Sunday, 31 December 2017

Raise a glass to 2018!

Good evening loves,

Well here we are, the end of another year. It’s weird how New Years is such an occasion but, for some like me, in a mildly melancholic way. I always have this feeling of sadness as the clock strikes 12, as if I have not achieved enough in the past 365 days. This year however, I intend to go into the new year with a renewed sense of optimism. Before, I raise my glass of champagne to the next 365, I would like to quickly look back at what I have achieved this year. I’m normally not one for these “look-backs” but it’s been a pretty changeable year and while the world may be going to sh*t, mine has started to look a bit brighter.

2017 was the year I graduated and left university. It was a time of up and down so to finally get to the end, successfully, was not only a life goal but also something I won’t forget. Plus I got the chance to live my Harry Potter dream of running around in a robe! I moved back to the big city and back home, not as terrible as it seems, and I also learnt that I don’t miss university as much as I thought I would.

I got a job! Not a huge achievement, but my mental health was going down the drain end of the summer and having something to keep myself busy and gain independence certainly helped it. The people I work with are incredible and so lovely, and honestly I feel lucky to have the job I do at this stage. Plus, money meant I get to save and buy clothes I liked, go for drinks with friends and even go on weekend trips to Paris!

I went to Paris finally!! It has been a dream of mine to go the city of lights for, forever. Being able to not only go, but to experience Paris (money helped) was a dream of mine, I honestly did not think I would fulfil. Being able to go with my best friend and see all of my favourite paintings, including Degas ‘Little Dancer’ are memories I will forever treasure.

I got a tattoo! I got two actually, in the space of a month. Having a tattoo has been one of those bucket list, but not really going to do it, because I don’t have the confidence to do it...and then….I did it!! I took the plunge in June and got not one, but two small tattoos on my feet and I love them. Don’t get me wrong, they were of varying pain levels but jeez have I got the bug, third one is booked for February!

I saw Hamilton!! Yes, on Friday 29th December, I sat in the Victoria Palace and witnessed a musical I had wanted to see for over a year. To say it was an emotional experience is an understatement and to be able to share it with good friends, is something I will never forget.

The biggest part of this year however has to be that I finally got help for my anxiety and depression. Having gone undiagnosed for 10+ years, seeing a doctor and actually addressing what was going on in my head was a liberating experience. I am only at the start of a very long journey, and while I won’t be talking about it too much on this blog, it deserves a place on this list.

Looking back I feel far more proud of my achievements than I previously believed I would. 2017 was certainly better towards the latter part of the year but I am ready for 2018 and to kick ass. I have a direction for my life and I know what I want to pursue; bring on the next 12 months because I’m young, scrappy and hungry and I am not throwing away my shot!

So raise a glass to the New Year and thank you to everyone who has been a part of the beginning of my blogging journey!
Until next time



  1. You should be very proud of all those achievements and I'm sure 2018 will bring equally good and even better things for you, you deserve it. It was so great to meet you in 2017 and hopefully this will happen again this year. A massive Happy New Year to you xx

    1. I hope so! It was so cool meeting you; and thanks hun, trying to kick bloggings butt this year haha x x x x