Most people from a western culture will probably feel the same as I do about seeing the back of 2016, but it won’t be for the same reason.
Whilst the political backlash from Brexit and even the USA has affected me the same as everyone else, I still think that there is very little I can personally do to change anything.
This year I’ve tried my hardest to set up my blog, get a successful job and find myself a beautiful flat in London. I would say I’ve successfully done each of those things (almost) and I just hope that with all the other things that have gone on, my job / friends and family can understand that I might be a bit on edge and not completely myself…
In August this year my Dad started going to the doctors more regularly due to something wrong with his tummy. If you have followed my previous blogs, you’ll know that turned out to be cancer. The next family issue was my Grandma who’s had skin cancer and her knee replacement disjoint, that’s also caused a few issues in the family as we are not sure how we are going to juggle everything else and look after her… My eldest brother has also had a bit of an ordeal, with my sister-in-law-to-be having a very nasty operation on her spine. Just to add the storm, I’ve been on Isotretinoin / roaccutane which is a really strong, nasty medicine (you’ll know if you read my previous post on adult acne) and it can affect your personality / mood / skin and all sorts! So if I have to be totally honest, I have struggled the last few months and felt under a barrel of pressure.
A few months ago I started a new job which I LOVE! It’s great, and all of the above has just clouded that meaning I have to leave early on certain days or work from home for personal reasons, and it’s really annoyed me as it’s such a fun and awesome company to work for.
Anyway… sometimes it’s just really good for the soul to rant, get those issues out – tell everyone else so they realise they aren’t alone, and the perfection and beauty you see on Instagram or Snapchat is only half of what goes on in someone’s life, and not the reality!
So for that very reason, I won’t let the negativity and general bad luck, I seem to be a magnet for, cause me anymore stress or annoyance than it already has – as it’s for the most, unavoidable!
For this, I try my best to laugh at the nightmare and smile at the storms… because after the nightmares we wake, and after the storms comes the sun.