This time last year I wrote a post titled 26, this was partly a list of things I wanted to achieve in my 26th year and what I'd already accomplished/not accomplished in my life so far. It was basically something a little more personal across on my blog. I guess it was a nice way for me to share a few details about myself rather than just feature another outfit of mine.

One of my favourite things about this particular post was that last weekend (my 27th birthday), I looked back and reread what I'd written this time last year. This was pretty eye opening as I've never been able to do that before, but now as my blog is over one year old it was great getting to look back to what I'd written and what was important to me 365 days previous!

Since I love to reminisce, I'm back this year with a list of targets and plans for my 27th year on earth, and sharing whether or not I'd achieved last years goals. The main target I wanted to hit last year (at the ripe age of 26) was to move out. In my post I said I'd love to move to either Leeds or Manchester, and as you probably all know by now I did in-fact make the big move to Manchester, a city that I'd fallen in love with ever since my first visit. Another to-do was to make more friends and I can tell you now, thanks to all of the friendly Mancunians here in the city I've managed to tick that off my list too! I feel like over the past year I've changed and grown up a lot, and I'm very happy where I am right now.

Spontaneity was again something I wanted to focus on and is always at the top of the list, this year it's no different, I want to carry on being spontaneous as I'd say it's the best thing you could ever do. Saying yes to pretty much anything can get you a lot of places and yeah, I guess it can also teach you many life lessons. If it means trying something new or going to new places then I'm always up for taking the chance and being ready for the next adventure.

This time last year I was working odd jobs and trying my best to post twice a week to build my blog. I did this by spending everyday (Monday - Friday) 9-5 in my dining room, for no money, no real plan of where it would take me and no idea if it would be beneficial to where I am today. However, deep down I knew I was on the right path with every post I wrote I knew something was going to come of it and I still feel like that today. Taking a year out of working and worrying, by concentrating on something I wanted to do, something solely for me is the best decision I've EVER MADE.

I was hoping to make connections through blogging and creating video's, concentrating on my own photography and making content I was proud of. My dream was to show people what I could do and to finally tick off my last and final box of last years objective - getting a proper job and a job I love. I can tell you now that I've also managed that, landing my dream job creating content at a rock 'n roll brand here in Manchester.

It's really strange, everything I wrote on my blog post last year came true. I mean, it was partly down to luck, being in the right place at the right time, and I guess it was partly down to hard work too. Since everything came true with my previous post, maybe this year I'll have to quote Del Boy and say "This time next year I'll be a millionaire". Worth a try with this track record, right?!

The only other thing to have changed since last year (other than the slightly shorter hair cut) is that I've met a girl who continues to make me the happiest person in the world. I'd not been in Manchester long till I met Chloe, we met through taking photographs for one another blogs and as soon as we met for the first time I knew she was the one for me. I hope this next year and many more to come will be spent getting to know this person, who I love so much and becoming closer to more and more each day.

My blog will always continue to be my special place where I talk about my hobby, passions and experiences in my life. It really has given me great things so far. It surprises me everyday and I couldn't of believed it would of ever happen when I started this adventure. This is my promise to you and to myself that I will keep on going with this blog that I love so much. This year I want to continue with my blog, meeting cool people, making new friends and posting & featuring what excites me and hopefully you!

I'll leave you with a quote from last year - "I'm a firm believer of everything happening for a reason, I know I'm on a path to something good"...

I firmly believe after my amazing 26th year even bigger and better things are just around the corner. Bring it on!


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