| Blogmas | Thank U, 2018

So 2018 is quickly coming to an end and I thought why not take a quick look back at what  great year its been!


As you could easily tell by looking at my Spotify Top 100 songs of 2018 I was dumped. This is made clear by heavily featuring songs such as “No Scrubs” and “Ain’t yo Mamma”

Minus that but also totally including it as well 2018 has been suuuuuch a fab year.

Probably the best I’ve had in such a long time.

I finally feel as though I’m getting somewhere in life and everything is coming together perfectly after a long time of feeling lost.


Career-wise, Blog-wise and Personal Life-wise everything seems to be getting better…

Blog wise 2018 has seen me being invited along to my first proper blog event with a drinks reception and lots of exciting events (which unfortunately due to work commitments I could not make)

It also gave me my first paid opportunity (again bad timing but totally appreciated)

And most of all its been the first year I have been nominated for The UK Blog Awards – in two categories.


Career-wise, I started the year in January with an Exam and in March found out I passed which was a fab start to the year.

It also lined me up perfectly for a job that had been advertised in the Aberdeen office of my company back in November. I’ve always wanted to move back up North to Aberdeen so when I saw this job I jumped at the opportunity to apply.

*Now the fact I’ve never had an interview and not been offered the job, paired with the fact that I’ve never wanted a job so much in my life… I was almost certain I was about to hit that knock-back that’s so not wanted. Unbelievably, it didn’t come. *

I had the job offer less than a week after my interview! Not only am I moving back to my happy place but this is the best career move I’ve made. It also comes with its own office! No more being sat out in the open plan area for me….(close that door behind ya thanks).


Personal Life-wise I feel as though I’ve achieved so much this year!

I got back to my normal happy weight by pretty quickly loosing 2 stone in the first few months of the year.

I picked myself up; got back to my normal self, got my confidence back up and got out a hell of a lot more.

I had my first mortgage advisor meeting, finally on the way to gettinng on the ladder.

I went on dates I never normally wouldn’t have.

I finally went abroad for the first time in years

I got a matching tattoo with my best friend.

My older sister got married (Okay this one isn’t mine but still a fab 2018 memory)

Annnnd honestly I’m feeling as if 2019 will be an even better year for me.
So in the words of the great Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next!”


What are your favourite memories from 2018?



Until Next Year!

Shona Marie xo







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