Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016

It's been a weird old year, 2016! We've suffered massive political blows, and there have been some horrific things happening around the world. It's safe to say that I think many people have high hopes for the next year or so. I'm certainly hoping for peace and compassion, especially for those having a tougher year than I could even imagine.


Despite the struggles of 2016 worldwide, personally I had a pretty good year. At the beginning of the year, I was promoted which has brought it's ups and downs, mainly showing me how much I value working hard. I've travelled to six different places, and loved every single one of them! Dan and I have made some important decisions about our future, and I've had some of the best times with friends and family - V festival, Edinburgh with Georgia and celebrating my Grandpa's 80th birthday.

I've seen films that have made me laugh, and read books that have made me cry. 2016 has reminded me of how important it is to spend quality time with friends and family; whether that's exploring a new place together, or just meeting up one day for breakfast. Helping others, and being close to those around you is so important.

2016 has been a year of realising my resilience, and also acknowledging that being an adult is tough at times. When I finished uni, I had a vague 5 year plan that I felt absolutely certain I would be sticking with. According to that 5 year plan, we'd be moving into our own home in the first quarter of 2017; which we technically will. However we'll be renting instead of buying! House prices are incredibly high in this are so we're going to wait it out and save some more whilst still taking that next leap.

2016 has taught me to kick the life plan out of the window. I've always believed that everything happens for a reason, so I need to start trusting that that is so. 2017 will be able taking a step back, and hopefully letting life run it's course the way it should do! I'm already excited...

Here's to 2017
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