OMG It’s 2019! Before I proceed with this article let me get the cliché out of the way. How did 2018 go by so fast! Like really. It’s insane how life goes by and time flies. Some things are constant and some just change.
This will mark as the last post of 2018, which is why I want to look back at the top things that happened to me this year. Things that were life changing.
- COSMOPOLITAN LIFESTYLE BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
To be honest I was never somebody who was used to winning awards ever. So when this happened to me, and I won the Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Blogger of the year, it gave me this sudden boost of confidence and validation.
It was truly an emotional experience for me. I never went in with the thought of winning but when I did, It was unbelievable. I am extremely grateful to my viewers for letting me know that they enjoy the content created on this platform.
- FIRST TIME AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
As a fashion blogger going to New York Fashion Week was definitely a huge aspiration, and then this year Maybelline made those dreams come true by having me in New York as their IT girl from India.
It was pretty surreal! I met the entire Maybelline team, met a lot of global influencers and also attended some really great shows. All in all it was a fabulous experience. You can watch my time there by watching my vlog.
I also flew down to London Fashion Week right after New York, which was also really cool! This fashion month definitely made 2018 very special.
- SIDDHARTH & I MET EACH OTHERS FAMILIES
Now this one is on a personal front. My boyfriend and I completed 10 years together this September. However unlike most couples our families were yet to meet, and more surprisingly we were both yet to meet each other’s families ‘officially’.
So this year Siddharth and I took the plunge and told our families about each other and it all worked out smoothly. Sid also came along with my family to Thailand for my cousins wedding. It marked a start to something really beautiful.
- ARABELLAA’S NEW COLLECTIONS
Arabellaa had taken a back seat early this year unfortunately because of my hectic travel schedules. I was unable to give my brand the time and nurturing it needed. And lets get real no matter how amazing your team is, a startup needs its captain at all times.
But we got back on track soon after and produced 3 very successful collections for the brand, one of which was in collaboration with a platform called Alaya By Stage 3.
My goal in the coming year is definitely to stay focused on Arabellaa. The brand means a lot to me and I would love to give it my all to truly let it shine.
- TRAVEL GOALS
I am a content creator by profession and travel leads to some amazing content opportunities. My team and I had made sure that there will be a lot of travel in 2018 to create content and boy did we live up to that aim.
We also made special trips just to create content such as the time we flew down to Singapore to create.
Looking back, these are some special trips I made in 2018.
Dubai, Mulshi, China, Hong Kong, Delhi, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London, New York, London, Cape Town, Dubai, Phuket, Bali, Chandigarh, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
Over all it’s been a great year! Some really high ups, but also a few down lows.
Guess that’s how life is meant to be but at this point how I feel is grateful and yet extremely passionate about everything I do.
A note to 2019? Hustle mode is ON!
Love you guys!
Until next time