(My favourite song of 2014 ♡)
The festive season is now coming to an end and strangely enough, it didn’t affect me like it usually does. I’m not entirely sure why but my guess is twofold. Firstly, 2014 had big shoes to fill once 2013 ended. It might not have been as enriching or challenging as 2013 but it has taught me a lot about what it is to grow up… again. And secondly, I think I wasn’t feeling as cheerful as usual because I let myself be petrified by what’s coming next. I should feel excited and be unable to stand still anymore regarding my plans for 2015 but instead… I am scared, stressed and full of doubts…
It made me think… It’s normal to be scared. Everyone’s scared, right?! And 2015 has such a big change in store for me that I shouldn’t feel bad about being afraid. It’s normal and it’s ok, because of all times, nothing has ever happened the way we thought it would or the way we planed. So yeah… I’m bloody scared of moving to London, of a new educational system, of this summer internship I still haven’t found, of my exams this year and of so many other things, but I’m feeling good at the same time because I know that a year – 365 days – is full of surprises. Each and every day is. Each day is different and each day teaches you something. If at the end of one day, you haven’t learnt anything about life in general or about your life in particular, then your day was pretty much useless! Though that’s impossible – even when you stay home all day because you’re off sick, you can still learn something.
It feels like 2014 has been a finger-snap-long, but there are some moments I’ll never forget, some days, hours, minutes or even seconds I’d like to remember here… just for a while before I continue…
♡ Rediscovering one of my dad’s favourite gems of France: Marseille and its surroundings…
♡ Working at Malvern House, where I met new friends and learnt a lot – professionally speaking as well as personally…
♡ Spending an amazing summer in London and being more inspired than ever before
♡ Visiting the dreamlike Harry Potter’s World… (Click HERE to read my article)
♡ Reading a heart-provoking book and ending up a second-runner in the associated writing competition
♡ Celebrating my 20th birthday in London with some of m friends and family
♡ Going to ‘Les Mis’ home for the third time (and looking forward to 2015 to celebrate my favourite musical’s 30th birthday)
♡ Feeling an immense pleasure writing this article…
♡ Fighting street harassment #BeAFighter
♡ Welcoming a new kitten
♡ Spending another beautiful weekend in London
Things have changed compared to last year – mostly they got better J but there are two things that haven’t changed at all… The first one is I’m still this girl who believes in her dreams and wants to make them come true so badly and the second is… I still have these incredible, crazy and beautiful feelings about HIM ♡
I quoted Lisa Keyplas in my 31st December post last year and I want to share the same words this year because they show you and teach you that love – true love – knows no limits. May they be temporal or geographical.
‘You would say it’s too soon to feel this way. You would ask how I could be so certain. But some things can’t be measured by time. Ask me an hour from now. Ask me a month from now. A year, ten years, a lifetime. The way I love you will outlast every calendar, clock, and every toll of every bell that will ever be cast’ – Lisa Kleypas
I don’t think 2015 will be an exception to this timeless rule…
I would also like to take the opportunity of this last article of the year to thank YOU. You, my little bunch of always-so-supportive readers. You and your kind words are the reasons why I go on and why I’m always striving to do better.
I’ve got tons of wishes for the blog in 2015. I’d like to see my audience grow, I’d like to start writing my first book and I will keep on fighting for what and who I believe in.
I also have tons of wishes for you. First of all, I hope you started 2015 with a New Year’s kiss. I wish you to be happy and healthy. I hope you make friends who are not your age. I hope you fall in love. I hope you love more deeply than you’ve ever loved before. I hope you travel and hang out with people whose first language is not yours. I hope you meet some wonderful people. But mostly, I hope you meet that one person who’ll change everything for you.