Ten Highlights Of 2017

I’ll start by saying – Happy New Year! 2017. What a year it’s been. Just whizzed right by and before you know it, I’m another year older and anything but wiser. Seriously though, it’s been a good one with its fair share of ups and downs. Short and sweet post today – let’s indulge in a little rewind. I’m all about embracing the decisions I’ve made and celebrating victories where they’re due. Here are ten things I’m so proud to say that I achieved in 2017.

I got a high 2:1 in all my second year uni exams.

You know that thing they say about hard work paying off? I’m so glad it did.

I quit a job I hated.

Probably one of the best feelings you will ever experience as a human being.

I’ve been going to Pilates classes every week and I love it.

Well, almost every week. I promised myself that I’d start getting more active and in shape. I’m not someone who enjoys exercise for the sake of it and it hasn’t been easy. I love Pilates though! Who knew?

I started my blog!

One of my most impulsive (and best) decisions ever. In the space of 6 months or so, I’ve written over 90 posts, gained all of my lovely followers, rebranded once, gone self hosted, met more blogging buddies and learned so much. What a ride it’s been!

I expanded my little cohort of music students, and I love them all dearly.

They’ve all made such great progress over the time I’ve known them (both in ability and in attitude) and I couldn’t be more proud.

I did an internship over the summer that I absolutely loved and learned so much during my time there.

Met some wonderful people and got some amazing opportunities I would not have had elsewhere. It was a good summer.

I got the placement of my dreams for next year – eeek so excited!

Literally the best thing that has happened to me this year. I’m so excited to get the chance to explore my interest in a specific area of my field under the guidance of colleagues who are at the top of their game (blah blah blah, insert more BS people write in their CVs but that is exactly how I feel, believe it or not).

I’m much bolder now with my makeup ventures than I’ve ever been.

I still love a fresh, natural look more than anything but I can go out with a dark red lip on and not think twice about it. Progress, y’all.

I went to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Being an animal lover, this one was something I’d always wanted to do but somehow never got round to doing. I went there with a very special cat lady too, so that was a nice plus. We would have adopted all the fur babies if we could.

I made some kickass brownies on my birthday.

I hadn’t baked in years before this; it was so much fun for me. I’m a complete chocoholic too, and treating myself to these was an amazing birthday present in itself.

What about you? I’d love to hear some of your 2017 highlights and what they meant to you, no matter how small or how significant! Let’s get some stories going in the comments and celebrate each other’s victories. Happy New Year everyone! You go girl.

– J

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14 Comments on “Ten Highlights Of 2017”

  1. Awww yes J!! Sounds like you had a lot of fabulous times in 2017, congrats! And go you for quitting that job u hate (i need to do the same!) here’s to many more in 2018, happy new year xx

  2. Well look at you with all your victories. Bloody good on you! This year looks like it was a great one for you, and I wish you the best that 2018 has to offer you my little blogging buddy. You are a wonderful person, you deserve it all. Have a good one xxxx

  3. Wow that was an eventful year – well done on all your achievements. I know that feeling when you leave a job you hate – it puts such a smile on your face! I’m sorry if I missed it, but did you do a post about Battersea Dogs’ home? If not, I’d love to hear more about your visit. Hope 2018 is full of good surprises for you XX

    1. Ahh sadly I didn’t do a post on going to the home but I’m planning to go again soon, so will do one for my second visit! It was amazing, you would have loved it. Thanks for the lovely comment and Happy New Year Kirsty xx

      1. That would be great! I’m not sure if I trust myself to go somewhere like that. We’ve agreed not to get a dog for the moment but if I went, no doubt I’d want all the retrievers and Labradors and anyone else cute to come home with me!

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