2014 was...

The year I got married!
Alice and Simon (146 of 366)
There is no doubt in my heart that this was the best year of my life. It was the toughest, most anticipated year of both mine and my husband's life, and with it delivered emotion that I had never experienced in my entire 25 years.
 Nothing could have ever prepared me for what was ahead... a few weeks before the wedding I suddenly burst into tears whilst driving home. I was so scared, anxious, excited, and completely overcome with emotion. 
But that little cry got me to the church on time, and that moment will stay with me forever just like - Dad giving me away, finally saying 'I do', signing the wedding register, having our first dance (Heroes by David Bowie), arriving in Fiji, all these once in a lifetime moments captured in my heart.
This Christmas Simon's Grandad looked at me and said "That was the best wedding I have ever been to - I didn't think you had it in you" and those words summed up the entire year for me. Because he was completely right. For so long, I was the girl who nobody took much notice of - the girl who got bullied for having frizzy hair and being a bit fat. I was the girl who didn't have a boyfriend, I was the 'Goth' girl, and ultimately I was the shy one, the girl who could barely speak a single word to a stranger.
This year has taught me that quite literally anything is possible. I overcame all of my insecurities and weaknesses to become the person that I am today - and I am proud of what I have, because I did it all by myself, and I'm not going to for a second let anyone take that from me.
This year was so extraordinary, and I'm not going to for a second stop believing, dreaming and above all loving.

 I'm Alice Taylor, and I'm finally proud to be me.
See you in 2015!


  1. Aw, this is such a lovely post to read! You should definitely be proud of being you :) Here's to an equally wonderful 2015 x

  2. Hey lovely lady! What an inspirational post, I'm so pleased for you and it's incredible to see how far you've come! My year has been similar (although didn't get married, I had a baby!) so I know how you're feeling right now xx wishing you and hubby all the best for 2015 xx

  3. Such a lovely post - I hope you have an amazing 2015.

    Lizzie Dripping

  4. What a great way to end 2014 and a good place to be in for 2015!

    Victoria x

  5. I am happy for you that you achieved what you wanted!!x

  6. This post shines with positivity! I remember the blogger's meet up post, you shone around like minded people and I think it takes that bit of courage and then theres no stopping you. You're an inspiration.

  7. Such a beautifull post. Its such an inspiration that you have achieved so much on your own and found happiness.

    Happy New year and happy blogging


  8. Such a lovely post, happy new year to you, hope 2015 is even better!

    Maria xxx

  9. What a beautiful post. I'm so chuffed for you, from one 'outsider' (so to say) to another. Congratulations on a fabulous year and I hope 2015 brings even more happiness.

    Best Wishes, Danielle xo


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