Sunday, 30 October 2016


 Every year goes by so much faster than the last, and sometimes I fear I'm going to blink and I'll be 43. I truly can't believe that I turned 23 earlier on this week! This past year has been incredible, but has gone so very quickly and I'm sad that I'll never be able to sing "22" again with such meaning! Small losses...

This year has certainly been an exciting one. Tough at times but what year isn't. I guess everything happens for a reason, and even if that initially challenges me, it will ultimately help me grow into the person that I am, and want to be.

Focusing on the good, it's definitely been a year of travel for me, and I've been to five places in my 22nd year; all of which were new places I had never been to before. It's been incredible, and I love exploring new places. Amsterdam, Paris, Lindos, Edinburgh and New York - all very different places but all equally amazing trips. One of my favourite things to do is explore a new location so I've been incredibly lucky this year!

I've done some incredible things like going to V Fest for the first time ever, and heading to Disneyland Paris on a whim. I've been back to Canterbury multiple times too to go to our university Summer ball and visit one of my best friends. It was also the year that I went to my first ever blogger meet up which I enjoyed alot; it was great to meet some local bloggers! This year has been crazy, but amazing. I've challenged myself to do more, and say yes to more things because life is too short. I'm hoping I can continue this mindset into my 23rd year!

When I was younger, I always had visions of where I would be at age 23. Now, I can't really remember exactly what I wanted for myself at this age, but I'm pleased that I am learning to go with the flow more. Personally, I always feel hugely pressured by "expectations" of where I should be at what age, but slowly I think I'm going to learn to let go of these feelings and just realise that being happy is the most important thing. Things aren't always going to work out the way you want them to, and after the initial pain and hurt you may feel; that's totally OK,

Here's to another incredible year, I hope being 23 is just as much fun as being 22. I'm ready to learn a lot already...

Do you reflect a lot around your birthday? 


  1. How did I miss your birthday?! Sounds like you've had a pretty good year, especially with all that travelling! I turned 21 at the beginning of this year and I can't believe that in a few months time, I'll be able to belt out those famous T-Swifty lyrics. Like where does all the time go?!

    You still have plenty of time to figure everything out, just do what makes you happy!

    I hope you had a great birthday, here's to another fabulous year in your twenties xx

    1. It's been a great year! I've loved exploring the places I've been and feel very lucky to have gone. Oh I am so jealous, make sure you belt them out for me! Time goes by far too quickly. Thank you El! I saw Bastille last night so that's a pretty good start to being 23! XXXX


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