2014 is here finally! I wish you guys all the best for 2014. Thank you for following me and supporting me, it means a lot to me!
2013 was full of ups and downs, and more downs than ups. Unfortunately we tend to remember the negatives more than the positives. So let's just look at the positives now:
I have met some amazing people. Through work, through training and places you wouldn't even think it could happen. One of my best decisions this year was to switch countries when it comes to competing. I competed in Hungary and represented Hungary at an international competition. I didn't place, but it's not the reflection of my success here. My success in this process was to be able to get into that shape and stand on stage and be proud of how I looked because that was one of my best shape and conditions ever. That is success for me because even though it is a competition where you compete against other people but the biggest competition is with yourself to improve how you looked last time. Not only that but it was a great feeling to finally belong to a team, belong to a country. Even though I have lived in London for the past 10 years, I competed in this country and represented the UK at international events in 2012, there was never any signs of team spirit here. Thank you for the Hungarian team and Zoltan Vida to make me feel I belong there. He has also done a wonderful job with getting me stage ready in the last 3 weeks of the prep when no-one could help me anymore and my weight just didn't want to go down. These were the progress photos:
and how you screw it up after the competition 🙂
I have had a few photoshoots with different photographers but one really stands out: Jakob Gronkjaer. He is a perfectionist. He would not stop until he gets the photo right and then the photo is not just good, but it's awesome! I'm hoping to have another shoot with him soon, we have some unfinished business!
I was very lucky to be able to travel a bit in 2013. I visited Hungary twice, spent some time in Turkey and went to Hamburg to compete.
It is definitely not everything but the most important things that happened in 2013. I feel blessed because I have a family that support me, I have true friends and even though not everything works out the way I want it to but I know that everything happens for a reason. You might not know the reason straight away, but don't lose the faith. Even if something bad happens to you, it is because there's something a lot better coming your way in the end. And maybe - just maybe - you appreciate the good a lot more if you have to go through a lot of bad before it happens. Can you imagine if everything happens the way you want it, when you want it? Have you ever thought about that if you could have whatever you want, would you even want it? So try and work with what you have. Never give up your dreams, miracles happen every day!