5 years of galsgoss πŸ’•βœ¨

Five fucking years. What the hell?!

I can’t believe I’ve been writing this blog and I am now referred to as galsgoss for the last five years of my life lol.

When I started this blog it was on a complete whim when I still worked in Tesco, serving my best looks in head to toe bakery whites – a fashion blog being the obvious next step, no?

I always had a shopping problem (I blame my mum) and knew I was destined to do something in this line of work so this was the first little feel of that I really had. I worked really hard on my blog, writing at least two posts a week. Back then it was more of a thing to write than it was to post a photo to Instagram every day. My insta was full of my mirror OOTDs from my days off. I maybe should have kept them mirror selfies up, I could have been the next smyth sisters πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Fast forward on some time and I started to get involved in some events in Belfast. Belfast fashion week being the first and foremost. Thankfully for Cathy Martin I was able to join the fab community of Belfast bloggers and meet some of my best friends that I have today.

The following year I took a leap of faith and accepted a job in topshop. A step back in terms of money and experience but I knew this was a risk I had to take. Within 6 months I was signed off as a team leader and within the following year I accepted a temporary position as personal shopping assistant. Again a role I knew was a slight step back and it wasn’t an easy 9 months to complete let me tell you but I got on with it and knew it would all pay off.

The minute I joined topshop I knew i wanted to be a personal shopper, the minute I was in the department I knew this was what I was meant to be doing and as it was only a mat cover role i knew some changes were going to happen. I bit the bullet and expressed interest in moving to another city for the role. Low and behold (without yapping on any further) I interviewed for a shopper role in London and April 2019 I moved to the big smoke.

When I sat down to write this post I was thinking what do I really have to say, I defiantly haven’t became some Instagram superstar, I haven’t worked with 100 different brands or have the following I would like but when I read all of the above I realise i wouldn’t be where I am today without galsgoss. I’ve been so lucky that my career and hobby if you will, coincide so well. I have been to some amazing events, I have worked with some amazing brands and I have met some of the best people. I’ve created a YouTube channel, I’ve watched my Instagram develop slowly but surely and know that this year I am going to put my all into becoming as successful and happy as I can be.

So a massive thank you to everyone who made it to the end of this post lol and to everyone who has been with me since the Thursday ootds back in 2015, I am so grateful I still have the passion and support to work on my little platform.

Here’s to another 5 years.

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

2019 ✨

Honestly I’ve only stumbled onto my blog today because I got a notification of an automatic renewal payment coming out and I thought what the fuck I haven’t wrote anything in about 5 months.

What kind of blogger am I? πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I always sit down at this time of year to write my new goals out for the year and have a look at the previous years objectives. I can honestly say I ticked off a good chunk of mine and I’m more determined than I’ve ever been for 2020s goals.

2019 has probably been the most successful yet unsuccessful year of my life. Starting a whole new life in London obviously being the key life change I’ve made, but with that I’ve also developed a whole new set of thoughts and feels that I’ve never experienced before.

I’ve had anxiety for the first time, I’ve felt so lonely I’ve cried myself to sleep, I’ve felt lost, I’ve felt not good enough, I’ve never felt more single and just outright sad than ever. I’ve felt like as I’ve moved to another city to better my life everyone else around me has overtook and is doing better, happier and I’ve felt left out. I’ve also learnt that all of the above is more than normal and by saying them out loud (or on social media cos same thing, right?) is the only way I’ll ever be able to overcome these feelings and do something about it.

I don’t want this to sound like I’ve been unhappy all year because I defiantly have not, I’ve only had these feelings for maybe the last 3 months and alongside them I’ve had some of the best days and experiences alongside making new life friends.

For 2020 the number one goal on my list is to become the best version of myself that I possibly can. I am going to go for everything I’ve ever wanted and stop fearing the outcome.

I want to wish everyone a happy new year and a special thank you if you’ve stuck around to still hear what I’m up too after all these years, I appreciate it. ❀️

Talk soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo