Turning 24

Enjoy my childhood throwback,,, Also why is my Christmas dinner red?!
Somehow, after a year of complete shit being thrown at me from all angles, I made it to 24 years of age. And what a year it has been!

I always think birthdays are a good time to reflect on your achievements over the past year and this birthday I honestly feel really accomplished - a total turnaround to how I felt last year on my birthday. Last year I was happy enough, but scared and holding on tightly to the last bits of my sinking ship of a relationship. I poured everything into that person, so when it ended I was devastated.

I am now a much better person. Since then, I've found my happiness lies in other places. I'm proud that I have managed to get the strength to get back on my feet, accept changes around me to rediscover my old self (thanks to my friends and family) and feel truly happy in my own skin. I have done so much in this last year; I've bought a car, I've found a new job, I've been seeking help for my mental health issues, I've attended loads of blogger events. I have spent more time with my family and friends, and I've also enjoyed time to myself to do exactly what I want to do. I started a new relationship with my best friend, risky I know, but it's turned out for the best. I can't imagine life without him now.

I'm even writing again which is a big deal for me! I stopped blogging when my relationship broke down, and I couldn't find inspiration anywhere. For someone with a degree in literature, an owner of about 250 books, and an avid blogger, not being able to write was heart breaking. 

Most importantly, I'm waking up happy. It sounds stupid, but last year there were points where I was so low getting out of bed was a struggle. To be able to say I am genuinely happy, and looking forward to things, gives me an overwhelming sense of pride.

When I read my Turning 22 post, and my Turning 23 post (I do a birthday post every year I am that original haha), I can tell the difference in my mood. I was not a happy person. But I have a feeling that this year, my 24th year, will be one of the best yet.

Now, I'm off to eat my body weight in birthday cake and cuddle my parents' dog... thank you for reading and sticking with me the last year!

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  1. Happy birthday!! I'm so glad to hear that you feel happier now. I went through something similar last year (upon turning 24 too!) but this has been my best year yet. I hope you had an amazing birthday : )
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

    1. Thank you Steph! I had a lovely day thank you xxx


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