My 2014 saw a new independent me. I’ve always been thankful my parents brought me up in a household where we were highly encouraged to do things on our own accord and on our own consequences. But this year was when it really took place. I’ll be the first to say that I’m incredibly spoilt at home so living abroad and starting the year on foreign land for the first time ever forced me to do things on my own. Doing my own laundry, cooking my own meals, doing my own grocery shopping, paying my own electricity bills, handling my own finances, traveling alone and making plans on my own, it was a lot but I managed to do it all pretty okay I guess.