My 100th Blog Post


I can’t believe this is my 100th blog post.

Back when I was in college, I made a promise to myself that I would never take a job I wasn’t passionate about just for money. But six months passed, I was still living with my parents and a good paying job offer came along. It wasn’t in an industry I ever saw myself working in, and to be honest, I was definitely not qualified for it, having a completely different degree in Professional Writing.

But I took the job, and it’s a good thing I did. Putting aside the fact that I learned a lot professionally, without that job, I would have never met my boyfriend. And without meeting him, I would not be living in London right now. You know how they say “everything happens for a reason?” Well it’s true. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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After two years of continuing in the same technical industry, I found myself needing more out of my life. I needed a place to be creative. Thus, the blog was born. And if nothing else, that’s what the blog was for me at the beginning. But since then, it has become so much more. It’s become a lifeline.

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I truly love this blog of mine. And it has taught me so much. I’ve learned that good things take time. I’ve learned that consistency is very important in the world of social media. I’ve learned that I am much more capable than what I have given myself credit for (ie. teaching myself a new industry, teaching myself photography, changing my food habits, etc). It has made me realise who my true friends are. It has shown me how amazing and supportive my boyfriend is. It has taught me that you can have a career you are passionate about and truly love. And last but not least, it has shown me that I was destined to be behind a keyboard.

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Looking back on my first blog posts, I can already see how far I have come in only 14 months. I usually have around 30 draft posts at all times as I always have so many ideas for content for this blog. I’m excited to see what the future holds but as long as I can still take some fun photos and produce some content on here, I’m sure I will be very happy.

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Before I conclude this post, I’ve decided to go back through and pick out my top 10 favourite blog posts I have written so far. And if you’re new to the blog, you can read through these to get an idea of what I’m all about. And if you’re not new, feel free to reminisce with me 🙂

P.S. All titles are clickable links to the blog posts and it’s in chronological order.

Mmh Turkey Chili – This was my first recipe post. And surprise! It’s an Ambitious Kitchen one. It’s literally the best healthy turkey chili so if you don’t read it for the content, at least click the link to get the recipe.

Ooh La La, Amsterdam! – This post was fun as it was never planned. I was stranded in Amsterdam all by myself for a night but had such a good time. And then I wrote about it, of course.

Being an Adult Ain’t So Bad – I love this post as I came up with a bunch of reasons why I love being an adult and having responsibilities. It’s a good one to read if you’re feeling overwhelmed with life at the moment.

Exploring the English Countryside in the Town of Bath – This blog makes me so happy because I am in love with Bath. It’s such a beautiful town and I can’t wait for the time I get to go back. Read this one to see some truly beautiful pictures.

From One Side of the Pond to the Other – I think this will have to be my all time favourite as this was when I decided to announce my move to the UK. I put all my heart and soul into writing this post and I think it definitely shows throughout my writing.

Feastin’ on Festive Food – I threw this post together before Christmas time for ideas for some holiday foodspiration. But honestly, all of these recipes can be made any time of the year. So if you want some yummy ideas, take a look at this one.

2017: A Year in Review – This is basically a diary entry of my entire 2017 summed up. And it’s special to me because I accomplished so much during 2017. I hope to be able to write a yearly review post every year to reflect on my achievements.

My 2018 Resolutions – And my resolutions post kind of piggybacks off the yearly review post as different things I need to work on to better myself in 2018. I can happily say I am staying true to all of my resolutions. Except I should probably do more yoga….

My Eyelash Extensions – This is my all time favourite beauty post as it was one of the firsts where I really took the time and effort needed to get all the proper pictures and details for an informative and successful post. And also, I love lash extensions.

What Valentine’s Day Should Really Be About – My latest heartfelt post where I talk about love and how artificial things don’t mean jack shit when it comes to a real relationship. One of my favourite posts because it makes me feel good that I am in a place in my life where I don’t need my relationship to be validated by possessions and expensive items. Seriously, read this one.

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And before I let you all get on with your lives, I want to thank each and every one of you for not only reading this post, but for following along with the blog. I appreciate you all more than you know!

Unless you have your own blog, then you probably know what it’s like…..

Anyway, please don’t ever hesitate to comment on my blog posts, or Instagram posts. Or even if you just wanted to shoot me a message and chat. In fact, I love when you guys do that. And as always, feel free to give me recommendations on anything you’d like me to cover or write about.

Please feel free to let me know what your favourite blog post of mine is if you have one in the comments below! I’d love to hear what you guys are digging 😛

Much Much Much Love

Sam xx