So another year has almost disappeared, it’s gone in a blink of an eye. The years lately seem to be going quicker and quicker and I can’t help but feel cheated. But for me overall I think that 2015 has been a pretty good year. I’ve learnt a lot, done a lot and not regretted a great deal, (which is a surprise). I have made so many memories with the people I love the most and lost a few people along the way.
I have achieved so much this year, and you know what; It’s okay to say that you are proud of yourself… It’s not self-obsession or cockiness. It’s just called being proud of your achievements.
This year I graduated University, had my very own puppy and travelled to Australia (when four months ago it was just a dream). I’m so proud of what I have achieved this year and I can’t wait to see what I will achieve in a years time.
So here’s what I’ve learnt from this crazy, whirlwind of a year.
- Family. No matter what, they will always be there. Love the time you spend with them and appreciate every moment, because you never know when circumstances might change and you start to miss the little things. Now that I am away, I wish I appreciated every moment I have with them. I cannot wait to see them all again.
- Everyone has a different way of coping with things. When bad news hits I have a tendency to ignore other people’s feelings. Instead I put on my brave face and apply my ignorance to the world. I need to stop this. I need to understand and realise that every person is different; every person has a different way of coping with things. I need to be there for those people!
- Friends will always come and go. Sometimes those people who you think you’ll be friends with forever, actually turn out to be someone you never thought they could be. Over time, people change and sometimes that’s a blessing in disguise. I’ve learnt that you never really know someone, one day they can just snap and you then realise they were never the person you thought they were.
- Dreams are possible. This year I took the plunge and I am currently living the dream. I have always wanted to live abroad and experience another culture and travel the world. I’m currently sat writing this in a different time zone, the other side of the world. I’ve learnt to never give up on your dream as they can become a reality. It doesn’t take lots of money to do the thing you have always wanted to do. All it takes is a little courage and in my case a ticket to a far away land. “If your dreams don’t scare you, then they are not big enough”- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
- Embrace every moment and every opportunity because nobody wants to live a normal boring life. Instead take chances and make the most of every opportunity as they may only come around once. Don’t spend your life regretting the chances you didn’t take.
Overall 2015 has given me many lessons in disguise and has taught me a lot about myself. It’s new years eve here and we’re going to do what tourists do best and celebrate the new year overlooking the harbour bridge and all of the fire works. But you know what, it doesn’t matter what you are doing or where you are for new years as long as your with someone special that’s all that matters.
Here’s to a brand new year! Make the most of it!