2015 // The Year in Review

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I’ve seen a few of these posts going round such as Olivia from What Olivia Did’s Anti Bucket List and I couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon and creating one of my own. After all, 2015 has been a pretty eventful year for me, overcoming huge obstacles and making very difficult life decisions! One thing I learnt from my therapist this year was to try and turn every negative into a positive, so thats exactly what I intend to do, not that the whole years been bad – far from it actually!

My 2015

Losing three months I pretty much lost the first three months of my year, I was signed off with stress and anxiety from my job as a Buying Assistant and kind of sleep walked through the weeks without realising how much time I had been mentally absent for.

I guess it took me that amount of time to realise that actually my work friends were really anything but friends and had caused me to be the way I was. I think that realisation and the decision to not give a damn about them and what they thought anymore was what gave me the strength to realise that it wasn’t me. So at the age of 25 I packed it all in and decided to take some time to get back to who I used to be and start again!

Starting a new career I went for a few interviews in a similar field whilst freelancing as a stylist. It got to the point that I was pretty much working full time styling, something I’d never considered being an actual career because it was far too much fun to be a real job. Then I thought, hey, life’s about more than money and if I can do a job where I laugh to the point of tears every day then why the hell not?

Creating a blog On my quest to become a freelance stylist I decided to make a website to show what I did and although the thought cringed me out, the obvious choice was a blog. I never knew how much fun I would’ve had blogging and what great friends I’d have made! Otherwise I’d have done it years ago!

1 year anniversary with my Boyfriend My first real boyfriend and hopefully my last! I don’t generally like being soppy in public but I honestly cannot understand/ am so grateful to him for standing by my through my anxiety – or as I like to call it my bitch months. I was a nightmare, and I wouldn’t have blamed him if he hadn’t stuck around, but I truly feel that having gone through such a difficult time together has given us a true understanding of one another. Basically he’s my rock.

Seeing my sister get married Me being the youngest and her being the oldest with over a decades age gap, me and my sister don’t always see eye to eye but seeing her get married in Greece was such a lovely moment. It was so special having the whole family back together again in a beautiful villa for some much needed family time!

Winning the Next Newcomer Award This one was such a shock to me! I’ve never won a real life award, I had an actual trophy! Winning something like this shows me the true potential of this blog and how well I’ve done over such a short space of time!

Those are the main points from my 2015 but what are yours? if you’ve done a post on your 2015 I’d love to read it so make sure you leave me a link! If not leave me a comment with your proudest moment of 2015! I’d say mine was definitely winning the award!

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10 Comments

  1. 30th December 2015 / 3:37 pm

    Flipping heck, you’ve been busy! I’m glad your career change worked in your favour. Being trapped in the wrong working environment can be so damaging. Despite the rough start it sounds like you’ve really managed to rebuild yourself – and the award was definitely well deserved!

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

    • 4th January 2016 / 3:59 pm

      Thanks so much lovely!!! I know I can only look back and think that everything happens for a reason, I have to not look at it as wasted time!

      Sinead x

  2. Caroline
    1st January 2016 / 9:01 am

    Wow – what a year for you! it’s amazing how one change can influence and drop you into new things. 🙂
    Here’s to a more healthy, happy and settled 2016.

    Caroline.x

    • 4th January 2016 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! I know, isn’t it mad what can happen in a year! I always say as one door closes another door opens!!

      Sinead x

  3. Michelle Hung
    3rd January 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Looks like you had an insightful year! Well done for your achievements! You’ve just gained a new follower x

    http://Www.virgosandkisses.com

    • 4th January 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks so much lovely, I’m glad you liked it and thanks so much for the follow!

      Sinead x

  4. 4th January 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Woah what a year you’ve had, but look at you coming out of the others side with an amazing story to tell!

    Parie x

    classandglitter.com

    • 4th January 2016 / 3:50 pm

      Thanks lovely! I still can’t believe that all of this has happened in one year!! Crazy!

      Sinead xx

  5. 16th January 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Congratulations on the award! And on all the positive things that happened last year. Good luck for 2016, hope it is even better to you! I hope you are proud of all you’ve achieved in the past year! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    • 17th January 2016 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks lovely!! I know it’s crazy the year went so quickly and now when I look back so much happened!!!

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