Blogmas Day 23 – Reflection of 2016

This year has honestly been the strangest year. I have had both the worst and best year ever. The first half of the year was utter BALLS but the second half was absolutely ACE.

I have grown so so much this year and I am honestly so happy with who I am as a person.

At the beginning of the year, I was weak. I let people walk all over me and to be honest, I thought being treated like shit was normal. I’d started to accept being treated so badly and it extremely lowered my self esteem. I let people take advantage of me on a daily basis and never stood up for myself at all. How times change. That is definitely not who I am now.  Unfortunately, I went through some pretty tough times to figure that out and my mental health suffered tremendously. I got my lowest ever point in April of this year and I refuse to ever go back to that place. But from there, things could only get better.
I GRADUATED. I actually did it. I got myself a cheeky lil 2:1 in BSc (Hons) Management. Four years of hard work and I had finally done. There were so many times I thought I’d never get to the end but I did! And now I’m a graduate!

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I landed myself a fantastic full time job which I am absolutely loving! I can’t believe I managed to get myself a full time job in a field of work related to my degree only 1 month after graduating. Biggest achievement ever.

 

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I started blogging again! I thought starting a brand new blog would be better than continuing writing on my one that was 3 years old – honestly it’s so cringe and does not represent me as a person at all. I’m so glad I started my new blog and I am completely overwhelmed at how well is doing. I mean, I only ever expected Karina to read my posts but now each post gets a good amount of views! I never even planned on posting often but I upload twice a week and people actually read what I have to say! YAY. This was my first header for my new blog and it has already changed so much since.

 

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Becoming part of the online mental health community has done absolutely wonders for me and my health. I absolutely love everybody in the community and together we are sharing our stories to help stamp out the stigma. We’ll be taking over the world next I tell ya. Big shout out to Hannah Rainey who created #talkMH and allowed for the greatest community to be formed. You’re a star honey and should be very proud of yourself!

 

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I can run! Never ever ever would I have thought that I could run for 5 minutes let alone 5km. Honestly, treadmills have always given me the absolute fear so the fact that I can run fills me with so much pride! 

I am honestly 1000x happier than I was at the beginning of the year and I am SOOO grateful for the friends and family who stuck by me through everything. And to the incredible people I’ve met on my journal.

Here’s to 2017!

Much love,

Louise

1 Comment

  1. What amazing achievements! I’m so proud of you! Your motivation for the coming year is evident in this post!! How did you get to running 5K!? I really want to be able to do that!! Well done my love ❤ xxx

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