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Saturday, 30 December 2017

2017: My Year in Review

Regardless of certain things that have happened in the world at large this year, for me, 2017 has been a very good year. I'm lucky enough to have been blessed with some wonderful people, opportunities and experiences, all of which have left me here reflecting on how good this last year has been to me.

Of course, there have been some downs as well as the ups, most notably saying goodbye to Max, our dog, back in the summer. However, on the whole, I simply couldn't be luckier. After the rollercoaster ride that was my 2016, I'm so happy to have had such a good year to follow.

Here are just a few of my personal highlights from 2017.
  • I fell in love and began a relationship which gets stronger by the day
  • I passed the probation period at my day job and took on more responsibilities
  • I learned new skills at work and broadened my professional portfolio
  • We began looking for our first house together
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  • We took our first holiday together, spending an amazing week in Wales
  • I went to my first festival
  • I developed a regular blogging schedule which I managed to stick to
  • I met some lovely new people who I am now proud to call my friends
  • I rekindled a friendship with an old friend
  • I learned to speak up for myself more and share my view more often
  • For the first time, I danced like no-one was watching
  • I read 20 books
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  • I met several musicians I admire
  • I felt as though I was on top of the world
  • I understood what it means to be truly loved
  • I took part in the last ever gishwhes
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  • I attended many outstanding shows, gigs and events
  • I went to a convention and cosplayed for the first time
  • I redesigned my blog with a fresh new theme
So as 2017 comes to a close and we begin to look ahead to everything that 2018 has to bring, I'm feeling happy, excited and optimistic about the future. Bring it on!

How has 2017 treated you? Share your highlights from the past year with me in the comments below!

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