Another year gone..

hello April here! As per tradition I’m writing a blog post to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 into my life! So grab that cup of eggnog, snug up next to the Christmas tree and we’ll jump into it.. (what even is eggnog tho?)


Well it’s been a bit of a crazy year for me! But to truly understand let me set the scene for you…

It’s New years eve 2017 and I’m working in a horrible little cafe with no closing hours.. yep you heard me right, no closing hours! The plan was to leave before 8pm but it’s gone 9:30 and I’m starting to think I’ll never get out before midnight. As the last few customers leave, me and two other staff member make a mad dash to close down shop and get out before more customers come and keep us open longer. I finally manage to escape then it’s a train ride home to house with no furniture, other than a Christmas tree and a worried Cole who also didn’t think I would make it home in time for midnight. We walk to the local pub and sit with a couple pints as the new year bells ring. We’ve only got each other and a dream to make OurVibes a successful business. A midnight kiss and a cold walk home to our blow up mattress we cuddle under the covers, hopeful for the year to come…

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Well.. a lot has changed since then!

  • We finally got some furniture and turned our empty house into a home, so a real bed for us this year!

  • We quit the forever open cafe and I found a job that I actually enjoy going to

  • We made Cardiff our home, complete with the best bunch of friends I could ask for.

  • OurVibes actually started to earn money! (and turned into an apparel business)

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It’s honestly been one of the hardest years of my life, a few times it’s been very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel but with Cole by my side we’ve always found our way back on course.


I think this is the most excited I’ve been for a new year to come! Last year we laid out the foundations for OurVibes to grow and this year is all about shaping our brand and earning enough money to quit our jobs so we can work our own business full time! We’ve been working on new lines and a new brand image so I’m mega excited to share it with you all!

In personal goals.. I have a lot this year..

Just a few of them are:

  • get three more tattoos/ a leg sleeve

  • learn Spanish

  • be a flexible yoga master with the power to handstand anywhere, anytime

  • Take up pole dancing classes

  • go on a little explore in a different country

( I could go on but I’ll leave it there for now!)

I honestly can’t wait to get started on everything and kick 2019’s butt! But for now… Merry Christmas! Lets all enjoy being lazy and eating too much before the real hard work begins.


What are your goals for next year? And what kind of year have you had? Let me know in the comments.

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And I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

April x