So long, 2015!

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My annual round-up of ups and downs from the year that was and what I hope for 2016.

I saw a Facebook status this past week that said “instead of making new year’s resolutions, why not make a list of what you overcame or accomplished over the last year and be inspired by that instead?”

My thoughts exactly. Here’s what went down in ’15 – the good, the bad and the ugly – as told by Instagram pics!

I went on my first cave hike. And then a few more. 11108941_10152633179206735_5580770349475234239_n

Worked my butt off over many late nights to reach some important work milestones.

Got a couple new pieces of ink. Sorry mom.11219073_10152672434836735_3531339902202887374_n

Said goodbye to my pet rat Skulley. RIP.

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Rocked out at plenty of gigs and Splashy Fen thanks to Jose Cuervo.

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Got challenged to a Juiced Co 3 day juice cleanse and did it! At the same time braved Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Cleanse. 

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Went to a shamanic retreat for a life-changing sweat lodge experience. 

Spend loads of time at my boyfriend’s family farm, swimming in reservoirs, running through mielie fields and hunting for chameleons.

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Got asked by a very near and dear friend to be her bridesmaid!

Learnt to put myself first.

Started writing a column for The Sunday Times.

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Somehow, ran a 10k marathon.

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Girlwithabum.com got a sweet little make-over! Goodbye Tumblr, hello WordPress.

Drank A LOT of Steph Weiss.

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Chopped (nearly) all my hair off. Then cut bangs.

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Finally got my own freaking laptop while learning a hard lesson about evil banks and how they’ll shnaai you hard if you’re not careful! I’m looking at you, FNB.

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Continued my nail obsession thanks to Courtney Shaw

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I’m not even lying when I say I tried to become a Youtuber. Filmed myself, watched the footage and was like * haha lol no*

Spent a few weekends camping in the Berg or chilling at backpackers down the South Coast. KZN, you are something.

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Thought I’d finally mastered adulting and taxes. Thought.

Had an incredible Girl’s Weekend to Cape Town with my bestie which I’m pretty much still broke from.

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Did a Capsule Wardrobe challenge in a futile bid to become a minimalist.

11986574_10152903048366735_565628491473212698_n Lost my dearest nan, Jewel.

Spent a few days in hospital. Here’s to better health this year!

Had a few epic dress-ups!

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Celebrated a year with my dear Garth.

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Started and got addicted to, Ashtanga Yoga.

Finally booked tickets to China!

Resigned from my job to take on new challenges.

Turned 26. Goodbye early – mid 20’s. So long youth.

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Roadtripped through the Eastern Cape.

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Had another treasured NYE with even more treasured friends.

In 2016 I want to:

Learn to speak kindly to myself.

Buy less stuff.

 

Here’s hoping 2016 will be the baddest bitch of em all. Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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