Hello 2019!

Hello 2019!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! This is my first post of 2019 and it feels good to be back. I took a whole two weeks off at Christmas from work and my blog just to chill, over-indulge and spend quality time with my family.My Big Bash at 40 - The Doals pose for a photoI had a hectic run-up to Christmas because I decided to take part in Blogmas this year. The aim had been to complete 25 posts in 25 days but I only managed 15.

What am I saying?! I’m so pleased and proud of myself that I managed 15 – so scrap that last remark! It was difficult to say the least.Hello 2019 - RosieWork was crazy in the build-up to Christmas and we had many festive events booked as a family too. All of that and just the general madness of the season would have been enough for me to give up after a week, but I don’t give up easily.

I’m glad I challenged myself and 15 posts is not bad at all, especially as it was only my first year of blogging.What I Wore - Wedding Day Peach Lace LehngaThat brings me on to now. I can’t believe A Rosie World turned one on New Year’s Day. A lot of people have been wishing me Happy Anniversary but I think of my blog as a child.

I nurture it, invest in it, spend quality time growing it and in turn it gives me joy. A year ago my blog was born and therefore it’s just celebrated it’s first birthday.Hello 2019 - A Rosie WorldI put out a message on my socials last week, thanking the people who have really helped me in my journey in some way or another. Sukh pushed me to do this years ago but I always doubted myself. My kids were also a lot younger so I didn’t think I would have the time.

I also felt vulnerable. Would people like what I wrote? Would they follow my journey? And would the blogging community accept me?
An Autumn Wardrobe With River Island - Brown Bobble Knit JumperBut I finally decided to do it. Sukh bought me a laptop for Christmas and told me to just start writing. Towards the end of the year, he worked on my site with his brother.

A Rosie World is Sukh’s vision and therefore his baby too. It may have my name on the door, but he pours his heart and soul in to it.

He sits there night after night, editing vlogs, proof reading my next post, grading my photos. I know I don’t have to thank him over and over again but I can’t express just how much he has continually inspired me and always pushed me to strive for more.16 Years - Sukh and I at a weddingMy kids – Shalini and Shivam – have also played a huge part in this journey. After all, they give me such amazing content to write just by being themselves and doing what they do.

They pose for photos whenever I ask them to, accompany me to events, give their own honest reviews on days’ out. They’ve also begun to think of this blog as a sibling!Hello 2019 - My FamilyMy friends and family have also been supportive. Some of them have gone above and beyond for me. I appreciate each and every one who has offered me support, ideas or feedback.

The blogging community has been amazing. I have been accepted in to this huge world of talented writers, poets and photographers who blog about all genres.

My fellow bloggers have featured my posts several times, interviewed me for their own blogs and allowed me to write guest posts for them. Never in my wildest dreams had I imagined this would happen so quickly.Out In The Wild - With A Fine Fluffy Black Jumper And ConverseBut above all, you – my readers – are very important to me because without you, this blog would just be words on a page. Every click on a post, every page view, every like and every comment is really appreciated.

I have high hopes for 2019 and want to grow my blog even more. I want to continue to share my life with you; my ups and downs, my learnings in life and my achievements. I hope you will continue to join me on this rollercoaster of a journey.

Thank you.Summer Season - Palazzo Stripe Trousers

37 Comments

  1. January 8, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    So many beautiful pictures!! Happy New Year and happy Blog Birthday!! It’s a funny old place this blogging world but it’s worth it. #TwinklyTuesday

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much – yes it is but you’re right, it’s worth it x

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much xxx

  2. January 8, 2019 / 9:29 pm

    Congrats on your own year Blog anniversary. Best of luck with it all in 2019. #TriumphantTales

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 9, 2019 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much Neil 🙂

  3. January 9, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Congratulations one one year! A lot of people don’t last that long, so well done – and 15 blog posts for Blogmas is great, I’ve never even attempted it! Thanks so much for sharing with #TriumphantTales and a very Happy New Year to you.

