Some of this is quite personal and a bit soppy and wordy so feel free to just look at the pretty pictures (well I hope you find them pretty). I don't want it to seem boasty at all, that's not what I'm trying to do here, I'm honestly jsut so grateful for everything that has happened and so happy I've been around for this year to happen.
I started the year not very mentally well at all, underwent a couple of months therapy and honestly I've come out of it more at peace with myself and the world around me than I thought I could be in 2013. I've explored a lot of buddhism, read a lot of books and have just become more emotionally intelligent and aware. And no, not every day is rainbows and sunshine but in a year I've recovered more than I could have dreamed. This time last year I wasn't sure I'd still be alive this time this year but I made it and that's all I can ask for.
In May I was a bridesmaid at my sister's wedding. She had a lovely day and everything was so beautiful! I've seen a lot more of my whole (very small) family this year which has been lovely. But the day definitely confirmed to me that I don't want a massive wedding, maybe not one at all. Though I do want flowers in my hair again sometime, it was so pretty.
Before the summer even started I got the opportunity (with Headstart) to do a Nucelar Physics course at Manchester University. Four days of physics and new people, sounds good to me, and it was. This photo was taken at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope which is an amazing place. It was such a surreal week but also a very interesting one, some lectures were just on point and others went right over my head but in the end I still wanted to do physics and scarily I've just applied to do Physics with Astrophysics at uni. Wish me luck with that.
Also this summer I went to Greenman, which was one of the chillest places I've ever been. The atmosphere was perfect and what's even better is that it's on my 18th Birthday in 2015, what a weekend that is going to be.
I discovered some new music, bought a some clothes and jewellery, danced a lot and saw a band I have loved for such a long time; daughter. It was a perfect weekend but I did need about 3 days in bed to recover, bit of a lightweigh when it comes to lack of sleep.
Also last but certainly not least the people, I've remade and strengthened old friendships, made new ones, learned how to talk to people I didn't think I could, talked to people online and more. I'm grateful for every single one of them and all of you, my readers and followers, because you guys do help keep me going on this blog, and help give me opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise.
I was going to add a picture or two of friends and stuff but I honestly can't find one perfect one. There are too many to add and I think I'll just make this post faceless.
I've probably missed out so many very little but very important things, though if I kept going on and on it would be very over the top. I hope you all have a very good new year and look back on 2014 happily, if not then there's always next year. See you in 2015
Thank you guys and thank you 2014!