31 December 2015

A New Year Looms...

Today marks the end of 2015. I think it's inevitable that a year coming to an end will make you think back to the start of the year and leave you thinking how little or how much you have achieved within that time. It's always a bit sad once Christmas is over; there's such a huge build-up and then it's over in a flash, leaving you feeling a little deflated and uncertain of what's to come.

For some, the new year will already hold lots of exciting plans, trips and adventures; for others, there may be no certainties, despite having hopes and dreams, and this can be extremely daunting. For me, of course I have high hopes that it will be a great new year and that I will achieve many of my goals, but I feel quite pessimistic, because I feel like I've tried really hard over the last 7 months to find a new job and a new challenge, yet this hasn't happened. I know I should be grateful for what I have, which I am, but sometimes it's difficult to look past the negatives and right now, I feel like I've fallen down a well and it's cold and dark; I should be calling for help and trying to get out, but I don't have the motivation to do so. Right now, as I'm writing this, the rain is battering the windows and the daylight has faded - it suits my mood perfectly! Something to do with the winter blues, I'm sure.

So, I will try to look forward to 2016, with hopes that my dreams will finally be realised. I will work hard towards achieving my goals and try to appreciate everything I already have along the way. I will try to make the best of it and remind myself that I am very lucky to be here and that everything happens for a reason and what's meant to be will be. I do have one big goal for the coming year, which I am both excited and apprehensive about; I hope it will bring about a new business venture for me and if not, I'll have dabbled in a new hobby, which I hope to enjoy.

I want to thank you all for supporting Just Emma and I hope you continue to do so in the new year. I really appreciate your input. I have lots of blog post ideas for the new year, but will wait until I feel more inspired before I act on them.

I want to wish you all the best for 2016; I hope 2015 was good to you and I hope the next year will be even better! Let's keep telling ourselves not to give up on our hopes and dreams - keep at it, work even harder and hopefully it will all be worth it in the end!


  1. Lovely and thoughtful post Emma. When the end of Christmas looms it can be a bit gloomy, I’m a bit uncertain about my plans for 2016 as my photography and cards business went a bit quiet the previous year. I think hobbies can often develop into a business/career I have learnt though. I hope your business venture goal develops into something. I wish you all the best for the coming year! Sending my best wishes to you and your blog!! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks so much, Helen! And thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog throughout the year. Wishing you all the best for 2016! :) xxx


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