2016 Recap!

 I hope you all have an amazing day, filled with love, family, happiness and lots of food!!!
For todays post I wanted to do a positive post, seen as it’s scheduled for Christmas day and all that. I decided to do my 2016 recap for today because even though 2016 hasn’t been the best year ever, it’s been quite good. And like Kylie Jenner, I’ve realised a lot of things this year.
So, focusing on the positives only!! Here’s my 2016 recap!
First off, how fast has 2016 gone?! I know most people say that every year, but I genuinely feel like we lost a few months somewhere.
I don’t even know where to start, a lot of things have happened this year. Holidays, A levels, Career choices, Friends, Boyfriend, Hospital trips, the list goes on.
Lets start with holidays, everyone loves holidays, right?!
I got to travel to a few places this year, Turkey, Amsterdam, Poland, Essex, London. Some places I’d already been and other places I got to tick off my bucket list!!
I had an amazing time, I made so many amazing memories that I will never, ever forget.
Like jumping off a mountain?! Don’t ask my why or how I did it, I still to this day don’t know where I got the balls from to do this. I can’t say I loved every minute of it and that i’d do it again (because I most definitely wouldn’t) but I would definitely recommend everyone to do it. It really is a breath taking experience (literally).
So this is my second christmas with my boyfriend and somehow, this absolute trooper managed to put up with me for a whole year!!! (May 21st)
We’ve made so many happy memories and I can’t wait to make a million more <333


So this year I finished my A Levels in fashion textiles, photography and english language. I can’t say I loved every single minute of my college years, but I didn’t hate them. I realised A lot of things in those two years, we’ll get to that later.
I’m now doing my art foundation year, originally specialising in fashion textiles but i’m now not specialising in anything and just doing whatever I feel like for that project. I’m not going to lie, I absolutely HATE it. I couldn’t think of anything worse than going there everyday, but mama didn’t raise a quitter.
Right now I know that sounds stupid, I don’t enjoy it, so why am I still doing it?! But I have it all planned out, I think. I’m already half way through it, so why quit now? I’ve had my whole life planned out for as long as I can remember, becoming a fashion designer, studying my art foundation year and then going on to university is all i’ve ever dreamed of and now i’m at that stage in my life, I don’t want any of it anymore. I was always the girl who had everything figured out, who had her top 5 uni choices before she’d finished her gcses and aimed for nothing less than what she wanted. But now? I’m absolutely clueless with where I want my life to go and what career I want. I don’t want to do fashion design any more and I don’t want to go to uni, but that’s life and I’m completely fine with that. I’d rather be clueless now than be clueless 4 years down the line with a uni degree I don’t want to use and debt I don’t need!

2016 has been a year of fall outs & make ups when it comes to friends, but everything has worked out perfectly. I have fell out with people who I thought would be in my life forever and made new friends with people I didn’t even think I’d get along with. But I am the luckiest girl in the world to be able to say I have the best friends in the whole entire world and I don’t know what i’d do without them.
2016 taught me a lot of things, like listen to your mum, she knows everything… literally.
I’ve learnt a lot this year, people come and go, plans change and not everything has a happy ending.
But life goes on, you just gotta go with it and prepare yourself for the ups and downs, everything will work out in the end. My 2016 hasn’t been too bad, I’ve faced things I didn’t ever think would bother me, feelings have changed towards people I’ve looked up to my whole life, but I came out stronger and that’s the main thing.
I’m spending my christmas with all the people I love the most and I can’t wait to see my mums face when she see’s all of her presents. I adore her so much. I wish my dad was here to make all these memories with us, but I guess he’s watching over us and keeping us save<3
That post got deep, real quick. But I hope you all enjoyed reading my little (autobiography) 2016 recap!!
I hope 2016 has been good to you and that you have the most magical christmas!
Love, Melissa x

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