Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

2016. What a year! While it was unfortunately a very dramatic, terrifying, and sad year for the world in politics, violence and global issues, I myself had a fantastic year. It was packed with many ups rather than downs. 
I learned, changed and experienced a lot...

Above is my video summing up 2016 on my YouTube channel - it is also my new channel trailer. I've been wanting to make one for ages, and I have finally put one together. Make sure to watch it!

Here are 2016's highlights...

- I met Zoella - best ten seconds of my life.
- I played Patty Simcox in my school musical "Grease", which was so much fun!
- I attended the Swatch event in Soder + Ko.
- I saw All Time Low live, again.
- I went to Walk the Moon's concert.
- I took part in a computer science course for a week.
- I took part in my first Model United Nations competition.
- I did work experience in a primary school.
- I saw Wolf Alice live.
- I visited Ethiopia - the trip of a lifetime.
- I did work experience in a hospital (I now know for sure I don't want to be a doctor.)
- I was a named patron for the opera The Barber of Seville.
- I went to Bry's gig and met him as well as Orla Gartland.

- I turned sixteen.
- I completed fourth year / transition year.
- I walked the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago.
- I did a two week French course in Dublin.
- My friends introduced me to Geocaching.
- I went to Craic Con (will definitely go again next year!)
-I holidayed in Greece with my family - Mykonos and Athens.
- I fell in love with Pokemon Go... for a solid week.
- I spent three weeks in the Gaeltacht, agus bhain mé an taitneamh as an cúrsa!

- I went for a big change and cut my hair short.
- I entered fifth year, and I am enjoying it (it is a huge jump from TY!)
- I attended the Magpie Magazine Launch.
- I saw Against the Current live.
- My Halloween was... interesting.
- I participated in two more Model United Nations.
- I visited my brother on his Erasmus year in Nice, France.
- I went to Bastille's concert.
- Ice skating!
- I was an elf at my school bazaar.
- Christmas was wonderful.

And here we are.

There are plans and I have hopes and dreams for this year to come, yet I hope to just learn to live in the moment.
No major resolutions (other than to try and get more fit because that's a life goal).




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I am really looking forward to this year coming. There's lots in store for me, as well as this blog and my YouTube.

I hope 2017 does lots of good to you all.

Happy new year, darlings.


  1. I loved your channel trailer! I am glad you had a great 2016 and I hope 2017 is even better xx

  2. What a great post! I agree - 2016 was very difficult in terms of social issues, politics, etc. But personally? It was pretty darn good. I think it is amazing that you were able to accomplish so much in the past year. Go you!

  3. It sounds like 2016 was an amazing year for you! Let's just hope 2017 is just as adventurous! Loved reating this post - it sums up your year so nicely!
    Freya x


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