Farewell 2014!

Another year has come and gone but this year is one I won’t easily forget. It’s been one roller coaster of a year, full of major life changes, some good, some sad.

  • Applied for a Masters in Art History but was turned down.
  • Applied to be part of the cabin crew of the Emirates. Made it to the final interview but for whatever reason – most likely divine intervention – burst into tears and was thus, advised to apply another time.
  • I’ve attended 3 weddings and a funeral.
  • Received my DoE Award Gold Level brooch on my 26th birthday but accidentally checked the wrong box, thus missing out on attending the ceremony in Victoria this September, which was attended by the Earl of Wessex.
  • Visited Russia and China for the first time. 2014 was also the first year I flew on a plane in 3 years, something quite unusual and unbearable for a Third Culture Kid.
  • Finally went cross-country skiing in Cypress Mountain (combination of 2 plans from 2013) and decided that I feel safer skating on ice than I do skiing.
  • Watching Germany win the 4th star was the highlight of my summer. I had waited 8 years for this day and cried fountains of joy!
  • Finally visited Britannia Mine.
  • Modelled in historical/vintage clothing for the last time for Ivan Sayers and SMOC. ;( This is the one things that has kept me sane in Vancouver and one thing I shall truly miss when I’m abroad. I am so blessed for meeting a group of likeminded people who will
  • Ended something but started something new.
  • Decided on moving to France! After three and a half years, I’m finally returning to my beloved Europe.

It turns out that many people I know or have met have also experienced something major this year. We certainly had a lot of mixed feelings for 2014.

On my blog

Highlights from my 2014 report:

  • The Lady & the Rose blog has been viewed more than 115,000 times (not including January 2014).
  • Viewers came from 183 countries, of which the most viewers were from the USA, followed by the UK and Canada
  • I had 67 new blog posts (this post is my 68th), which is less than half of what I’d posted in 2013. :S
  • The most popular post was Current & Upcoming Period Dramas 2013/2014 (renamed as Overview of Period Dramas 2013/2014)! I hope Upcoming Period Dramas 2015-Future will be just as popular! ;)
  • I would like to thank Kathleen and Dauphiine for being my top readers on my blog! It’s lovely knowing that there are two ladies unrelated to me who read my posts. 🙂

Thank you, dear readers, for visiting my blog and for leaving me comments or messages! xx

Here’s to 2015

I simply have a feeling that after all these major life changes in 2014, 2015 will be a far more uplifting year. For the first time in my life, I’m going to allow more spontaneity in my life. My annual resolutions will remain the same for next year. I know I will slowly but surely do all that I want to do. 🙂

I can’t promise that I will blog more but I certainly hope to do at least a short post each week so that I can remember my time in Paris! I will continue to update the period drama pages and posts, so not to worry!

To you, my readers, I want to share one thing I’ve learned this year:

Success is not limited to achievements that others can see. You can be successful simply by being a better version of yourself each day. So here’s to you! 😉

God bless you all and have a happy new year!


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