A Headline A Month - 2016 Reflection

frost on tree branches against blue sky
It´s nearing the end of the year (why does it always sound crazy to say that?!) which means it´s time to reflect on what has happened in the past 12 months. Honestly, I feel like the year flew by but at the same time January feels so far away. I don´t even know what I did in January before I checked my calendar. It´s like in those videos that speed up every time you say "end of the month". I thought I´d spice up my reflection of 2016 and sum up every month with a headline that perfectly describes what happened to me.

frosted landscape

Shortage of domestic bliss in student household after Christmas break

Exams of Doom 
„I couldn´t be happier for this exam period to be over“, says Lisa.

A Rocking Berlin Vacation
Lisa is delighted after spending days with her friends and seeing James Bay live

Welcome To Hell 
Emotional goodbye from family sparks massive anxiety and eating disorders in psychology student who´s just got back for her semester

Nothing or Nothing? 
Troubled student takes month off to focus on her mental health while balancing uni

Up The Hill We Go 
With help of therapy Lisa is slowly getting better

Another Day, Another Exam 
Lisa masters exam period and has the best day on Schwörmontag

Everything is Better in Summer 
„This internship is the best thing ever!“

Long Days & Better Moods 
Internship in Cologne really helps Lisa to get better

Nothing Can Scare Me! 
Lisa feels way more confident and gets a great job!

Newt Scamander, I Love You! 
Lisa, 20, self-proclaimed fangirl spends all her time watching Netflix & Fantastic Beasts

This Is Still A Rollercoaster 
Stuck between great work/uni experiences and outbreaks of bad mental health

Way down a hill lined by trees with frost on the branches

As you can see my year was really one of highs and lows, it´s been a real rollercoaster. I´m so happy that I´ve kept a calendar/journal through all of it though as this means I can really look back on things. Without my calendar I wouldn´t even have remembered that I went to Berlin in March. Also seeing a therapist was one of the hardest but also most rewarding decisions of my life so far. I´ve made it so far since then and although I might not be seeing her currently I still know that and how I can get better.

I look back on this year with pride. Yes, it was shitty and probably one of the worst years of my life. But I got through it. I´m still here. I´m still standing strong. I have a long and hard fight ahead of me but I´ll make it somehow. I´m sure of it!


  1. The photography is amazing, such perfection!


    1. Thank you so much lovely!
      xx Lisa

  2. I was also able to watch James Bay perform last 2016 and that was a riot! I'm sorry it's been a rough year on you but I'm proud that you got yourself to therapy and that you've been better since. I wish you the best for 2017!

    xo, Richel V. | Richel Goes Places

    1. Thank you so much lovely! I love seeing him perform! He´s just one of those singers that sound even better life. Also that was one of the most chilled out concerts I ever was at. The people were all so nice & we even had enough space!
      xx Lisa

  3. beautiful trees, nice post.

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