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A Little Catch Up & 2018 In A Nutshell.

It’s that time folks, there’s 25 days left of 2018! 25 bloody days. If someone told me it was September I would happily nod along and probably not even notice that the end of the year is so close. What a crazy year this has been, so many highs, but a couple of curve balls chucked in for good measure – balance eh. I already have some goals in mind for 2019 which I’m sure I’ll share in a later post, but I thought I would reflect back on the year and where I’ve found myself now.

I feel like 2018 has been a year of learning, I know myself better than I ever have before and it’s refreshing to feel like I’ve finally found my calling in a way. I recently started a new job in social media/ pr, and being back in that creative marketing bubble has been good, and made me realise it really is the job role I enjoy. In terms of my blog I feel like I’m also starting to find my way again, I enjoy writing about anything and everything so that’s what I’m going to do. I’m planning to give the whole thing a bit of a face lift in the new year to start feeling even more inspired and create a space that feels more me.

(Bag: Topshop, Belt: Topshop, Jeans: ASOS, Blazer: H&MNecklace: Daisy London (I can’t find this exact one on the website, but they have so many gorgeous necklaces and Christmas Gifts)

Ooo, another thing – my hair! I know this sounds crazy but I feel like cutting it short was like a mini reinvention of myself. My long terms plan is to grow it so it’s just a smidge longer but having this shorter length has definitely helped me define my style. I’m thinking maybe early next year a bit of a colour change too, I’ve always been a ombre/ balayage/ highlights kinda gal, but after the new chop I really want to mix things up.

This year really has been incredible, although I have to be honest, it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. Moving away from my family and friends was hard to adjust to, finding a new job I loved was also difficult and the hardest part about it all is that I was so in denial, I just didn’t realise how hard that process would actually be. Having more time alone this year than ever before made me realise that I’m the biggest extrovert. I just love having people around me, I thrive and feel inspired in the presence of others, even if there’s silence I just love knowing other people are there. I work best in coffee shops, I feel happiest with my friends and family, to be honest, I can’t believe I didn’t realise it sooner.

Something positive I’m taking from the tougher times this year is that I’ve learnt so much about what truly makes me happy, and how to deal with the times where I don’t feel my best. I’m learning how to enjoy those moments I do have alone and find ways that I can feel happier even being so far from all of my favourite people.

All in all 2018 has been a good one, I’m starting to feel more settled with everything and I’m learning to enjoy a bit of uncertainty and just going with the flow of life!

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    Lisa Autumn

    December 7, 2018Reply

    Beautiful blazer girl!x Lisa |

      Jodie Melissa

      December 11, 2018Reply

      Thanks so much Lisa!


    December 7, 2018Reply

    You've had such an amazing year babe! All the best for 2019 Ellie xx

      Jodie Melissa

      December 11, 2018Reply

      Thanks Ellie!

    Ana Céline

    December 7, 2018Reply

    You look so chic, I love this blazer

    Danielle Alexa

    December 8, 2018Reply

    I completely understand what you mean about cutting your hair short, I have just done it and I feel like a new person!Danielle xx

    Lucy Alice

    December 8, 2018Reply

    I remember when I cut my hair short and felt as though it was a real reinvention of myself, it actually felt liberating haha!Lucy | Forever September

    Megan Elizabeth

    December 10, 2018Reply

    It's amazing how different your hair can make you feel about yourself. All the best for 2019 girly!

    Jessie-Ann Lewis

    December 10, 2018Reply

    Such a lovely post – I love that you are taking positives from the more difficult times in life, which can be pretty tough to do! I also loveeee your hair 🙂 xxJessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    Charlotte Lane

    December 15, 2018Reply

    You've definitely had a whirlwind of a year and it's been great following along with your journey! I hope 2019 continues to be amazing for you! You look absolutely amazing in these photos too Jodie 🙂 xoChar |

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