Tag Tuesday: The 2015 Look Back Tag!


Happy 2016!

If you're a follower of me then you'll have noticed that I do love a good tag post. Not only are they fun to fill out but it's also a good chance for viewers to get to know the person behind the blog. 

2015 has been such a struggle of a year and I'm so happy to see finally see the end of it. I know it's a very cliche thing to say but I really do hope that 2016 brings a new me! Last year saw me at my lowest and I want 2016 to see me at my highest! 

To celebrate 2016, I thought I would do a "look back" tag for 2015. Please feel free to take this tag for over on your own blog!


1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year?
Although it happened near the end of the year, the best thing that happened to me was definitely getting my new job. I'd been looking for something over a year so finally get something that was perfect and that I actually love waking up for is a dream! :)

2. What was the single most challenging thing that happened?
My break-up. Definitely.

3. What was an unexpected joy this past year?
Probably realising just how much my family were there for me in a time of need. I always feel like a bit of a black sheep in the family but it really surprised me how everyone rushed to help me. I'll never forget that.

4. What was an unexpected obstacle?
Once again, my break-up. I can see this answer being used quite a lot!

5. Pick three words to describe 2015.

6. Pick three words your friends and family would use to describe your 2015 (don’t ask them; guess based on how you think they see you).
I have no idea and I wouldn't want to ask to be honest. I think they'd agree with my roller coaster comment

7. Pick three words your friends and family would use to describe their 2015 (again, without asking).
Once again, I have no idea. I hope their 2015 was good and that I didn't add any additional stress to their lives! ha

8. What were the best books you read this year?
I don't actually think I read any new books this year but I did enjoy going back and re-reading a few of my favourites. Number one being Fifty Shades of Grey ;)

9. With whom were your most valuable relationships?
Probably my parents. I honestly don't know what I would have done without them.

10. What was your biggest personal change from January to December of this past year?
As I have mentioned several times in this post and in previous ones, my break up was definitely the biggest change in 2015. Not only was it a break up but I had to move out of my home and back into my parents. Easier said than done when you have 3 bedroom worth of furniture to fit in one bedroom and a shed. Not good.

Because of all this though, it's made me be more independent and to rely on no-one other than myself. If I do ever getting into another relationship, I now know what to do and what not to do.

11. In what way(s) did you grow emotionally?
Emotionally it's been a tough year but out of everything it's made me realise that bottling up these emotions is just the worst thing to do. Now, I talk to my mom or my friends and if that doesn't help, I go to the gym or for a long walk in the park. And if that still doesn't help, I have a glass of wine. Because why not?

12. In what way(s) did you grow spiritually?
I wouldn't say I have grown too much spiritually at all. I mean I light more candles nowadays, does that count?!

13. In what way(s) did you grow physically?
Physically I don't want to grow at all and hence why I have now joined Slimming World! ha Other than that, what a weird question

14. In what way(s) did you grow in your relationships with others?
I learned that my friends and family will always be there for me even when I thought they wouldn't. All relationships have grown and I feel like I can always pick up the phone and speak to them whereas before I would normally keep things to myself.

15. What was the most enjoyable part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
With my new job, there's not one part that I enjoy, it's all of them. I still love blogging and although working full time now means I can't blog as much, it still doesn't make me want to stop. Who knows what 2016 holds for both me and my blog!

16. What was the most challenging part of your work (both professionally and at home)?
My old job was just frustrating in general so everyday seemed like a challenge for me. Obviously with my new job the only challenge is that I'm still trying to learn everything and at the moment it just feels like so much! But I know it will get better with time.

On the blog side of this question, I guess I find it challenging to grow and maintain my followers, especially with my new full time job. It feels that after 2 years I'm still not building my follower group and I find that really frustrating!

17. What was your single biggest time waster in your life this past year?
My ex! ha

18. What was the best way you used your time this past year?
Concentrating more on myself and my own mental health. Getting out more, whether it's to go for a walk or round my families for a laugh. I never realised how important these things were.

19. What was biggest thing you learned this past year?
To look after myself and to realise that I'm worth a lot more than what I originally thought.

20. Which phrase or statement best describes 2015 for you.
"Don't ruin a good today because of a bad yesterday"