Another year is over and we’re now into 2016. 2015 was the year that the Conservative slime managed to worm an overall majority, the year of Corbyn, Cecil the Lion, Paris attacks, Syria air strikes and in recent weeks the effects of global warming are really hitting home. So overall the world had a rough 2015. But for me, 2015 is one I’ll actually look back at with fond memories, especially after what has been a very rough 3-4 years for me.
2012, 2013 and 2014 although they each had their own individual positives were overall not good years. Back in 2012 is when my battle with depression began and those were definitely rough years fighting the mental illness. Obviously depression is a never ending battle, one of which I battle with every day and will for the rest of my life. But I’m now in a position where the battle is an easier one, and the good days certainly now outnumber the bad ones.
There are many different reasons for this; mainly because I’m just in a more happy position in my life. Even this Christmas was a lot easier to handle. I spent the whole of 2015 in a relationship, and that relationship has now been going on for 14 months. I’m with someone who I completely and utterly love and who makes me the happiest I’ve ever been, despite the issue of distance. This year I also continued to lose weight and am now happy with my body. I have now lost a total of 50lbs over the last couple of years, gone from large shirts to small, 36 inch jeans to 30 inch, and have gone from a flabby stomach to a toned one. See picture…
I’m also in a good place at University, with my dissertation going swimmingly well, and have a great set of friends that I can count on. Life has its struggles of course like everyone’s does but I really feel like I’m on the up, and 2016 has the potential to be the best yet. I will have (hopefully) graduated from University this year, keep winning the battle with my depression, and hopefully I’ll have made the move over to America.