12 Months of Happiness ~ 12 for 12

Hi there and welcome to a new series on The Myrabev Life, though this series is new on this site it is a monthly occurrence on simply sinova and you can check out her posts HERE. After spending the last few months reading her 12 months of happiness series, I decided that I too would start this series next year but then I thought there is nothing better than doing it in the present for I am not guaranteed the future.

12 months of happiness

There are so many things that I am thankful for so many things that it would take a while to explain it all, but since this is my first post I will share some major things for 2015 and then from January 2016 I will be sharing what made me happy in the previous month.

12 months of happiness

  1. January 2015 – I applied for British Citizenship, this made me happy because I had been wanting to do it for the last 5 years but money was always an issue for me. The fact that I have a job and was able to afford this made me happy. I was also happy to work with George Asda (Wal-Mart) on the biggest budget (for me as a blogger) ever.
  2. February 2015 – My citizenship got accepted, I attended the mandatory ceremony and applied for my passport. This month I also managed to save up some dosh to renting an apartment.
  3. March 2015 – I got my passport and my offer for an renting an apartment was accepted, you have no idea what this meant to me. I had been wanting to have my own place for the longest time but again because of my finances I wasn’t able to do this. Getting my passport was like someone telling me I was free to roam the Earth and I am putting a dent in it.
  4. April 2015 – Biggest decision was made in this month, I visited my friend in Seoul South Korea for the first time ever. It was amazing I am still dreaming about it months on. My obsession with everything korean does not seem to be going anywhere any time soon.
  5. May 2015 – I was still in Korea for the first week and half, I had so much fun. This month I also moved into my apartment. I was totally broke but I loved every minute of May, I travelled and I got my own apartment. weekend in brussels
  6. June 2015 – I surprised myself more than any other time, one day I just got up and booked a weekend getaway to Brussels, Belgium alone. I was pretty scared but also very excited and happy to have the opportunity to travel spontaneously.
  7. July 2015 – I celebrated my 28th Birthday and took another spontaneous holiday but this time we drove across Europe, which was fun for me but not the driver. 🙂 Family
  8. August 2015 – My little sister celebrated her 23rd Birthday (I know she ain’t little but I can get passed it). My parents and I went on a weekend getaway to Aberystwyth, Wales and I flew to Seoul Korea.
  9. September 2015 – I spent the first week in Seoul and I managed to explore the city alone whilst my host was working. Second week I was in Japan for a day then came back home. Though I was not able to attend my mother celebrated her 51st birthday.
  10. October 2015 – We celebrated my dad’s 51st birthday, Zambia turned 51 and I visited the USA for the first time. I managed to sneak in a trip to NYC whilst there for a business trip. leon
  11. November 2015 – I can not seriously believe this month is already over, I did not do any travelling apart from seeing my family and friends in Cambridge, attending a funeral, doing my hair and surviving one week of audits at work. It did not help that I spent majority of the final week in bed (or shall I say loo) with stomach bug. My happiness from this month was I survived it. Plus my one and only nephew turned 3 🙂 <3
  12. December 2015 – This month obviously is now underway and already there are so many things to be thankful for. I will not share anything that will be happening in the rest of the month but I am just overall grateful for all the opportunities that blogging has brought to my life and I am forever grateful

That’s my 12 months of happiness lot, as you can see I have spent most of my year travelling and I hope to continue this in 2016. I have not listed small things that have happened and made me extremely happy but that’s fine for now.

How has the last 12 months been for you?

xoxo ciao

  • It looks like you have had such a lovely year, here’s hoping that 2016 brings you much much more too! x

    • Thank you Zoe, I did have an amazing year indeed. Wishing you too a wonderful 2016

  • hannah

    Looks like you have had a busy year. Happy new year x

    • I did thank you, happy new year to you too

  • Sounds like you have made some incredible memories this year! I love that you focus on all the positives memories you have!

    • Thank you Chantal, I think that is the best way to go about it. I do not like to focus on the bad, I appreciate they happen but there are always more positives than bad 🙂

  • Rosey

    It’s okay to call her little My BIL still calls my son ‘Little C’ and he’s a lot bigger than his dad (Big C) now, by far. 😉

  • Sounds like you’ve had a great year so far! Hopefully this last month is just icing on the cake for you!

