Goodbye 2016

I have read several posts on the new year over the past few days, that originally I was not going to do one. However, I do not know why, after 18 years on the planet, it has suddenly dawned on me that we only live each year once.

There will never again be a 2016 or a 2015 etc. so I feel it is important to reflect on the past 365 days (or was it a gap year?) and also look ahead to what 2017 may have to offer.

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Time to look back

Sometimes it is hard to remember everything that has happened this year. It has been quite a crazy one!

The beginning was a bit of a wobble. Recovering from the major anxiety attack that was 2015 took time and January 2016 saw me slowly getting back to myself, going into school and applying to university.

When I received my offers from universities, it really boosted my confidence and made me think “Maybe I can do this”. Deciding what university to choose also distracted me from all anxiety/health related things, which was positive.

Of course, the stress was never truly going to disappear with A Levels looming. After working hard though, A Levels went pretty smoothly, and I got accepted into my first choice university.

The spring/summer was when I created the blog, originally known as Food, Fashion, France and now Megan Elizabeth Lifestyle. Although that meant I had to say goodbye to blogging with my gorgeous friend Charlii, it made sense as we would be studying at opposite ends of the country.

I can’t believe how much fun blogging solo could be though. I have had the most incredible journey and hope 2017 brings more blogging adventures. I have discovered so many talented bloggers and vloggers, and have really got to grips with social media and how to use it in the world of blogging. It is now a true passion of mine and I look forward to seeing my blogging experience unfold further.

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Although the new year starts on Sunday, do not let it stop you from still making the most out of your 2016.

My new camera arrived this morning and I have been trying to find the inner photographer within me. I need to get in plenty of practice for 2017, which I hopeΒ to be a brilliant year for blogging.

I will be starting 2017 with a new blog theme to go with the new year, and to showcase some amazing photos and interesting posts.

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A new year is a chance to turn over a new leaf and do something fantastic.

2017, let’s have an epic time.

Megan x

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3 thoughts on “Goodbye 2016

  1. GiltsandGlamz says:

    I’ll be honest Megan, this is the first blog I’ve read today and I loved it πŸ™‚ I’m really looking forward what you’ll bring forth in 2017 and also you ‘photography’ πŸ™‚ that pic by the way is great. I’v been wanting to get a professional camera myself but been holding off hehe and I love photography. Last thing, I’ve also created a blog dedicated to the new year, make sure to check it out, it’s coming soon πŸ™‚ https://beautyandbrains5.wordpress.com/

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