Hello 2015 | Looking Back on 2014

Hey Beauties! 

Seeing as New Years Eve is finally upon us, I thought I would take a second to sit down and really chat with you guys (well as much as you can through a computer haha). The past year has just flown by and it really amazes me how much has changed in my life in 365 days. Now that we are moving on to another year, I wanted to take a step back and look at all of the things that have happened, because every single moment of this past year has had an impact on who I am today. 

When I look at who I was a year ago, I literally cannot express how blessed I feel for all of the memories and experiences I have been lucky enough to have. A year ago, I was still trying to figure out what to do with my life, I knew what I wanted to do but it didn’t seem realistic. I finally decided to bite the bullet and start my own space on the Internet, it is now almost a full year from the day I opened up La Belle Sirene and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. This blog has changed me in so many ways, I have become so much more confident and I have put myself in situations that I never would have done before. I have had amazing opportunities and made wonderful friendships. I have met people who I cannot imagine being without and I have found a best friend who I will be eternally grateful for. My sense of self is so vastly different from last year and I am amazed at what I have accomplished in such a short period of time. Sitting here right now, if you were to ask me what I was most thankful for from this past year, I would say:

– everlasting friendship

– meeting my best friend Stephanie

– my new found confidence

– my mental health

– the support of my boyfriend

– my family

– the support of the Canadian Beauty Bloggers

– and so much more! 

So thank you to every single person I have encountered over this past year and thank you to both the good and the bad memories that have made me who I am today. I am so incredibly grateful for every moment and every opportunity and I cannot wait to see what 2015 will bring. 

Happy New Year Beauties!

Remember that you are all beautiful and you are all important. 



  1. Jen27
    January 1, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    Sounds like such a wonderful year for you, Courtney! So nice to have 'met' you in 2014. All the very best to you in the New Year! xo-Jenwww.vibrantbeautyblog.com

    • Courtney Connolly
      January 4, 2015 / 9:34 pm

      It was so nice to have "met" you too! I hope we can't in person this year!

  2. Simply Fashion TV
    January 1, 2015 / 8:16 pm

    Yay! What a lovely and inspirational post! Thanks for sharing!

    • Courtney Connolly
      January 4, 2015 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

  3. A Certain Romance
    January 2, 2015 / 3:46 am

    Happy New Year love! I'm so happy we finally got to meet and I hope you have an even better year in 2015! xxx

    • Courtney Connolly
      January 4, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks beauty! I was so happy to have met you and I hope we can get together again soon! x

  4. Melanie
    January 2, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    What a wonderful message. I'm so glad to hear that you had a wonderful year and i'm sure another great one is to come! :)Melanie – http://imnotabeautyguru.blogspot.ca/

    • Courtney Connolly
      January 4, 2015 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much Melanie! Thank you for your support this year!

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    February 14, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    It is great that you were able to achieve these results within a short period of time. You have noticed some changes that occurred over the past year.

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