up in spooky makeup and going pumpkin picking. November was a very exciting month, as I started a new job (again), this time as a Junior Creative at a social media agency in London. I’ve been there for about 2 months now and I’m absolutely loving it! Watching telly and then making Instagram posts about it, whats not to like?!
And finally, December, which was filled with lots of festive outings, including many Christmas meals with friends and family, a trip to Winter Wonderland, doing karaoke in Soho, and eating far too many things that I shouldn’t have, but it’s Christmas, so who cares!
Let’s hope 2020 is even more exciting! It’s only January and I’m already starting to plan things throughout the year which I can’t wait for! What are you hoping this year brings for you?