Can you believe 2015 is drawing to a close?! I can’t! Whether you loved it or hated it, you have to admit that 2015 was quite eventful. Today, I’m narrowing down the best and the worst of 2015, both in terms of pop culture/world events and my personal life. It’s time to sit back and enjoy the year in review.
*Keep in mind that when talking about political issues or current events, these are just my personal opinions! Let’s remember to be respectful of each others’ beliefs; it is what makes this world a beautiful place.
The World in Review
The best //
(Photo source: National Geographic)
–Humans of New York blog exploded, and continues to inspire people all over the world daily.
-Liquid water was found on Mars.
-Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook who is currently worth $45 billion, vowed to donate 99% of his Facebook shares to charity after the birth of his first child. Talk about generous!
-The Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a constitutional right.
-Adele is BACK and better than ever!
-NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft gives researchers an up-close look at Pluto.
-Discrimination against pregnancy: In Young v. United Parcel Service, the Supreme Court found that UPS had discriminated against one of its drivers, Peggy Young, who was pregnant.
-Sean and Catherine announced they are having a baby. Love them!!!
-After American Sniper was released in December 2014 and broke box-office records with over $107 million the first weekend, the film did a stunning job in showing Americans what our servicemen and woman do overseas.
-Take that Abercrombie & Fitch: The Supreme Court decided that Samantha Elauf was not required to make a specific request for a religious accommodation to wear a hijab when applying for a position at a children’s clothing store owned by the company.
The worst //
Police examine the scene of the San Bernandino shooting. (Photo source: Business Insider)
-The rise of mass shootings, most particularly in Paris and San Bernardino.
-The white/gold dress debate. WHO THE HELL CARES!!!
-Donald Trump’s racist comments about Mexicans and Muslims. Racism isn’t cool.
-The Human Centipede III was released. What kind of sick individual makes this crap?!
-The social media phenomenon of teenage girls sticking their lips into a shot glass and sucking the air out of the glass, creating plump lips….and stitches. The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge exploded. Can we all just love ourselves for who we are?
-The year of celebrity divorces: Just to name a few, Blake & Miranda, Gwen & Gavin, Ben & Jennifer, Kaley Cuoco & Ryan, Halle Berry & Olivier, Hilary Duff & Mike…ugh. Is there hope in the unity of marriage?
-Our nation is currently being divided over the Syrian refugee crisis.
-Peaceful protests became violent after Freddie Gray’s death. Can’t we protest in peace?!
-Kim and Kanye named their second child Saint. Like, seriously? Poor North.
-The Starbucks Red Cup debacle. C’MON PEOPLE. GET A LIFE.
My Personal Year in Review
The best //
-I got engaged!
-I bought my first big-girl car.
-I branded Inspiration Indulgence and started making an income.
-I got accepted into grad school and started my Master’s program in professional counseling.
-I interviewed Brittney Kelley, my fashion icon and wife of Florida Georgia Line’s Bryan Kelley.
-I started nannying for a wonderful family that changed my life.
-I traveled to NYC.
-I finished my home office.
-We crossed off 14 states on our 50 State Sign Challenge during our East Coast road trip.
-I was Maid of Honor in one of my best friends’ wedding.
-I met so many amazing bloggers all over the world who continue to inspire me daily.
The worst //
(Photo source: USA Today)
-My favorite Packer player, Jordy Nelson, was injured in preseason and out for the whole season.
-I started following Kylie Jenner on Snapchat. What is becoming of my life?
-I said goodbye to the little sweeties I nannied for full time. (Although they are still in my life, it’s hard not to see them daily. )
-I realized that I am habitual in wishing my life away, and I need to stop this thinking.
-I hardcore slacked on working out this year compared to the year before. After I graduated college, I found myself making lots of excuses to get active. 2016 will be the year of no excuses.
I’m not just saying this, but 2015 was the best year of my life thus far. SO many big things happened for me…2016 will be hard to beat, that’s for sure!!
Overall, what do you think were the highest and lowest points of 2015? How would you rate your year overall? Leave me a comment below!