2015 is almost over, so now is the perfect time to look back over everything that’s happened. So many things have changed this year, and I’ve had so many great experiences. I’ve moved out, got a new job, and spent lots of time with my friends and family. Here’s a review of my 2015.
*WARNING* Horrible soppy, mush is about to happen! *WARNING*
At the end of 2014 I’d just embarked on a brand new relationship. I had no idea where it was going to go, or anything that would end up happening. I was excited, but scared. Now, I’m living in a tiny, but lovely, flat with him. He’s my best friend and I’ve never been happier.
Soppy mush over.
Another major life milestone was moving out of my parent’s house. I didn’t move away for uni, so I was really excited to finally get my own home. Well, “our” own home, if we’re keeping this soppy. It was very sad to move out, but I’m happy that I did it. It’s nice to know I’m able to support myself now. And I’m now 100% capable of washing my own clothes. I’ve only dyed one jumper grey, as well.
I also landed my dream job after the funnest, but most nerve-wracking application process I’ve ever gone through. I was ridiculously happy when I found out I’d got it; I literally jumped throughout the entire phone call!
Hire me: my exercise-induced breathing is on point.
A few weeks ago I graduated with a distinction. I am now a Master of Creative Writing! Which means I can write good.
Unfortunately, I lost my Grandad early this year. It came as a big shock, but at least he didn’t have to spend years in hospital. 91 years and he’d only been in hospital for a couple of days. Not many people can say that.
This year, I went to Birmingham Comic Con twice. I went to London Comic Con for the whole weekend and had the best time ever. I went to steam-punk fairs, saw In This Moment, Katzenjammer and Amanda Palmer live and went to an amazing Halloween party at my cousin’s house. I celebrated my birthday with my family and my best friends, and got the loveliest gift I’ve ever received from Andy. I went to Cheshire multiple times to see Andy’s family, and laughed when friend get stuck in a tree outside a pub in Leeds. It’s been one of the funnest years ever and I’ll never forget it.
I watched a lot of movies in 2015. Andy showed me a variety of different films, including the majority of the Avengers films I hadn’t seen, Hobo with a Shotgun, Kung Fu Hustle and Mr Deeds. I also saw quite a few films at the cinema, like Big Hero 6, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Inside Out. On Christmas Eve, I finally saw Up – it’s such a lovely film!
TV programmes for this year included Dragon Ball Z, more Orphan Black, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, more Orange is the New Black, more Modern Family and more Big Bang Theory. Jessica Jones was probably my favourite new show of the year – I was hooked throughout!
I didn’t really read as much as I wanted to this year. My favourite reads were Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman, Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne, Batman: Hush, and the new Ms Marvel series. Hopefully I’ll have more time for reading in 2016, most of my time this year was spent working or writing essays for my Master’s degree.
Christmas this year was a little bit different. I spent half of Christmas Day with my family and Andy, then spent the next three days down in Cheshire with Andy’s family. I had a lovely time with everyone and had LOADS of food. Andy bought me an iPhone-controlled BB-8.
He’s so cute!
I also got enough chocolate to ruin any dieting I have planned for January, so I may have to rethink my New Year goals…
Yeah, the diet isn’t happening.
How was your year? What did you do for Christmas?