The year I got married!
There is no doubt in my heart that this was the best year of my life. It was the toughest, most anticipated year of both mine and my husband's life, and with it delivered emotion that I had never experienced in my entire 25 years.
Nothing could have ever prepared me for what was ahead... a few weeks before the wedding I suddenly burst into tears whilst driving home. I was so scared, anxious, excited, and completely overcome with emotion.
But that little cry got me to the church on time, and that moment will stay with me forever just like - Dad giving me away, finally saying 'I do', signing the wedding register, having our first dance (Heroes by David Bowie), arriving in Fiji, all these once in a lifetime moments captured in my heart.
This Christmas Simon's Grandad looked at me and said "That was the best wedding I have ever been to - I didn't think you had it in you" and those words summed up the entire year for me. Because he was completely right. For so long, I was the girl who nobody took much notice of - the girl who got bullied for having frizzy hair and being a bit fat. I was the girl who didn't have a boyfriend, I was the 'Goth' girl, and ultimately I was the shy one, the girl who could barely speak a single word to a stranger.
This year has taught me that quite literally anything is possible. I overcame all of my insecurities and weaknesses to become the person that I am today - and I am proud of what I have, because I did it all by myself, and I'm not going to for a second let anyone take that from me.
This year was so extraordinary, and I'm not going to for a second stop believing, dreaming and above all loving.
I'm Alice Taylor, and I'm finally proud to be me.
See you in 2015!