YAY!!! 2016 is here!
2015 was a bit of a rollercoaster, wasn’t it? I’m excited to start the new year and get to work on making those dreams come true I’ve been hoping for. I don’t really bother with setting resolutions, I prefer to set intentions for things that I want to achieve or manifest over the next twelve months. You should check out my 2016 bucket list. I wrote myself a list of 100 things that I want to do in 2016. Problem is my list keeps growing… I suddenly keep thinking of more I want to do. I’m just so excited about a fresh start that I want to do all the things.
Last year was a tough year for me. Towards the end especially. I’m not going to dwell on the bad stuff, but it lead me to have a bit of a breakdown. I had to take a break from blogging, work and uni and I’m still not 100% or at my best. I suppose it’ll take time and a lot of self care to get back on track. Thinking about it makes me feel bad though so lets not dwell. I know people who probably dealt with far worse than me but still managed to cope. While I shouldn’t feel guilty, I still do. So in a way, I’m looking towards the new year as a chance for a fresh start. As bad as 2015 was, some pretty amazing things happened too…
My blog started to gain a bit of momentum. I still feel that it’s easy days but if I commit to posting more often I think that things will really take off for me next year. I want it to be a place to share tidbits from my life, inspire others and showcase my work. Things will always be a work in progress for me as I’m way too fussy and never settle but I’ve learned that things don’t have to be perfect. It just has to reflect me. It’s been amazing to start working and collaborating with other bloggers and brands. It’s really helped me find my voice as a writer and helped me decide what I really want this blog to be about. Making money isn’t as important as I first thought that it would be. I’ve been offered money for sponsored posts but what is the point of writing about any old crap when it doesn’t reflect what my blog is all about?
I got the chance to go to Blogcademy which was amazing as I got to meet my blogging idols, Shauna of Nubby Twiglet, Gala Darling and Kat of Rock n Roll Bride. It was definitely one of the highlights of my year and from it I know I’ve made some life long friends.
One of my BFF’s and partner in crime Sophie got into blogging. Her blog is going to be one to watch this year so check her out.
Uni has been busy, and I’m due to graduate this year. Exciting times are ahead. For the next couple of months, while I’m taking on some client work I mainly want to focus on producing good work and graduating with good grades. Then, the sky is the limit.
2015 was a time for me to purge myself of negative relationships. I lost a few friends along the way. While those times were upsetting and awkward for me, I feel like it’s made room for better relationships with people who are more on my wavelength. It’s taught me to be picky with whom I call friend and to not let people take advantage of me.
I got to travel to London and spend time with one of my oldest friends, Carly. We’ve been friends since we were 14. At that time, I lived in Essex and we went to school together. So reuniting with her was great. It didn’t feel like years since we last saw each other. Friends like that are hard to come by and I cherish her for that. I’m hoping for another trip this year and hopefully to spend a little longer with her.
I hope you all got to spend the New Year in with your loved ones and had a great time. I had a quiet one watching the Bryan Adams concert on the BBC with a glass of pink prosecco. I must be getting old.
2016 is going to be a great year for me. I’m going to make sure of it. I made a lot of mistakes and have learned a lot of lessons over the last few months that I hope will serve me well. I’m feeling pretty optimistic.
Do you have any resolutions or intentions for 2016? Let me know in the comments.
Happy New year xxx