  • i love you did this. you have had a really amazing year and having it written down like this is really great! maybe i’ll do this too!

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful year! SO much travel! Hopefully next year is just as epic!

  • Sounds like you had a really incredible year! Here’s hoping for an even better 2016 <3

  • What a great year! It sounds like it was full of friends and family and love!

  • what a great post. Love that you drove through Europe. I would like to do that as I an imagine the sights are amazing

  • Miles L.

    Wow! This is a great way to look back for all the wonderful things that had happened to you this year. I hope you will have great things ahead.

  • what an amazing year you had.wow you went to korea.Amazing ! i would love to go there

  • What an amazing year you’ve had! What a great post – reflecting on each moth and writing your achievements. I should definitely do this next year. X

    • It truly has been an amazing year. Hope you get to do a similar post next year

  • It sounds like you had a fantastic year! So many great things happened for you this year.

  • Look at all those amazing accomplishments. What a great year. Heres to an even better 2016!

  • It is so wonderful to dedicate your posts and thoughts to happiness. We all have so incredibly much to be thankful for and should cherish them–then happiness isn’t out of reach!

  • Sounds like you have had a very happy year! That is awesome! So happy for you!

  • It sounds like a wonderful way to recap the year. It’s a really great idea- I’d love to do something like this myself!

    • Thanks Jenn, it’s been nice reflecting on the ending year. I have so much to be thankful for.

  • December is such a wonderful month for me – there is indeed so much to be thankful for and I just know how I end the year would be such bliss and happiness all at the same time too!

    • Sounds like December will be epic and wishing you the best one ever.

  • ali

    huge congrats on your citizenship, it’s so nice to look back so positively on the year, I get sick of hearing how so and so year was a bad one for someone, I’m sure there’s always been highlights!

    • Thanks for much Ali, my 2014 was crap but I decided to dwell on the positive so when 2015 came with all these goodies my happy meter went into overdrive.

  • What a year for you!! Congratulations on all of your good news and traveling! That’s what made my year special too–lots of travel and great memories! I hope that 2016 continues to be a happy year as well!! Best wishes for happiness!!!

    • Thank you so much Kathleen, I must agree the travelling made it all worth it. Wishing you the same for 2016

  • I love the idea of this post – a great way to look back at all the great things from the year. You had a great year by the look of it – lots of travelling and time with friends and family. Congratulations on your citizenship too 🙂

    • Thank you so much, I appreciate that big time.

  • What an amazing year you’ve had! Congratulations on your citizenship. I don’t have mine yet.,.. dreading the process if I’m honest!

    • Thanks Erin, I dreaded the process too but once I completed the form and sent it off I was actually calmer than usual. Good luck for when you do yours.

  • WOW what a great idea, I love that you have found something so wonderful to share each month. I think it’s so important we highlight those great times… otherwise they just fade into everyday. I like!!

    • I have been blessed more than I thought possible this year and I am forever grateful. I want to appreciate everything that is happening in my life which is bringing me happiness

  • I’m so happy that you were able to make all those wonderful memories this year! I wish you all the best for 2016 xx

    • Thank you so much Liz, I appreciate that. Wishing you the best for 2016 too

  • Congrats on your citizenship. Sounds like you’ve had a pretty amazing year with all the travelling and other achievements.

    • Thank you so much Emma, I feel like I really have.

  • What a lovely year to look back on, and the first few months sound like it must have made the rest such a different year from 2014. Lots of exciting travels as well, which is one of the things to make my year happy!

    • 2015 was 110% better and different from 2014 and I am so grateful for that. Travelling has been such a big part of my life this year I am forever grateful and thankful

  • Wow. What an amazing year! You managed a fair bit of traveling. Driving across Europe must have been a really awesome experience. I’d also love to visit New York! Well done having such an amazing year. You have inspired me to write my yearly round up post, too 🙂 xx

    • Driving across Europe was epic, though I slept more than the driver. I am happy to have inspired you, I too was inspired to write this one up. 🙂