What 2016 Has Taught Me

2016 is nearly over, i thought i’d write a little post on what the last 12 months has taught me and how it has changed me as a person. Let’s say goodbye to 2016 and say hello to 2017, a new year and a new chapter.

Please note this is going to be a personal post but in no way is it asking for a pity party. I’m just sharing the positive lessons I’ve learnt from even the hardest situations.

So this has been my first year of blogging, I’ve enjoyed every second of it although there has been some challenges. I’m no tech expert and I’ve had a lot of technical faults with my blog which has stressed me out and at some points even made me cry. Halfway through the year i decided to take my blog that one step further and went self hosted. It was stressful i loved the final outcome, i feel like my blog upped it’s game big time. I’m now wanting a new makeover so in the new year i’m going to buy a Pipdig theme. (they look amazing)

I’ve learnt from blogging that you can achieve anything if you really want it enough. work hard and the results will soon show. I’ve worked with some amazing brands and gained over 50,000 views. I’ve also met some amazing people through blogging. It really brightened up my life.

Although I’ve also learnt that blogging isn’t as easy as people think. It takes consistency and a lot of attention. There’s been times it has felt like a chore but then when i look at how many people read my blog i remember why it’s totally worth it.


This year has also been one of the hardest years of my life. I lost both my Grandads in the space of a couple months. I miss them both dearly and would do anything to see them again. I never got to say good by to one of my Grandads. I was there when my other Grandad passed away, i kissed him on the forehead and said goodnight. He’d been ill for a long time. I won’t ever forget that night. I also lost two of my closest friends which was heartbreaking. I guess I’ve learnt this year to cherish your loved ones, you don’t know how long you’ve got left with them. Also make the most of life, do what you want to do because you don’t have forever on this earth.

On the more positive side, me and my fiance moved into our own little apartment. Something i’d never thought would happen. I lived in supported housing before and i really felt like it wasn’t a home, i missed living with my family and it felt quite lonely although i had friends there who i will cherish for life. They made it more bearable.



I’m so happy in our new little home now, we have a gorgeous kitten and i love my little family. I’ve learnt that great things take time. Just wait and wish.


So this year has had it’s ups and downs but I’ve pulled through and become more positive. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings. I’m super excited!

A x






  1. Megan December 23, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    I love this post, I’m sorry to hear about your losses ๐Ÿ™ But that’s such exciting news about your blog! Coming from someone who has started like 2 weeks ago, it’s amazing to see how much it can grow with a little bit of love and attention!

    • Abbey December 28, 2016 / 2:46 pm

      Thankyou so much lovely, you will fall in love with blogging, it is amazing! x

  2. Shana little December 24, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Onwards and upwards abbey , the thing with such a challenging & upsetting year is it can on.y get better in 2017!

    Best of luck and merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ„โ˜ƒ & happy new year! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ xxx

    • Abbey December 28, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Thankyou lovely! You too my sweet xx

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