Reflecting on 2018

So, this post isn’t as much like my others but I really wanted to do a post where I just sit and write about my whole year and what I’ve learnt from it.

I’d say the year on the whole has been good. I haven’t lost any friends and the friends I started the year with are ending the year with me too, along with new friends. I cannot thank my friends enough for this year as they’ve been nothing but lovely to me from start to end and I don’t think there’s been a single time where one of them hasn’t made me laugh! I can’t wait to start the new year and see what 2019 brings in terms of friendship.

Looking back on my appearance, I’d say that it’s changed probably for the better. I’ve had my hair dyed 3 times this year and I’d say my makeup skills have grown. My style has also changed fairly recently to a more girly style while I prefer over my old mix-and-match style that I opted for before.

My love life this year has been a disaster I’d say. I haven’t had a boyfriend though I almost did and it just didn’t work out, though I’ll spare the details of that as it’s not something that’s appropriate to tell as I don’t think he’d want anyone to know what happened there either. It’s nothing too bad but it’s more on his part than mine so it’s not my place to say. On that note though, I’m entering 2019 as singly as I did in 2018!

School. Not good, not good at all. I’m currently studying A-levels and I hadn’t really prepared myself last year for how difficult they were going to be! Especially maths. I’m pulling by just fine in Chemistry and Biology however no matter what I do, I just cannot seem to get on with maths. I’ve revised for it more than any of my other subjects and it just doesn’t seem to work. For the new year I’ve decided to plough more of my time into studying in the hopes that it’ll improve my grades. As for university, I’ve sent off my application for medicine and unfortunately I only got one invite to an interview however it is the university that I want so hopefully I’ll get in! I had the interview and the people’s faces were so impassive that it was difficult to say what they thought of me. I do however hear back in February so I’ll see what happens then!

As for emotions, I’d say April was a particularly bad month, I don’t want to spill details here as it was hard for all my family but thankfully it’s been better since then. I’d say I’ve definitely smiled more than cried, and I’ve made myself cry with laughter endless amounts of times, and I hope that for 2019, that continues!

My favourite memory of this year, is probably the summer school that I did in July. I’ve never laughed more in my life than I did that week and I got to experience and learn so many new things. We got to practice the choking manoeuvre and old age simulations. We also attended a dissection master class where we saw real human organs and we got a day’s work experience in the hospital. As well as work, we also got to have fun, such a bowling, a meal out and trying lacrosse, ultimate frisbee and fencing, all of which I discovered I’m terrible at! This was due to a course that I was selected to be a part of and earlier this year we were taken for a team-building day where we got to abseil off of a huge bridge!

This year, I’ve also been proud of myself for a number of reasons: I’ve been less selfish, I’ve tried my best at things I never had before, I grew in confidence and I started this blog that I absolutely love! I want to thank each and every one of you who have even tapped on any link to my blog especially if you’ve read, liked and left a comment on any of my posts too! They make me so happy and I love writing posts for you!

Please comment below your favourite memory of 2018 and let me know what you’re proud of!

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  1. My favorite memory of 2018 was my uni trip to South Africa and my proudest accomplishment was finished my Master’s degree with a 2:1. Although it came at the cost of a great mental health struggle that I’m still trying to navigate. Hopefully we both have a slightly better 2019! x

    Rachel ||

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