My 2015 Highlights


As I welcomed in the New Year with my cup of tea last year, I really believed 2015 was going to be brilliant. 2014 ended pretty well so I just assumed it would continue into 2015, oh boy was I wrong.

2015 hasn't been great. There's been tears, I've been ill probably 25% of the year and it's just been overall a dramatic year (for me). We got robbed, Dave Grohl broke his leg and I had a tooth infection that felt like it lasted for half a year. I was going to write a hefty few paragraphs on this post about all the not-so-great things that have happened to me this year but why bother? No year will be perfect and I sure as hell have not suffered as much as those affected by all the evil in the world. I am lucky to still be entering 2016 and so I shall focus on all the great things that happened this year. 


FLEW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT TEN YEARS
I went on an awesome family holiday in February. We went to Playa Blanca in Lanzarote and Ellis and I had to get ourselves to the airport, get ourselves on a plane and get ourselves to a completely different island. We did it and I loved it. That holiday also made me face a few fears. I swam in the sea, well I tried to swim and attempted not to drown. I swam in a pool, with loads of people around it - facing the fear of being very self conscious about my body! I sung Let It Go on karaoke in front of loads of people. I've always wanted to do karaoke because it looked like so much fun but I just never felt confident enough - I managed it after a margarita though (not the pizza)! 


LEFT MY JOB AND FOCUSED ON ME
In April I left my job. It was too far away for me to commute everyday on the tram and I wanted something closer to home. I spent the rest of the Summer focusing on my own self, well-being and making my blog better. 


CHANGED MY HAIR
In May, I changed my hair. I had wanted ombre hair for ages and with both Ellis' parents being hairdressers I was in great hands and finally got it done. I love having ombre so much and I feel like it's brought out a completely different side of me. Who knew hair could do that? 


SAW THE FOO FIGHTERS
Although Dave Grohl broke his leg, I managed to see Foo Fighters at Old Trafford just before the accident! It was amazing, obviously, and it will be a night I will treasure for the rest of my life. 


A DAY OUT WITH DAD TO MACCLESFIELD
In June, my Dad took me for a day out in Macclesfield, which was great. I got to go and visit my grandma's memorial stone, give her some peonies and eat some delicious food after walking around the place all day! 

MUM MOVED
After being robbed, it put us all on edge and made us really dislike the place my mum lived at. Thankfully, she moved to a gorgeous house round the corner (literally, round the corner) from my house and I'm so happy she's there. I can go round to see her whenever I want and it means I don't have to lug around a load of stuff with me every time I stay. 


ELLIS TURNED 18
Finally my boyfriend Ellis turned 18 and in Ellis-style he got, should I say VERY DRUNK to celebrate turning this ripe, old age. Now we get to go for cocktails together and it's the best! 


ANGLESEY
In August we finally got to take a trip to Anglesey. To me it was my favourite one because we had very minimal internet so I lost contact with the internet world for a few days and was able to just relax and take in the beautiful places that we went to. 


LEEDS FESTIVAL
We had a great year at Leeds once again. The weather was gorgeous for the whole weekend so we weren't moody for once, hurrah! However, the bands this year weren't that great for the first day. The Saturday and Sunday had some great bands though, All Time Low, Bastille, Alt-J, Mumford and Sons, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood and Metallica! I'm already excited for 2016's Leeds!

WE GOT JOBS
Me and Ellis both got offered jobs at the same time - which was definitely fate. I am now so happy in the job I do and it's literally down the road from me. I love it! I also love the money, of course. 

MET BRING ME THE HORIZON
I felt like a 14 year old scene girl but yes, we totally queued up and met BMTH in HMV and I hugged Oli Sykes. I also then cried. Definitely not grown up enough not to get starstruck yet. 


HARRY GREW UP
Harry started primary school in September. I can't believe he's 5 now and in the same primary school that I went to. It's crazy! 


AND I GREW UP...
I turned 19 and celebrated well. I keep forgetting I'm 19 though. When I was asked to enter my age on Frozen Free Fall I definitely wrote 18 and didn't bother to change it. I don't feel older. I feel the same as I have done for the past 5 months or so. BUT I'M 20 NEXT YEAR, yelp. 


THREE YEARS WITH THE BOYFRIEND/BEST FRIEND
I happily celebrated three years with the person who has affected my life so much. What a great three years we have had! 


HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS
I had a great Christmas and this year, I really tried hard to get everyone presents that were very thought-out so when they opened them and saw what they'd got it gave me a fuzzy feeling in my heart. 

Although this year has been a struggle, I am going to enter 2016 with a smile on my face and be positive for whatever the year holds for me and the people I love.

Let me know the highlights of your 2015! See you next year! 

lots of love

Jennie x 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful blog post Jennie! I hope you have an absolutely smashing 2016, you deserve it! ��

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