My first ever post on this blog was my reflecting on what a year 2014 had been so it’s only right that I do the same for 2015. It’s a weird one though, when I try to look back on the last 12 months it’s hard to think of any significant things that happened – it all blurs into one. In 2014 I had some pretty massive life changes like graduating and moving to London. In 2015, I’m still a graduate and I still live in London. In fact I even live in the same warehouse, I’ve not even moved house in over a year. So what has happened in 2015? (I am literally just going to look over my calendar and then make a list of significant things).
I started 2015 on a real high when I spoke at TEDxClapham about what I learned from the response to my ‘Do I Look Like A Slut?’ video. It was such a great experience doing a talk in front of so many people and also connecting with the other speakers.
I started and then I quit the gym
This was bit of an experiment. I’ve never really been a gym go-er before but a new gym was opening near me in January and they had a really cheap pre-opening deal which lasted 12 months. I never used any of the equipment but I went to yoga and dance classes every so often but not enough to justify the increased price after 12 months so I quit. Experiment complete. I am not a gym person.
2015 was a big year of travel for me, especially for work travel. My first trip of 2015 was in April when I visited my sister in the Netherlands. Then I went to Japan and South Korea which was amazing as I’d never been to that part of the world before.
I was back home for 10 days and then I went on one of my favourite trips ever – the Trek America trip with other YouTubers and bloggers. We camped, we hiked, we saw incredible sights and we partied.
My next trip was back to America but this time to LA for VidCon! It was my fourth year at VidCon but every year I still have no idea what I’m doing and it’s so overwhelming but so much fun. I’m not a massive fan of LA as a city but on my last day there my friend, Jack Ferry, and I cycled along the beach which was wonderful and I could kind of see a little bit why people like to live there.
In September, I went to Berlin to visit my friend, Candie, who I met on Trek America. This trip mostly involved drinking.
And then my final trip of 2015 was back to North America but this time Canada! It was my first time in Canada and I went to Toronto for Buffer Festival which was incredible. I definitely want to explore more of Canada in the future.
After Toronto I went to New York for 2 weeks just to hang out. I am obsessed with New York and one day I’d really like to live there and it felt good pretending I did for 2 weeks!
I can’t wait to see what 2016 travelling has in store for me!
I reached 100,000 subscribers this year! Such a huge milestone and I’m so proud of my channel and the community we’ve created around it. 2015 was also the year that I became a full-time YouTuber! I still feel like I’m finding my feet a bit but I love the work I do. This year has felt a bit like a buffering year, there are a lot of things up in the air and a lot of things that I’ve been working towards that will hopefully come to fruition in 2016.
I’ve been really happy with the content I’ve made in 2015. First of all, Drunk Advice launched and you guys absolutely love it and I love it! Surprisingly, my favourites videos have also been a success. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting you guys to like them that much and I wasn’t expecting to like making them but I really do! I think I was scared of not being authentic because the only favourites videos I ever saw were beauty, fashion and lifestyle ones but I’ve used the same foundation for years. But I’ve found my groove in talking about my favourite books, films, TV shows and other things and it feels good.
There was an election. The Conservative Party won. It sucks. I saw Taylor Swift live. That did the opposite of suck. It was incredible. One of my best friend’s got married. That was awesome and strange. I am still single.
I love London, I love my friends, I love my job, I love my family, I love travelling. Here’s to more of everything in 2016, including the hangovers.
How was your 2015? What are you looking forward to in 2016? I hope you celebrate the New Year in style/however you want to celebrate! Have fun and stay safe tonight.