Friday, January 1

2015.


I started 2015 by going to bed early and completely missing the countdown for the first time in years. I wasn't in the happiest of places and was quite pleased to see the back of 2014 to be honest. As the new year came round, I decided to change this attitude and mindset. Besides, a positive mind equals a positive life. What did I want to do this year? What goals did I want to set and how am I going to achieve them? I was single for the first time in years, I'd just gone part time at a new job to focus on my blog and channel and life was fairly good. Little did I know all of this was ahead of me...

January 9th - Booked my first solo trip around America for the summer with Trek America.
February 2nd - Uploaded my first Weekly Vlog.
February 10th - Gave blood for the first time.
February 15th - My YouTube channel hit 1 Million views.
March 12th - Started working at Go Ape for the summer.
March 24th - My 21st Birthday.
March 28th - Saw Wicked in London.
March 30th - 18K subscribers.
April 2nd - Got a new car, my third Citroen C1.
April 23rd - Visited Lush Oxford St for the launch of their flagship store.
May 23rd - Guest List and attendee for BeautyCon, London.
May 24th - 19K subscribers.
May 29th - Hard work meant
 I was finally able to pay off my trip to America. Huge goal.
June 23rd - Flying to AMERICA. BA upgraded me to World Traveller plus, felt very VIP.
June 25th - San Diego Zoo and Mission Beach.
June 27th - Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.
June 28th - Watched the sunrise and then hiked 3 miles in and out of the Canyon.
June 29th - Vegas, baby.
July 3rd - Hiking Yosemite National Park, unbelievable views.
July 4th - San Francisco!
July 7th - LA, Walk of Fame and Venice Beach.
July 8th - Disneyland & Disney California Adventure, best day of the trip.
July 14th - New Forest Aqua Park and camping with my Go Ape friends.
July 18th - 20K subscribers.
August 2nd - 21K subscribers.

August 4th - Raft building, climbing and filming with NCS.
August 19th - BBC LIVE TV. Victoria Derbyshire programme discussing ASA guidelines.
September 17th - Saw Miss Saigon in London.
September 20th - My final day at Go Ape. An incredible experience and friendships for life.
September 28th - First international press trip to Milan with Huawei to celebrate Vogue China's 10th Birthday.

October 4th - Finalist in the Olympia Beauty Blogger Awards for Best Vlog.
October 5th - Discovering I'd been shortlisted in the Cosmo Blog Awards for two categories.

October 11th - 23K subscribers.
October 31st - Halloween fancy dress with my Go Ape friends, a super fun night.

November 4th - Huawei UK launch for their smartwatch at the Mondrian Hotel, London.
November 5th - Funfair and fireworks with Go Ape friends, again.
November 13th - 24K subscribers.
November 19th - Winner of Beauty Beauty & Highly Commended Best Vlog at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015.
December 18th - 25K subscribers. Reached my end of year subscriber goal.
December 20th - Italy!! Skiing for Christmas in Sauze d'Oulx.
December 31st - Featured in Cosmo Magazine, February 2016 edition. 

2015 has hands down been my best year yet. Highs and lows of course, but everything that happened shaped and changed me to who I am today. I am proud of me, proud of my channel/blog and proud of all the decisions and risks I decided to take. I met some amazing people and friends for life. Thank you so much for joining me on my journey, here's to an even bigger and better 2016!

Lots of love, 



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11 comments

  1. This is such a great way to round up the year, think I'm going to start keeping a note of dates too! You've had such a varied and fun year, it's been great watching it all in your weekly vlogs. I started weekly vlogging a month or so ago and am hoping to keep it going for as long as you have - it's a great way of keeping a record of everything and will be lovely to watch back in a few years. I'm so pleased that you're entering 2016 in a much happier frame of mind, all the best!

    Lynne xx cocktailsanddaydreams.com / youtube.com/lynney85

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  2. That's amazing Brogan. I hope 2016 will be even more awesome for you!
    Hannah xx http://hannaahlondon.blogspot.com/

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  3. You've had such a good year Brogan and I bet it's only going to get better for you! I've watched you for years and I could tell how much you loved this year. It's been so nice being able to follow you along this passed year with these weekly vlogs. I can't believe it's nearly been a year since you starting posting them:-)!
    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk/

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  4. Well Done Brogan, when it's put like that it certainly does seem as though 2015 was your year!!!! You achieved so much and I have a feeling 2016 will be even bigger & better for you!!! =) Woop woop!! So excited for you and for everything to come. I for one am excited to meet #mysteryman hehe! :P xoxo

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  5. Sounds like you had an amazing year, I hope 2016 is even better for you


    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  6. You've achieved so much this year b and have inspired a lot of others (myself introduced) to press ourselves to reach our goals. I've said it many times in 2015 but I'm so proud of you and so proud to have you as one of my closest friends! Love you xxx

    Dionne - www.deedeelouise.com

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  7. WOW, WHAT A YEAR :) So proud of all that you've achieved and I'm so happy you're happy. Happy new year!

    Katie | www.JustKatiee.com

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  8. You've had an awesome year. Your weekly vlogs have became such a standard in my life. I have 9-5 or 9-6 days at uni every Monday so I love coming home and watching your videos when I eat my dinner. Think I might try this date idea for this year :)

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  9. What a year! That's a really long list of fab things, a lovely way to look back at the last 12 months. Here's to an even more awesome 2016 xx

    Zoe at Splodz Blogz http://splodzblogz.co.uk/ | YouTube https://www.youtube.com/splodzblogzcouk

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  10. This made me a bit emotional reading this, especially as I got to watch you accomplish all of this in your weekly vlogs! You've had such a brilliant year, congrats on 25k!!

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  11. Omg B, this post made me cry...what am I like ayy?? Love you B!! Hope I eventually get to meet you and wish you and Paul all the luck in the world sounds like a keeper xxx (FelicityLydia)

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