Looking Back: 2016

Hello Everyone!

I hope the new year is treating you well so far 🙂 I thought I would use this post as an opportunity to review 2016 as a whole and discuss the highs and lows of how the year was to me personally. Although alot of bad things happened around the world and 2016 has been named the worst year in history, quite a few good things happened in my life last year and I would like to reflect on these 🙂

Although so many good things happened in my life last year, I just want to talk about the main three that really stand out to me. The first good thing to happen last year, was being able to leave a job that really wasn’t bringing any happiness into my life. There wasn’t really an aspect of the job that I enjoyed and I ended up coming home at the end of everyday, miserable. Although it meant that I wasn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of income, I feel that this was one of the best decisions I could have made because I am alot happier now. Leaving also gave me the opportunity to start studying a diploma in interior design, which although it can be difficult at times, I quite enjoy being able to draw floor plans and colour schemes as it brings back memories of my favourite subject at school. I count this as another good thing in my life as it has given me an insight into a job that I might like to do in the future. The third good thing that happened last year, is starting this blog 🙂 This was also one of the best decisions I could have ever made, it has brought me alot of joy over the past year and I feel that it has really helped to improve my writing skills, something that I wasn’t very good at while at school. It has also helped me re-discover my love of baking and sewing and being able to share it with all of you, adds an extra ray of light to my life.

Easter 2016

The good things that have happened over the past year, definitely outweight the bad things, but I feel like I should mention a few of these as well. I think the first bad thing is that although I went to alot of interviews, I was unable to find a replacement job to help with my finances. This is one of my main prioties for 2017. The second bad thing that I would like to mention is that I feel that 2016 was by far my unhealthiest year yet, I talked a bit more in detail about this in my last blog post which you can find here: Resolutions and Birthday Fun, so I’m not going talk about much about it here. However, I would like to add that this is also one of my main prioties to change in 2017 and I really hope that I can achieve this.

Spring 2016

I would also like to mention a few things that made me really happy throughout 2016. The first of which, is having celebrated 5 years with my boyfriend in September. We didn’t do much to celebrate the milestone as he had to work, but we did exchange a few gifts and it was a lovely day nonetheless. The second thing that made me happy this year, was being followed by Sabrina Carpenter on Pinterest. Although she is not that well known by people above the age of 20, it was quite exciting to be followed by a celebrity 🙂 Another thing that made me really happy during 2016 was receiving almost 700 views on my blog 🙂 this may not sound like alot to some of you but it is so many more views than I could have ever imagined receiving in just 9 months and I would like to thank you all so much.

Guy Fawkes 2016

There aren’t that many sad moments from 2016 that really stand out to me apart from losing our family cat in September. I feel that this needs a mention as it was quite a big change to occur and I still miss her so much and will never forget her. RIP TC.

January 1999 – September 2016

I feel as though this wouldn’t be a complete yearly review without mentioning a few of my favourite things from 2016. I’m going to leave these in list form as I’m sure I’ve mentioned all of them at least once in most of my previous blog posts.

Favourite Things of 2016:

  • Orange Hot Chocolate
  • Circle Skirts
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Fujifilm Instax
  • Rimmel Nail Polish
  • Black Chelsea Boots
  • Disney Themed Pyjamas
  • Givenchy Live Irresistible Perfume
    Botanical Garden 2016

    What were the highlights of 2016 for you ? 🙂

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