Well Happy New Year everyone, and welcome back to wardrobewhispers.com. I am so excited for 2017 already and its only day two, I have a feeling its going to be a good year. I thought I would kick off my first blog post of 2017 with a overview of 2016, not to show off not or to rub anything in but to reflect on what happened in 2016 and to remind myself of what I have done and achieved all in one little story.
I can’t believe the Christmas/New Year holidays are over and as this post goes live its back to reality of a 7am alarm going off and back to the working routine.
I left my job as an Interior Designer, even though I loved it I got myself my ‘Dream Job’ as a Fashion Buyer for Peacocks Head Office in Cardiff. Unfortunately the travelling took its toll and got too much and I decided to leave. However if I hadn’t have taken the plunge in taken this job I would have never been able to get the job I am in now as I had 3 months experience as a buyer to help me get it.
On the 05/06/2016 Nick proposed to me down Rhosilli in the Gower on a beautiful summers day with the most amazing vintage style ring I have ever seen. After a year and 9months together we were engaged, happy and excited to start a new journey together. This for me was one of the top highlights of my year.
Nick surprised me by booking a one night stay in one of our favourite places, the South of France for my 25th birthday and to celebrate our engagement together, what better way than waking up in Monaco for my 25th birthday with my fiancè. Also we experienced our first helicopter ride over Monaco and towards the Italian border.
Also this month I launched my blog after a very long year designing the layout with my web developer I am so happy it is finally launched. My only regret is that I didn’t do it any sooner.
Nick and I decided to join a gym together. We decided the nights where we feel we have nothing to do or to stop us from going out to too many meals etc this was the perfect thing to do instead. We try to go three times a week and use the pool regularly too. Who said you can’t enjoy getting fit?
I landed myself a new job as a Buyer for a Home & Giftware company, back closer to home. Even though I always imagined myself working in Fashion Buying, if I hadn’t have got the Peacocks role I wouldn’t have been able to land this job for myself.
Nick and I flew to Florida for two week to Clermont. Unfortunately even thought the first two days were ‘villa-bound’ due to hurricane Matthew which was quite the experience, despite this we thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
We threw an engagement party for all of our friends and family to celebrate with us. We decided to theme it ‘Gatsby’ and had the most amazing cake and cupcakes made for us. We were bombarded with loads of gifts and cards and were overwhelmed by all of the support we received. All the money and vouchers we were received we are keeping to put towards furnishings and accessories for a house which we will hopefully be getting this year!
This Christmas was a special one, it was my first Christmas off in 8 years as I no longer work in retail. I had 10 days off in total, firstly I had 6 days off then in for one day to catch up and then off for another 4 days over New Years and it was truly amazing spending time with my family, without worrying about going to bed early to wake up to work in a sale.