Hey guys, welcome back. So I think we can all agree that 2016 was a pretty sucky year. A lot happened, not much of it good.
I’m not even going to get into the politics and war and how at times it truly did seem like we were all doomed. For me I can confidently say that 2016 was the most rollercoaster like year I’ve ever experienced.
For starters, this time last school year I was wrapping up the second marking period of my seventh grade and looking back now, I had a great school year last year. While there were plenty of laughs there were also teachers that were so horrible that cliques disappeared in the classroom and we all clung together for some sanity.
In the spring of 2016, I was for the first time putting forth an actual effort to work out and get healthy. Which I ultimately didn’t stick to but it was the first time I realized that I could do something about the way I feel about myself.
Then came finals week at school which went very well for me. I did quite well on my exams, my lowest grade being a 92.
Over the summer, my anxiety took over my life for a bit causing a lot of mood swings which I’m not proud of. However I also got my first phone and spent a lot of time with my friends. I discovered that there were some friends I had that weren’t worth hanging onto and since then I have let them go.
In the fall there was a lot of stress with the start of eighth grade. There was also a lot of loss in my family, something I’d like to keep more private. The people who I lost meant a lot to me and it took me quite a while before I was fully okay again.
December brought my 14th birthday, the first birthday where I had a party in which I invited people because I wanted to, not because I felt like I had to.
Throughout 2016 my anxiety has been a huge part of life for me. As I’ve gotten older it has gotten worse. However, 2016 was also a year of learning to open up and ask for help. Though I still keep my emotions pretty hidden, I’m slowly finding it easier to tell people when I’m not okay.
The highlight of 2016 was this blog. We have made so many friends this year and grown closer to some older ones. This blog has been here to support me through thick and thin and I couldn’t be more grateful. The lovely comments you all leave make my day every single day and I couldn’t imagine life without you in it. Everybody has been so understanding throughout this whole year and I hope that we all continue to love and support eachother throughout 2017. Thank you all so much for joining me during this very emotional year. Happy New Year to each and every one of you. ❤
Here’s to 2017, let’s make it better shall we?
See ya soon!!!