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2016 was the year that changed everything

I mean, what can I say? 2016 was the year that changed everything. Dreams literally came true for me and I feel so thankful. Don't get me wrong, I've had relationships that have ended, people I love passed away or got ill, but something positive has come out of every situation. I would encourage everyone to start a blog and really look back at what they have achieved. The growth this year has been fantastic! And 2017 - I'm ready to make it bigger and better.

Here are my highlights of the year

 - Beyonce Formation Tour
 - Leanne's Take Control book launch party
 - Watching Simbi a.ka. Little Simz performing at O2 Islington. Very proud!
 - The Author School running two sold out events, booking fab speakers
 - Launching an online course
 - Emily Knight X Artists. Working with Zetman92 has been amazing! See his newest artwork below and via my website www.a-bello.com
 - Almost 14K likes on my book fan page
 - Three book deal
 - Launching The little BIG Book Comp
 - Finished writing my third book
 - Roberta - my third pop up blog
 - New car
 - New contracts
 - Working with Alexandra Artigas on new cover art
 - Organising Keep It Moving at Southbank
 - Road trip to Birmingham to see Brandy
 - Meghan Trainor liking my choreo to 'NO' on Instagram
 - Some of the best performances from the young people I teach
 - Taking a selfie with Ben flipping Affleck
 - Pokemon Go - catching eight Pikachu's
 - Birthday month - Absurd Bird, Blue's Kitchen, In The Heights, party
 - Bournemouth Beach
 - Notting Hill Carnival with my sister
 - Booked for Stoke Newington Literary Festival 2017l!!
 - October 13th 2016 - Launch of Hashtag Press and Finalists for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016
 - Fright Night
 - Getting free tickets to watch the best fireworks
 - Literally PR Christmas Party
 - Feature in Love Sunday Magazine and Virgin StartUp
 - Walking through Narnia to the Backyard Cinema
- Dinner at the Ivy
 - Seeing Kevin Hart live

We've lost some amazing artists this year. R.I.P Alan Rickman, David Bowie, Harper Lee, Prince, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Muhammad Ali and George Michael.

Go into 2017 with new ideas and bigger dreams. Make a list of all the things you want to achieve next year and get it done. I'm excited to keep pushing forward my businesses, but also to release my second book Emily Knight I AM AWAKENED and to collaborate with more artists to bring my warrior world to life. I've learnt that life is what YOU make it and if you want it, go and get it.
Happy New Year! See you in 2017! XX



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