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15 Things I Learnt in 2015

With the end of a year, comes all the lessons we learnt throughout it and although you couldn’t possibly determine an entire year by 15 points written down on a blog post, it’s still important to look back at the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny and the ridiculous to see where you went wrong or right. Here’s 15, some serious, some not so serious, things I learnt this year.

15 Things I Learnt In 2015

  1. Don’t let the assumption fairy hit you in the face. Sometimes, sometimes, you don’t actually know everything.
  2. I do in actual fact, fancy Chris Hemsworth. Despite years of stating I would never fancy the Hemsworth brothers *gracefully glides off my high horse*.
  3. Despite having nerves of spaghetti, I’m not bad in an emergency.
  4. Books will always be my first love. Books can change the world.
  5. It’s okay to ask for help. If you’re feeling vulnerable or sensitive, tell someone.
  6. Things aren’t always what they seem. Learn the facts before you jump to conclusions.
  7. Similarly, people aren’t always what they seem. Give someone a chance, they might surprise you.
  8. I really would love to travel one day. Maybe not for years and maybe not to the furthest reaches of the Earth but somewhere.
  9. The quote, ‘Things change and friends leave and life doesn’t stop for anybody’ is so very accurate and it’s a part of life we, unfortunately, can’t change.
  10. Man Vs. Food will never not be amazing.
  11. Exercise is important and there’s simply no excuse for sitting on your arse eating bacon sandwiches all day.
  12. You matter. There is no shame in focusing on yourself and your own needs.
  13. Nobody really knows what they’re doing. Everyone’s just winging it the best they know how and if they tell you otherwise, they’re probably lying.
  14. There’s always room for new hobbies and passions and never hide anything that ignites your sparkle.
  15. Nothing is as important as happiness and experiences.

What have been your biggest lessons of 2015?


  1. […] Jenny talks about 15 things she learnt in 2015. I especially love #2 […]

  2. Aww, I love your list of thing you’ve learned. I’ve definitely learned of these too in recent years. Unfortunately some people never learn to stop making assumptions and jumping to conclusions :-/ But anyway, 2015 was kind of a year of rediscovering and remembering why books were my first love, so a big yes to that one! Here’s to learning more and having an even better 2016 🙂

    1. I’m definitely one for jumping to conclusions! I’m hoping to stop that though because it never held anything. I’m glad 2015 was a good year for you. Amen to that! (: xx

  3. I could not agree more with No. 10 this is an amazing list Ms. (:

    1. Haha, had to go and check what number 10 was! I could watch that show aaaaallll day! Thanks for your comment! (: xx

      1. Lol I know, I’ve seen like every episode twice! & You’re welcome (:

  4. Books will always be my first love, oh yes! Totally agree on that one.

    1. Always always always! Books and words can change the world (; xx

  5. I learned that every moment, no matter how tragic, has the possibility of joy. You just have to chose it. Great post. I enjoyed it even though I don’t fancy Hemsworth.

    1. Hahahaha! Thank you very much, I’m glad you still enjoyed it (; and that’s very, very true. Something a lot of us could do with remembering more often xx

  6. No 9 nails the latter part of 2015 for me; quite heart-breaking but life goes on.
    Hope 2016 will bring you everything you hope it will Jenny xx

    1. It is unfortunately but we’ve just got to learnt to adapt and move on. Thank you, you too Lindsay! xx

  7. Lovely post and I could relate to so many of these too – including the Hemsworth curse, there’s just something about them isn’t there? I blame the smile and the eyes! Love the one about taking on new hobbies and knowing that you matter too, that’s such an important thing to take into any new year. Wishing you all the best for 2016! – Tasha

    1. Hahaha see it’s funny cos I don’t QUITE fancy Liam yet but I’m not ruling it out entirely. Who knows, that could be my main point in my “Lessons I learnt in 2016” post hehe! All the best for the new year for you too! xx

      1. Haha, I know what you mean! Hope 2016 is treating you well so far!

  8. I love this list! There are so many thoughtful, deep messages, and then there’s number 2 haha 😂

    1. Hahahah I think number 2 is quite thoughtful 😏 xxx

  9. man vs food will always be amazing – totally agree!

    1. Haha yessss! I could literally watch it for hours!

  10. I learnt to enjoy and appreciate the smaller things that we fail to notice in our busy lives. A great post! 🙂

    1. Oh that’s a fantastic one! And such an important thing to have learnt. I can definitely relate to that this year, too. It’s sometimes not the big things that make the biggest impact! (: xx

  11. Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie and commented:
    Basically, and this is under review, it is impossible to make something really good out of rubbish!

    1. Oh no, was 2015 not a good year for you? 🙁 it was rubbish for me, too but the rubbish moments definitely taught me so invaluable lessons! xx

      1. 2016 has to be better, and if it isn’t, it won’t be for the want of trying!

      2. I really hope it’s better for you! All the positive vibes xxx

      3. Thank you so much, greatly appreciated…

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