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 10, 2019 / 6:00 pm

      Thanks Jaki. I’m so glad I’ve hit that first milestone xxx

  4. January 10, 2019 / 6:18 pm

    Such beautiful photos, happy new year #stayclassymuma

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 10, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      Happy New Year Karen. Thank you x

  5. Mashibaby
    January 10, 2019 / 7:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing this! Wishing you a wonderful upcoming new year of 2019!

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 10, 2019 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you. Right back atchya x

  6. January 12, 2019 / 10:30 am

    So glad you joined the blogging community, it’s scary to put yourself out there but it has such big rewards! Looking forward to another year of reading. #DreamTeam

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 12, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks Heather. Yes its scary but I’m so glad I took the plunge x

  7. Mary Leigh @ Live Well Play Together
    January 12, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    What a fun year! 15 posts in a month is really great – so good for you! I’m glad you recognized that as an accomplishment! I agree with you so much on how much we benefit from the support of our family and community when it comes to blogging! My blog is only almost 2 years old and I definitely still think of it as a baby! <3 Wishing you all the best in 2019!

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 13, 2019 / 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Mary. Can’t believe how fast this year actually flew. Wishing you all the success in your blog too x

  8. January 12, 2019 / 10:53 pm

    Happy blog birthday! My husband was the person who believed in me and got me started on my blog: it’s good to have someone pushing you when you doubt yourself! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 13, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks Laura. Exactly. We all need that one person who pushes us to excel x

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 11:49 am

      Thank you so much Jo – and for all your support this last year too x

  9. January 13, 2019 / 11:57 pm

    Well done on your first year and here’s to another year of blogging adventures and growth. Remember your blog should always serve you and not the other way around or that is my learning from over 10 years of blogging. Also enjoy the different seasons of blogging. You are doing great and how wonderful to have support too from those at home and those online #BlogCrush

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 11:48 am

      Hi Kate this is so lovely to hear. I’ve loved reading your blog posts this last year and it’s been wonderful that you’ve kept up with my journey too. Here’s to a bigger and better 2019 for us both x

  10. January 14, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    Happy anniversary. I completely get what you mean about it feeling like another child. It won’t be long before you’ll be looking back at posts you’d forgotten, days out that fade in your memory and remembering the details again. Hope 2019 treats you well. #MMBC

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks Cheryl. Looking forward to my child’s second year! x

  11. January 14, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Happy New Year and Happy Blog Birthday! Here’s to a fabulous 2019, thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 14, 2019 / 4:53 pm

      Thank you Kate xxx

  12. January 15, 2019 / 11:36 am

    It sounds like you’ve had an amazing year! Yay!
    Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 15, 2019 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you. Yes it was a great 2018 x

  13. January 16, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    A very happy birthday to your blog!! I hope you continue to enjoy blogging and all it brings through 2019 , as always your pictures are stunning. #blogcrush

  14. January 16, 2019 / 10:48 pm

    You look so stylish and elegant in every photo: how do you manage it??? Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 2:57 pm

      Thanks so much Laura. Nothing a bit of makeup can’t help! x

  15. mackenzieglanville
    January 17, 2019 / 10:38 am

    It is such a big step putting yourself out into the blogging community so you should be so proud of yourself! Congrats! The photos are beautiful, happy 2019! Thanks for sharing with #ABloggingGoodTime

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you. It’s been a great journey so far x

  16. Lucy At Home
    January 17, 2019 / 9:52 pm

    Oh wow – congratulations on your 1 year blog-iversary! It’s so lovely to hear what a family enterprise this is, and how you all work together on this new hobby. #blogcrush

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 18, 2019 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks so much, Lucy. We’re all enjoying this new journey together x

  17. January 20, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    Happy blog anniversary! What a beautiful post. I hope this year brings many more wonderful opportunities your way. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Hope you’ve had a good weekend. x

    • Rosie
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Jayne. Looking forward to a great year x

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