Monday, 28 December 2015

Reflections on 2015

As I really enjoyed writing my reflections on blogging so far post, and have been loving reading everyone’s end of year posts, I thought I would take some time to reflect on the crazy year that has been 2015.

Now that I think about it, a lot has happened this year. I wrote a dissertation, finished final year, graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, visited Berlin, travelled around America for three weeks, and spent two months in South East Asia.

If you’d told me all of that at the beginning of the year, I probably would have laughed in disbelief, before sobbing into the unwritten pages of my dissertation.

At the start of the year I thought 2015 would be the year I graduated and found my first grad job, but I am so glad that I put the job hunt on pause and took the time to travel whilst I still can. And having had a bit more interview experience I’m feeling a lot more confident about re-starting my search.

I’m not one for being super cheesy, and I’m not going to claim to have gone through any dramatic personal changes this year but I’ve certainly learnt a great deal. If nothing else I’ve learnt that writing 10,000 words is actually possible. Who’d have thought it?

I’ve also learnt that I like travelling. A lot. I never thought I would be the kind of person to enjoy the type of travelling we did, especially for that length of time. But by the end of the trip I could have happily have stayed out there for another few months. After coming home for Christmas first, of course.

And I can’t talk about 2015 without mentioning blogging. This was the year I really threw myself into blogging and I am beyond happy that I did. It has become such a big part of my life and as well as enjoying having the space to write and be creative, I love interacting with the rest of the blogging community and being inspired on a daily basis.

As stressful as the first half of the year was (you’ve gotta love final year), I loved the majority of 2015, and it’s so nice to be able to look back on the year, be proud of what I achieved and know that if I could do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing.

And on that note, I’ll leave you with some of my favourite photos from this year…


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