Reflection on 2015!


It's now February, but I thought I'd upload this blog post any way! 
Every year, on the 31st December, you see all the 'New Year, New Me' and 'this year will be MY year' status' get plastered all over social media, with people thanking everyone else and stating what they will change in the new year to come. It gives us a sense of new beginnings, a fresh start, allowing you to use the experiences of the previous year to build on and create a better you. It allows  you to leave things in the past and start afresh. But more than often about 3 months in, you see the social media updates where everyone claims that this year is 'the worst so far' and that it 'isn't my year' from the same people time and time again. 
For my personally, I seem to forget the important things that helped me become who I am today and I forget to be grateful for those small things. I thought this year that I'll do a simple reflection on the last year. 
1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
That is a very tricky question - I have loved so many moments over the past year! But probably to spend it with my best friend and to have all the love and support behind me. 
2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
Trying to prove everyone wrong even when they doubted me, showing that I could do it and I did deserve the chances I was given!
3. Pick three words to describe 2015.
Interesting - life changing - chaotic
4. What were the best books you read this year?
I've been so bad with reading recently! I used to love it so much but now I just don't seem to give myself time to read - it's not really even as if I don't have time to read! Because honestly I do have plenty of time - I just don't give myself the time to read. 
5. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
My boyfriend Greg, as we grew together to become a stronger partnership. My best friend Emma as we supported each other through the last stages of college and A levels. 
6. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?

My biggest personal change from January to December of 2015 was to open up more and to get the anxiety attacks under control.

7. What was an unexpected obstacle?

For me an unexpected obstacle was actually moving to university. I knew it'd be hard but I wasn't prepared for just how much I would miss home! 
8. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
I listened more to other people's opinions and helped them in the same way that they helped me the year before. I put myself out there for my friends.
9. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
This has to be sitting at home doing nothing with my time, spending too much time on the internet when I could be out and about doing the things I love and things I can do to make my life better and towards my goal.
10. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
I waste so much time just sitting around doing nothing - I vowed this year to be more productive each day. But the best way I used my time last year was to knuckle down and do my school work when I first got it, so it didn't hang around until the last minute!
11. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
I have to speak out when I'm struggling with something - because no one can read my mind. I have to make sure that I speak how I'm feeling rather than shy away from the problem in hope that it'll all go away on it's own. 

I hope everyone has a brilliant year and it gives you lots of happiness!


 Victoria xx

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