So much has happened this year, and I’ve had so many amazing opportunities. From travel, to blogging, to education, it’s been a year of enormous change and adventure and I’m taking this chance on the last day of the year to reflect on some of the highlights of 2015 for me.
One of the first fab things that happened this year was the Cork Blog Meet, which I attended and blogged about in February.
In April I turned 18, months after all my friends so it was a highlight to finally be 18 too!
I went on a holiday in Kerry with my family just after the exams, where we spent most of our time on the beach in Castlegregory.
In July my sister, Granny and I spent 3 1/2 weeks in Canada, and it was absolutely brilliant. We experienced Whitehorse, Dawson City, Haines, Skagway and Juneau, Alaska, Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Victoria all in the space of three weeks. I panned for gold in Dawson City, Swam in hot springs in Whitehorse, visited one of the world’s best bookshops and watched a street performers festival in Victoria, among many more amazing things. I’ve shared more photos from that trip here!
I spent a few days in Kilkee with my family, where we saw/swam in the Pollock holes and spent time on the sea front. While there we also travelled to the Cliffs of Moher, which was quite breathtaking to see.
In August I got my Leaving Cert Results and I was delighted!
I got to see Florence & the Machine for the first time – one of my favourite artists, and definitely one of the best concerts I’ve been to.
I travelled to Dublin for a blog event, had an incredibly stressful day but was then randomly picked to have my hair blowdried on Grafton Street – making the day quite a bit better!
I got my ears pierced three times in one ear and twice in the other, which I absolutely loved as I’d been wanting it for ages. (I’ve had to take two out since then unforch.)
One of the best parts of this year was going to my old school’s debs, and getting to see all of my friends teachers again. I was brought as my friend Nina’s date, as that was the only way I could go, and I was delighted to be able to attend! I did my own makeup, which I was quite proud of and my hair was done by my sister.
I started college at UCC, doing an Arts degree which I’ve been loving so far.
For Halloween I dressed up as Halloween Queen Wednesday Addams, a look which I loved.
I joined the Harry Potter Society and attended the Yule Ball, which was another great night.
I got to see Marina & the Diamonds, another one of my favourites, live in Dublin and she also put on an amazing show!
I’ve loved doing all of these things so much and I hope to do loads more in 2016 (upcoming post on some of my plans). These experiences have been life changing and I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given over the past year. It’s definitely been one to remember!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!