For my last blog of 2015 I was gonna do a big round of my year like I did last year - you know that really long list of ten mammoth paragraphs about stuff I liked in 2014. Then I thought no lets do something a little different. So I wrote a rap about my year. Then realised I am not Eminem and left that hidden in the dark depths of my blog book. As I've been blogging pretty regularly I've had all bases covered this year and if you don't know what I've been up to you're more than welcome to have a little read over Christmas break - I get up to some funny shenanigans sometimes! So no list, no rap, just two little words to sum up my year:
Thank you to those who have faith in me. Who when I've lied face down on the living room floor having an 'I wanted that job' tantrum, listened to me whimper down the phone, cheered when I've achieved amazing things, made sure I got in the Uber at 3am, held my hand, held my hair and held my heart. Thank you.
I have surrounded myself with a #positiveposse this year. People who believe that there is wonder in the world, that they are capable of greatness and who just love to smile, dance in the street, sing on the underground, make yummy treats on dreary days, donate to charity and generally just spread joy. Most of them are people who I have met this year but who's energy is just vibrant and a pleasure to be around.
And also to those who have been by my side for years. Thank you for never giving up on me. For being miles away but still at the end of the phone at the drop of a hat. Who knew me before I decided to change myself and my life, loved me then and love me now. I wouldn't have made the crazy decision to pack up, move counties and catch my dreams if you hadn't told me 'You can do it'. Thank you for always being there. You endured the heartbreak and I am so happy to have you here for the celebration.
Thank you for the little things; helping me get work, helping me get drunk, helping me get over upset, helping me learn lines. Every person has touched my life and taught me something this year for which I am eternally grateful. Even those who I haven't met but have inspired me, Lisa Nichols, Ashley Graham, Carly Bawden, Parris Goebel, Michaela Coel, Tina Fey, Leslie Knope, Kimmy Schmidt (ok those last two are fictional characters but seriously they are my role models!)
2015 has been a test run, a maybe I can do this, lets see what happens, oh wow that was great, I wanna do it again, kinda run. 2016 is the full throttle experience! I will only do what makes me happy. Some people think I'm crazy for it, I think they're crazy for not trying. Most importantly next year I'm going to make time for love. The things, places and people I love. To enjoy them and every experience because I am so thankful for every one them.
Thank you 2015, you've been a banger!