2020, Here we come…

It’s been 5 years since I started my blog! Thank you so so much for all the support xx

The end of 2019 is coming near and I’m so ready for 2020. New opportunities and experiences are coming, I just know it. There’s no other way to look at it than positive.

I’ve already wrote a post about how my year has gone but I thought I’d just post a little update. I spent my entire year, taking a little 1 second (sometimes 2 or 3 seconds) of video per day from January 1st to now (31st December), just so I could document it (for fun). Although anyone that sees the video (I may post it on my blog Facebook page), may think that my year was quite boring. It is one second out of a whole 24 hours, for 365 days of the year. Looking back at it, I have a just one regret, I didn’t get to see my friends as much as I would have liked to, but life is busy. I feel like I spent most of 2019 in a classroom or sat in front of a textbook, the outcome of it being like that was that I got the result that I wanted.

This year hasn’t been as great as it could have been (see my last blog post if you want to know more), but then again it hasn’t been the worst year. I’ve met so many amazing new people, (some of them don’t even know how amazing they really are), that have welcomed me in with open arms (literally). I have never felt so accepted and at home as I do with these people and that says something about where I am.

2020 is going to be a good year, it may start off rough but I’m hoping it’ll work out. Life can only go as well as you want it to go, I suppose.

So with that being said, I just want to wish all my friends and family a very happy new year! You got this!

Keeping this very short but sweet. Happy new year everyone! I’ll be back very soon with a new blog post. Much love, Ally xx

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019…

Hey guys, it’s been a while, I’m sorry, life’s just been so busy. Today is 4 years exactly since I started my blog and although I haven’t posted in ages (Sorry once again), I do want to start posting regularly again. So here’s a little recap of my year.

January and February – These were weird months, not a lot happened. I was working hard to complete the level 2 course that I was doing and spending a lot of time with people that I love.

March – I completed the Walk All Over Cancer challenge. I had to walk 10,000 steps a day for the whole 31 days of the month, it’s harder than it seems, especially when your working a desk job and are in college classes a majority of the time. It snowed in March, making it difficult to get out and about – It snows and the whole of England comes to a standstill. I raised £120.00 and £21.25 in gift aid.

April – I had to leave my work placement (for the college course I was doing) that I really enjoyed, it was so much fun and I enjoyed it so much, I was sad to leave. I also dyed my hair pink to raise more money for charity, I say I dyed it but I didn’t – I had help – Thank you Chloe + Charli.

May – This was the month that friendship groups grew closer, even though May was difficult, I soon realised who was really there for me and who wasn’t. I also realised that not everything always goes to plan (well duh) but, I realised that no matter how much preparation you can do for something, there is always something that can go wrong.

June – I graduated in June, it was a great month. This was the month that I realised I can do anything if I put my mind to it – Cheesy, but true. I also got my first ever trophy – Student of the Year – Whoop whoop!

July – I got a new job working in a cinema, I met some great people and learnt a lot.

August – This was the month of work, decisions and getting grades back. What a weird, wonderful and terrifying month. I DID get some of the grades I wanted, I DID get onto the course that I wanted to – I’m now working my way towards getting into University.

September – I went to my first ever baby shower! I turned 20! I had a birthday dinner (THERE WAS A UNICORN CAKE), it was great – I love ya’ll that turned up (You know who you are!) I had blue hair – Thank you Chloe + Charli! I got my head down and started the course I got accepted into. September was the month of leaving toxic environments behind – I don’t regret this one bit – I did, but not anymore.

October – This was the month of visiting old places, places that used to scare me, places where I have the best memories – I realise this sounds kind of odd given the last point, but visiting these places gave me so much inspiration to keep working hard.

November – I figured out what I really want to do – I know this may change but for the meantime, it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. I also cut a majority of my hair off in November, anyone that knows me really well will know how much my hair means to me, for me to cut a majority of it off took a lot, this might sound stupid but for me, it was a big thing. November was the month of volunteering and changing it up a bit, as always. It was a good month.

December – Where do I even begin with December? The month of making good choices. I’ve learnt a lot of new things this month and will continue to learn more. I’m progressing quite a bit from what and who I was in January. I sent my university application off as well – this was a big month for me.

So that’s my year wrapped up, I guess, I’m probably missing a lot, as usual, but I thought I should post one last blog post before the end of 2018. Thank you for everyone’s love and support (You know who you are). One of my new years’ resolutions is to defiantly start blogging more often – I miss writing. I’ve been writing posts all throughout the year, I just haven’t finished them or posted them. So stay tuned cause they’ll be posted soon.

May your 2019 be blessed with greatness. – Love Ally xx

Time to start thinking about New Years Resolutions…

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Credit to Callie for choosing the quote! xx

So it’s Christmas eve, and even though it’s exactly a week until New Years Eve I’ve already started thinking about my New Years Resolutions. Now that I think about it, the week will go quick so it’s not really that far away (Whoopsie!)

All through the year I’ve been thinking about what I can achieve next year, whenever I’ve gone through something that I don’t want to go through again, I’ve been thinking about what I could do to stop it from happening again. So instead of thinking about things I want to achieve, like the usual resolutions that are broken 3 months into the year. I’m going to see what I can do to stop things from repeating themselves.

I feel like that will be the easiest way to make 2016 better, I don’t want to say 2016 is going to be my year because I said that about 2015, however, this year has been one of the toughest years for me. I think I jinxed it to be honest, I think next time I’m not going to say “it’s going to be my year” next time, I’m just going to wait for it to be my year. I don’t think next year is going to be my year, I just think that it’s going to be a little bit easier.

I just realised how much I type “I think”, whoops, that’s quite a lot.

So instead of saying I’ve got a few new years resolutions, I’m just going to add them to the To Do List and hope that I achieve them… This time next year I want to be able to say that I’ve achieved everything that I wanted to.

Here are my New Years Resolutions Things to achieve in 2016:

  • Accept who I am and be happy with it: The things people said in the past have made me rethink the way I am and it has made me unhappy, BUT, I’m me and if they can’t accept that then that’s there problem. The goal is to carry on being me and be happy with it, no matter what people think.
  • Don’t be afraid to laugh even louder: Anyone that’s ever heard my laugh knows that I sound a bit crazy (Finally admitting it, not sorry, not changing), however, whenever I laugh there’s always someone staring at me and that instantly makes me stop laughing because they stare. I reckon I need to change that.
  • Not care about what people think or say: This definitely needs to be changed (!!!), I care about what people say way to much when I really shouldn’t because it shouldn’t matter to me.
  • Look forward, never take steps backwards
  • Get my confidence back: Keep my head held high and ignore those that try to ruin it.
  • Carry on writing my blog
  • Keep smiling no matter what (Shouldn’t be too difficult for me)
  • Be happy

I reckon, if I carry on surrounding myself with positive people, then these “Things to do” are possible. I just need to take control and be me, which shouldn’t be too difficult. (Sorry guys, I guess the laugh is just going to get louder and weirder, not sorry) Haha!

If you have any New Years Resolutions, comment them below! It’d be nice to know what other people want to achieve in 2016!

Anyways, that’s it from me this week. The next blog post will be up New Year’s Eve (SPECIAL POST!!). Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the presents and food, and most of all the time you spend with family and friends. Much love! – Alison xx