I was contemplating whether or not to do this post but then if there’s one place that I can share my thoughts, it’s here on my blog…
Over these past couple of weeks, when thinking about this year gone by it’s filled me with happiness and left me feeling so incredibly grateful. Sometimes we can be so busy living life that we forget to stop, look at what we have done, what we have achieved and see the great people around us to realise how lucky we are. Everyone has bad times but when times are good, I really think it’s important to appreciate those moments, those people around you who make you happy and the opportunities that come your way however big or small.
My biggest highlight this year has to be buying my first ever house (soon to be a home), in the place I’ve always wanted to buy a house, with my boyfriend Damien. I sometimes still can’t believe that we actually have our own house and just where we want it. As we renovate it, I am so incredibly grateful to Damien’s dad who is basically amazing and works endlessly helping us to refurbish it and do crazy things like build walls and fit new electrics. It makes me so excited for 2016 to see it all finished and to be living in a space that we gutted and built up again from scratch.
Modelling has brought me some of my best jobs this year and I’m so grateful for that and feel incredibly lucky that I can still call something that I enjoy so much, my job. And as my blog has grown and more opportunities have come my way, it’s been so exciting to see this passion of mine evolve. It makes me want to work even harder on it and I can’t wait to see what else is to come in the New year!
A New Experience
At the start of this year I applied to be part of the project Make Film, Make History. It was a random thing, I’d never thought about doing a project like this before but I’d seen it advertised through The Imperial War Museum’s Twitter and decided to apply. My application got accepted and after a Skype interview, I found out that I was one of the 35 young people from Europe, to be given a place on the project.
In April we got to go to Ypres in Belgium for the first part of the project and then later this year we were lucky enough to be given extra funding and so arranged another trip to meet up in London. I’ve learnt a lot from the project (which is still on going and will probably do a blog post on soon), and also met such an interesting and fun mix of people from across Europe and it’s something I feel lucky to be a part of.
I’ve really developed much closer friendships with some of my good friends this year both near and far. It’s got to a point where I can genuinely say I have about ten best friends and that’s because I’ve been so very lucky to have met some of the most interesting, funny and kind hearted people these past couple of years, not forgetting those that have been around since forever.
This past year my closest friendships have really helped me to grow, become more understanding and learn about things that I would never have known about before. Overall 2015 has been filled with the most interesting conversations, hilarious memories and great times with all of my great friends and it makes me so happy to have these people in my life.
Overall, what can I say. 2015 has been a good year. I feel more excited than usual to start this next year and from what I’ve heard, a lot of other people are too. So after a great year I’m ready to close the chapter of 2015 and welcome in 2016 where hopefully lots of more great things are to come.