Where has 2015 gone?

01/12/2015 Lifestyle, Personal 8

Where has 2015 gone?Now here’s an interesting question: where the hell has 2015 gone?

Is it just me who feels like last Christmas was literally a few weeks ago and gets a massive shock when they realise the next one is quite literally staring them in the face? Where did all that time go? Where did January go? And February? And all those other months? How is it now December?

The oddest thing is that so much has happened this year, that it should really feel like a lifetime since last year, but it doesn’t. So much has changed, yet it still seems to have gone so fast. Not only did I meet my lovely boyfriend this year, but 2015 was also the year I flew the nest and moved out of my parents’ house. Whilst it’s starting to feel like I’ve been living in this flat with my sister and my friend forever, at the same time moving in seems like it was five minutes ago, not eight months back (although the fond memory of actually having money to spend seems like a very distant memory!).

Personally, I find my perception of time as I’ve got older has totally changed. Does anyone else ever feel like that? Time seemed to be so long and drawn out as a kid, especially at this time of year where you’re essentially waiting for Christmas. But now when there’s so much to do, the time whizzes by, and before you know it you’re looking back and thinking where did it all go? It feels like time has just slipped through your fingers like little grains of sand.

Graduating from university doesn’t even feel that long ago, yet its been well over a year now, which is a thought I always find sobering. I don’t feel I’ve actually embarked on my graduate career yet (which I talked about here), but I should have done. I’m now working on it, believe me, but I’d love to know where all that time went, and what I squandered it on when I could have been working towards my future.

So this has been an incredibly rambley post, but I’m basically asking if anyone else feels the same. Is it just me, or has this year flown by?

8 Responses to “Where has 2015 gone?”

  1. Jolien @ The Fictional Reader

    I feel the same way. So much has happened this year, so I should feel like it’s been forever. But I don’t. I think it’s insane that it’s already December. I feel like I just started this semester (I started at the end of September) and now I’m in the last 3 weeks. How is that possible?

    • Laura

      It is totally insane that it’s December! I remember back when I was in uni a semester used to fly by so fast as well, probably because deadlines would just creep up on me! 🙂

  2. Silvara

    This year has Totally flown by! Which in some ways is a good thing, because previous years dragged horribly because I hated my job. But it’s also a bad thing because things keep creeping up on me! Like Christmas! Normally I would have had all my shopping done by now, but I haven’t started yet this year!

    • Laura

      I’m the opposite: usually I have no shopping done by this point, but for some reason this year I’ve been quite organised and have most of it done. I hope you manage to sort it all soon! 🙂

  3. Bryan G. Robinson

    Nope, not just you. This year has flown by and as you get older, that feeling doesn’t let up. I’m about twice your age and I can tell you that. 🙂 However, I think it’s good that at your age, you are at least thinking about it and how you can spend it better, which to me sounds like you’ve already been spending well with your boyfriend and family. When I was your age (ahem, not to sound like a grandpa or anything), I don’t know if I thought about that as much as I should have. With a coworker passing away unexpectedly last week, I’m beginning to think/rethink that, what do I spend my time on?

    • Laura

      I’ve definitely noticed just in the last few years time seeming to fly by more! 🙂 That’s definitely true though, that at least i’ve recognised it at my age. Although I think it is so easy just to go on and never really think about, because I’ve definitely done that this past year.
      I’m so sorry to hear about your coworker! When something like that happens it really does make you think 🙁

  4. Rachel

    The years are going by A LOT quicker as I’m getting older (I graduated 3 years ago now, 4 in July!), but this year in particular has just ZOOMED past! I’m not happy about it either, but I do love Christmas. I want to slow down and enjoy 2016 more, and try to be more present in it. R xx

    • Laura

      Well I’m glad it’s not just me who thinks the years are flying by more and more as they get older. I graduated over a year ago now myself, but I still always think it was only months ago for some reason!
      I’m hoping to slow down and enjoy 2016 an bit more myself, so i hope we both manage it 🙂

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