I’m a blogger. I use social media. It’s practically a requirement. A blogger without social media? People would scoff at the thought. After studying a media degree, I can really see the importance of it. To spread a message instantly, to see parts of the world we were blind to before, to communicate without a limit, to feel connected. My blog wouldn’t be where it is without social media and I wouldn’t know some of the people I do without it.
Oh, Instagram. I do love you. Allowing me to be the little creative, photography loving self on a simple and easy platform. I may hate your new non-blogger friendly algorithm but all-in-all, you’re probably my favourite social networking app.
It’s not breaking or headline news that January is a hard month… well, Winter is a just a hard few months in general. It’s cold and it’s dark. You arrive and leave the office in that never-ending patch of darkness and you wonder if the sun even made an appearance that day.
One of the hardest tasks I find this time of year is sitting down and thinking about what goals I’d like to achieve over the next three hundred and sixty five days. I avoid the term ‘resolutions’ simply because it’s just so big, isn’t it? We always romanticise what we want to achieve in the next year… joining the gym, giving up sweets and travelling the world.
So, 2016 was a whirlwind that I didn’t expect. It was full of milestones, slowly exploring the world and saying ‘yes’ to oppurtunites I didn’t think I was lucky enough to even receive. Another incredible year that featured so much laughter, adventure, dreams and hopes that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon. It’s going to be hard saying goodbye to everything 2016 offered.
Christmas day. Every year different but also slightly the same. We played games, ate ridiculous amounts of good food, we joked and all-in-all, enjoyed the simple family time that Christmas gives us.