Wednesday, 27 December 2017

A Lookback on 2017

Oh what a year it has been! 2017 really hasn't been that much of a good year for me.
As much as I don't want to think about the past year, I want to dig out the good parts to make myself feel better about things I have achieved and feel more determined for 2018!

January - March
Starting off this year in a stable, full-time job at Boux Avenue - I became a qualified bra fitting expert. Boux Avenue was the most loveliest and friendliest company to work for. The only reason I left back in July was because I hated working in retail with a passion. I was there for eleven months and that was more than enough for me - getting back onto that later.

I also got a couple of new tattoos to add to my lil' collection. Yes, of course I still want more. Hopefully, I'll be able to get them done very soon. Plus, I finally broke up with my twisted ex - I haven't actually mentioned much about what happened. But, I found myself the most loveliest man, Liam, with an amazing family back in March. We've actually known eachother since we were like twelve years old and we live about a ten second walk away from eachother. I sadly lost my uncle the same day as my nan was admitted into hospital after having another stroke - so that was really hard for me. Liam was so supportive considering we had only just got together.

April - May
In April, mum and I headed to Londons O2 Arena to see Olly Murs live. Obviously we did quite a bit of shopping beforehand and Olly is amazing live and mum even enjoyed the concert too! Liam and I have spent quite a bit of time in the cinema watching new movies, especially Beauty and The Beast and the new Pirates of The Caribbean movie. I had been shopping in Cambridge - it was lovely by the way, I had never been there before. I also got invited to go on holiday to Grantham in Lincoln with Liam and his family for a week in May. It was lovely to just get away from everything.

June - August
I turned 20 in June and as my best friends birthday is two days after mine, we shared our birthday night out. We did the same last year and they've always been really good nights. I had been thinking about going back into hairdressing for a good few months by this point, so I attended an interview at a local hair salon and got the job. So, I handed in my notice at Boux Avenue and started working as a hairdresser.

After a couple of weeks there, I realised that hairdressing really weren't for me. I got so depressed and down that I had to leave. So, I was then stuffed, I didn't have a job. I didn't know what to do and I applied for loads of jobs. Anyway, I was already qualified as a nail technician, so I applied for a self employed nail technician position at a new beauty salon in my hometown and I got the job. Liam's family asked if I'd like to go to Mexico with them next year and of course I couldn't turn that down, so we're heading to Mexico in August and I am so excited!

September - October
Working self employed was hard work. I obviously had no client base whatsoever and I lost a lot of money. I moved into a well-known tanning salon in my local area which helped me much more with getting a client base. I then had my first one to one psychic experience in October. The whole psychic and spiritual thing interests me. Everything the psychic said was on point and my twin brother even came through in spirit, I will definitely go again next year. Shortly after, I became really ill and ended up having glandular fever. I was tired all the time, I felt sick, dizzy, had numerous amounts of headaches and was back and forth to the doctors and even had an emergency doctor called out. It's finally gone, thank god! I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.

November - December
In November, I had never felt so depressed and down in my whole life. Everything had just gotten on top of me, I felt like I was really struggling. Luckily Liam was supportive throughout everything and I know he's always there if I need to talk to anyone now - which is really strange as I've never had that much support before. Earlier this month, I met up with old school friends and we had a lot to catch up on. I think we're now going to make it more of a regular thing in the new year.

Liam hadn't been to a pantomime since he was young, so I took him with me to see Sleeping Beauty at our local theatre - he really enjoyed it. We also spent our first Christmas together which was so lovely, we had been looking forward to it for months. Liam and I wanted to do something for our 1 year anniversary in March, so we booked a couple of nights away in London, and I'll tell you now that I can't bloody wait to get away! I never usually do anything for New Years Eve but I'm celebrating with Liam and his family this year, so that will be nice to see the new year in.

After writing this long ass post, I have realised that I really don't know where I'd be without the new people in my life. I'm so determined to make 2018 the year for me and for my career to arise! I can't wait to look back on this post this time next year and see the progression and how different life is. 


  1. After all bad things and ex-bf and awful jobs, it looks like you always managed to pull yourself up and you did what would make you happier. Awesome! You have a good thing going on with your job and and super supportive and great boyfriend. And you have all of us-your blogger community and 2018 is going to be great!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

    1. Aww Honey, that comment was lovely! I can always rely on the blogger community anyway! Happy New Year x