2019 – What a Year!

You’ve probably seen quite a few older Millennial’s writing “If you were born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s and have made it to 2020, you have lived in 4 decades, 2 different Centuries, 2 different millennia, and are not even 40 yet!” Scary stuff! As 40 gets ever closer, and 21 further away, I do feel the need to reflect on the good times.

Here are some of the fantastic things that have happened to me this year…

Dreams

Wave goodbye to Excessmas

It is the most wonderful time of year… or, at least, it is supposed to be.  Yet, for many, Christmas can equal excess expectations and extreme expense or indulgence.  Has it all become a bit too ‘extra’ for most of us?

Fortunately, 2019 looks set to be the year that ‘excessmas’ takes a back seat.  Research reveals a backlash against the Insta-perfect of prepping, cooking, gorging and one-upmanship shopping.

Christmas Tree

I’ve been shortlisted! House 21 Blogger Awards Nomination

When I started my blog in May 2018, I never intended to get any type of recognition for it. I started because whenever I met clients or professionals who knew about my role in marketing, they would ask what they needed to do to drive more traffic to their website. I would always recommend blogging. We all know there’s a bit more to it than just writing an article – that in itself can be challenging for some. I thought I have to practise what I preach, and it just became a creative outlet for me. I use it as somewhere for the articles that magazines and online publications did not ‘print’ to go, as well as my adventures and vacant ramblings.

House 21 Blogger Awards

Letter Writing Day – Remember the wonders of the hand-written word

For hundreds of years, communication took place in several ways, you either sat down and had a conversation with someone or you wrote your thoughts and feelings down in a letter.  I am not talking about the letters that you get from the bank or bills, but the incredibly intimate ones.

I love reading stories or coming across collections of love letters that have lasted through time.  Soldiers on the front lines telling their mother or the betrothed that they are well and are longing to see them again, as well as begging for snippets of home.  When they received them, did they smell like home or of their lovers’ perfume?  Some even included pressed flowers or a lock of hair to remind them of the wonders of home.

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