Friday, 30 December 2016

2016: Reflection

If someone could let me know how on earth we're at the end of 2016, I'd really appreciate it! 
Georgia through window with reflections
We've got the final few days of December and then 2016 will be put on the shelf for us to revisit the memories if we choose too... which on a worldwide scale, I shouldn't imagine it's a year we'll want to think about too often. I don't need to mention why it has been a challenging year for many of us, but I'd quite like to focus on the positives that have come from this year too - it's never all bad and I'm really trying hard to start looking at the good side of things a bit more.

As we move in to 2017, unfortunately the world itself won't take notice... it's just a difference in a date and these things can and will still happen. It is how we deal with them, how we think about them and find ways to stop them that will make the difference. It upsets me to think that from now on people will just wish the year away when bad things happen, so I personally think we need more positive mindsets and to be a little more proactive about these things instead.

Anyway, There's a list of some wonderful things that have happened this year here and most importantly I want people to think about their own happy moments from this year. 

I'm here to talk about the good things! The best parts of my 2016 - the achievements, the little things, the happy moments, let's go!

Georgia at Graduation

Graduating with a 1st from University 
This July, I wrapped up my degree at BIMM and this November I graduated with a 1st in Professional Musicianship. I am not ashamed to say how proud I am of myself that I achieved this grade, a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears (believe me, there were tears) really did pay off. I owe a lot to this little blog actually. I achieved a 1st in my dissertation,which was based on making relatable content for my blog that tied in my love for music and for blogging - It was a double weighted module, so I think that's the grade that tipped off my mark into a 1st. 

I'm proud of my entire time at university and marking the end of the three years this year felt really special. Although I was heartbroken leaving Brighton, it's the thing that motivates me the most to get my act together and move back there as soon as I can. I love that little crazy city by the sea. 

Georgia Filming

Georgia Furness Films
In March, I had my first nudge into Wedding Videography.  I say 'nudge' it was more of a full on push off the highest diving board, into the deep end...! I was asked by my friends Mariam and Martin to film their wedding video for them, they loved my vlogs and said they just wanted me to film exactly how I always do and there was no pressure. I definitely put the pressure on myself because buggering up their wedding video was something I did not want to do - I had a vision, I wanted to make it happen. I did make it happen! Showing them the video was amazing, there were tears, hugging and prosecco, then some more tears, hugging and prosecco and it was clear they loved it. Since then I've gone on to film two more weddings this year, one of them being Polly & Joe's wedding. They both have down syndrome and are the two of the sweetest, most kind hearted people you'll ever meet and it was an honour to capture there day for them and in the words of Polly's mum 'for them to re-live their wedding day forever more'. Their wedding was featured on Rock and Roll Bride and has made their Top 20 of 2016

Editing Flatlay

Hitting 1000 Subscribers // 57 videos this year
Although my channel is still only tiny, it has grown the most this year. I hit one thousand subscribers in September and I've had nearly 80,000 total views, which blows my mind. It's small when you compare it to so many others, but it's a hell of a lot more than I ever thought I'd have. I also uploaded 57 videos this year, which I'm also pretty proud of, seeing as I also had a degree to finish for half of the year too! The introduction of weekly vlogs was something I loved and definitely want to continue. I'm constantly aiming to make my videos better, more fun, higher quality and always trying to push the boundaries in my editing, so heres to all of those in 2017. A huge thank you to my other half, Henry for putting up with things like filming lookbooks, shooting outfits in the cold, waiting to eat his meals so I can vlog/instagram it and for generally being quite wonderful. 
Friends
Friends
I love this crazy bunch of people more than anything. I have always loved and appreciated my friends, but this year I have come to appreciate the times spent with my them so much more. Since half of us have moved from Brighton, we have to make more of an effort to see each other as we're not living just up the road from each other anymore. It's just made me look forward to the times spent with them so much more - whether we're going on a big night out of drinks and dancing or lounging about eating all the food and drinking all the tea. It's fun, whatever we do. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that anyone of us is always there for one another no matter what. Some of my happiest and funniest memories this year have been with them and I'm so excited for many more memories to be made next year. Friendships like these are so important and I've really come to realise that in 2016. 
(We even have a Whatsapp group together now, so we're like totally official...) 

Of course, the support, love and time spent with my family this year has been amazing too. I just want to mention out little cat Mickey who we sadly lost in June. Not a day goes by where I don't think of this little one, his soft fluffy tum and sweet little face, and although I want to keep this all happy, he bought us nearly 16 years of joy, so I think he deserves a mention. 

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2016, you've been intense and I'm so excited to see what 2017 throws at me and feeling ready to start exploring what this world has got to give me. 

My New Years Resolutions will be up on Monday. I've really thought long and hard about them this year. 


What are your happiest moments of 2016?
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  1. Sounds like it's been a great year for you, and what wonderful news on your degree certification! Here's to 2017!

    The Little Things | Louise x

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    1. Thank you! Woop, here's to 2017 indeed! xx

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