Blessed Christmas to all of you my loyal readers!
How time flies, and here we are at the end of 2015. I remember writing a year in recap post for 2014 not too long ago, and here I am writing another for the year. For Bag Addicts Anonymous, this year has been a particularly eventful one in terms of collaborations, from Bottega Veneta, Dior, and Repetto, to Hermès, and Melissa. It was also my first time collaborating with a print magazine, and what an honour it was, to have my print debut as a 6-pager! The BAA Facebook page has also surpassed 10,000 likes this year and is currently at 11,000++!
Blog-work aside, I have also been going through some trying times this year -- interviewees not responding had led to a total overhaul and change in my methodology. This had led to a mad dash to collect data in 8 months, which PhDers would spend a year to a year and a half doing. And then comes data analysis and writing 25,000 words in time for my big panel review, which I am currently working towards, and super close to the deadline. Despite that, it only made me strive harder and push myself even more because I can, and I will do it! I am thankful for both the ups and the downs, for it certainly makes the journey more meaningful.
I admit, there are some days when I'm so bogged down with academic work that blogging becomes a little overwhelming, but then I remember, the support all of you have given me all these years, and that itself gives me motivation to keep doing what I do on the blog. A MASSIVE thank you firstly to God, and also to all of you who have been loyal blog readers and/or social media followers, for, without which, this wouldn't have been possible.
May you have a joyous Christmas celebration and let's strive to make 2016 even bigger and better!
*image via History.com