Happy moments - Rachel Ellen

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy moments

It's looking a lot like 2016 is going to be a year that we all recoil from in the future, the "don't talk about it" year, or kids saying "when did that celebrity die?" and we answer "probably 2016", or the history question "what was the pivotal point in 2016 that caused.. (whatever might happen in the future)?"
a) David Bowie dying
b) Harambe
c) Brexit
d) Donald Trump
And it will be, e) all of the above.

But actually, amongst all the events going on in the world, in 366 days, some of us had some really positive moments. So, I'm just going to mention a few moments that made me happy this year.

1. I spent a year out of education for the first time since I was 4. I worked the whole year, saved a whole lot of money.

2. I passed my driving test, something I've been dying to do for years but I just needed the money, and just last week, I drove for the first time since my test as one of my Christmas presents was 3 weeks of insurance.

3. I applied for, got a place on and started a masters degree. To say I underestimated it, is a massive understatement. I've never been as far behind with work in my life, I was convinced I wouldn't even get it finished. But I just about managed it. Now onto the second term.

4. I managed to buy Christmas presents, don't underestimate how much of an achievement this was for me this year in terms of money and time. I even think people liked their presents.

5. I've met loads of new people, I've spoken to strangers regardless of how nervous it has made me, and I even made some new friends. 

6. I finally completed my resolution I've had for years of drinking more water, I don't even know what this years resolution can be without that.

7. I've learned how to cook new things, from scratch as well. 

8. I've worked hard, in many different aspects and I'm really pleased with my lazy self for that.

For all the terrible things that this last year will be remembered for, don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back for everything you've achieved this year, keep your head high and continue on to next year with a positive outlook. 

Thanks for reading,

Rachel xx

ps. The Queen, I hope you're alright, let's not start 2017 with a black mark.

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