Reflection on 2015


Although 2015 isn’t quite over yet, it is the time of year when you really start to look back on the year that’s gone and I cannot believe how quick this year has gone. With Christmas just days away it seems like the best time to reflect

Turning 21

In 2015 I turned 21, a recognised adult in every way. I didn’t bother with a huge blow out instead going out for cocktails with a group of friends and going out with my other half for a nice meal. I’m not a birthday person, but turning 21 always seems to come up unexpectedly and you start to realise how old and how many responsibilities you actually have everything if your life from this point onwards is down to you.

University is Over

Education is over for me, which is so weird I’ve spent 17 years in education and it just is so odd that is actually over. I finished university in May but attended graduation in September. I loved my three years at university and I wouldn’t change it for the world, I learnt so much and become so much of a better person because of it.  I now have to enter the big wide world of work and enter the ‘real world’ and start a life for myself. So it has been a big world of change and it’s kind of exciting, I don’t want to go back to university that part of my life is over, I love studying but a masters doesn’t fit in with being worth it for my career path so for now formal education is over.

Starting Work

I’ve worked since I was 16, in retail working for Argos and my Student Union Shop, 4 ½ long years in retail which for the most part I enjoyed as I worked with the best people ever. I worked completely random hours and weekends so it is nice to have evenings and weekends free now although working a 9-5 job and commuting did take a little bit of getting used to. From July to October I worked within a temporary role as a Business Analysts which I have to say I really enjoyed the project and it was a great way to start work.

Three Years In

This year me and my boyfriend reach the three year milestone, which is the longest relationship for both of us and we are still going strong. I met him my first week of university and never looked back I am so lucky to have someone so supportive. It’s been a tough year with graduating and having to make things work long distance, 300 miles, long distance but we are working things out and trying to manage relocating and finding jobs close to one another. We’ll make it though, it’s just working out the kinks and moving forward at this stage.

A Growing Blog

Sure my blog has not grown as quick as other, which barely means anything I am proud of this little corner of the internet I can call my own. I’m amazed at my commitment with me blogging regularly for 18months and being able to keep to my twice a week schedule almost all the time. It’s taken a lot of planning, dedication and organisation but it is slowly getting there. I’m glad I’ve kept it up and it’s a nice creative outlet for me.

So those are the main things that happened to me in 2015, have you started looking back yet? If so what were your big life changing events that happened in 2015?

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