Sunday, January 04, 2015

2014 - 2015 | Wind Down...Wind Up

Honestly I don't know how to start this post. I have been wanting to write it for weeks but everytime I sit down to write I just don't know how to begin or what I want to say so I put it off for another day to 'gather my thoughts'. I still do not think my thoughts are gathered but we have now started 2015 and I need to get this post done. 

First lets WIND DOWN.

2014. This year has been one the biggest years of my life so far. It has been a year full of surprises, unexpected events, lessons, success, travel, extreme emotions and the biggest thing personal growth.  I don't want to bore you and go on and on about my year so I am going to keep it short and tell you my highlight and my lesson learnt. 

2014 Highlight - The 3 months I spent in LA. This trip was unforgettable for me. I learnt more in these 3 months than I have in my life so far. I made some life long friends as well as becoming even closer to the friends I already had. I ticked off many things on my bucket list and I also found Ashtanga Yoga. As a person I feel like I found out who I really am and what I want in life and now know what is important and what isn't. This trip made me even more determind to achieve my goals and took me a thousand steps closer. This trip was a game changer for me. I learnt to let go and because of this I gained so much more. I also spent these 3 months with my mum and I wouldn't of had it any other way. Cheesy and I know but she is my biggest inspiration in life and there is no one else I would want to share that experience with. We literally packed up the whole lot put our flat up for rent in London and off we went.  We didn't have a plan, we just went with it. I can't wait to go back!

2014 Lesson - I have learnt a lot of lessons this year but I think my favourite lesson is I am in control of my own life. People can have thier opinions and say what they think I should be doing but at the end of the day I am going to do what I want to do. Know which rules to follow and which rules to break. There was a point in 2014 I lost the power to my life, I was hanging on others who I thought had more authority. Towards the end of the year I cut that string and now my life has changed in leaps and bounds! I now have so many more opportunities and each day I feel like I have gained more than the day before. This is too much cheese for my burger! haha but honestly to me when you have a goal or something you want to achieve or do it doesnt have a break, each day, each minute your working on it wether its physically or mentally. So yes you know you best and all the power is in your hands. 

OK now enough of the past lets WIND UP.

2015. I don't think I have ever felt this kind of excitment for the year ahead. I have a lot of things coming up to look forward too and of course I will update you along the way! Also I am going to be 21! There isn't too much to say about the year ahead as it is in the unknown but all I can say is it's going to be a good year! 

2015 New Years Resolution - To live in the moment and not plan life on 'what if's'. 

Make mistakes, dream big and don't be scared of what others think! You can never fail. It will only take you closer to your success. If I cared what people thought I probably wouldnt have gone to LA and had many of the experiences I did last year. I put myself out there and yes people have thier opinions but when you do get your rewards there is no better feeling! 

Have a wondeful year! 

Ivy x


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