3 January 2016

The New Year Post | Lifestyle

My goodness, 2015 has just been totally mental hasn't it? There almost aren't any words I can use that would be good enough to explain just how surreal this year has been, but I'll try and get something down. 

In January 2015, I went to New York with work for just 11 days, which at the time was mind blowing to think, I was sent to New York to work, how amazing was that? I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. Now it just feels so long ago that it doesn't even feel like it ever happened. I think 2015 was a real turning point in my life, I really started to work out where I wanted to be and what I wanted to be doing in terms of work and life. I completely changed my lifestyle, I lost a bunch of weight and I felt amazing, I really wanted to be able to be someone I was proud of and I definitely know that I made the right positive changes in my life. These were things I could control though, I could control my diet, I could control my exercise regime a created a whole new routine and thrived on it. 

However there is always something completely unexpected that happens, like getting an offer to work in a country you've never even visited for the brand of your dreams...I mean, really? Does that shit (first swear?) really happen? Yes it bloody does. I can't get my head around the fact I am sitting in a new country the I currently call home, if you had told me in September of last year that I would be living in another country I would have laughed and yet here I am. So many people have told me I'm brave for just up and leaving without even knowing the language but for me, I never even felt scared. Through out the whole move and the lead up to it I remained completely calm, a part of me thinks it's because It never quite felt real and the other part was, it just felt right, the timing felt right. 

I came to realise that 2015 was my year to just make it happen, I wanted to lose weight, I did it, I wanted to eat less processed foods, I did it, I wanted to progress my career, I did it. I didn't go into 2015 thinking that I have all these goals that I must achieve, instead I went into the year with an open mind to think roughly where I'd like to go and what I'd like to do but nothing was ever set in stone, because sometimes when you focus on that one specific goal you miss a thousand other opportunities that are standing right next to you. I can't even begin to think about what 2016 has in store for me the one thing I will be learning is a new language, Italian of course, but still no better way than to actually live in the country at learn it. Other than that, I have no idea, I'm not too fussed either. My little blog will carry on as it did last year with just more variety of posts which I'm really happy about because it'll keep things interesting. 

Enough with the new year, new me crap. How about a new year, the same me, just slightly better or different which ever way you want to be. 

Have you made any New Year's resolutions or are you even gonna bother?


  1. Sounds like you had a fab 2015 and hopefully 2016 will be a way better year than 2015! I don't usually set myself New Year's resolutions however this year I changed it and hopefully I will manage to get them all done. Happy New Year! x