Saturday, 7 January 2017

2016. 2017.

If someone asked you to describe 2016 in three words what would you say? I'd probably go with something like 'oh my god' as I think that sums up last year pretty well! Whilst it's been an atrocious year for the world and some things for me personally haven't been too great it either, lots of good things, achievements and milestones were hit for me in 2016.


Starting with the highs for me personally, I left secondary school, got GCSE grades I was proud of, started college doing a course that I love, got a job (or 3 actually but that's another story), made new friends and grew my confidence.


So since my birthday is so late in August and by that I mean pretty much the latest it can be, the 29th, I didn't bother applying for jobs in the summer holidays as I wasn't 16 yet and there didn't seem much point. However as soon as my birthday was over I spent hours applying for job after job,  and it took a while with rejections, interviews and a lot of my applications just being ignored. But I was finally offered a Christmas job at Topshop after going for an interview there. I have really enjoyed working there but since it was only a Christmas job it's sadly coming to an end with my last shift being on next week. Anyway the point of this is that to get a job you obviously have to go to interviews and I went to a fair few! Some being one on one interviews and others being group ones and honestly some of the tasks we were asked to do at these interviews were ridiculous but some how I managed to do them. I've never been very confident at speaking in front of large groups but at these interviews I told myself nobody there knew me, so why not try and fake the confidence I was definitely not feeling and see how it went. It was quite nice actually, being a version of me that was so different to my normal shy self, and with each one my confidence grew and it's definitely left me feeling more comfortable about interviews I will have to go to in the future when looking for a new job.


Something else that happened in 2016 was that I started college which meant starting somewhere new not knowing anybody, whereas for most of my friends they were going to sixth forms where they knew at least one or two people. But starting somewhere new and on my own was something I really wanted to do, I thought it would make the whole making friends situation a lot easier and I guess I wanted to challenge myself, see if I could go it alone! And I can! I've made so many new friends and haven't felt held back by the secondary school drama I seemed to have a knack of attracting. You see for me, a lot of my friendships with people have ended in tears and in the final months of secondary things with my close group of friends were on the rocks you could say. Anyway I obviously wont go in to details but since I went to a separate college than them I grew apart from a few of them, and although it goes a little deeper than that, I feel happy now. Life is good, I've got my best friend from secondary still, new friends at college, friends at work, and I know things are just gonna get better.


2017 is gonna be the year of memories (I cant believe I just said that. CRINGE!) But it is, I've made plans to do stuff for once! I'm going to a concert, possibly to a blogging event, going on day trips to London, going to a festival in the summer, and I'm going to document it all in a scrapbook so I've got something amazing to look back on. I'm feeling really optimistic about this year and I hope you are too.


I hope its a good one for you and as always, thanks for reading.
Kate Rose xo







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  1. I loved this post! I can't wait to see what 2017 holds for you!! xxx
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  2. Great post and happy new year!!
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Happy new year to you too! X

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  3. Loved thisss! I'm so proud of you after everything last year & im super excited for what's in store for you this year! I'm hoping I also make an appearance this year too😉 love you lots!💗

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    1. Thank you Shann! I'm so excited to see what 2017 is like for you also! And yes you definitely need to make an appearance, I'll look forward to the day!xx

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  4. I'm glad 2016 was so good to you!! It sounds like it was full of change and growth and that's exciting. I'm hoping I can make this a year full of memories as well, although I don't have any plans right now, haha. Happy 2017!

    Jaycee | anthropolojay.com

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    1. Thank you and it was! I'm sure 2017 will be a good un for you too! X

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  5. A scrapbook is an amazing idea! You hit so many milestones in 2016 and I hope you hit many more this year xx
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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a good 2017! X

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