Dear December...

Friday, 23 December 2016

December you've been a busy ol' month, I feel like I've started all of these letters with that sentence but it's been so true. It's been a busy ol' year to be honest. Even though you've been busy with work and things I've still been able to enjoy myself.

You started with a presentation, a presentation I was so nervous for but I did pretty well and I'm quite proud of myself for standing up and speaking in front of that many people, even though I do like singing in front of crowds, speaking is a lot different. After our presentation we let our hair down and had a little social together which was really nice because we know that when January comes around it's dissertation go time and we wont be able socialise anymore, so a last drink before the craziness begins was lovely.

December, you made me ill this month, well, let me rephrase that. I made myself ill because I was stressing over work and my tonsils decided to swell up once again, but in a way, it was actually quite nice to have a few days of bed rest and it really did me good and stopped me developing full blown tonsilitus. I think it was a sign from my body to say that I need to relax and take a breather now and again. Speaking of taking a breather, my anxiety was worse this month, I kind of knew it would be but it was quite disheartening when it arrived. But because I know how to handle it, I only had one full blown panic attack which is a record for when I feel that way, I also managed to carry on with work and Uni and the rest of my bust month, which never normally happens I normally have to stop everything, so I'm proud of myself for that. I wrote a post about my anxiety at Christmas time and what I do to feel better.

Speaking of blogposts Blogmas has gone incredibly well December! We're at the end now, this is actually my final post and I can't believe I have been able to put up a post everyday for a month. I only went off schedule once and I still managed to post something. I've enjoyed Blogmas so much and it's been so nice to go on this journey with many fellow bloggers, I've also discovered some amazing blogs along the way and I'm actually going to miss posting everyday. I would continue with the daily thing but I've ran out of ideas and I I do need a break and focus more on my dissertation. I am going to bare in mind doing May Everyday though and see if I can do it this time because I completed Blogmas, wooo! 

December you remember the presentation I did at the beginning? I got a 1st for it, a 1st! My first 1st I think ever, in third year. I'm so proud of myself  December, I've done quite a lot this month and I've just about managed to stay afloat. Blogmas is over and it's nearly time to turn a new leaf over, I don't have many new years resolutions but I think I should think about being present on my blog more I've enjoyed it so much and I know a few people have really enjoyed my posts which makes me feel so weird and warm inside. Thank you for being such a productive but stressful month December, it's now time to eat myself silly and celebrate with the people I love most in the world. 

If you've kept up with my Blogmas thank you so much for sharing this journey with me, it's been so fun and inspiring reading everyone else's posts as well. I'm definitely going to do it next year too! December you've been brill, but you're not over yet, Christmas is fast approaching and then it's time to bid farewell to 2016 ,a pretty chaotic year for everyone; for once and for all. Here's to new leaves and pages and what not, thank you so much once again. 

(It's strange using my old outro, I miss the Santa hat already)


  1. This was lovely to read, I'm so pleased for you that you've been feeling a bit better anxiety wise. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017! x

    Sick Chick Chic