2016 was a very eventful and eye opening year for me. I feel like I grew so much this year, this is the year that I became mature and put away all my childish and idealistic beliefs. I don't know how to explain it but I feel like my mind was totally renewed. Can't believe I'll be 18 in March, really scary!
Education wise, it was a really good year. I passed all my exams, applied to uni and all of that.
Blog wise,it was also great. I decided to restart my blog in January 2016 and it has been amazing so far. Although I'm not as consistent as I would like to be, I believe my blog got better this year ( probably has to do with the becoming more mature thing). My blog audience grew and I got to know about so many other amazing blogs out there. I also think that I finally found my niche when it comes to blogging, lifestyle as a whole.
In my very first post of 2016 , I said I wanted to become more fluent in French. Well, I'm very pleased to announce that I've been learning French AND Turkish this year(more on this soon) and I'm really happy about my progress. I think it's great to be able to speak multiple languages, I take my inspiration from my friend Maram who speaks 5 languages fluently. In terms of skills, I tried my hardest to improve myself this year. From my culinary skills to my language skills, I tried my best.
I finally joined the gym in 2016. Best decision to be honest. I don't have my 'goal body' or anything but now I'm fitter. Going to the gym helps me release stress and it has also contributed to my skin looking better. So yay to more fitness in 2017.
I also mentioned in my first post this year that I want to improve my relationship with God. It is definitely not where I want it to be, it's not even close. But I'm trying my best and I believe God sees my heart.
Most importantly, I'm just very grateful to be alive. That my family is alive, so are my friends. So many awful things happened this year in the world and they're still happening. From the terrorist attacks in Belgium and France to the crisis in Aleppo, a lot of heartbreaking things happened. I'm not better than the people who died, neither are you. We haven't done anything special to keep us alive, it's only God. And for that I am truly grateful.
2016 was a good year, here's to an even better 2017. Happy new year guys.xx
PS: I got featured on a website this month. You can read my interview here