In a nutshell, I’m having a bit of a hard time at the moment, but reflecting on my 2015 is making me feel a bit better. I thought I would cheer myself up and combine all of my achievements into one blog post!
At the very start of the year, me and my boyfriend got the opportunity to live together for a month. I’m not gonna lie, it was a bit rocky. We had only been together for 9 months so I think we were still getting to know each other. We survived and we’re still here! This experience taught me that I can’t cook! I tried once and burnt the pasta sauce so from then on, I got banned from the kitchen!
In April, we went on our annual anniversary week away in Portugal. This wasn’t our first time away together. Last year we actually booked our holiday pretty much as soon as we got together. I’d say ‘bad move’, but… y’know! Actually, this year was probably one of the worst holidays I’ve ever been on because of the location and bad planning. However, we discovered one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been; the island of Armona… which is why it’s on my list!
I passed my test!
On September 9th I astounded myself by passing my driving test. Growing up I was always one of those people who liked to hide behind people. I never really proved myself until this moment. So, this was definitely one for the books. When my examiner told me I had passed, I nearly started crying, I was literally fighting back. I thought nobody had ever cried and I didn’t want it to be awkward. At the same time, I definitely wasn’t surprised. It was probably the smoothest drive I’ve ever had and I was mega confident 🏻.
Here is another proud moment… I graduated from my music course! I’ll be honest, and I’ve told my tutors so it’s alright. I haven’t touched music since I finished, I’m giving myself a break but I feel like I might pick it up again a bit in 2016. In fact, I’m soon to be looking for a new job and looking at getting into the music industry. As much proud as I am of this picture though, the whole time I was there I absolutely despised that gown! It was such a windy day and the man did not fit the thing correctly at all.
Adding to that; going from friends to my dad, I ended up losing my dad and going on a ‘mission to find Mr Henry’ for around half an hour, only to find out that he had gone to move his car. I don’t know why I threw that in there but I did!
Places I Travelled in 2015
This year our family got to travel to my favourite place that is Puerto Pollensa. I have no idea why my mum’s face is so orange in the bottom picture! It’s just the way she tans, she never uses foundation! We did discover a few new restaurants this year! (Find my recommendations by watching this video). My all time favourite, ‘La Parra’ still stands though!
In 2015 I also got to meet these two beauties, Molly and Alfie. Alfie’s the black one, and Molly is the tabby (i think, I’m not a cat person). Ironically, at the time, we were dog-sitting with my half-sister’s labradoodle called Alfie! Some of you may know that my lab is called Molly… scary right?! Aaron’s parents had no idea! Molly the cat was originally very outgoing but has turned out to be extremely timid, whereas Alfie? Well, let’s just say I’m glad I’m not at Aaron’s right now. If he saw me, he would be constantly fighting with me to get at my laptop screen!
(You Can Also Watch The Pet Tag Here!)
This year I have been very proud of myself, I feel I have developed as a person more than I have in a long time. It’s a big thing stepping out of education and I have learnt to overcome some fears and learn new things.
I’d like to end this post by theoretically raising a glass to all those we have lost this year, whether we knew them personally or not. It has been a rough year when we look at it together. Honestly, it’s not a year I would repeat but there are moments like the above that I personally would like to cherish.
So I’m closing 2015 here, even though it’s already ended. I’d like to say thank you, you have served me well, but as a whole, may 2016 bring bigger and brighter things.
p.s. if you are reading this, let me know one thing 2015 has brought and taught you 🙂