On Turning 21

So today I turn the grand old age of twenty one. It's a big'un and while I'm under no impression that this now makes me old, it's one that I'd be happy to put off for a little while longer. It's the final 'big birthday' until I descend fully into adulthood and there's just something about being 21 that sounds incredibly mature; a trait that I'm definitely not ready with withhold just yet. As I get older I'm more and more struck by how quickly time flies and I can't quite believe I'm already celebrating this little milestone, but as it's only inevitable I plan to make the most of it.

The past year has been a tough one; I've had a hard time with illness and for a big chunk of it I can confess to just not really feeling myself. I do however have high hopes that the next 12 months will be a little brighter and I'm feeling better now than I have in a really long time. My blog is something that I'm truly thankful for - over the summer I really felt as though I had finally begun to find my feet with it and at the moment I couldn't be more excited to sit down and write content. It's still a relatively small blog with a relatively small audience, but the more I think about it the more I realise that I actually quite like it that way. The support that I have from you guys continues to put a huge smile on my face every day and I can't wait to see where my little corner of the internet takes me over the coming months. As a creative outlet it's the best space I could wish for and I'm really eager to push myself out of my comfort zone even more in the future.

Other happenings over the past 12 months include spending the best short breaks at home with my family, moving into our dream flat (well, close enough at least) and completing my first year of university. After a lot of debate over dropping out I finally feel as though I've made the decision to stick it out until the bitter end, no matter how often I find myself feeling a little frustrated with it all. If I had the view that I'd rather be doing something else besides uni I definitely wouldn't still be there now, but as the question of what I'd like to do instead leaves me stumped I feel as though I might as well just make the most of it. The flat move was a big thing this year too and I feel so much happier here than I ever did in our old place. It's not perfect, but it's our little home and that's more than good enough for me. I've also met some pretty wicked people since moving to Norwich full time and I'm looking forward to taking the time to appreciate them just that little bit more.

As for my plans for the day; I'm going to drop all responsibilities and lounge with Calum, watching movies and eating pizza to my heart's content. Bliss.

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