Thursday, 31 May 2012

One Year

Oh, how time flies. This is me exactly a year ago, the night I graduated secondary school (high school). And right now, I'm sitting on my bed 3000 miles away in Toronto, Canada. If you told the girl in the picture that that's what she'd be doing in a year, she would have laughed in your face. Politely, of course.

+ One year ago, I was spending 85% of my time studying for final exams, and 15% worrying that I wasn't studying enough.

+ One year ago, I was feeling low and defeated. I wasn't a very happy person at all, and I didn't know how to fix that.

+ One year ago, I was miserable at the thought of leaving school, yet oh so desperate to get into University.

+ One year ago, I felt like a caged bird. I needed badly to spread my wings.

+ One year ago I felt lost. I had no idea what the future held for me.

+ One year ago, I thought I knew who I was. Oh, how wrong I was.

+ A year later I have finished a year of my nursing degree, and I have enjoyed every second of it.

+ A year later, I am surrounded by people who love me, and boy is the feeling mutual. :) 

+ A year later, I am working as a nanny in Canada. CANADA! 

+ A year later, I am feeling so much more comfortable in my own skin. I'm not perfect, but I am learning to embrace what I cannot change. 

+ A year later, I have learned a whole lot, and I'm still learning. The most important lesson from this past year? I cannot control everything that happens to me, but I can control my reactions and emotions. And I feel empowered. :) 

+ A year later, I am loving most parts of my life. And it feels incredible. :) Here's to another year of change. I can't wait to see what else is in store for me. 


  1. I love the last "One year ago" one. So true for me too.

  2. one year ago.. a year ago! i thought i knew myself.. very interesting! check my blog out? :)

  3. Love this! Things just get better with time huh. We're always learning more about ourselves and how to enjoy life. Can't wait to see what happens in another year :)

  4. WoW! Your "One year ago" is nearly exactly how I'm feeling right now! Any advice on how to stop worrying and feeling low and defeated? This is so encouraging, however. I can't wait to see what might happen in my life in one year's time! :)

    Jess oxoxo

    1. Oh Jess, I am so glad someone who needed this found it. I know how you're feeling, and it's pretty crappy.. I don't know what would help you, but for me I just tried to keep focused on things I enjoyed to distract me, and I spent a lot of time working towards changing things (which is why I studied so hard, so I could get into my dream course). It will get better, and in a year's time you will be posting something exactly like this. :)

  5. Hey fellow Nanny ;) I love the idea of doing a "one year ago" type've got me tempted :) Loved hearing a bit of your heart...can't wait to hear/read more :) Happy Weekend, LOVE!

    1. You're a nanny too? Oh cool, it's great to 'meet' you! :) I have followed your blog, it is so sweet. And I definitely recommend doing a post like this one, I enjoyed it so much. It really made me feel so much better. :)


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