Ok wow, it’s 2018. We made it! Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all celebrated the end of 2017 in style and are ready to grab 2018 by the horns. I certainly am.
2017 was such a great year for me for many reasons and it worries me that in 2018, my life is probably going to feel very boring. I’m writing this post to focus on my proudest achievements of 2017 and the things I wish to achieve in 2018 so I can look back at this post next year and see if I stuck to my word.
This year, I completed my third year of uni while working a part-time job AND doing an internship. I worked my socks off on a 12,000 word dissertation and received a 2:1 grade, helping me to achieve a 2:1 degree in Creative Writing. I then graduated in York Minster in November and it was the most special day of my life. I have never felt so proud of myself.
I also passed my driving test after learning for 4 years on and off. Driving has always been a touchy subject for me as I failed my first test and decided to pack it in. I always knew deep down that I had to do it so I really put my mind into it this time and finally, after 3 more tests, I PASSED! I then put a deposit down for a little fiat 500 and I’m now happily driving that around.
I was offered a full-time job at my internship and stayed there for a few months but then decided I wanted to work in a creative agency. I went to numerous interviews and got plenty of rejections but I finally got offered a job for a little creative agency in the heart of Yorkshire! I now work as a social media executive in an office surrounded by green fields and sheep and I LOVE it.
I had plenty of other small victories in 2017. My anxiety has settled down a lot after moving back home from uni, I removed a couple of toxic people from my life and feel so much happier for it and I also made a few new friends.
I bought myself a new camera before Christmas and in 2018, I’m eager to practice more and really get out and about with it. My ultimate goal is to be able to use the camera on manual mode without stressing out and switching it back to auto.
In 2017, I began blogging for The Growing Up Guide and was also appointed the Lifestyle editor. In 2018, I want to make more time to contribute to this site and I also want to grow my own blog. I recently moved over to WordPress from Blogger and I feel like this is a good start.
I want to travel more. Even to different cities in the UK. I’m determined to go away in summer and perhaps over Christmas in 2018. I want to learn more about different places and leave little old Yorkshire more often.
And finally, I need to eat better and look after myself. Through my third year of uni, I really turned to food for comfort and I gained a lot of weight. I make this a resolution every single year but I’m more confident than ever that this will be the year I sort myself out and learn to love myself in the process.
What are your plans for 2018?
Until next time,