Thursday, 31 December 2015

2015 in review

Another? Yes ANOTHER year has gone which means another year to reflect on. Even though I have not blogged as much as I have wanted to. I have so much to be thankful for from this year and I can't wait to document it.

1) What was the single best thing that happened this past year?

Argh! So hard but I would say it would be successfully getting onto my masters course. This time last year it was just an idea I was mulling over. Now I am finally doing something I truly love within the field of nursing. 

2) What was the single most challenging thing that happened this year?

In general I would say my anxiety has flared up on occasions this year which has not been fun. But in the sense of a challenge adjusting from full time work to being student has been a little tough. I am on a different wage, schedule and need to have a study brain. My brain hurts a lot at times from all the new information. In terms of finances I am having to be a lot more frugal. 

3) What was an unexpected joy?

Tom - I really was not expecting him to turn up when he did. But I am so glad he has.

 4) Pick 3 words to describe 2015.

Busy, fulfilling and challenging.

5) What were the most entertaining things you have seen/done this year?

Travelling around New Zealand and SKYDIVING, visiting Barcelona, sightseeing in Venice and Verona, singing along to Ed Sheeran and S Club 7 in concert. Watching Katie get married to her Pete. Doing the house up more. Seeing Honor turn 1! Using a selfie stick. Sleeping in a log cabin and a lake house for the first time with great friends.

6) With whom were your most valuable relationships?

I think a lot of my relationships have strengthened and some have certainly dwindled. I would say at present my relationship with Tom I really value. It's fun getting to know someone who I have very strong feelings for. I would also say my Mum too. Since I have moved out I really have to make a concerted effort to spend time with her- which I love. I have realised I want to see her as much as I can because she's my mum and has invested a lot in me.

7) What was the single biggest waste of your time this year?

One friendship particularly comes to mind with a girl who isn't even worth my time mentioning. Lets just say I thought we were friends but she totally manipulated me and the situations she created. Such a waste of tears on a person. 

8) What are you most proud of doing this year?

Definitely doing the skydive in New Zealand and opening myself up to a new way of travel. I am proud of getting onto my MSc course too!

9) How did you spend Christmas 2015?

This was the first full Christmas in 9 years that I didn't have to work. It felt so good to rest, relax and have some time out. I spent Christmas with my parents. On Christmas Day my family came to my parents where we talked, played games and ate lots of food. In the evening I went and saw Tom where we exchanged out gifts and hung out with his family. It was busy but a lot of fun!  

10) What did you do in 2015 that you hadn't done before?

I skydived, went caving, visited Hobbiton, slept in new places, turned 26, visited Bournemouth and remodelled a bathroom!

11) Looking back on 2015, what one thing have you learnt the most?

I have learnt to trust my gut. I know I have always known that but this year is the first time I have actually listened. I have been on dates with guys this year where I knew deep down nothing was there, and my gut told me this, but I ignored it. I was warned by people about a girl I befriended and deep down I knew I was in too deep with her, but I ignored it. So I have definitely learnt to trust my instincts.

12) Finally, your plans for 2016 and what are you most looking forward to?

2016 is a full year because of university but even though my schedule is hectic I still have things planned. I have trips booked for Blackpool and Cardiff with Tom. I am really looking forward to a big family holiday my Mum has organised to Spain for June. I am holidaying to Mexico with Lotte in September and Tom and I are going to the Caribbean in November. Hopefully I will pass my course this summer so I can become a Health Visitor in my own right. I am excited to spend more time with Cohen and Honor and also see my friend Natalie get married in May!

Hope you all had wonderful 2015's to remember. I hope I can document more in 2016! See you next year everyone!


1 comment:

Mary said...

What an awesome year you had! I didn't realize mine had been as good as it had been until I did my post and started looking through my pictures!

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