Friday 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas

I wasn't going to post today because I wasn't sure if anyone would read it, but I didn't want a gap in my schedule so here we are. This year's been a funny one, but it's been amazing so I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at everything that's happened.

At the beginning of the year, my life changed for the better - I met Sam; we were in Gourmet Burger Kitchen before a Body Shop bloggers event, and I was eating the best burger ever while catching up with some fellow blog-writers. Then in she walked, a flurry of blonde hair in a floral skirt and dark lipstick, and she sat opposite me to the left, and she was so beautiful. I immediately embarrassed myself by waffling on about god knows what, but we've been inseparable ever since. We went on a few dates and I helped her with the first North West blogger meet up and then in March, we mutually decided that we were officially girlfriends now. And I was thrilled, and I still am, and every day I fall deeper in love with her. It's pretty great, actually.

I went down to London on my own for an event, and then I went back to London with Sam to visit the V&A which was incredible. We've been to Spain together, and to Newcastle, and to my favourite ever city of Krakow, and shared a good few trips to Liverpool to spend money we don't have. I finished my second year of uni with a 2:1 and moved into a house that has damp on the ceilings with a lovely group of girls. I've watched more quiz shows than I care to mention; I've written a lot of poetry; I've upped my blog game. I saw one of my life-long friends get married; I got a job I truly enjoy at a café; I built bridges with people. I went to Berlin with my uni course; I ate some great food; I celebrated a lot of things.

This year has seen me overcoming my depression, and I couldn't be more proud of myself. I'm now well over 100 days clean from {TW} self harm, and after Christmas I hope to be reducing my anti-depressants - I'm so happy about that, and my mind is a lot clearer now. I got a new tattoo, read some incredible books, went to my first menu launch. I partied with my best friends, baked some amazing brownies, bought the most beautiful mustard coat at a charity shop.

There's been ups and downs like there is every year, but I'm in a pretty good place right now and I can only hope that continues into 2016. Thank you to everyone who's offering a shoulder to cry on, a kind word, a reassuring eye caste over my writing. Thank you, for making sure I'm still here.


  1. Aww this is such a lovely post I am so proud of how amazing you have done this year!! Have an amazing 2016! Xx

  2. This is such a lovely post! I think they're my favourite ones to write as well.. I seem to forget half of the amazing stuff that happened and then I'm able to go back and recall every little detail! Amazing!

    I'm really happy for you and so proud of how far you've come this year! Krakow is one of my favourite ever cities as well! I adore it x

    Anne x

  3. Suuuuuuuuuuuch a good post to read, I love seeing how far you've come! Couldnt be happier for you, and you're doing amazing. 2016 is going to be even more brilliant for you, and I cant wait to see what's in store! xx

  4. Ahhhh what a brilliant post to read, I am over the moon for you! Also, you are TOO cute about your girlfriend - it's adorable! Wishing you all of the luck in the world for 2016!

    Lilies and Lipbalm