Hey guys, so its New Years Eve!!! It’s also 3 years since I started this blog, it doesn’t feel that long but it’s so exciting, I have never been able to keep something going this long that I have really wanted to do – I tried poetry and writing stories but that didn’t really work out (etc). Plus I’m really proud of this, after the hate, I’ve been sent because I’ve been writing, I didn’t give up, I had breaks when it got a little too much, but I didn’t stop. All I’m saying is 3 years is more than 2 years and I’m really proud of that. Thank you for all the support over the years from the people who have pushed me to write when I didn’t really feel like it, thank you for all the kind words and ideas. Thank you to those that have sent me hate (Yep, I said it), you pushed me to prove you wrong, I will carry on writing.
So I thought as its New Years Eve I would do a recap of my year, I think this year has been good, better than 2016 for sure. So here’s my recap:
January – So this month, being the first, wasn’t actually too great for me, I got really ill less than two weeks into the year and had a lot of time off. So not too much happened in this month since I was sick.
February – Two of my best mates and I found a chicken at the place we volunteer – We named him Fred. I spent Valentine’s day on Skype (Like every single year) to one of my best friends.
March – I got closer to people who I thought I would never be able to, I made great friends, I celebrated my brothers 16th birthday (I feel old) and said goodbye to the place where I’ve spent the last 12 years making friends and realising that I’m not alone (Young Carers).
April – At the end of April I celebrated my dads birthday by having my first legal drink in a pub with him (I know I was a little late, but oh well), two days later I celebrated one of my best friends turning 18!
May – It was my last “official” day of Sixth Form, I’d done it!!! Of course, there’s only one way to celebrate that, with some of the people who have stuck with me in the 7 years that I was there.
June – I had my last exam! I saw some people who I hadn’t in a long time. I took my
brother to prom, I was so proud of him, he looked great! I voted for the first time ever!
July – I read a lot of books, I visited a new place. I found my favourite place in the UK (Picture below is not mine).
August – I started my first job. I collected my A-Level Results and I was happy with them (Never thought I’d say that). I collected my GCSE Maths results. I was enrolled into college, I met some lovely people and got really excited to start. Even though I didn’t really want to go (Thank you, Dad).
September – I celebrated my 19th birthday with 4 of my favourite people in the world. I started college the next day, I was so nervous, but I met some great people. I went on a mini adventure with the same people and got close to a few of them – it was a lot of fun! One of my favourite moments of September? Being told that “Everyone needs an Ally in their life” (Thank you Ella).
November – It was my 13th year of doing Poppy Appeal. I met some really inspirational people and really spoke up for what I believed in, I opened up at college and found that a lot of people were in my situation or have been in my situation and that meant a lot.
December – I got closer to more people, I laughed a lot more, THERE WAS SNOW!!! I met up with people more, I introduced friends to other friends (That was fun!), I handed out Christmas presents, letters and ducks, and last but not least, I walked around all day as a reindeer! I had a cracking Christmas and now here I am celebrating 3 years of blogging!
So that’s my year… It was decent, not going to lie, the only bad thing about it was some of the hate and getting sick at the start, but other than that, the rest of the year has been great!
Last year I set some New Years Goals for myself (I don’t remember why I didn’t call them resolutions), but they were to…
- Step out of my comfort zone ✓ (I started somewhere I didn’t want to)
- Try new things ✓ (I went camping and tried new food)
- Overcome my fears ✓ (I have got a little better with heights)
- Boost my confidence ✓ (That defiantly happened)
- Help more people ?✓ (I mean I’ve been told I have, but who knows)
- Spread more positivity ✓
- Have a good year ✓
- Carry on writing ✓ (Here I am, writing this post)
- Do what makes me happy ✓
As far as I’m concerned, I’ve smashed my New Years Resolutions for 2017. So here’s some for 2018 (Just for me to look back at really):
- Don’t be afraid to laugh or shout that little bit louder
- Visit more places
- Meet up with more people
- Read more books
- Smile more
- Talk more in awkward situations
- Don’t be afraid that you sound stupid (It doesn’t matter, they’ll forget if you do)
- Sing that little bit louder
- Carry on writing (Let’s make it 4 years, you got this)
- Think more positively in negative situations (The world isn’t going to end, it’s going to be okay)
- Please, get it into your head that it doesn’t matter what people think
- Get good grades
- Make more people smile
Okay… So that’s it for this year (Haha! ‘Cause it’s New Year’s Eve and tomorrow will be another year, get it? I know, I saw the same joke every year, I would say sorry but I would be lying…) Thank you to those that have made my year great, your awesome (You know who you are!). I’ll post again soon, I have so many ideas! Have a good time celebrating! Happy New Year! Wishing everyone all the best for 2018. Keep smiling, laugh that little bit louder and stay strong. Much love – Ally xx