Guest Post – A New Year, Another Chance

Hey guys,

It’s Em from LyfWithEm here. Elm kindly invited me to guest post here, so here I am!

Did you all have a lovely Christmas? I hope you did. I really enjoyed getting to spend time with my family and being in fits of laughter at the table! I’m going to miss that when school starts again. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you managed to relax, have fun and enjoy the holiday.

Now that Christmas is over, I feel a bit down. All the build up, the excitement, the decorations, the music, the food…it’s all over. All I have to look forward to now is another year of hard work, stress, pressure, school, life and goodness knows whatever else life decides to throw my way.

If I look at it that way, surely I’m being pessimistic. Why should I spend my life thinking negatively? Let’s turn it around. Let us be positive and optimistic, because that is what brings happiness and fun.

You have a whole new year ahead of you. 

I don’t care what you say, you (very nearly, okay) got out of 2015 alive. You made it. Sure, it may have had it’s down moments. Or it may have been filled with joy. Whichever applies to you, you get another shot at making your life count. You’ve been granted more time to change for the better, and to look at life with a new outlook – that you can be happy and have fun.

As bloggers, we all have our own reasons for starting our blogs. Over the few months I’ve been blogging, I’ve spoken to many amazing people who have gone through more than I can possibly imagine and others who are simply teenagers trying to struggle their way through school life. Either way, every one of us has problems in some form or another.

A new year gives us the opportunity to work together as a blogging community to help one another to overcome their problems. Some of you may know that I have anxiety and panic attacks, and already this blog has helped me start my recovery. I want to give the same love and support to every single one of my followers as they have given to me.


Let’s embrace this new year.

Let’s support each other.

Let’s all be kind, giving and supportive.

We can do anything. 

I’m going to leave you now, but you can check me out if you wish. If not, then I get it. I’m not as interesting as Elm is.

Just remember that we all love YOU.

Love, Em x

53 thoughts on “Guest Post – A New Year, Another Chance

  1. I LOVE THIS POST! I hope you had a lovely christmas and this has really inspired me to make 2016 really count! -Tash x

  2. Aw this was such an amazing post. I understand what you mean by feeling down after the 25th, we obsess over one day for an entire month and then it’s over in a second. I am starting to feel very stressed about going back to school. But there is a new year ahead, and I am excited for 2016. Thanks for this post, it reminded me of what is important. I always love your posts Em!

    • Aw thank you, I love your posts too. It’s strange really isn’t? It IS over in a second even though we’ve spent a whole year wishing it would come quicker. Please don’t stress, it’s a horrible feeling, though I’m stressing as well ๐Ÿ˜ฆ x

  3. I really appreciated the paragraph where you mentioned that we’d all been granted more time to change for the better. (Even if it is miniscule) there’s no point in not being happy with what you’ve got so I can really agree with that.
    And I got a laugh out of the “I don’t care what you say, you (very bearly, okay?) made it out of 2015 alive.”
    Because that would actually be a big accomplishment for my good ‘ol heart. Maybe it does more than I think ๐Ÿ™‚ And 2 weeks isn’t much to ask right? XD
    The rest of this post was amazing too, Em!!

  4. i loved the guest posting idea! also, great post Em!!! hopefully we stick to our resolutions next year๐Ÿ˜‚

      • are you serious??? i’d LOVE to! i’m also so excited right now it’s unreal. do you have a kik or something i can contact you with?

      • oh wow, i didn’t even know we could do that๐Ÿ˜‚ YAAAY okay i’ll contact you tomorrow morning when i’m more awake! would you like to guest post on mine? (you don’t have to, of course) xx

  5. I hope you had a brilliant Christmas, Em. I totally agree with what you’re saying: why waste a fresh shot [of coffee? I wish…] when, to be very blunt with you, you don’t know how many more fresh shots you’ve got. You’ve be granted an opportunity to turn things around, or to keep things going well, so use it, and enjoy your time! XXX

  6. This is wonderful! I’m so excited about it being the new year. We’re well into January by the time I’m writing this comment but it still feels all NEW.

    You know what? Ages and ages ago, the first time I saw your (Em’s) blog, LyfWithEm, I thought you were Elm and that she’d created a new blog and I misread it as “LyfWithElm” because I was so used to seeing her name and I just automatically read it as “Elm” >.< I had this huge eureka moment when I realised you were a different person! If I hadn't figured it out, I would have been so confused by this guest post… LOL

    Happy rest of January! To both Em and Elm ๐Ÿ™‚

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