Thursday, 31 December 2015


The time between Christmas and New Year is always a period of reflection for me. I'm not sure what it is but there's something in the air that makes me feel ready for change, and very reflective on the year I've just had. I like to think back over the year and what I've achieved, and where perhaps I'd really like to improve on things in the next year. 2015 has been an absolute whirlwind of a year, and is up there as one of my best years yet. I've loved the majority of the year, and I'd like to think I will be entering 2016 a much happier person in general. Although there has been some downfalls (including losing my family cat after 18 years, and not travelling as much as I had hoped) the year as a whole has been one that will be impossible to forget!

 2015 has been the year that:

  • I became a Religious Studies graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University, graduating with a fabulous 2:1 which I was so happy with. I was sad to see university go, but also ready to move on. My graduation day was one of the best days of my life.I felt so proud, and spent the day with my wonderful family celebrating my success which was really nice. Another bonus was that I got to be reunited with some of my university friends after a long summer apart!
  • I entered the world of work a month after leaving university. I'm finally used to the early wake ups, and am honestly really enjoying my job. I've learnt a lot of new thing and am growing in confidence in my role. My team is great, and I feel supported and happy so that's always a good thing. I'm excited to see what work brings for me in the new year - I'm feeling motivated after my break to learn new things and achieve a lot more.
  • My blog had a redesign this year, and I'm so happy with the outcome. I've grown my following on Instagram, Twitter and Bloglovin which I am so proud of, and have written some posts that I am proud of too! I even attempted blogtober and got to day 26 which isn't a bad effort. I've been struggling a little with motivation and content ideas recently, but I still love blogging so I've been taking it step by step, and will continue to do so in the New Year.
  • Dan and I took a huge leap and moved in together...with my parents.It's been fantastic, and I love that it also signifies us moving closer to our goal of owning our own place together. It's been a lot of fun living together so far and I'm looking forward to the new year so we can slow down a bit and enjoy each others company even more.
  • I stuck to my New Years resolutions. The first being to write one good thing about every single day in a gratitude journal. I loved doing this, and think I have found myself a new tradition! My other resolution was to stop washing my hair everyday, and my hair is in much better condition entering 2016 than it was at the start of this year.

It's safe to say that I've had a pretty successful year. I'm feeling pretty content and ready to face the challenges and highs of 2016. Having said that though, if time could slow down a little that would be ideal because I'm pretty sure I'm going to blink and I'll be writing about what I achieved in 2016, which would not be OK (just yet anyway...)!

How was 2015 for you?


  1. These are such great accomplishments! That's amazing you stuck to writing a journal, for some reason I find doing it everyday on paper so much harder, but if it was online, I reckon I could do it but I don't think it's the same! Have a lovely New Years celebration and all the best for 2016! xx

    1. Thank you! I had a pretty good year, I hope you did too. I thought I would find it challenging, but managed to do it. I didn't write it everyday but I made sure that I caught up with it as much as possible. Happy New Year to you too, hope 2016 is fantastic xxxx


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