Reviewing The Year: 2014

Posted on: December 25, 2014 Category: Lifestyle


2014 has been such an incredible year – to say the least.

From fulfilling and maxing out my guiding words for the year, to the magical moments that have unfolded this year … I’m reflecting on all that have transpired in 2014, below.

My Guiding Words for 2014

Every year I carve out some time to reflect on what I desire to create and experience for the year. It’s an intuitive, heart-centered, intent-filled process that I adore.

For 2014, I had these three words scrawled front and center on my vision board.

The 3 words of the year, preceeded by ‘I AM’:

Freedom. Love. Success.

The freedom to travel, to live the life I love, to experience my desires, to make choices – to be who I am. To be Love, to have an abundance of unconditional love in my life, and to love freely. And finally, to embody and experience success on my terms, and what my definition of success was.

Success On Your Own Terms

What does success look like to you? I believe we all have different definitions of ‘success’ and defining them clearly can assist us in tuning into the goals we are truly aligned with – which of course, makes achieving these goals a lot easier and straightforward!

For me, success in 2014 looked like: Completing my final year of being full-time at university and graduating with a minimum of 75%, travelling to places that lit me up, continue running my business and coaching clients, being in a beautiful relationship, and being surrounded and supported by people who are committed to their dreams.

I also made a decision in December 2013 to take on an international life and business coaching certification course to further master my skills as a coach and serve my clients on a higher level. Success meant arriving at 31st December, knowing that I have fulfilled all of the above.

And Wow – 2014, you’ve over-delivered. :)

Travelling to My Heart’s Content. Living The Life I Love.

March: Los Angeles

IMG_2796 1

IMG_2808 1

IMG_2846 1



2014 started with a luxurious trip to LA as part of my coaching certification, where we stayed in The Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey. I learnt to say ‘YES’ to my desires – and take a stand for them, no matter what. I learnt that when a woman has made the decision to have something no matter what, and she says ‘YES’ to her desires, the Universe ALWAYS finds a way to fulfil and deliver.

I met my coach and learnt so much, met clients and colleagues from all around the world (in person, finally!), and also finally met with past coaching client and friend Polly Alexandre. I roomed with Polly (and little did I know then that we would continue to have many more adventures together).

Finally, I learnt that I really enjoyed being in beautiful and luxurious environments, further adding that to my intentions and desires. More of that in my life, please!

April: Bali


IMG_3069 1 copy



A leisurely trip to Ubud, Bali with my sister, where we filled our bellies with lots of organic and yummy food, enjoyed luxurious massages, practiced yoga, and were blown away by the genuine and kind spirit of the Balinese people.

Bali – you were incredibly beautiful and I can’t wait to return! Next Bali spot I’m being called to explore: Uluwatu.

June: Paris




I jetsetted to Paris in June for the next live coaching event. I hosted an in-person intensive with a go-getting client (who then went on to create her first $20k month!), learnt more about wealth consciousness, how to show up as a the empowered feminine in relationships, and deepened my mastery in the art of coaching.

Paris always expands my reality – the beauty and joie de vivre. My inner Frenchie adores all of Paris!

A Parisian Photoshoot




Paris has such a special place in my heart. And I knew that one of my desires for 2014 was to have a photoshoot in 2014 with my photographer Wendy.

It was an empowering experience of asking for what I envisioned the photoshoot to look like, working with a creative visionary photographer and makeup artist, and falling in love with my photos afterwards. I wrote more about the power of asking for what you want, here.

July: Ibiza





IMG_4393 1

IMG_4467 1


When Polly invited me to Ibiza I knew it was a definite YES! A week of beautiful oceanic views, dancing nights, and deep conversations – tied up with a day of synchronistic shopping and lounging at a beach club.

I’m so grateful for the experience – from learning to trust unconditionally, friendship, cherishing beauty, and learning to embrace beauty in my life.

September: Sydney





The next stop for my coaching certification training would bring me to Sydney.

I got to arrive a few days early to visit my sister in Sydney AND enjoy an incredible time with my mentors and friends. I then arrived back in Perth to a pleasant surprise from Steve!

In Between: More of Australia


IMG_5330 1


I got to see loads more of Australia this year.

From enjoying trips to beaches, swims in the ocean, and day-outs exploring … I fell in love with sunny Australia – even more deeply so! I’m so excited for another year of living in Sydney in 2015!

November: Graduating & Completion


Ahhh, November started with my plate filled to the brim AND ended with relief. It marked an incredibly powerful month of work and completion. I completed university the way I had intended to, coached incredible clients in their businesses and lives, moved out of my apartment, as well as completing my coaching certification course.


IMG_0300 IMG_0186



In December, I celebrated Christmas in Brisbane and the Gold Coast with my love.

Ocean swims, champagne, beaches, fun in the sun galore – the perfect place to be to start dreaming big about 2015, while soaking in the beauty and goodness that is 2014.

The Themes & Lessons of 2014

1. I’ve learnt every travel experience and investment inevitably makes me richer – in all senses of the term ‘rich’. Every place I have travelled to allowed me to walk off full of inspiration, more growth, and even more of understanding of who I am – what I believe in – and what I intend to create more of.

2. There is a season in life for everything you desire. Honour the season that you are in right now and fully experience and complete those seasons by being present (and very patient) – it will be yours to have.

3. Always always always say ‘YES’ to your desires. State your desires and let the Universe deliver.

4. Create space for your visions to manifest.

Wow! What a year it has been!

Thank you for celebrating the year that was 2014 with me – and being here every step of the way.

Share below: What are the magical moments of your 2014? And what are you going to step into in 2015?

(Professional photos by Wendy Yalom. Other photos taken from my personal Instagram.)

Pin It

Leave A Reply


  1. What a beautiful feature! I love this! Honoured to be in March, July AND September with you! I am excited to be on this amazing journey with you in 2015. I love how YOU do life and I am celebrating here with you from Ibiza across the oceans and skies….

    My magical moments of 2014 include being on holiday in Ibiza with you, the sunshine, being in the flow and enjoying luxury and beauty, swimming in the deserted sea on summer mornings on my local beach with Lolo watching from the sand, shooting my first Italian job, and being named one of the worlds top wedding photographers by Martha Stewart Magazine. A few of many. Feeling blessed :-)

    • Jia Ni says:

      Thank you! I am so honoured to have you in my life in 2014 – and looking forward to so much more this year (and beyond)!

      Love your magical moments! Wow wow wow! ;)

      JN x