Goodbye 2016| The Review and Thank You’s

Goodbye 2016| The Review and Thank You’s

Hello sweet peas, and happy New Years Eve!! šŸ˜€ <3

Wow, what a year 2016 has been!

This year started out pretty tough – I was being bullied by someone really close to me, and after maybe a year of it I finally told the people around me. Life was pretty messy for a while, but I can happily say now that I am no longer friends with that girl or the two other girls that were like her. I’m not going to go into more detail than that, but I want to tell you all this much so that you know that if you are in a similar situation you can and will get through it. Sometimes it can make it a little easier if you know someone else has gone through something similar, and at the end of it things turned out ok šŸ™‚ <3

However, as I have found out sometimes when you lose these sorts of people you realise you haven’t actually lost anything, and they most certainly weren’t friendships. instead I can now fully appreciate the friends IĀ  do have <3 We’ve had some rough times that we’ve all faced but we have all got there šŸ™‚ (and guys if you kittens are reading this thank you!)

So despite the rocky start my year actually turned into one of the best ever! Feel free to look super smug now because yes you lot are part of that! šŸ˜€ I finally discovered YouTube, made a YouTube channel with my bestie, started a blog which I ditched for a month then returned to and made into an amazing place that I am super proud, made so many friends and have put a permanent smile on my face <3

Outside the internet I participated in our school production, auditioned for this ears one, and next years, wrote several songs with Anju as well as piano solos, completed piano exams (!!!), done school exams, and made so many friends at and outside of school šŸ™‚ <3

When I look back the year I remember so many amazing moments… and I know that no way in hell would I have predicted this a year ago! Lui of 2015 had a lot to come that she never could’ve imagined.

Shall I do some shout outs?

Disclaimer: I won’t mention everyone because guys I have the worst memory and I would spend like 10000 words on it šŸ˜‰

  • Rosinalee – thanks Rosie for all our late night conversations about life and our countries. We might be on the other side of the world from each other but honestly you seem so similar to me, and you have been such an amazing friend šŸ™‚ <3
  • Jenny xo – Honestly thank you so much for all your amazingness on my blog!! You always comment amazing things and bring a smile to my face. You are one of those rare people who are just good to people and I am so blessed šŸ™‚
  • Silviya – for our emails about England, and siblings šŸ˜€ thanks for being a friend right from the beginning! šŸ˜€ <3
  • Sasha The Stylish Dreamer – thank you for all our emails about our countries, about Harry Potter and other movies, and of course always answering my questions about the weather with a smile šŸ˜‰ šŸ˜€ <3
  • Marioness – thank you for all our emails about Catalan and New Zealand traditions! Thank you for your awesome comments, and for being there for me for such a long time šŸ™‚
  • Nira – sadly we couldn’t do our collab (but we definitely will!!) but we exchanged emails anyway, and I have had so many smiles when you post pictures of your cat! My fellow Warriors fan <3
  • Artsy Teen – thank you for your support and all the times you have left such a kind comment on my blog šŸ™‚ you are an absolute angel, and I love reading your amazing words šŸ™‚
  • Beachy Girl Monique – all your positive words just make me smile so much, so thank you for sharing my hope of bringing positivity into the world šŸ™‚ and thanks for being an awesome friend šŸ™‚
  • Kiwi On The Loose – thanks for all our conversations about New Zealand, and your hilarious blog posts, and comments about Australia šŸ˜€
  • Oh and just one more… The amazing Anju. You all know how much I love this girl <3 Sorry Anju I didn’t put you at the top, but as I always say “the diva always arrives fashionably late” <3 You are just the most amazing friend on the planet, and no words can possibly do you justice so to put it way too simply, thank you šŸ™‚ luv ya, and I can’t wait to binge watch TV with you šŸ˜‰ <3 You’ve got me through some hard times, stood by me, and been by my side dancing and singing with me at the best times! <3 <3

I feel like I am doing my acknowledgments for a novel haha šŸ˜€ Although, I promise if I write a book I will mention each and everyone of you šŸ˜‰ My editor will hate me but hey! šŸ˜‰

I definitely haven’t thanked enough or all of you who make an imprint in my life, and I apologise for that! But to all of you who have believed in me, and taken a chance with this random-15 year-old- kiwi girl – who plays the piano and thinks she can therefore write a blog – thank you so much <3 You are the reason I do this šŸ™‚

