My Top 40 Moments Of 2015

It’s that time of year again! That time of year you get all nostalgic and think back to all of the things you did over the last year. For me 2015 was a bit of an odd year. As you will see from this little top 40 moments list I’ve created, I got a lot done. Instead of dwelling on all the bad things that have happened to me this year (I sure did have my fair share) I have decided to share with you 40 of my best moments and a little slideshow to go with it. I hope you have all enjoyed your year, and here’s to making 2016 even better!

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  1. Went on Holiday to Orlando, America
  2. Wrote a 10,000 word Dissertation
  3. Graduated from University with a 2:1
  4. Lost a heck load of weight!
  5. Started running
  6. Ran in my first ever 5k (Brighton Colour Run)
  7. Became a single pringle
  8. Saw Fleetwood Mac at the Isle Of White Festival
  9. Went camping A Lot!
  10. Went on a girls camping and cycling holiday to the New Forest
  11. Went to an inflatable water park at Lymington salt-water baths.
  12. Decided to become a Primary School Teacher
  13. Got offered a place to train on a schools direct programme for next year
  14. Got a new job as a support worker at Mencap starting in January
  15. Learnt to cut the negative people out of my life
  16. Stayed in a hostel for the first time (the travel joy hostel In Chelsea)
  17. Hired a Boris bike and rode around Hyde park
  18. Saw Wicked the musical
  19. Sung a lot of Karaoke (sometimes very badly, sometimes very drunkenly)
  20. Knitted a Gryffindor scarf (It only took me TWO whole months)
  21. Interviewed The Wombats
  22. Went to fright night at Thorpe Park (those horror mazes are terrifying)
  23. Carved pumpkins like a boss
  24. Dressed up as Princess Leia for the Star Wars release
  25. Went indoor snowboarding
  26. Went indoor skydiving
  27. Turned 22 years old (eeek)
  28. Went to Winter wonderland at Hyde Park for the first time
  29. Interviewed for some proper jobs in the city of London
  30. Decided working in the city was not for me (The Rat Race just doesn’t cut the mustard)
  31. Dressed up as Stevie Nicks (like a boss)
  32. Swam with a dolphin
  33. Got retweeted by the GBBO (hahaha)
  34. Interviewed bands at Takedown Festival
  35. Strengthened my friendship with my best friend (even when she was half way across the globe)
  36. Went on a 30 mile sea front bike ride
  37. Took part in numerous Nerf Gun wars
  38. Got to vote for the first time in a general election
  39. Joined the Labour party (ready for a budding career in politics, should I chose to do so)
  40. Completed the Fellowship challenge at The Hobbit Pub!


The Adventure Begins

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” 

― J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

2015 has been a very exciting year in my life. A year filled with possible opportunities, the beginning of new adventures but most importantly for me, the end to some lengthily life chapters. 

It seems like yesterday me and my parents packed up the car and drove off to Southampton to move me into my student halls. Drake 209, my little room in the massive Lucia Foster Welch halls and my first taste of living independently. I made some fantastic friends, had some very memorable moments (not always for the best reasons) and learnt some very interesting things on my course. 

I studied Popular Music Journalism and by the age of about 19 I was a nationally published music journalist, an achievement I will be forever proud of.

Some of the PMJ class of 2015

But now my University journey is over, it’s come to its epic conclusion ending in a day we all got to dress up like wizards from Harry Potter, graduation day.

you could feel the nerves and excitement in the atmosphere. I think it was a mix of being scared to fall onstage in front of the whole audience of Southampton Guildhall and suddenly realising it was time to get serious about the question, what do I do next? 

Catching up with all my old course mates and chatting about what we are all up to now made me realise something. No matter what we all achieved during our time at university, we were all now kind of stumbling into adult life without a map. Not quite sure of what direction to take and were it may lead but for the most part full of naive optimism of what the future could hold.

For me, Its the next chapter in my tale and Im ready to make my life story a good’en.

Forever a dork: onstage at graduation