It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year : Reflecting on 2018

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Hello you lovely lot! I’m pleased to say that Christmas is only a matter of days away and I literally cannot contain my excitement. Don’t worry, this post isn’t another Christmas gift guide or ‘Lookbook’ but rather, just some festive chit chat before THE day.

Christmas is always a special time for me as I get to reconnect with my friends from back home in Ireland and reunite with my family for yet another Christmas meal consisting of endless laughter and fun.

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Prior to the festive period, I decided to shoot some content with Alisha during my stay at Kilmorey Lodge in Chester. I had a 4 day weekend so I wanted to use this time to relax, prepare my mindset for the new year as well as take some time to reflect on 2018. Oh what a year! Filled with many memories that I’ll treasure forever.

This particular weekend, was a time for me to take a breather, look back on a great year and plan for 2019. Although I did manage to tick off travelling off my bucket list, I could have committed myself more to reaching the desired goals set out earlier this year. But not to worry, we bounce back again in 2019!

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I’ve learnt to appreciate life despite the outcomes and the ups/downs and truly just live in the moment. 2018 has been a year where I’ve purposely surrounded myself with positivity. From workplace environments to friendships and social media, I’ve removed myself from things and people that contribute or have the effect to impact my mental health negatively.

2018 has in no doubt, been a wonderful year - I’m grateful for the gift of life, my friends and family.

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I’ve decided that this will be my last post in 2018 as I really just want to spend the next week or two celebrating and being part of the festivities rather than worry about the “next blog post.” My use of social media will probably be limited too with less on my feed with the possibility of sharing some lovely moments on my Stories. At the end of the day, it’s about finding a balance, which I’ve discussed, here. Because let’s be real here - we’re not cutting out social media completely during this period!

Anyways, I’m wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance. Thank you for your lovely support in 2018 and I look forward to bringing you some fresh content in 2019!

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