Sunday, 10 January 2016

2015 || Reflections and Looking Forward

I haven't got one picture that sums up 2015 so I thought that my Instagram 2015 Best 9 would just have to do! (If you want to actually check out my Instagram page you can click here!)

I wanted to write some sort of review of my 2015 but if I am totally honest I can't remember further back than a few hours let alone a whole year so remembering the whole way back to January was never going to happen! So, I have decided that the best thing to do is just to reflect on a few things that have happened over the past year and think about moving on into 2016 with positivity and feeling refreshed.

One major thing about 2015 has been stopping taking anti-depressants and trying other ways of making myself feel better, including starting CBT and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and saying "yes" to more things. Actually coming off the medication was HELL (you can read more about that process here) but has been worth it for me so far. CBT has been fairly positive so far, I am still attending regular appointments, and despite feeling overwhelmed with emotion after each session I do feel that it seems to help. Regarding getting out of my comfort zone and saying "yes", I have been getting out of the house a bit more with friends and family. I saw more live music in 2015 than I had in at least the four or so years prior. I have eaten out more, spent more time with friends in their houses and even been to the cinema once or twice..

Andrew and I started some major renovation on the house we bought back in 2014. Trying to save money and doing a lot of the work ourselves (with a lot of help from my amazing daddy) has brought with it some major stress, anxiety and tears but I know it will be worth it in the end. I wanted to start a blog series about renovating the house on a budget but have never got round to it.. maybe 2016 is the year! 

We got a dog. I am sure you have all seen Humphrey pop up on my blog and Instagram lots of times in the second half of 2015. You can read my first post about him here and see his 6 month update here. He has been challenging and like the house renovations has brought with him a range of emotions from excitement and love to stress and despair. I am sure I will continue to post updates on here for any of you who are interested in his progress! 2016 may also bring Humphrey's very own Instagram, so watch this space!

One major thing that I failed to even think of until the very end of this rambling post is that I started blogging again in 2015 after a two year break! That's pretty important seeing as if I hadn't you wouldn't be reading this right now! 2016 will definitely bring with it more regular blogging and a variety of subjects that I fancy covering on my little piece of the internet.

So, let's end this here. Would you like to see Humphrey's own Instagram, a budget home renovation series and more regular blogging? Let me know your thoughts and any suggestions on topics that you might like to read about (or just tell me something about your 2015!). 

Irma xo


  1. It's great to see how far you've come in 2015, and I hope that 2016 is an even better year for you :) Really enjoyed this post!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    1. Thank you so much, I hope so too! :)

  2. Well done on getting off your medication and getting back into blogging last year. You should be extra proud of how far you've come and your dog is gorgeous! x

    1. Awh thank you, your comment is super lovely! Humphrey sure is a cutie!


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