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2014: A Year of Adventures and Firsts

Saying goodbye to 2014 was hugely scary but also hugely exciting!

I spent New Years Eve on the banks of the Thames in London  where, through the gaps between buildings I watched the beautiful fireworks display coming from the London Eye. It was a great way to spend NYE, despite freezing my butt off in the cold, and so surreal to have welcomed the coming year in London of all places!

 

Waiting in the freezing cold to welcome 2015.

Waiting in the freezing cold to welcome 2015.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

New Years fireworks from off the London Eye.

Sometimes I forget that there was a whole six months before I left to go overseas. Just so much excitement and adventure has been jam-packed into the last few months that I’ve felt so overwhelmed and probably can’t fathom so much happening in such a short space of time.

2014 has been the year where I’ve felt I have gained so much more independence. Being away from home for so long on my own, fending for myself, language barriers, there have been so many times when I felt out of my comfort zone and for that I am so happy and grateful, as it it has helped me grow as a person and gain a sense of independence.

2015 marks the real start to my life though. It is the year that I (hopefully, and I shall) graduate from university with a Bachelor in Communications majoring in journalism. From November this year I will be truly out in the big wide world, even if that big world is still home in New Zealand.

Living overseas, experiencing different ways of living and different ways of life has definitely inspired me to continue travelling, learning and living a life that provides me with happiness and a sense of growth, fulfilment and discovery.

I’m truly looking forward to what this year has in store. If it is anything like 2014 has been, I’m in for a grand adventure.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, New Years Eve and New Years Day and good luck for the coming year!

 

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