2014 was an exciting year for me, with lots of new beginnings and some very bitter-sweet moments in terms of moving and saying goodbye to places which had become so ingrained in my life I couldn't imagine them not being in my world, but as with all good things they must come to an end and 2015 holds just as many new adventures and experiences, so I wish you all, all of the best in the following year and a big thank you to all of you who have been reading and keeping up with me through my little blog - thank you!
I finished university and said goodbye to this beautiful campus for the last time in the Summer - though I'm sure a reunion won't be far off!
I graduated! This is me with my Dad outside of Bath's stunning Abbey. I left Bath Spa with a 2.1 in Applied Geographical Sciences - very proud of my achievement!
And I moved!
I said goodbye to Milton Keynes, this photo was taken down by the local lake. MK had been my home for the past 15 years and I welcomed the Lake District as my second base to start my post-graduate life off with BUT who knows where I will end up in 2015 - maybe I'll move again - all part of the adventure!
Lovely sunny skies from our student house in Bath back in the Summer.
Moving to a new place was difficult at first. I was immediately worried about a lot of different things but my friends have been amazing and I'm sure there are many overdue meetups to come in the next few months where I can reconnect with everyone face to face and catch up with all of my friends, so it's an adventure to look forward to, and that's how I want to treat 2015 - as an adventure. Graduating too meant that I was no longer a student and had to become serious in my quest for that ever elusive job, and while that has been difficult and at time a little frustrating, I am confident that the right one will come along soon.
The latest zebra foal at the Lake District Wildlife Park in 2014 on my 24th birthday.
I spend a lot of time worrying about things and I wanted to go into 2015 with a clear, positive mind. I want to be in a zen state and live in the present, instead of worrying about what tomorrow may bring because it's a real time suck and just makes me feel ill. So that's my resolution - more adventure, less worrying, more fun and less stress. I wanted it to be something which I know I need to practice and work around, but it's something which once I've cracked, will be so beneficial overall.
This orange sunset was the first sunset we had in the Lake District.
I went back to the beach just before New Year's Eve and was able to capture some sun down by the shore, and the calm of the waves was my inspiration for this year's resolution - no more letting anxiety run my life, and I hope you all find some inspiration in that too, especially if you've had a difficult year or things have been hard - be kind to yourself.
What are your resolutions, if you made any at all?
I hope you've all had a wonderful break over the holiday period and are rejuvenated and ready to get back into 2015 with full force!