Slán 2015, Fáilte 2016*

Can you do New Year’s posts about the year on New Year’s day? I have it on good authority that it is still 2015 in some parts of the world although it’s over 14 hours into 2016 here.

2015 was – I don’t know how to describe it. It was my shortest year ever, literally. I saw in 2015 in London and farewell’d it in Australia. So 2015 was technically about 11 hours shorter than any other year that I’ve lived.

I did a lot in 2015 – I spent five months studying in Edinburgh, and a month travelling Europe, meeting so many new people I hope to continue to count among my friends. I completed my undergraduate degree and was accepted into a Master’s course. I got my dream job – working in a bookshop (honestly the best place ever). I turned 21.

But I would be lying if I said that it was perfect – nothing ever is. At the beginning of 2015, I thought I had all the answers (or at least most of them) but now, at the end, I have more questions than ever. But if I learnt one thing, it is the importance of friendship, and of maintaining the relationships that count and letting those that don’t fall by the wayside. I used to have a mantra, no regrets. No regrets. But no regrets means no mistakes and mistakes are tools to learn. And right now, I have so much still to learn. So as 2016 starts, I’m going to focus on learning, and not worrying about quashing any regrets that surface.

So here’s to the future…

*this is probably grammatically incorrect. sorry.

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