Wow another year has just passed by, it seems like only yesterday I was writing my Best of 2013 and yet the time has come to look back at make a recap of my 2014 highlights. For me 2014 has been a year of many changes, but most importantly this year has made me realize what my goals are and I feel more determined to make them happen. I have realized that if you stay focused, work hard and believe in yourself, good things will definitely happen. It is never easy but it is definitely doable.
In the end of 2013 I had set a goal to launch my project which is Passion for Greece a social travel platform designed to share remarkable travel stories with like minded people. My patience and will was tested a number of times throughout the year but finally this project went live on 6 October 2014. This was my greatest accomplishment for 2014 which I am looking forward to growing in the New Year. I am thankful to those who stood by me and helped me in making this dream come true and those who tested my will likewise.
In April I traveled to Italy and explored Tuscany by train which I have crossed off my bucket-list being one of the trips I wanted to take. I also went out of my comfort zone and lived on the island of Crete for two months which was a truly remarkable experience. I have learned to love this island and met some wonderful people there.
For the first time this year I attended TBEX which was held in Athens in the end of October, falling on my birthday which I celebrated in Athens for a change. For those who have been following my adventures know that I have a tradition to celebrate my birthdays in different cities each year. On this occasion it was an opportunity to combine my birthday celebration with the Passion for Greece launch party. TBEX was a lifetime experience where I met some amazing people, and this is where I also received a great birthday present, meeting a totally awesome New Yorker named Marissa Tejada who has written a fabulous chick lit called Chasing Athens. Given my obsession with New York, meeting a New Yorker living in Athens was definitely a great sign. Marissa and I have been working hard on a few new projects which we can’t wait to announce in January 2015.
Speaking of meeting inspiring people, you might have noticed that the photography on Live Your Passion has taken a whole different level. In the beginning of 2014 I started a new collaboration with Rania Gallianos Divajo Photography who is not only one of my favourite people to work with but she has become a good friend that has supported me throughout the year. Thanks to Rania I also met Vicky Bouzouni who is the Founder of Style-Rules and we have worked on the holiday special Hotel Blogger Experience photographed at Grecotel Pallas Athena. We have more projects in the making. I feel 2015 is going to be the best year yet!
Wishing all my readers a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Thank you for reading and for following my adventures. xoxo ES