A look back at 2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

So 2016 is almost over and the time for a bit of reflection of a whirlwind of another year has come around again. I feel like although the year started in one of the worst ways possible with the loss of a loved one, I have achieved so much, pushed myself out of my comfort zone and had an all round brilliant year.

The first few months of the year were tough, in between uni and home, spending time with family, but I really saw Uni take a turn around in my second term. I found first term super tough but I'm so glad I stuck with it because I really started to reap the benefits by the time Easter came around!! I also decided to push myself this year, and last Christmas I decided to apply for a 12 week Summer Internship with the council, something really different to what I'd ever done, and after a gruelling applicant day in March, I found out I'd bagged the job.

I dedicated my Summer to working a 9-5 and actually really enjoyed chucking myself into a routine and doing something completely new to me. At the end of Summer Jamie and I went on our very first holiday abroad together to Spain for 2 weeks. We had the most amazing time and I feel so lucky to have such an amazing human being in my life! A month later we celebrated our 2 year anniversary up in Norwich.

Finally, the end of 2016 has been beginning my second year of uni, studying and working hard but also trying to make the most of my social life too! I still haven't quite hacked the drinking and partying lifestyle of a uni student, but I'm definitely getting better at mastering the no-hangover night outs!

Overall, despite a rocky few starting months of 2016, this year has been brilliant. I feel like as a person I've achieved so much, a lot of which would be really insignificant to many, but to me mean the world. It's left me so excited to see what the next year brings, I can't wait to get out there, make a hundred more memories and kick 2017's butt!

What have been your highlights of 2016?

Lucy x


  1. I also found university really difficult in the first few months - but so glad I stuck it out and you should be too! Amazing news about your internship.. It sounds like you've had a fab year! Happy 2017 lovely! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. Glad I wasn't the only one! Thanks Jessie x

  2. Lovely post, thanks for sharing and happy 2017!

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


    1. Thanks Helen. I'll pop over to your blog now! xx

  3. Happy New Year lovely!!! 2016 for me was not a very good year at all, but its made me even more determined to make 2017 better so I'm really excited for what this new start brings! Best of luck to you this year too <3 x


    1. Thank you! I hope 2017 is much better for you xx

  4. Love this! Totally agree, can't wait to make this a fab year! X


  5. Yay for an amazing 2016! You've definitely achieved so much - here's to an even more awesome 2017. :)

    T x

  6. I took a gap year in 2016 and will be resuming my studies next month. I still have a year of bachelor's degree left and i can't wait to graduate! I hope 2017 will be a good year for me! x
    PS: I love your blog! Followed you on Bloglovin' xx



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