FAREWELL, 2017.

1.01.2018

I won't lie, I'm beyond happy that 2017 has come to an end. This year I have experienced a rollercoaster of emotions and encountered a lot of heartache, and as a result I feel like nothing great has actually come out of this year. I don't want to have a moan on my blog as I know it's not nice to read and we all want to end the year on a good note. But I won't hide my feelings on here, on my little space that actually does make me happy no matter what and as much as I would love to share with you all the amazing things that happened to me this year, those things don't exist.

I remember writing this exact same type of post this time last year, listing a whole bunch of things I had accomplished and was so proud of myself by the end of the year, I published that post with a smile and a whole list of goals ahead of me and here I am struggling to tell you about I've done this year.

On a brighter note, there are a few small achievements that I am proud of myself for, but nothing huge or exciting like I've seen tons of other bloggers talking about. I got a job! Working in retail certainly hasn't been a dream of mine, nor will I be in it for much longer as it just isn't for me, but for now its getting me by with a bit of extra money to help me out with my blog and building a career for myself. I also finished college! I passed my course with a distinction star, which is something I'm pretty chuffed about, since I had a hard time getting through the rest of it during the end of my course and was in a major panic about not finishing in time. I also started an online diet & nutrition course which I am loving. After finishing my last course, looking for another college to go to after that wasn't an option for me, I found that everywhere was the same and I wouldn't get what I wanted out of it. but now I am happy with how my course is going and am super excited to (hopefully!) pass at the end of the year and get a qualification in diet & nutrition.

In May, I lost my Grandad, he was one of the most important people in my life and the heartache I still feel after seven months is still so painful. he should still be here, and I still cannot process the night I lost him. I know he's watching over me right now though and I want to step into 2018 with a list of goals I want to achieve and I know he will be proud of me no matter what.

MY 2018 GOALS:
- Push myself really hard with my blog by posting more, meeting more people, working with brands and making it the best it can be.
- Start saving money for my Disneyworld trip with my boyfriend at the end of the year.
- Learn new photography skills and editing tips.
- Pass my current online course.
- Go on more adventures and document them more.
- Take more photos, but still continue to live in the moment.
- Step up my fitness game by working out at least 5 times a week.
- Wear whatever the hell I want.
- See more musicals, I've seen The Lion King and Evita this year and they were incredible, but I'm seeing Hamilton on the 11th of Jan and I'm so excited!

Although these goals aren't huge, I don't want to set goals I won't end up completing, otherwise they'd be pointless setting them. So although I want to push myself, I want to keep them realistic.

MOST POPULAR POSTS OF 2017:
- Why 2017 was good to me + new year goals.
- Shaaanxo eyeshadow and lipstick palette review.
- How to be a morning person.
- Get to know me tag.
- 30 small steps towards self care.
- My go-to homemade vegan granola.
- My 6 favourite cruelty free skincare finds. 
- How I lost 42lb.
- How to motivate yourself to workout.
- Dealing with the loss of a loved one.
- Clean eating snack ideas.
- A cosy night in with Netflix and treats.

I hope you all had the most amazing 2017, and I hope 2018 brings you nothing but joy and a whole lotta love. Strive towards your goals and don't let anyone stop you from creating your own happiness. you got this.

What are your goals for 2018?
Shannon
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