Blogging is an interesting little hobby. I always find it a bit strange that my entire Instagram is full of photos of myself posing in fancy neighborhoods I don’t live in, and that these also populate my blog posts. At the same time, I do like sharing what I’m wearing, I love the imagery and the creative aspect of things, and down to the crux of it I love to write. At some point this year or last, I asked myself – “okay, what value am I bringing with my blog?” I think things are easier to stick to and do well at when there’s a purpose behind it, and as I got a bit older, spending my time writing in depth about my pairings of New Look tops and Zara skirts just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with this, but if this had been something I’d continued to do regularly, I would have found it harder to stick at this blogging thing. I still like my “fluffy” posts that require little energy and aren’t quite part of the “think piece” trend, but for sure my favourite posts of the year (and those that have been the most read), are those that have taken more time, more thought and essentially – more of me.
Here are my top 5 favourite posts of 2018, and the stories behind them…
In 2017 I set out to travel a whole lot – I was on a steady paycheck now and well… according to Instagram that seemed to be what you do once you’re getting paid. That said, it fell just short of expectations, however I wasn’t too mad, as it allowed me to save more. This year, I was ready to just go with the flow and see where that took me. Somehow – a lot due to the increase in work trips – I managed to leave the country 12 times this year! That’s a whole 24 flights in 12 months and while that may be a minor to some – I’m started to feel like some sort of a seasoned traveler (pass me my avios points or whalleva)! I’ve even recently decided to start using the lounges Amex allows free access to (fancy eh), but that was mostly on account of finding out lounges serve free food lmao. Anyhow – follow the jump to see a rewind of my year in travel!