End of the road

As another year somehow comes to a close, I love to reflect over the last 12 months.

Automatically you jump on the “pft haven’t really done much this year”

When in reality you sit back and have a real look at everything you’ve went through, overcame and accomplished.

I looked back on my blog from this time last year and had written a Similar post on what I wanted to achieve for the new year

And apart from the being seriously single part (which I have accepted is life) i can tick off my list as I’ve done them all!

To see a written list being ticked off gives my organisational head all sorts of delight.

Rather than write a “I need to do this next year” list; I thought I would look at things I’m proud of myself for doing this year instead.

If you can’t give yourself a pat on the pack then who can? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • One of my main focuses was to develop in my career – which I have. Just after 6 months in my new job I was promoted and since then have developed many more skills I wanted to learn! I’m a very career based chick – I deffo wanna make my name stand out in my work and blog life.
  • At my age I never really think of having “new friends” but this year I’ve added some amazing people to my life who have definitely impacted and been around for some big moments this year. I always say this but having a great supportive circle around you definitely goes a long way for your self esteem.
  • In terms of blogging, I have been so lucky and grateful to have been involved with some of the best events ever this year! I have spoken publicly at two more blogger brunches sharing my experiences with everyone in the same field and with that met many people who have helped me and my blog grow. I never have thought my “what am I doing with my life” phase would still be going three years later in the form of galsgoss!
  • I’d say the most important thing I’ve learnt this year is to believe in yourself – with whatever it is you wanna do, go for it! I’ve had lots of doubts within myself, job, personal life everything really, who doesn’t?! But fuck what everyone else says because there will always be that someone who’s saying something about what you’re doing rather than perusing themselves! A phrase I always love hearing -“What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie that of Sally.

So I can definitely say I am going into 2018 (scary as that sounds) confidently and ready for what’s to come. If you haven’t had the best of years look back like you do on them drunken nights out – the regret is temporary the memories are what you’ll take from it!

Hope everyone has the best remainder of 2017!

Speak soon,

Lotsa love

AG xxo

2016; where did it go? πŸ‘€πŸ•°

We more than likely say it every year, but seriously; where did this year go??

I can just remember thanking you gals for reading my blog after the first year like it was yesterday, when In fact next month galsgoss will be two!

Every day week and month has flew past me this year super quick so I wanted to just take time out and share with you what I’ve learnt over the last year. 

  1. Leave your comfort zone

One of the biggest changes for me this year was definitely taking a leap of faith and leaving my trusty bakery job in Tesco after 6 years. I was in a rut for the last few years tbh but when I came across the opportunity to apply for a new job I took it and received it quicker than I expected. Take a gulp and go for it; everyone will have their opinion but listen to your heart the odd time…

     2. Keep grudges in the past 

Everyone has a person (or 12) they have perhaps had dramas and misunderstandings with but if this year has taught us anything everyone won’t be around forever. So leave the shit in the past be the bigger person and move on. Karma will work in your favour in the long run.

  3. Keep good friends

For me, this one goes without saying and my life is full of them espeically at this age. For anyone younger just remember quality over quantity. You should have a circle of friends dear to you heart, treat them how you want to be treated and remember the effort you put in you should get back.

  4. What’s meant to be…

I’m a firm believer in “everything happens for a reason” this sort of links all of the above. Don’t beat yourself up over things out of your control; people come into your life and leave because they are meant too – people stay around for a long time; because they are meant too. What path your life takes will end up somewhere perfect for you

….. mine is Harry styles and a walk in wardrobe πŸ™„πŸ™Š.

  5. Be yourself 

A cheesy cliche I KNOW; but people are so opinated (myself included) I think this is why I take people’s comments on the chin. Everyone will have something to say on what you’re doing but be confident in yourself, if it’s what you wanna do – do it & if you fuck up – admit it!

  6. Wear it

This one is so me but would it be a blog post without a fashion related link? 9 times out of 10 people comment on my outfits and chosen looks like “only you could pull this off” and I am always grateful and loving for these comments but there’s nothing stopping you. If you see something you wanna buy or wear but think “this isn’t really me” take a wee chance and a change (point 1) and just wear it! You will be surprised….

This is just a few little things I try to take with me into every year, what promises and thoughts are you feeling for 2017?

Happy new year everyone, may it bring you love and amazing memories β€πŸ’‹


Speak soon,

Lotsa love 

AG xxo





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