New Year’s Looming

It’s the end of December! We finally made it to the end of the year. I feel like I’m the only one who has been ready for 2015 to come to a close pretty much since it began, and feeling like it’s dragged on for ages! Just me? I know most people I talk to are still going through the annual “it was May five minutes ago” phase, but I have to say I disagree…

This year has been very much like the year that shouldn’t have happened, for me. I spent 2014 thinking so much about 2016 (the year I finish my A Levels and start university), that when 2015 came along, I didn’t know what to do with myself. I thought, considering I was faced with 12 months of the year, I would get used to it and be back on the right time; no such thing has happened!

Iceland, October 2015

I always look forward to December, because there’s obviously Christmas, but also because of all the lights, and the atmosphere, and the way everyone seems to get an extra little boost just for the end of the year. I tend to hate to think that I’ll reach the end December and think “I’ve done nothing this year”, which is part of the reason I’m quite a driven person – I have goals and I’m determined to reach them. I think, much as I’ve felt like a misfit this year, I have at least achieved some things…

Madeira, August 2015

Firstly, and possibly most obviously, there’s this blog! I’m also pretty proud of the amount I’ve written on my book this year, currently at around 50,000 words. I finished 5 AS Levels in summer, reducing it to 3 A2 Levels since September. I’ve been to Iceland, Kent, the Cotswolds, Madeira, and Ireland. I’ve seen Mamma Mia and Sunny Afternoon at the West End.

The new year is always full of resolutions that never get filled, so most of the time I don’t set myself any. I like to set smaller goals throughout the year, as well as the more long-term ones (get into uni, finish my book, read etc…). I’m so excited to see what 2016 brings, and I hope for both you and me it’ll be something brilliant. See you on the other side!

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