Hello 2016...

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

I feel as though the Christmas and New Year period was over in the blink of an eye! I always feel a little sad at the end of the year reflecting back on memories. I have to say 2015 was an amazing year for me and so I wanted to share some of my highlights.

Walt Disney Placement Completion: 

June sadly marked the end of my placement year. I can honestly say I had the most incredible year working for an organisation that everybody loves! I never thought I would actually be lucky enough to get an interview, let alone a 12 month placement with the UK Studios Publicity Team! I was able to work on some fantastic films, Into The Woods and Cinderella being my favourite, and gain such a large insight into the film industry. It's crazy, you never fully appreciate the level of the behind-the-scenes work that occurs for every film title! It was very inspiring for me to be able to witness all of those things and say that I was part of the team.


In July I went on a girly holiday to Ibiza, which I absolutely loved! It was my first time visiting but it is safe to say it will not be my last! I went with some of my best friends and it was so nice to spend quality time together - and what better place to do so! I genuinely don't think you can beat girly holidays, we try to go on one every year and I hope we will continue to do so.


Eek, in August I went to Dubai with my boyfriend, it was my first ever proper holiday with a boyfriend. I had previously been to Dubai but he hadn't and so he had no idea what to expect (particularly the heat). I must admit the weather was absolutely boiling but we spent the majority of the time in the water so we adapted very quickly. Dubai is so far my all time favourite place, it really is another level of luxury. I think it is one place I will continue to travel to in the years to come.

Returning To University: 

The one thing that was constantly in the back of my mind during 2015! After having a year out on placement and building up my blog I had very mixed emotions about returning to university. I kept telling my mum I didn't want to go back but I am so glad I did - it would have been very silly for me to have dropped out at the last hurdle. It was so great to see all of my friends again but it is safe to say I didn't miss the work load! I guess they never said final year was easy though...

And of course, the build up of my blog! 

2015 marked my blogs one year birthday! I was able to work with some amazing brands and PR companies over the year, something I never thought possible! It still feels crazy that I am able to work with some of my favourite brands - it genuinely is a dream come true. I always have been and always will be extremely grateful for that! I also attended so many cool events and met lots of new bloggers - some of whom have become good friends.

Finally, I really learnt in 2015 that life is too short, unfortunately some people very close to me were diagnosed with health issues and it really got me thinking. You may think you have everything in life, but you don't really have anything if you do not have your health. As a result, this year I am planning on maintaining a healthier lifestyle - eating well and exercising, spending quality time with friends and family and working hard towards completing my degree! 

Here's hoping 2016 is a healthy, happy and successful year for us all! Don't forget to make the most of every opportunity that comes your way! 

Thanks for reading,

Lauren-Faye x 

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