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5 THINGS I LEARNT IN 2016

I know this post is a tad bit late as we're already a week into 2017 but oh well we shall crack on. I really wanted to share with you my thoughts on 2016 and what I've learnt this year as this was probably the hardest years of my life. I've changed so much as a person since last year and when it came to writing this post I found it quite weird to write as I was realising these things as I wrote it, it helped a lot actually because now I must take action and try to make this year as great as it can be!


CHERISH YOUR LOVED ONES
I think it was apparent that 2016 was a bit of a crappy year for me regarding my mother being sick for many months, I've lost a lot of family members in my life and if there is one regret that I have it has to be the lack of time and effort I made to see or speak to them, when my mother became sick it made me realise that I may of only had little time with her left and that I should cherish every little moment I have with her. I visited her every day whilst she was in the hospital and just making that tiny amount of effort gave my mum hope (her own words btw lol) and she said that if myself and my family didn't do everything that we had done for her for all those months she would've given up. Hearing her reaction to our actions was truly heart wrenching to me and it made it pretty clear that it doesn't take much to be there for someone because you truly don't know when they'll disappear out of your lives. 

CHILL DA F OUT 
Since starting my second year of uni (dissertation year for the majority of you) I've been under so much stress to reach deadlines, make sure I research properly into my work and bloody reference EVERYTHING. This term especially has been incredibly difficult due to to some issues at my uni but I won't go into that as I'll probably cause a bigger problem but through it all I somehow managed to put that all aside and have a little me time. Just by having an hour long bath or just removing yourself from any form of technology helped a lot considering thats where the majority of the stress stemmed from. I know I probably say it every year but I really do want to join a gym, everyone I know that does any form of exercise always talks about how they feel amazing after a run or an hour at the gym and I do believe that the Legally Blonde quote springs to mind... 'Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands'


GET RID OF THE FAKE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE 
I think this year was the year of like... realising stuff? No seriously, Kylie was so right when she said that. Its pretty shitty to see who actually cares about you when things get tough but at the same time it's also a gift, I came to realise that the friends that I have made in the past few years actually didn't give two f***s about me. Now this may sound upsetting but I'm actually 10x more happier with out them and It dawned on me that they actually made my anxiety flare up like a rash, I can't cut them out completely just yet as I have to see these people on the daily but I will do soon and I literally cannot wait for the day! 

WORKING HARD PAYS OFF 
This is pretty standard right? In February 2016 I started blogging and I fell in love with it! I was posting regularly and I have honestly never put this much effort into anything before, not even my university work (which is obvs more important but nah). With this hard work I was noticed by one of my favourite drugstore brands and I had the privilege of getting to work with them and to even attend LFW with them last year. I'm literally so grateful to them for noticing me and allowing me to work with them and none of it would have been possible without the hard work and effort I had put into my posts. Not gunna lie, I'm slightly slacking a bit now as the uni work finally caught up on me and I just wasn't feeling it when my mum became ill, but I am determined to get back on track with my blog and put all of my effort into it this year!


LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT 
2016 taught me that fate isn't real, it taught me that things aren't just going to happen for me. It really grinds my gears when people tell me 'It's going to happen for you darling don't worry' or 'All good things come to those who wait'. Well... I've been waiting and nothing has happened! I'm 20 years old and I feel as if my life is so boring, I don't socialise with many people and my anxiety stops me from making friends and forming relationships and this is something I want to change in 2017. This year I'm going to make an effort with people and try to put myself out there more, I mainly just want to grow my confidence. Those who has met me will probably say that I already have a shit tonne of confidence and that I don't need anymore (lol) but I feel that I just need a confidence boost within myself, to just have the courage to say yes to things and go out more.
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I really hope you enjoyed this post and got to know me a bit better, maybe this has inspired you to get rid of the toxic people in your life and to replace them with new and better friends? Let me know down in the comments below, or link me to your most recent post as I would love to take a look.

Sare
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7 comments

  1. I loved the post lovely! You are super confident from what I have seen on snapchat, and i loved how you are recognising that hard work does pay off, you are so right! It does! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. I'm heading into my second year of university this year so I'll have to keep your tips in mind!
    Kathy x
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  3. Loved this post, you go girl 💃🏻💃🏻 So sad that bad things happen, but definitely gives you a kick up the bum, 2017 will be a fab year for you!! And congrats again on working with Maybelline, YOU STAR!!! Fab post, as always xxxxx

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  4. Absolutely love this post! For me this year I really need to cherish my loved ones more, I defo didn't enough last year and it proper puts me down! You did so well to work with Maybelline you beaut, keep up the good work 😘

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  5. Loved every second of this post! You had such an amazing year, the maybelline work is INSANE! Excited to see what 2017 brings for you xxxx Georgie - As You WIsh UK

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  6. Love this, I hope 2017 is amazing for you :)
    Hels xx

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  7. I feel like sometimes we don't value the good people in our lives enough! As you said we never know how much time we have left to spend with the people we love! It makes my heart melt to see how much of a crazy big support you were for your mum and I hope she's better now :) xx

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