Happy New Year Everyone!
And we’re back! I actually hadn’t intended to take a weeks break at all, but I definitely needed it. I’m not sure what it is about the end of this year, but I’ve been a bit all over the place the last month. My sleeping has been really bad too, so I haven’t been getting much rest and that’s never a good thing for me, but at the same time I’m feeling a lot of internal shifts and changes to my personality and the way I am thinking, which is a good thing, as I’m feeling a lot more confident now. I’m known to have quite a wall up and be very quiet in person, but I’m learning to let that down a lot more now and just accept things, embrace myself more and do the things I want to do without as much worry. It’s very strange actually as it’s not a concept I’m used to, but I know as we age, and our cells change and reform, we do become completely different people over time, and that’s happening to me. I feel like 2019 will be a really good year for me, so I can’t wait to see what’s to come!
Anyway, as an annual tradition, I’m rounding up my favourite outfits from every month of 2018! It’s always nice to look back on them over the year and see how my photos have changed (compared to last years), or even my style, but I’m happy to report that I don’t think my look has changed all that much this year (although I am a bit less interested in denim now). What did change is my editing style though and the quality of the photos, which I am pleased with, as I love the rich orange tones now that I have in my photos. Honestly though, I got asked what my favourite outfit of the year was, and it’s so hard to choose! I think possibly either the white jeans from July or the all grey look from October. I love both of those, but in fairness I have liked most of my outfits this year! I would love to know what your favourites are though in the comments! If you do follow me on Instagram though (@LornaRaindrops) then you will notice a few changes to my looks as well as I’m going to be sharing more going out, party, evening styles as well, not just daytime, so I hope you like that. I’m thinking more bodysuits, skirts, dresses and lace!
Since we have come to the very end of the year now though, I want to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you. It’s crazy to think that my blog is just shy of 4.7 million views and that to me seems incredible. To know that so many of you are out there, supporting me, reading my content, and are a part of this community is one of the warmest and best feelings ever! I can’t wait to get to 5 million and further. This year has seen a lot of growth in terms of my blogging and social media, while I’ve also had a lot of personal growth too, so thank you for coming on this journey with me. Without any of you, none of this would be possible and I probably wouldn’t have a blog. So genuinely from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. I’ve got so many plans for 2019 so I can’t wait for it to start.
Did I Stick To My Resolutions?
Last year I made some new years resolutions for 2018, so I was going back through them to see if I stuck to them, and here’s what happened:
Limit buying items and style what I own in more ways – Yes, in a way I did, I was a lot better with buying this year for sure.
Start saving as much money as I can to put towards a house – Nope, this didn’t go to plan at all due to finance issues.
Start making some wedding plans – Nope, I haven’t made any whatsoever.
Read 3 books this year – I managed to read only one.
Keep attending my Buddhist group – Yep, I have attended loads and still am.
See the specialist in London about Ehlers Danlos – Yep! I did! And I got diagnosed as you know.
Start physio for my loose joints – Yep, started that this year and it went somewhat well, but I’m still suffering from my knee pain so I don’t know.
Figure out something cool to do for my 30th birthday – I did! I went to Bicester Village and to the Auditorium in Bristol. Very memorable!
Keep working on my health and anxiety – Yep! This is a continuous process and as I mentioned above, positive changes have happened a lot.
I am not making any for 2019, other than to continue working on myself, my health, my mental health, keep positive and to try and push myself more to do what I want, despite anxiety. No goals except for a better, healthier me is all I need. I’m pretty happy with everything else. I guess my room changes could count as one, but it’s not a resolution. What are some of yours? Anyway, lots of love! Lorna xx.