Sunday, 1 January 2017

2016... Good Riddance! Hello 2017!

So it's the first day of a brand new year and I, for one am so very very happy about this!




A lot of good things happened for me last year. I rekindled some long standing, amazing friendships and strengthened some newer ones, I had some fab nights out and experiences, I'm less anxious than I was in 2015 (still working on that), I lost a fair chunk of weight (and put some back on-oops!).





But overall it's been a year that has torn my life apart, made me question everything I believed, broken me at times and made me experience some of my lowest points in my life.

We all know 2016 has been a mad and sad year for the world as a whole but it's also kicked my arse personally.

I've posted about the loss of my Mammy before but this was truly the most terrifying, heart breaking thing I have ever experienced. 



Shortly after that, my relationship ended. A comfort and constant for 7 and a half years. Whilst I am now 100% sure that it was for the best, it was an unnerving, horrible experience accepting that and I spent 2 days in and out of panic attacks and crying.

But, with all the negatives come the silver linings. My mammy was a very strong, brave woman and I know I need to take some of that on and conquer 2017 my way.
As I mentioned before, I learned in 2016 who was really there for me, who I could rely on and who loved me and I thank all of you for that!

So what's in store for 2017? Well I am determined to make this year the year I don't let anxiety rule my decisions.
I've already started doing this and I will bloodywell continue it!
I have so much to look forward to this year and for the first time in years I am genuinely excited about the surprises and what is to come!



Happy new year to you all! I hope 2017 is a better one for the world and, for you reading this, I hope it brings you everything you want and need!
Lots and lots of love,
Laura