And thank you to those of you offline for your continuous support, and for reading my posts šŸ™‚ I love being able to share this little world with you <3

Thanks for providing a safe place for me, and for being there for me this year šŸ™‚ I don’t think you’ll ever know how many times you have been here for me when I needed someone this year, but know that you were šŸ™‚

Love you all so so much <3 Have an amazing new Year, and I can’t wait to see what you all write about your year šŸ™‚

Here’s to 2017 being another amazing year

Lui xx <3 <3


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  1. December 31, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Wow, you started really rough! But you came through as always šŸ˜‰ I hope you have a Good New Years! And thank your being such a good friend šŸ™‚

  2. December 31, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Aw Lui, I had no idea about the bullying thing, but good for you thats a great way to start out your year by cutting out the people who bring negative energy… aint nobody got time for that šŸ˜‰ proud of you girlie- Glad it turned around sooner than later because you definitely don’t deserve that with how sweet your soul is! And thank you for your kind shout out- I love reading your blog posts and I can’t wait to continue reading more come 2017! Have a happy new year!!

    xo, JJ

  3. December 31, 2016 / 10:32 am

    I hope you don’t go through those tough times ever again and I am glad you had a great year. And thank you for mentioning me in your blog post! I was just being a friends. I hope 2017 brings us closer! Xx

  4. December 31, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Aww this is such a lovely positive post that was really sweet to read! It’s so refreshing when you get rid of those toxic friendships and realise that they really weren’t friendships at all. Life is too short to waste on negative people. It sounds like you’ve got lots of lovely people around you though šŸ˜Š such a sweet post! xx

  5. December 31, 2016 / 11:44 am

    You have definitely turned your year around! Well done. It’s never easy being bullied and to be bullied by supposed friends is even worse. You’re a tough wee chick & I’m so glad to have found you on this world wide web.. Next time I’m home, will have to meet up in person (whoa scary thought!) and have a proper chat!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Looking forward to seeing more from you next year šŸ™‚

  6. December 31, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    aw thank you so much! šŸ™‚ it truly means a lot to hear that šŸ™‚ <3
    and that'd be so cool!! šŸ˜€ šŸ˜€
    happy new year to u too!! šŸ˜€ <3

  7. December 31, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    aw thanks! and I totally agree!! so true šŸ™‚
    happy new year!! šŸ™‚ <3

  8. December 31, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    thanks, so do I haha! šŸ™‚
    yes! we have so many more adventures to look forward to haha! Happy New Year! šŸ™‚ <3

  9. December 31, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    haha thanks! šŸ™‚ I hope u have a great New Years too!! šŸ™‚ <3
    anytime, and thank you for being an awesome friend too šŸ™‚ <3

  10. December 31, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    aw thank you! I barely even remember the beginning of the year now haha so much happened later that was amazing, so that takes up all my memory of 2016 šŸ™‚ <3
    have a great New Year too!! <3 <3

  11. December 31, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Aww sweetie šŸ™‚ You deserve the best of everything and I’m so happy this year wasn’t completely horrible! Love you too <3 !!!! šŸ˜€

  12. January 1, 2017 / 2:01 am

    Happy new year!! I’m a new follower of your blog but I’m absolutely loving it. Best wishes this 2017!! šŸŽ‰ā¤

  13. January 1, 2017 / 10:01 am

    haha thanks šŸ™‚ <3 <3

  14. January 1, 2017 / 10:15 am

    aw thank you!! šŸ˜€ Happy New Year to u too!! šŸ™‚ <3

  15. January 2, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Loved this post! We will definitely do our collab! Don’t know when and what about but can’t wait! Thanks!

    Nira xx |

    (So many exclamation marks šŸ˜€ hahaha)

  16. January 2, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    haha yes!! šŸ˜€ and thanks šŸ™‚ <3

  17. February 12, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I’m SO late!!! I’m so sorry!!
    Thank you so much for mentioning me and Thank YOU for your lovely emails!! I love love reading them and replying to them and I always get super excited when I hear from you! Thank you for telling about New Zealand for being an Amazing friend!!

  18. February 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    aw that’s alright haha!! šŸ˜€ same – I love learning new things about ur country, and u, and I am so grateful to have u as a friend šŸ™‚ <3 xx

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