This Year I…


This year has been the year of change for me. I'm not just talking about 2018, I'm talking about 26. From the second I turned 26 my whole life started changing. Friendship dynamics, romantic and professional relationships, everything slowly started to change and a whole year later, nothing is really the same. Some relationships are better, healthier even, and some almost seemed to reach an expired date, no matter how much you try to save them or hold on to them. And from the bigger things down to the little things, new car, new living situation, new work out routines, nothing is the same. At first I can wholeheartedly say I wasn't ready, but I never stopped pushing forwards because though our comfort zones are wonderful places, we can't always grow there. Even now, I feel the tide starting to shift again, and some things are still uncertain, but I don't feel afraid anymore. And I'm proud of that. I'm so immensely proud of how far I've come this year, both mentally and physically, and I feel ready for the next year ahead.




But before I crack on with another year of being awesome, let's recap: This Year I...

1. Embraced being a boss and a business owner.

2. Taught myself to set boundaries and to feel comfortable walking away from half ass relationships.

3. Decided to be fearless

4. Questioned everything I've ever wanted

5. Felt unstoppable

6. Started really living

7. Changed my reading material

8. Decided that personal style is a myth

9. I also decided it's okay to change your mind, so maybe one day I'll be really dedicated to having a curated wardrobe again.

10. Learnt that there's a real power in staying in your lane and being unapologetically yourself (providing you're not hurting anybody)





11. Ate the PERFECT roast dinner.

12. Made friends

13. Terminated friendships

14. Drank a lot of gin

15. Got over my fear of flying (and house spiders)

16 Fell back in love with my job

17. Got in to astrology after denying it for 26 years

18. Learnt not all change (even the scary change) is bad change.

19. Felt proud of myself.

20. Loved people in my life more fiercely than ever before.

21. Cried a lot, made mistakes, and did not always have my shizz together.

This year was the year I grew up and grew in to myself.



  1. Frida
    03 Oct 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Felt like this little text got me as a viewer and reader so much closer to you, and I love that. Cheers to you babes, for this year and the next to come! Xx

  2. FAB
    04 Oct 2018 / 12:58 pm

    I LOVE that your are so blunt and straight to the point Suzie!!! I feel that you have inspired me to find my true self the past few months with all your videos!

  3. Shalane Janse van Rensburg
    04 Oct 2018 / 1:15 pm

    I love this post. You are truly an inspiration. I live by the motto of F.L.Y – First Love Yourself. All things will follow after that.

  4. Georgia
    04 Oct 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I love this post!!!! Re-capping your achievements is an amazing thing to do! The pictures are also incredible!

  5. Janine
    05 Oct 2018 / 6:31 am

    Looove this post, so encouraging ans motivating! And let me tell you Suzie, we can See that you are at an amazing place right now, it shines through in your content!
    Xx Janine

  6. jana
    05 Oct 2018 / 1:42 pm

    You are an inspiration! Always so positive in life even though life isn’t always rainbows and sunshine! You seem so happy in your vlogs.
    Keep up being you, and life live how YOU want it, because it inspires the rest to do the same 😉

  7. Lisa Autumn
    07 Oct 2018 / 10:57 am

    Girl you are such a queen!

    x Lisa |

  8. Macey
    10 Oct 2018 / 6:20 am

    Loved seeing you in my feed again!! I’ve definitely also gotten a lot bolder this year, and I wonder why I didn’t get to doing that sooner. I hope I always push forward & stay strong, getting even more brave and going even more out of my comfort zone xx

  9. Trish
    13 Oct 2018 / 10:44 pm

    Hi Suzie, I just saw your vlog about making decisions that may upset others and the stress that day to day events create for you and I applaud you. It is hard being in the spotlight and always having to be ‘on’. it is always hard trying to be ‘on’ just living day to day and your not on social media for a living. it is nice that you can be open and real. We really need to do this more often with each other. I am feeling you as I am going through a life changing event with the break down of my marriage. It is hard and makes the day to day really, really hard but when you have children and work you have to keep going. Your talk was inspiring and I think you need to make choices in your life that suit you. living through others and for others does not work,eventually it will come crashing down in a fantastically, dramatic way. So try and avoid that. So be you and well done.

  10. Emma Bought What
    15 Oct 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Love this post – so honest! I’ve been following you for years and I can see how the points you’ve mentioned in this post have come through in your content recently x

  11. Lisa
    17 Oct 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I really think you should do a whole post or video about “how” you did it. I want to be more fearless too – I want to own my opinion and not feel scared of making my point. I do it but in a nice way and I feel like I need to be more straight to the point. I want to embrace myself, my style and stop thinking about what people will think about it.
    You have definitely transformed this year, in a beautiful way. And I loved watching it happen. You are an inspiration!

  12. Victoria
    19 Oct 2018 / 1:29 pm

    Such a great post, straight to the point and I love that. I am still yet to get over my fear of spiders and I don’t think I ever will. I have also terminated friendships this year and got the positive vibes back in my life.

  13. Fatima
    24 Oct 2018 / 2:41 am

    AMAZING ! keep up the great job. You look beautiful in these photos

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  15. Leanne Marshall
    01 Nov 2018 / 9:35 am

    It sounds like you have had the most incredible year for growth. I can honestly say I have too, It all started with the breakup of my ex and I and I have really lived my life this past 18 months…. You will gain a ridiculous amount of confidence each day and grow even more! Keep being awesome & fearless babes!

    Leanne |

  16. surya
    01 Nov 2018 / 12:37 pm

    nice pictures…

  17. Raj
    01 Nov 2018 / 12:38 pm

    your so beautiful…

  18. Paladugu
    04 Dec 2018 / 10:12 am

    That’s true. When we Overcome our fears and step up the game, that would be our ultimate victory.
    And I loved this goal of yours “Embraced being a boss and a business owner.” which is very similar to mine.

  19. Cindy Ellis
    06 Jan 2019 / 4:04 am

    I’ve been following you for years. It’s so nice to come away from the atrocities in the news and the hard stuff in day to day life to take a look back at history’s greatest people…..
    You are an inspiration! Thanks again.

    XO, Cindy