Top 5 Moments of 2014: Living, Learning and Loving

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

So folks we are fast approaching the end of 2014, exciting I know! I wanted to share with you some of my ups and downs of 2014 which I have had and how they have helped and not helped shaped me for the better. Some of them have been hard and at times I felt like I would not recover, but here I am standing strong. There have been guys (good and bad), I've had tears, I have had heartache and I have had pain, but I have also had happiness and joy. 2014 was definelty one of the darkest moments of my life but
it was also one of the most eye-opening moments of my life. I learnt to push through the hurt, I learnt to be strong and I learnt to dance to the beat of my own drum.I am looking up and I can only hope that 2015 will be filled with more lessons, love, laughter and the ups and downs that 2014 hit me with, because life is a blessing and it is meant to be lived! So let's raise a glass to 2014!

Top 5 of 2014:

1. Guys - AGHHHHHnkdjnadkjnsandoisndoewnd! Words cannot explain the frustration I feel when I think about the male specimens I have had to deal with this year! It is so annoying it can't even be expressed, but I'm gonna try - just for you guys! Well let's call it one Heather (that's me), a potential mate (guy Heather liked) and long-time girlfriend (who Heather did not know about!) Yeah so I don't think I need to say anything more about that, you do the math! Dear future boyfriend whoever and wherever you are, please let me know about any extra spouses, girlfriend's, life partners, whoever and whatever, prior to the falling in love part. Thanks! Guys were definitely a low of 2014.

2. Living on my own-  This by far has to be the best chance and risk I have ever taken in my whole life. I am a very controlled and cautious person, I'm always trying to do the right thing, and I never take chances because the idea of changing the natural order of the world terrifies me! But recently, I have seen people pass away so suddenly and so young that it changed my view of the world. Did living out break the bank? Yes! Did it improve my studying in anyway? No, not really. But you know what all of that doesn't matter because in living out I got to experience the world and life, I opened up more and my friends helped me to become less controlled. I loved it and even though I am in debt right now, I have learnt from it and I would not change the experience for the world!

3.Financial Woes - Moving out was one of the best decisions I had ever made, but it was probably also one of the worst. Living out in Central London, is probably not the best option while you are a student. It was one of the hardest moments of my life and I struggled horribly financially. But I learned. I learned to manage my money better. I learned to appreciate what was more important in life and what was more important to spend my money on and most importantly I learned how to be an "adult" with "real" money and "real" bills! (UGH being an adult is just so boring, not quite sure why everyone  wants to turn into one to be honest!)

4. The Depression - This has to top the list of lows of 2014. This illness has led me to make wrong decisions, it completely changed who I was. It dragged me down to such a pit of darkness, that I never thought I could crawl out of, but I am now, slowly but surely. Hopefully there will be less of this for 2015. As a psychology student I read about things like depression, but I never imagined the darkness and scariness of the place that it takes you too. It is truly horrible. It was a truly dark place and I didn't get help because I wasn't strong enough. But you guys can, Mental Health is nothing to be embarrassed by. Speak out and get help!

5. Learning to love myself - The most important moment of 2014 for me was learning to accept myself for who I was and loving myself. There were too many things to count which pulled me down in 2014, but there were so many things which were urging me to get back up. Learning that I was the only person stopping myself from standing strong again helped me to do just that. If you believe in yourself and if you love yourself, nothing and nobody can stand in your way. Believe me, you will always be your greatest strength!

Yes I have had highs this year but I have also had lows and it is because of the lows in which I was able to push forward and experience the highs. I am living, I am learning and I am loving. And I hope 2015 brings me just as much lows as it does highs so that I can continue to learn and continue to grow as a person, because isn't that what life is all about? Learning to live and learning to love and grow! Come at me 2015 I'm ready! Live, Learn and Love guys. and have a very Happy New Year (Don't get too drunk, I know I won't be! *looks away guiltily*)

Happy New Year! and Thanks for reading! Xx


  1. Great post! Hope you have a great New Year!


  2. Thank you Renee and same to you too! Xx


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