Blogging So Far, Wow I Am So So Lucky

Wow, wow, wow. What a year, to be honest I can not believe the last year of my life. You see I thought I had it sussed. I have a wonderful Husband and children, happy family life, fantastic friends and a great career. But there was always that niggle in the back of my mind.

My childhood dream was to be writer, that and a hairdresser. I had achieved one but not the other. The other was stopped dead in its tracks by a horrific teacher, now I am a teacher myself I know she was the worst sort of teacher, a dream crusher. And that is exactly what she did with my dreams. Yet here I am writing a blog, I have my own little section of cyber space and I love it. Not only do I love it, but I have had some of the most wonderful opportunities and experiences.

blogFirstly I must mention the wonderful friends I have met along the way, my first two blogging friends one of who I still haven’t met are the lovely Kate and Maria. Maria and I started blogging at a similar time and have supported each others blogs along the way and Kate’s was one of the first blogs I started reading, which gave me inspiration to take that step.

Then my lovely friend  Lisa started blogging so I had a blog buddy, someone to bounce idea’s off a chat about blogging when Chris had lost the will to listen to any more blog talk. Then I went on to meet a group of lovely ladies who have become true friends, who I chat online to daily. When I started my blog it never entered my head that I would meet friends, yet here I am 10 months later with a circle of friends who I can’t imagine not having in my life now.

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In July we won the title of Superbreak Family Adventurers 2014, with my Disneyland Paris post. I was so overwhelmed ad excited. I have also won tickets to blogfest and vouchers. This alone was all incredible. I was so proud to have a couple of posts published on Diabetes Uk, as Jack lives with type 1 diabetes raising awareness is so close to my heart, and something I always hope to contribute towards in some way. Then in September the lovely Helen from Actually Mummy gave me a mention on The BritMums New Bloggers round-up, what an honour that made my day if not month.

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I have attended some amazing conferences. Blogcamp, Britmums Live and Blog Fest, all so different and so inspirational. I have learnt so much from some truly amazing inspiration people.

I have worked with some incredible brands, brands that I feel honoured to have worked with.  We have been to film previews, had some of the most amazing experiences. Yes I know I am so so lucky eeek.

Then came the wonderful news that we as a family had been chosen to become the Q Hotel Family Ambassadors. A title I am so honoured to receive, I still have to pinch myself to believe we were chosen, and so excited about our Q Journey ahead. The dealings we have had with Q so far have been wonderful, they are the most amazing and generous brand to work with.

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What a year, and what an incredible journey. I still can’t believe my luck. I am living the dream, I am writing, that in itself is enough, but the benefits that have come with it are just endless and a tad overwhelming. All those wonderful new people and experience that blogging has opened doors too. Thank you 2014 you have been good, if not very, very generous to the Christie’s, we have had an incredible healthy, happy  and fun year.

 

 

 

22 Comments

  1. 30th December 2014 / 9:57 am

    What a year indeed well done you, you’ve done so well and it’s lovely to hear your following your dreams. I loved meeting you at Blogfest and can’t wait to see you again here’s to 2015 what a year it’ll be!! Xxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 10:18 am

      Yes but do you know what my favourite part is all the new friends I have made xx

  2. 30th December 2014 / 10:58 am

    So pleased for you … so exciting and encouraging. I’ve only just recently starting my blogging journey and it’s as scary as it is exihilarating. It’s wonderful to read about when things go well and blogging surprises are such lovely surprises.

    I probably passed by you at blogfest this year, I won my ticket to it the day before and didn’t even have a blog when I attended. Perhaps see you at some of the blogging conferences next year.

    Cheering you on into 2015 and all the very best with your ambassadorship.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 8:12 pm

      Ah yes I bet we did pass each other, and thank you for you lovely words. Hopefully we will meet this year x

  3. 30th December 2014 / 11:05 am

    Wow what a year Sarah! Blogging is so amazing I am so glad you have finally made your dream of writing a reality. What a nasty teacher you had!! You are certainly proving her wrong now xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 8:13 pm

      Thanks Katie, yes she was, and do you know what i can’t even remember her name now yet she had that affect on me, still its all in the past now. Heres to 2015 x

  4. 30th December 2014 / 11:16 am

    Sarah you should be so proud – this is an amazing year!! Congrats. Who knows where you will be in 2015?! Stardom!!!! Seriously though you’ve worked so hard and it shows. Your blog is amazing. So glad to have met you this year and made you a good friend. Thanks for all your support and advice. Can’t wait to read more posts from you next year 🙂 Jess x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Jess thats so lovely, Yes and so glad you became my friend to its been a very successful year on the friendship front x

  5. 30th December 2014 / 12:42 pm

    You are one of my highlights of 2014 and I just know you have so many new adventures in blogging coming your way.
    So pleased your writing dream has come true

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 8:15 pm

      Ah Kate thank you thats lovely. you made BritMums for me you were so kind when I introduced myself, I am so glad we met x

  6. 30th December 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Aw what a lovely post, well done on having such a fab year and realising your dreams. Here’s to an even better year in 2015.x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      30th December 2014 / 9:19 pm

      Ah thanks so much Natalie, I have met some lovely people x

  7. 1st January 2015 / 8:36 am

    A fab year indeed. Hope 2015 is as kind.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      3rd January 2015 / 10:46 am

      Thank you Erica, its been a huge learning curve but so much fun x

  8. 1st January 2015 / 3:24 pm

    It has been wonderful to virtually meet you. You’re such an inspiration. Hopefully we’ll meet for real over a glass of wine and a walk this year x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd January 2015 / 10:47 am

      Ah thank you so much Helen, yes I am going to look into our walk. And I am so glad you are getting to grips with things now x

  9. 2nd January 2015 / 4:42 pm

    What a fantastic year you have had. Your blog has gone from strength to strength, no wonder Q picked you! here’s to 2015! K

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd January 2015 / 10:49 am

      Ah thanks you you too, its been great growing together x

  10. 3rd January 2015 / 6:31 am

    2014 has been such an amazing year for you. I am sure that 2015 will see your blog reach even greater heights. It has been lovely becoming your friend this year. You deserve every success. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd January 2015 / 10:50 am

      Thanks Mrs H same here and I am measuring my successes in my lovely new friends I have met, its been great x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      5th January 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks Megan, yes I can’t believe I get to write every day x

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