It’s always at this time of year that you stop and think, “This year has gone so fast!’” And for me, it most certainly has!
It usually hits you on Christmas Day when you have a belly full of turkey and a moment to sit, relax and look back on the 365 days of happy, sad and exciting moments you have had over the past year.
My year began with a huge turning point in my life, I decided to go back to Australia where I’d spent six months of 2010 in the gorgeous city of Melbourneâ€¦ I was looking to find myself and a ‘new beginning.’ After Big Brother I had made a few bad decisions but after cutting them out of my life, my decision to move to Australia really turned my life around in the most positive way possible!
It was then that FemaleFirst approached me to write a column for them, of course I was delighted and have been writing for them ever since, I began with my travel tales of OZ and what projects I was getting up to over there – I managed to continue my modelling, audition for a part in a major movie and bagged a job at the Formula 1!
Most importantly though, throughout my time there I was able to find myself again, my confidence came back and I had the most important person to share it all with me; my lovely boyfriend *who remains nameless.* All you need to know is he is GORGEOUS, and the most amazing person I have ever known.
When we returned to the UK, I started my own business with my friend Julia who I met when we both featured in FHM a few years ago. The business was a complete success and with my busy schedule Julia decided to go solo and her own hair extension business named JUM has taken off brilliantly this year, I am very proud of her. We have had a fantastic time together and are looking forward to the fun in 2011 – It’s very important to have good, loyal friends around, and this year, for once, I was surrounded by them.
In September I got signed to new management, Exclusive Press and Publicity, which was really exciting for me. They have some very exciting projects lined up for me in 2011 so of course – like half of the UK population -Â one of my New Years resolutions is to hit that gym and get photoshoot ready so you guys (and girlies) can see me back in those magazines again! I also plan to travel to at least four new destinations next year, and of course a move back to Australia is on the cards!
To sum this year up I can honestly say it has been one of the most positive years of my life, I have loved every second of it and plan to be even more successful next year! It’s not about how much you have in life, or possessions or money, I have learned the only way to experience true happiness and live a fulfilled life is to surround yourself by the people you love and the people who love you.
I want to take this time to wish all my followers a very Merry Christmas, and hope you all have an AMAZING new year!
2011 BRING. IT. ON!!!!!!!