Finishing 2016 on a High

Finishing 2016 on a High

Lets be real, for anyone that knows me personally – it will come as no surprise when I say 2016 has been shite!  Actually that’s the understatement of the year – 2016 has been the most draining, negative (with small bursts of positive), mentally challenging and overwhelming time of my life.

I can’t say its been all bad, I have had a magical Christmas that was packed with festive shenanigans and quality time spent with family and friends.  Not to mention a trip to Krakow to stay in my favourite hotel which was heaven!

As I sit here binge watching Gossip Girl in Christmas pyjamas I can feel im not myself, but im more myself than I have felt for most of this year – and that’s a celebration for me.  I experienced mental health take over most aspects of my life this year, I felt grief from loosing family members, I cried happy tears and I cried sad tears.

I’ve reflected on my year and I feel like I could sleep for the first half of 2017!  Trying to stay positive though I’ve never thought about myself so much as I have this year – forced to talk about my feelings, consciously trying to relax to prevent anxiety attacks, taking time out to find new hobbies.

Looking forward to 2017 I have a list as long as my arm of what I need to focus on –  being as organised as possible and to blog more!  Learning to deal with social anxiety and pushing myself out of my comfort zone so I can finally go to the pub with Louise after rain checking for 2 years!  They are some of my goals for the year – as well as making time to clean my make up brushes more often – I have GOT to make more time for that!

I know a lot of my close friends and family will read this so I want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of you that carried me through the dark days I’ve had this year, for the texts to cheer me up, the shoulders to cry on, the hand that filled my glass!  Not one of you gave up on me and that’s what got me up in the mornings.  I love you all dearly and appreciate you beyond what your aware of.

So here’s to a new year with new obstacles and new memories to be made – im determined to make this year count.

Happy New Year to my nearest and dearest.





  1. Rhys
    December 31, 2016 / 12:16 am

    Jade you are the love of my life I couldn’t do anything in life without you by my side! This year has been one of the hardest but I have learnt a lot and I promise we are going to keep this positive feeling going right through 2017 and beyond! You have made me so proud how strong you have been and this whole blog has been all you! You should be proud of it! Let’s take 2016 as a massive learning and make the rest of our lives better for it. I love you Jade keep the smile on your face and the love in your heart xxxxx

  2. Linda Small
    December 31, 2016 / 8:24 am

    keep smiling my darling you are one of the bravest most loving person in the world. Yes you will have setbacks in the coming year but you sure as hell will overcome them in your own way with all the people that love you surrounding you.xx

  3. Hayley
    December 31, 2016 / 10:47 am

    You have pushed through your most darkest times this year and we are both so proud of you. I look at you and I see you stronger than ever and this blog and all your planning is so good for you! We’re going into 2017 with positivity and from this blog I really feel that. I cant wait to make more memories with you. Love you my brave best friend xxxxxxxx

  4. Ashleigh
    December 31, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Jade you are so much stronger than you think – I know 2017 will be a better year for you…like your mum said with some setbacks I’m sure but your family and friends will be by your side every step of the way to get you through it. I hope you know I’m always here whenever you need me!
    Add a few gigs with the pancake to your goal list please.
    Love you millions xxxx

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