Thursday, 31 December 2015
I know today and tomorrow there are going to be tonnes of this type of post posted on people's blogs, but I couldn't help but write one myself. I believe I wrote one last year and looking back I enjoyed writing it. That's what I've realised, maybe more so recently, that I do enjoy writing more lifestyle posts although this hasn't been shown all that much on my blog. With the New Year dawning and only a few hours away, I don't see a much better time to reflect on the past year.
Now I'm definitely not the type of person who tells all about myself, I'm very much a keep it to myself person which does have its ups and downs. I feel as though this year has passed way too quickly and my memory is bad enough let alone when I don't have time to let things sink in. To be fair this year has been pretty good to me and there have definitely been a few stand out memories. However hard you try though there are always going to be down moments which you simply cannot get around, so yes I have had some of those but I try not to dwell on them even though a couple of them are coming with me through to 2016.
Firstly I graduated from my Foundation Degree which for me was an achievement. Even though I still have another year to go, technically only until May, it was such a lovely day spent with family and friends I've made whilst at university. I'm lucky to be able to get to graduate again in 2016 but this time I know I'm going to feel so relieved. I can only dream of the relief right now but I know it's going to be such a weight off my shoulders and I cannot wait.
I've been lucky enough to be able to spend so much time with my nieces and nephews this year, although maybe not as much time as I would like. It is difficult working, finishing my degree and being able to spend quality time with my family. But when I do it's so worth it, watching them grow up is so, so lovely. It's crazy how fast they're growing up! I know I cannot wait for Summer as they will be on school holidays and I will have finished uni so I will definitely be spending my days off with them.
Something I would love to do more of in 2016 is travel. I've been saying this since starting uni which really was the worst time I could have said it, considering I have been stuck down for 3 years. But as I've said already, I finish uni in May and would love to be able to travel more. This year may be tricky considering I will have to take time off from work in order to complete my degree which won't leave me with much holiday time to complete this. But if I am unable to complete this in 2016 then it's definitely going to be something ongoing that I would love to pursue in the future, whenever that may be. I would love to visit more places in Europe but also LA, Canada and Australia.
Another thing I would love to be able to do in 2016 is learn to take proper photographs and also own a decent camera. I haven't owned a camera for a couple of years now and simply take every photograph on my iPhone. Although this isn't the most practical way, especially for my blog, it does do the job rather well. I admire many other bloggers photographs on their blogs and always wish mine looked like that! So I know that I need to purchase myself a decent camera in order to complete this, so please if you have any recommendations then leave them in the comments! I feel this would also help me achieve more lifestyle posts on my blog, as I would be able to take the camera out with me on days out and voila!
That is where I am going to leave this post, I would just like to wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope you see it in in the best way for you. Please let me know your camera recommendations, I'm totally now going camera shopping online before getting ready for the night ahead. I'll see you all in 2016!
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