Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 in Review - Eek


There's no mincing words here: 2015 was a rough year for me. Due to a mix-up with my study abroad program I was out of school for a semester which sunk me into one of the worst depressions I've ever had. I stopped blogging from January until May and spent a lot of days with my head under the blanket on the verge of a panic attack because I thought I wouldn't graduate on time. It wasn't fun or glamorous, it was just a mess.

So last year I had a list of goals for this blog for 2015 that just didn't get done. Two posts a week? Try not posting for five months. Guest posts? Nope. Revamping old posts? Still nope. I guess what I did do was get into Instagram, where you can follow me @theeverydaygoth for fashion, cats, planners, hauls, and more. But even that was pretty sporadic until recently.

Side note: I didn't realize quite how few selfies I took this year until I went back to find some for a yearly wrap-up post on Tumblr. This is something that has to change for 2016.

Things started to turn around for me when I got back to school in September. I spoke with my adviser and set up my schedule so that I can in fact graduate on time. I started two new jobs (including one with a counseling service--go figure!) and I feel better than I had in a long time. I've fallen back in love with this blog. I take a lot more selfies now.

2015 was a tough one, but I'm very fortunate to have the supportive group of friends and family to work through it with me. 2016 feels promising. The big thing I'm excited about is that I'll be graduating college with my Bachelor's degree in Art History and History in May. How time has flown! Remember when I was just applying? Eek. So, next week I'll be bringing you my resolutions for this year.

How was your 2015? Are you excited for 2016?

9 comments:

  1. Seems 2015 has been a rough year all around for many of us. I'm glad everything has ended on a high note for you. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation. It will be here before you know it. What's next?

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  2. Oh you can clearly see the light in the tunnel. How exciting to finish your degree at last. I'm happy that your year ended well. Happy new 2016!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so pumped, and the same to you!

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  3. 2015 was a nasty year, even worse than 2014 for me! So I'm also glad it's OVER. Congrats to you on your upcoming graduation, and for overcoming your depression and getting yourself back on track. Those are two achievements you should be proud of. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, that means a lot. I hope you have a fantastic 2016!

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  4. congrats on your upcoming graduation!

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  5. As Lucretia said, overcoming the depression was HUGE! And here's to a great 2016 for you!

    2015 was good - it was lovely to not be living in a hotel anymore! I missed my stuff. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope 2016 is a really great year for you!

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