15 Things I Did While I Was 15


So on Monday, I turn 16. You’d think I’d be excited, and I kind of am, but mostly I’m freaked out.

For the first time, I’ll legally be able to drive a car, which terrifies me. Despite the fact that I’ll have an adult in the front seat next to me, I know I’ll be in control of the car. How am I supposed to do that? Ugh.

Anyway, I was thinking the other day and I realized that I’ve changed a LOT the last year. I’ve grown so much as a person, and I’ve realized a lot of things about myself too. I figured I’d share these with you guys, so with no further ado, here is my list of 15 things I did while I was 15:

One of the happiest things the last year has brought me is photography. I didn’t get into it until March, when I got my first camera, but I love it now and I feel like it’s made me appreciate every moment so much more.

Two of my favourite musicians are Ed Sheeran and All Time Low (post about that concert here). This past year I was lucky enough to see both of them live, and it was amazing! I’ve technically seen Ed Sheeran twice now, and at one of the gigs, I stood by the barrier!

As you all know due to this post, I spent Christmas in Thailand, and I got to feed an elephant! They really are the sweetest animals, although quite intimidating.

This year I travelled quite a lot, and also came to the realization that I don’t actually have much time left living at home. I feel like this past year I’ve really appreciated how much I love my family, and how grateful I am for them.

I travelled to NYC! I loved it, and I can definitely see myself living there someday. The city is just amazing, and words honestly can’t describe how it made me feel.

I realized this year that I’m the type of person who really needs to take time for myself. I’ve understood that I don’t need to say yes to everything, and that I function better if I get to be by myself for a bit.

My new years resolution this year was to become a pescetarian, and I’ve managed to keep that up 100%. I’m proud of myself, and I really enjoy it, so I’m not planning on stopping anytime soon.

Obviously, I also started my blog this year! I love it, and it feels amazing to have somewhere to speak about the things I love and to connect with you guys (something I’d like to do more of).

This is a bit of a strange one, but I jumped off a bridge this year! Don’t worry, nothing dangerous, but I did one of those jumps while connected to a string and then dangled underneath. I don’t know what it’s called, and I probably should have looked that up. It was scary, but a hell of a lot of fun!

About a month ago, I reunited with my long distance best friend, who I haven’t seen for two years. We spent an amazing week together, and I’m so happy I got to do that. If you guys are interested, I might do a post about the challenges of living on the other side of the world from your best friend, because I know it’s surprisingly common.

I joined a swim team this year, something I’ve been very scared to do. At first it sucked, because I was so pathetically bad, but after a while I grew to love it.

Another new years resolution of mine was to start a diary. Yes, I know, cliché. But so far, I’ve kept it up, and it really helps me sort out my thoughts, and I find it very therapeutic.

A bit of a weird one, but this year I’ve realized what a great place Norway is, I’ve always rejected that side of me, because I just love England so much more, but this year I’ve felt a bit more open to the fact that Norway is a decent place to grow up.

I cut my hair to shoulder length this year, and it felt amazing. My hair was always my pride and joy, and I was so scared, but I donated it to charity and it made me feel so happy. Plus, I found that short hair looks really good on me.

I’ve become a lot more confident this year, and although it’s still something I struggle with, I feel a lot more comfortable being myself, and I don’t feel like I constantly need to impress anyone anymore.

I guess those are all the main things I’ve done this year. I could go into a lot more detail, but I decided to keep it brief as this post is already too long. If you’d like to hear more about any of these, shoot me a comment/tweet and I’ll comply!

What are three things you’ve done this last year? I’d love to know, so write it down I the comments!

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  1. Wow you've accomplish great things, I am so curious about the jumping from the bridge sounds so interesting I need to try it HAHA. Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x



  2. Happy birthday! I'm 18 and I've only just started learning to drive and let me tell you it is the most nerve-wracking and yet exciting thing I've ever done! (I wrote a whole post on my blog about it, it meant that much to me). In the past year I also cut my hair from where it was at my hips, to about my chin; passed my first year at university and also went to my first concert. XOXO

  3. I literally love this post! I've realised that we have a lot in common: Harry Potter for starters!! Our age, I turned 16 on the 3rd of July, so we're literally a few weeks apart haha!! And loving New York; I've never been but it's my absolute dream to go!!! Ed Sheeran is one of my favourite artists too, I've come to really appreciate how talented he is!!!
    Do you have a bloglovin account, I'll follow you if you do!!
    Georgia xxx

    1. Thanks! That's insane, wow! Happy belated birthday I guess, haha. I've followed you on bloglovin and on Twitter :)

    2. Hey!! Just wanted to let you know, I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Awards!
      versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com - here are the details!
      Love Georgia xxx

    3. Thank you so much! This is such an honour, I'll be sure to write my post this weekend :)

  4. You did so much! I really love writing in my diary.


  5. Happy belated birthday and congratulations on all you achieved! I actually wrote a very similar post on my blog - except it was 5 things I achieved when I was 15. I'd love for you to read it!

    Jemima x

    1. Thanks! I'll head over and check it out now :)