Monday, 2 January 2017

Looking Back On 2016


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Before I dive into this post, I just want to let you know that I'm not going to be all about that 'new year, new me' bullshit, I mean, why mess with perfection? Nah, but seriously, there is a few things I'd like to work on in 2017 and there's some exciting things ahead but we'll get to them at a later date. The aim of today's post (bloody hell, did that sound like I was starting an essay?) is to do a round-up of all the awesome/memorable/exciting things that happened last year; so let's do that.

  • I CHANGED MY NAME! Miss Sarah Alexander at your service.

  • I raised £5k in 26 days for an electric wheelchair - you can read about it here and see pics of my new wheels here.

  • I was interviewed for ITV News Anglia after being featured in a local newspaper about fundraising for my powerchair.

  • My bf and I moved into a bungalow. We'd lived with family for two years and finally got our own place.

  • I was featured in Scope's 30 Under 30 campaign, and my story received the most views from the whole year.

  • I worked with some amazing brands, including OUAILee Stafford, Spectrum, DermalogicaBuckley London, Noozie, Lethbridge Cards, Penny Rose Home Gifts, Abbie Imagine, Zazzle, Milkshake Hair, Nouveau Lashes, Kiss Air Candles and more.

  • For Enhance the UK, I travelled to Birmingham for a photo-shoot, and to Colchester to film a disability awareness training video.

  • I started CBT and am really learning a lot about myself, as well as getting a handle on my anxiety and depression.

  • I went to my first blogger event.

  • Pretty sure I'm getting a grasp on this pacing thing.

  • My addiction to planning got real - you'll find me surrounded by stickers and browsing Etsy.

  • I fell in love with photography; I really like doors. Yes, I understand how odd that sounds but I have a thing for doors, and I think I'm close to mastering the flatlay. Go see my Instagram for more.

  • I realised that I was giving too much weight to the opinion of people I don't like and/or give a shit about. Bye, girl.

  • I got a few more conditions diagnosed - not something I'm happy about but I didn't choose the chronic life, it chose me.

  • 5k followers on Twitter, thank you, thank you.

  • I made a life-changing discovery; NUTELLA!

  • It was the anniversary of my EDS diagnosis. Ten years.

  • I realised just how important my voice is within the disabled community. Shouting stuff from the rooftops...as long as the rooftops are accessible.

  • I'm part of the School Role Model Programme with Scope.

  • I was featured in Huffington Post's '5 Disabled Beauty Bloggers to Follow'.

I know I've probably forgotten a few things as my memory isn't the best but I think that's a pretty impressive list of accomplishments for one year. Hopefully 2017 will be just as good, if not better.

What was your proudest achievement of 2016?

3 comments:

  1. You've achieved so much you absolute queen. I can only think of like 2 things haha so I definitely need to boss this year. I can't believe you've only just discovered nutella
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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  2. Ahaha thank youuu! I went back through my posts to see what I'd written about to remind me haha.
    I love it now, it's life x

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  3. Yes Sarah! This is all amazing. Very proud of you. Gweni xxx

    www.gbeauty.co.uk

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