I have had a mental 2016 full of friends, change and a fair bit of travel – all of which made it an amazing year for me! I know a lot of shit happened in the world, but I think it’s really important to look at and appreciate the good things – especially in times of crisis. Some of the people-inflicted crap of 2016 makes me want more for us to focus on the positives because you can’t let those people win. The ultimate goal is to simply be happy and enjoy life, so this little post is a round-up of a bunch of things that made me feel this way!
At the beginning of 2016 I started a relationship with a certain Jack who may have featured on this blog a couple of times throughout the year. We’ve have 100000 laughs together since, (probably mainly me laughing at my own jokes but hey ho,) explored a seriously good amount for the space of a year and made some epic plans for this year…
Blog opportunities – through my blog I was able to attend some great events – like this NEXT one, participate in some of the most exciting things (for example testing out some beautiful jewellery and hosting the cutest movie night in!)
I’ve also been on four holidays/little mini breaks this year which is just insane and has been so so much fun! In may we stayed in the most beautiful cabin in the woods with some friends:
Followed by Iceland…
and finally Paris in December.
I seriously adore planning holidays and then going and exploring somewhere new and I am so so grateful for all I’ve managed to experience this year. I would absolutely love to explore just as much in 2017 but I’ll have to see what my student purse-strings allow me to do, which brings me to my next point…
I moved to uni in 2016! This was undoubtedly the biggest thing, not only of the year but possibly and probably my life so far. It really is a huge change and one I really enjoyed and embraced. I definitely think uni isn’t for everyone and if you don’t want to it there’s literally no trouble in that and you shouldn’t feel bad, but for me I always wanted to experience it. I chose the uni of Sussex as my first choice which is by Brighton – somewhere I can definitely see myself living in the future, it’s so incredibly beautiful! So far I’ve met some really amazing people, skipped one too many lectures and seen s-club perform, not bad not bad.
And then there’s all the little bits in-between! So many days out, a couple of festivals, way wayyy too much food and takeaways, and a whole lot of fun.
Bring on 2017! What did you get up to last year?