The 2014 Year Jar

The 2014 Year Jar

Writing this I just can’t believe that 2014 is over. Most people probably say that every year to be honest but 2014 has been a really great year for me. 

For me 2014 marked huge changes in my life. The most obvious being leaving Sixth Form and going off to university in Manchester. And while I’m sad to leave and move away from old friends I’ve met some amazing new people and discovered an amazing new place which I am now able to call my second home. 

This time last year I was in a very different place in my life. I had been knocked and I was very insecure and unsure about what I was doing and my plans for the future. In 2014 I turned over a new leaf and tried to be more positive. Inspired by Pinterest (as is increasingly the case) this year I kept something that I like to call a year jar. Every time that something happens or I do something that makes me feel happy I write it down on a little piece of paper, fold it up small and put it in the jar. It’s just anything big or small that made me smile and feel good, from getting to university to finishing a good book or having a nice coffee catch up with an old friend. Then at the end of 2014 I can open up all the little bits of paper with my happy memories and it will remind me what a great year this has been. 

I think this is a really inspiring and beautiful idea that more people should try. It keeps me feeling positive and reminds me not to take the little things for granted.  

I also wanted to share with you pictures from some of my favourite moments of 2014. 

Katherine Penney Chic New Year Photos 2014
Happy New Year Everyone! Hope you have had a wonderful 2014 and best wishes for the next year. Lets make it an amazing one! xx



  1. January 1, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Guaauuu, sin duda es una forma estupenda de recordar todas las cosas buenas que te han pasado.

    Espero que este sea también un gran año para ti.

    Bye, bye.

  2. January 1, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    Muchos gracias! Espero que este sea también un gran año para ti! xx

  3. January 1, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    aww this is such a lovely idea. Im glad 2014 was good for you, and i hope 2015 is even better still 🙂 x

  4. January 4, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Aww this is such a lovely blog post! I think i'll do the same thing too!x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *