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Far Too Excited About 2016

Hello lovelies!

Would you believe that 2015 is almost over?  In just over 9 days we will be getting ready for a brand new year. New year, new me, you get me. I usually don’t really say that sentence, but 2016 really will be a new year, new me, and I am just FAR too excited about it. Apologies about the grainy picture above, but I like my hair in it, and I look happy, and this post is all about happy exciting new things.

What makes 2016 so special, you may ask?

Far Too Excited About 2016

Graduating University

I say I will graduate, I like to think I will graduate! I am so scared about failing my final year, it keeps me up most nights. University is an interesting experience, some days are the best days of your life, but likewise, some days are the lowest. I don’t regret going at all, it has made me the person I am today. Saying that, I just cannot wait to graduate now, and get out into the big wild world. My year in industry last year has made this year quite difficult, because I JUST WANT TO WORK NOW. 

I think once I have graduated I will be a much happier person, who doesn’t feel guilty every minute of every day that I am not sat doing university work. My poor mind is completely frying. 

Just six months Kayleigh. You can do this. 

Beginning a New Job 

‘This job’ doesn’t exactly exist yet, but with my determination and ambition I know that I WILL get myself a graduate job after University in 2016. People know all about my dreams to either work at Innocent or Penguin, just simply because I adore these brands, their values, and also their design work. If I could be working at one of these two companies in 2016, I will be such a happy little bunny, but if not, I am 100% determined to get there one day. 

Moving to a New Place 

Beginning a new job, will mean moving to a new place. If I am honest, I am prepared to move wherever the job may be, so this is REALLY exciting because I don’t actually know where I could be living next year, which is so cool! If I don’t stay in Leeds though, I will miss it LOADS, I love this city, it really is amazing. 

Meeting New People

Moving to a new place, will result in meeting new people. I love meeting new people, new people that don’t know anything about you, you can build your own story, be whoever you want to be. Ugh I am being so cheesy now in this post, like wotsits, but it is totally the truth. New people in work places, future house mates, MORE BLOGGING FRIENDS IN A NEW AREA! I hope to be living nearer London, since that is where my dream jobs are, so I could be a London Blogger!!

Watching my Blog Grow 

I am so so so excited to see my blog grow. You can read all about my first blogging year here. I can’t believe how far I have come so far, so I am just so excited to see what happens during my second year! I’d like to set myself some goals, since I like having something to work towards, so I will probably write a post on this soon! 

I don’t want to get too bogged down on numbers though, since I know my stats are not totes amazeballs at the moment, due to simply not writing anything, nor promoting anything. Plus, we all know that stats can really get you down, and so does the comparison beast.

Far Too Excited About 2016

Fantastic Opportunities  

My blog has given me so so many FANTASTIC opportunities. One in particular that I am SUPER excited about which is happening in 2016. In November, the lovely Sarah (she is awesome) held a Bloggeration Workshop with Penguin Books, which I attended. It was super super helpful, so insightful, and Stephenie from Penguin was absolutely lovely. After expressing my keenness to work at Penguin after University, and a few follow up emails after the workshop, I have managed to set up some work experience with Penguin in March / April – and I am SO excited, how do I get these amazing opportunities from my blog? Absolutely ecstatic!!

Beating OCD

2016 is the year that I am going to beat OCD. Last week I took a big step towards getting better, and having started taking an SSRI medication, called Fluoxetine. My doctor and I think that I should continue taking these until I finish University, we truly believe that once I finish Uni my mind will be in a much happier place. University does bring these anxious feelings out of a lot of people sadly. I plan on doing a blog post about my experience with Fluoxetine once I have been taking it for a couple of months, so watch this space! So far it is making me slightly more anxious and I just KEEP FALLING ASLEEP, but hopefully I will start to see the effects soon!

Far Too Excited About 2016

I’ve picked up a few self help books, such as CBT workbooks, plus meditation and wellbeing books, so I am also setting aside an hour slot each evening to look at these. I am so so determined to get better, plus it is also great research for my final year independent project, which I am beginning in January – I am SO excited to start this. I will let you know what I think of these books at some point I am sure! 

I’m also hoping to start Cognitive Behavioural Therapy soon, which is also something to be super excited about. 2016 is my year, and health and happiness is my main priority. 

Hope you enjoyed this post lovelies! Are you excited for 2016? Let me know in the comments! I highly doubt I will be posting again before Christmas, so I hope you have a Very BERRY Christmas, a lovely day spent with your loved ones, let all those worries fly away, eat turkey, and all the chocolate in the world. Calories don’t count. See you soon!

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  1. December 23, 2015 / 12:50 pm

    This is such a lovely post Kayleigh- such great things for you to look forward to in 2016!

    My sister has OCD, and she's done CBT and takes Fluoxetine – it's helped her so much. I hope that it does the same for you because I know how detrimental OCD can be to everyday life. Stay strong, girl!

    Holly |

  2. December 23, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Woo next year sounds like an awesome one! Lots of exciting things! Glad the meds are doing well, I know CBT will be fab too! Have a fab Christmas Kayleigh x

    Jasmin Charlotte x

  3. December 23, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    Love this post Kayleigh! I'm graduating in 2016 too, super nervous as I have no idea where I want to go/what I want to do after – it makes 2016 that little bit more exciting though!
    I hope everything works out for you 🙂

    Kathryn xx |

  4. December 23, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    I feel like 2016 is going to be a great year for so many people! I know exactly how you feel about graduating uni finally. I felt the same way, as I was in college for six years (ending up with two associates degrees and a bachelors). It was way too long and graduating was one of the greatest feelings EVER. Here's to a new, exciting year!

    Hillary | A Very Charmed Life

  5. December 23, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    This is such a lovely post! I'm too hoping that 2016 will be the year that everything changes (graduating, new job, anxiety)! You've got this in the bag and 2016 will be amazing
    Abbie xx
    Another Student Blog

  6. December 24, 2015 / 5:20 am

    Fab reasons to be excited about next year!! Hope 2016 is a good one for you and that you achieve all your goals! But before that, have a great Christmas!

  7. December 24, 2015 / 10:22 am

    Awh Kay I absolutely love this post, you are going to smash 2016! You should be so proud of how far you've come, and how far you're going to come in the new year! You got this beautiful
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes x

  8. December 24, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Love this post you little lovely! You should be proud – and we'll be here every step of the way helping each other out! Love you!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  9. December 24, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    So much to look forward to! I bet graduating will feel amazing 🙂

  10. December 24, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Wow your 2016 sounds absolutely amazing!! I'm also graduating (hopefully!) next year, we can do it!! I'm sure you will have an amazing time with Penguin (I'm practically green with envy haha!) Good luck with your course of medication, I was on an SSRI (Citalopram) to sort out my anxiety & depression and that with a course of CBT really helped me 🙂 I hope you have all the success in 2016 and a lovely Christmas break! 🙂
    Emily xx

  11. December 26, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    SO SO SO proud of how far you've come, and how awesome 2016 is set to be for you already! You're amazing <3 – Also I hope you dont move toooo far though, I wana see you again soon! hehe ^__^ xx

  12. December 28, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I loved this post! I'm graduating in 2016 as well and I am excited for a new job! Iv'e had enough of study already… I'll be moving to a new city also so I can totally relate! To an amazing new year, cheers!
    Clem I Ravacholle

  13. December 29, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    Such a lovely positive post!!! Well done on battling OCD, I was on the same medication earlier this year and my gosh does it make you sleepy!! All the best for 2016 🙂

    Emma xx // alittlefreckle

  14. December 30, 2015 / 12:42 am

    It sounds like you are going to have an incredible 2016, wishing you all of the luck in the world!

    Lilies and Lipbalm

  15. December 30, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    I have a feeling that 2016 is going to be AMAZING for you Kayleigh!! I loved reading your hopes and dreams and aims for the new year and it makes me want to write a list of what I want for the new year! If you do move away from Leeds don't move tooooo far from the north?!!! I couldn't cope the thought of being even further from you 🙁

    Have an amazing NYE hun! Lots of love, Sarah xxxxxx

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