2015 in a Nutshell

So it’s that time of year again, the Christmas season is upon us, and New Years Eve 2015 is looming. As always, the feeling of ‘new year, new possibilities’ has begun to creep up on people, providing higher spirits than usual. I thought, therefore, that this is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and to note down the trials and tribulations I have been through, and what needs to be done to better myself next year.

Relationships and Men

Throughout the past year, I experienced my first year of being single, after having been in relationships since 2010. I have to say that I found it quite difficult so when I met my most recent ex boyfriend in August, I was feeling a lot more happy. I thought being in a relationship was my happy place. But when it ended I realised, that my happy place is being single and, for the first time ever, really not wanting or needing a man to define who I really am. For the first time, I’m able to focus on me and do what makes me happy. I’m still finding my feet in this new-found freedom, but I’m loving it so far. For the first time, I’m not ranting about a man and how he’s upset me, but focusing on more important things and going after the things I really want from life.

My Health and Fitness

My health and fitness is tougher. I am trying to find reasons to continue along my journey and I often find it hard to keep myself motivated. I often lack the discipline to know the difference between what I want now and what I want most. This is going to be a big part of 2016 for me, really working at myself to become healthier. The body and the weight will come alongside that, but I really want to focus on becoming a better, healthier version of myself, and I will work hard to get there (and yes, it will take hard work and discipline).

This Blog

A few months ago I decided to set up this blog to help me on my journey to a new, healthier me. In 2016, I will continue updating this blog, and I will continue telling the real story behind the difficulties which come with making sacrifices to get to where I want to be. I want to take this blog to a level where it becomes a hub, a community for like-minded women to share experiences and thoughts of their own journeys towards a healthier lifestyle.

My Job

In 2015, I left a job at a very large, full-service media agency to go work for a much smaller (yet still sizeable) digital media agency. I have been in my new job for 9 months now and I could not be happier. I feel my career is going pretty well and I will continue to work hard to get to where I want to be. I feel I made the right choice by going for my job, and I will continue to work at myself within my role, to develop my skills and become stronger at what I do.


One last aspect which I would like to work towards is travelling more and seeing the world. I love exploring new cultures and getting insights into how the rest of the world lives. In May I will be going to Florence, but this is just the very tip of the ice berg. I am planning on visiting the following places before I’m 30:

  • Hawaii
  • Barbados
  • Tokyo (perhaps more of a trip around the country including more suburban areas)
  • Thailand
  • Prague

All in all, I have a lot planned for the next year, and I know it will take a lot of hard work from myself to get there. With a lot of work and dedication, I know I will get there!

Do you have any goals or plans for next year? Share them in the comments section!



  1. January 13, 2016 / 11:27 am

    I’m glad I stumbled across your blog! It seems you had a few changes last year, but you seem to be happier for it. 2014 was my first ‘real’ year of being single and I loved it! I had always been in long term relationships since I was 15 so it was nice to have a relationship with myself for a change.

    I then met my boyfriend (on holiday) when I wasn’t looking or even remotely interested in another relationship and I can honestly say he is the love of my life.

    I hope 2016 brings you happiness and you’re new job continues to work out for you!

    Can’t wait for more update 🙂

    Paige xx

    • Yvie
      January 13, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Aww thank you Paige! I’m so happy for you, and that you found happiness when you weren’t looking for it! Everyone deserves a bit of that, and I hope 2016 brings you continued happiness!

      Yvie xx

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