Boy did you have me turning left right and centre this year. I feel like I’ve been spun around and pushed in a whole new direction.
This time last year I thought I was at my happiest, but wow didn’t that turn sour. Being shown the light of how manipulative some people can be, and how wrong I was about so many things. I’ve learnt though. I’ve learnt that some things are not okay, and I won’t allow myself to be used like that again.
You’ve taken me on my travels, to Prague and the South of France. Miles away from everything I know, and giving me some of the best memories that I will hold dear forever.
Another year into my studies, and I’m more determined than ever to gain my degree. I have new motivation and aspirations to achieve, and finally an end goal. It feels like this year has set me up for what is around the corner, and I’m determined to do what I love. I’m currently applying for work experience at various publishers, as well as applying for bookseller jobs in London. My mindset is “it’s better to try than not try at all.”
Health wise there’s been ups and downs, potential problems that were thankfully resolved and I’m pleased to say I’m finally doing something about my weight. I’ve seen that I can do it, and now I know that this is one of my focuses for the New Year.
I’ve also been incredibly lucky with this blog, new opportunities, a growing audience and I’ve made a wealth of new friends. I want to say a special thanks to Amy, Emily, and Aisling for being there when I’ve needed you most- I love you all!
Above all you’ve blessed me with someone special. A guy who I never thought would appear in my life, and yet if I had left in them ten minutes none of this would have happened at all. Many of the things I’ve mentioned above are thanks to him, he bought me running shoes to get me exercising, encouragement in my studies and importantly he takes care of me when I’m not a hundred per cent. He brings me happiness that I never thought I could feel, I feel special, beautiful, and wanted. I know for certain that this person is who I want and need in my life, because he not only encourages but he also challenges me too. I’ve gone from one extreme to the other, and I can’t quite believe how lucky I am. He has made my 2016 what it is, and sharing these past nine months with him has been unforgettable. I’m now excited to see what the New Year brings us, and I know it’s going to be just as memorable. So thank you for bringing Sam into my life, and making me the happiest I have ever been. I love you.