Well Today hasn’t exactly started of the best. I still feel slightly ill, because I’m just over a bug. There was a couple of other things That made me feel a bit down this morning but I have copped on and decided to push it aside because it’s the last day of 2015 and I want to try make it end well. So on a happier note …here goes a reflection.
This years been quite the year. I have done so much. I have had so many good memories. I have also had quite a few bad memories and sad moments. They made me stronger and I am extremely grateful to have experienced both. 2015 has been one of the best years of life despite the rocky patches. I have had so much fun and have experienced so many new things.
I went to Rome, Italy with my Mum, my friend and friend mum (Kinda like my second Mum to be honest.)….. I also don’t say mum it’s just that WordPress is being a pain and won’t let me say Mam. I had the most amazing time there. I fell in love with the city instantly. I dealt well with my anxiety for the majority of the trip. I got to visit the Colosseum, The Roman Forum, The Vatican City, The Piazza De Popolo and so many other wonder places in Rome. We walked for hours and hours each day, getting to see so many amazing places and we got to eat such lovely Italian foods (My dream , like come on!, Pizza and Pastas galore.) All with the best company. We stayed in a small little hotel room together, which was quite fun (Despite somebody’s extreme snoring, which led her to be beaten with pillows in her sleep .) We had a fantastic weekend away and It was the best Christmas present I had ever received ( Thanks Mam!). 😀
I also got to go on a school trip to Berlin. The capital of Germany. Yet again I fell in love with city. I became quite attached to everything about it. The people. The buildings. The history. The sights. Everything really. It was a amazing trip. I got to spend time with some of my good friends. I got to see so many cool,historical things like The Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Bunkers, Concentration camps, Holocaust Memorial and so much more. I learned a lot about the history of Berlin. I also got to do so much fun stuff like going to Berlin zoo, Going shopping in Kaufhaus Dewestens (Where I bought nothing, that place is so damn expensive.) Going bowling and just spending time back in the hostel running between rooms and laughing with friends. It was a truly great experience and I am glad to have gone. Thanks to my Mum again and of course my school teachers for organizing the trip and taking us. 🙂
I also had so much fun,happy memories at home with my family and friends. I got to have a amazing boxing day with all my aunts,uncles,cousins etc from one side of the family. I went out for the day with my best friend and family to Emo court on a really warm day during the summer. I got to go shopping several times with my friends in Newbridge and Portlaois. I went to the cinema a couple of times. I went to friends birthday parties and had a amazing time. My friends even threw me a surprise birthday party which was lovely 🙂
I got to stay at home and annoy my brothers and parents a lot (I’m a great daughter and sister. 😛 ) I got to laze around a lot and binge watch TV shows and Youtube for hours. I even got to go to yet another Bribry,Candice and Dodie Clark gig in the Academy.
I started Transition Year in school. Which was a pretty big change to normal school curriculum. I am now doing subjects I haven’t done before and I am talking to new people which is great!:) This year in TY I have done so many cool things like go to the Ploughing,Gone to Roll and Bowl,Gone to Killary Adventure Centre and so much more. Which all have been amazing. We also had so many talks and guest speakers in for TY and I have loved all of them surprisingly. They have been interesting and educational and I really enjoy them. I know at the start I was thinking I would hate TY (Being away from some friends, doing new things,coping with anxiety etc) But I actually never want it to end. I really love it.
During 2015 I also started this blog! Which is pretty damn cool. I love blogging now and I love everyone on this site. You are all so lovely and supportive. I love reading others blog posts and I love talking to other bloggers. I was not expecting to love blogging this much and I was definitely not expecting everyone to be so lovely on here. This so far has been a fun journey and I am grateful to have met so many nice people. I hope you all have a amazing 2016! I wish you all the best because you all really deserve it. (No need for names because This is to every single one of you!)
There has been so many other wonderful experiences this year. I just can’t write them all because that would be way to long of a blog post!. I have Journalled throughout all this year (I actually did it …for a entire year, surprisingly. I went through so many Diaries and pens :’) but Yay.)
I am truly thankful for all that this year has brought , good and bad. I am glad of the lessons I have learnt and the mistakes I have made (There was a lot and I’m sure there’s many left to come). I am thankful for the people who came and went. Also to the ones who stuck it out with me.
2015 has really been a mental year.
I attempted to keep it shortish :’) Sorrrry 😛