I can't even believe 2014 is already over. It's crazy. It seemed like yesterday we were in January. This year has been a roller coaster ride for me. It has had both it's good and bad moments but I think I have learnt to stay strong through all of it. I believe that all the not-so-good things that happened this year all made me stronger as a person and so I will dwell on the positives.
|We had a brilliant summer, turned 18, did the race for life to support cancer research, supported Cameroon and African teams during the World Cup and prepared for the UKCAT exam.|
|Went to London, got a Filofax, started working in the hospital as a healthcare assistant and had a great Christmas.|
- Social life:
- Becoming healthy:
I tried a couple more times and then I finally convinced myself I couldn't do it when it didnt seem to work.
I finally got to that point where I was fed up and I said "enough is enough". I was greatly inspired by a transformation contest on The Student Room and I decided to start losing weight too. By sticking to healthy food and doing my home workouts, I have been able to lose over 30 pounds this year plus 6 inches of waist. Most importantly, I inspired my mum and brother to become healthy. It's just an amazing feeling.
- Stationery, planners and organisation:
A fee months ago, I had no idea what a Filofax was and now I own two of them. And counting.
My love for planning also brought about my obsession for stationery which in a way has helped made my planning more effective. So 2014 was the year I became more organised.
- Becoming an adult:
Not that I was immature or irresponsible before but I just felt compelled to act more responsibly, taking care of myself and my siblings. Being the eldest is kinda tough and I want to be the kind of person my siblings would look up to.
- Gaining confidence and stepping out of my comfort zone:
I am normally a very shy person and one of those people who would rather follow the crowd and stay at the back. However, I think the year 2014 boosted my confidence a little.
After turning 18, I decided I was going to try to get out of my comfort zone and try things I wouldn't normally do.
My journey to a healthy lifestyle also sparked my interest in running-which I still do often, so I decided to do the race for life back in June-something I never imagined myself doing before. This might not seem like a big deal to many but the whole experience helped me realise that I can actually do things I set my heart on.
- My relationship with God:
I faced many challenges this year regarding my faith and relationship with God but above all, I am still thankful because I am overcoming these and I know I will get there sooner or later. I know my journey with God is not yet over as I am only beginning and so I am really hoping that I will build a much stronger relationship in the new year 2015.
Being at home very often and around my family has really helped strengthen our relationship. I love spending time with them and I feel really blessed to have such amazing people who care so much. I really can't even begin to imagine how I'm going to feel next year if I have to leave them for uni.
Over the past couple of months, I have met so many amazing people through this blog and I personally think that it has helped me grow so much as a person. Thank you once again to everyone of you for your support and for reading my posts. You guys are one of the reasons why I keep going. Thank you for making my year special.
I know this was probably a very long post but I hope you enjoyed reading it. Thanks so much for stopping by. If anyone has any 2014 highlights, please leave a comment down below. I would love to know. I will speak to you all soon. In the new year. Eeeek.