Sunday, 1 January 2017

All About 2016

2016 was an incredible year for me in so many ways. Not only did I learn a lot, but I experienced more of the world than I could have ever imagined during, or at the end of 2015.

All in all, that year was quite a let down. There was a lot, and I mean a lot of drama, so I very quickly grew fed up of it, which meant that I was relieved when it finally began to draw to an end. You could say that I welcomed 2016 with very open arms.

I completely understand that the not all of the 12 months were full of continuous sunshine, and rainbows, but for the most part, it has got to have been one of the best years of my life so far.

Even though there were undeniably some horrific events which occurred that the world as a whole had to deal with, and some tough times that I'm sure we all had to face every so often, we can try our best to move on with a smile on our faces, and treat some of them as a lesson learnt, leaving us the opportunity to now focus on what matters most.

I really do believe that all of my experiences, and all of the events that happened, both negative, and positive have taught me a thing or two, and I really do believe as though I have grown immensely as a person, just like I do as each year passes by.

As each month passed, I captured as many of the memories as I possibly could, and I was quick to write them down in my notes, ready to share in one of my infamous 'Monthly Memories' posts. Writing down all of those meaningful highlights really helped to put things into perspective for me. Even though some of the things that I listed may have seemed pretty insignificant, they all contributed to the year that I had, and that's what made them that extra bit more special.

The people that I shared laughs, and company with genuinely do mean the world to me. Without my friends, family, and the majority of the people that I converse with, whether that be regularly, or occasionally, I probably wouldn't have had half the happiness, or success that I did. Some of them can be found in the college above, but others, although not captured in a photograph mean just as much to me.

I didn't get to share my November, or December highlights, so I'm just going to include them in this post right now, before it becomes too late.
Reached 2.5k on Twitter / 7th
Had a really informative Sixth Form options evening / 17th
Got a Merit in my Health & Social Care practise paper / 18th
Got an A* in my Chemistry homework / 18th
Reached 2.2k on Instagram / 2nd
Got accepted into the Kiloran magazine family / 5th
Reached 700 blog followers on Bloglovin' / 12th
Received my gift swap from Shann (@simplyshannx) / 14th
Saw The 1975 live at The 02 / 15th
Got 3k on Twitter / 23rd
Had a lovely few days with my Aunt & Uncle / 28th-31st
2017 is going to be bigger, and better for us all. Make plans. Dream big. Work hard. Smile often.
To those of you who may have left me along the way, thank you for walking out of the door before getting too comfortable. To those of you who  may have doubted me, thank you for being my motivation to succeed. To those of you who may have put me down, and failed to believe in me, thank you for giving me that extra boost that I need. And finally, to those of you in the photographs above, and those that I hold closest to my heart, thank you for being in my life. Whether you only met me this year, or whether you have known me all of my life, I am incredibly grateful.
Finally, if you are reading this post right now, thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. For following me, commenting, liking, sharing, talking, caring. Who knew I would ever get so many wonderful opportunities, all because of one single decision that I made in April 2015.
The next 365 days are all yours. So, make them what you wish. Don't ever waste a second.
Lots of love always,
Jade xo


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